Shop the latest clothing and accessory trends inspired by the...

Shop the latest clothing and accessory trends inspired by the East End at Mint with locations in Mattituck, Southampton, Stony Brook and Westhampton Beach. Credit: Sarah Coe Anastasiia Chekos Credit: Sarah Coe Anastasiia Chekos

The Hamptons and North Fork lifestyles are the inspiration behind the women’s fashions and accessories found at Mint Clothing Boutique. Why those areas? They evoke some of owner Joanna Mazzella’s best childhood memories.

“I grew up spending a few weeks every summer in Orient at our close family friend’s home right on Long Island Sound,” the Southold resident, 42, explains. She adds she “loved everything about the East End.”

Mazzella says some of her most vivid childhood recollections include visiting local farm stands with her mother, swimming in the Sound, lobster dinners and trips to the old-fashioned Candyman sweet shop in Orient for peanut brittle.

“Everything at Mint really centers around the activities of the beautiful lifestyle — from casual tanks, tees and shorts for trips into town to the perfect summer wedding dress at a vineyard,” Mazzella says. She adds, “As a mother of two children out here, I love to wear my favorite pair of Bella Dahl joggers to get my kids from school, or one of our Miss June tops with denim for a night out with friends in Greenport. We like to be casual yet chic out here.”

When Mazzella decided to open her first Mint store in 2004 in Mattituck, she says she wanted the boutique to express her love for her favorite places on Long Island through fashion. In addition to Mattituck, Mazzella now has Mint stores in Westhampton Beach, Stony Brook and Southampton.

“I was ready to put my own spin on the shopping experience for women,” Mazzella says. “I was the girl who planned my outfit the night before school and loved my weekend trips to the mall.” She adds, “I grew up completely taken with high-end designers and New York fashion and couldn’t wait to be part of it.”

Mazzella studied at the Paris Fashion Institute then transferred to the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. The name Mint, for her, represents something “fresh and new,” the minting of a coin, and a “vibrant” green like that of her stores’ shopping bags.

Mazzella designed an exclusive clothing line for the store, which launched this summer.  

Prices range from bracelets and earrings for about $40 to event dresses for $500.

Mint has locations in Mattituck (260 Love Lane; 631- 298-8009), Westhampton Beach (83B Main St.; 631-288-0743), Stony Brook (119 Main St.; 631-675-0263) and Southampton (89 Main St.; 631- 204-5890); shopmint.com. All locations are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.