One new exciting facet of the approaching summer season in the Hamptons is a walk through the various hamlets to see the new businesses that have opened. Change is a huge part of the Hamptons scene, with businesses choosing to stake their piece of the American Dream on a Main Street on the East End.
In Southampton many new shops have opened this year, including Julia Gray Antiques, 20 Hampton Road, Southampton, described as a panorama of decorated furniture. Eighteenth-century hand-painted French commodes, English chests with Adam-style hand-painted garlands, splendid chinoiserie armoires recalling the decorative artistry of the Far East during the 1730s are just samples of their artistry. Then there is Sitara Naghavi, 60 Jobs Lane, Southampton, a sculptural jewelry and functional art boutique. Southampton Animal Shelter Thrift Shop on Jobs Lane is a newcomer.