Originally at the Sag Harbor Gym since last September, owner Michelle Del Giorno opened Epic Martial Arts, a new Martial Arts studio, 75 Main Street, Sag Harbor, right next to the Kite Shop. Programs focus on tweens/adults, featuring self-defense, kickboxing and conditioning, along with Brazilian Jui Jitsu. The studio also offers children’s Karate programs for ages 4 to 12 and is currently featuring a “Ninja and Me” class for ages 18 months to 3 years. Private and group classes are also available. For information call 631-725-KICK (5425), or log onto hamptonskarate.com.
Famous for its iconic crocodile, LACOSTE has just opened a new boutique at 48 Main Street, East Hampton. Featuring the vibrant colors and classic silhouettes that have defined the brand, it promises to be completely fresh, striking a bold balance between comfort and relaxed elegance. The complete assortment offers handbags, footwear, sunglasses, watches, belts, jewelry, beach towels and fragrance. Men will slip into summer with style in classic pique polos, relaxed fedoras, swim trunks and bright flip-flops. Women have their choice of color-blocked swimwear, chic chambray dresses, espadrilles, chic beach totes and sun hats. While kids make a splash in a colorful assortment of mini-classics and swimwear. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Lacoste.com. Call 631-324-7333 for information.
Restoration Hardware, The Gallery, 69 Main Street, East Hampton. Restoration Hardware has just opened the first Restoration Hardware Gallery in the Hamptons, in a two-level, approximately 6,000- square-foot space. It is housed in a storied 1908 building that was originally East Hampton’s largest mercantile, Gregory & Co., featuring “dry and fancy goods” on the first floor and furniture on the second. In the 1920s, it became Valley National Bank. Restoration Hardware has thoughtfully restored the original spirit of the building, revealing exposed brick walls and hand-cut beams made of old-growth timber harvested over a century ago. The high-concept design showroom offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Shoppers will discover Restoration Hardware’s distinctive collections presented in an inspired lifestyle setting that instantly captivates the imagination and creates an experience akin to visiting the most elegant and personal of homes.
Recently re-located from Newtown Lane, the new Steven Alan Bazaar, 75 Main Street, East Hampton, is a 1,000-square-foot seasonal boutique featuring Steven Alan’s eponymous men’s and women’s collections, as well as those of other designers. With an emphasis on beachwear and laid-back summer weekend clothing, the shop features an interesting selection of menswear, womenswear, swimwear and beach gear, as well as Engineered Garments, NSF, Baldwin Denim, Whit, No. 6, Timo Weiland and Lisa Marie Fernandez. For information all 631-604-1726.
Artisan Sitara Naghavi has opened a retail gallery of her sculptural jewelry and functional art at 60 Jobs Lane, Southampton. The gallery, Sitara Naghavi, takes its name from its creator, showcasing Naghavi’s jewelry and decorative designs for the home. She handcrafts each one-of-a-kind piece with an artistic component and an eye for detail. Channeling her lifetime fascination and interest in metals and gemstones, Naghavi’s sculptural jewelry line includes: pendants, bracelets, rings and earrings in sterling silver, copper and gemstones. A separate line, called the “SIN Collection” is being developed with the young woman in mind. Inspired by her teenage daughters, this jewelry line will be tasteful, trendy, a bit daring, and at accessible price points, no doubt assuring widespread appeal to this fashion-savvy young shopper. As passionate about philanthropy as she is about her art, Sitara pledges to donate a percentage of all sales to charities that are close to her heart: The Breast Cancer Foundation, The Breast Cancer Society, Southampton Hospital and a select group of children’s charities. Call 631-6367 for information.
Jack Wills has just opened their new 1,400-square-foot space at 54 Jobs Lane, Southampton. Proud of their up-market, British niche, one that stands out from the crowd, the store’s designs reflect this unique positioning. The brand exudes a sense of excess adventure, a hint of youthful arrogance mixed with unique sex appeal. The brand’s raison d’etre is founded in British style, resurrecting the cool, yet eclectic dandy. Men’s, women’s, fashion accessories, home accessories, beauty and grooming are on the menu. Call 631-287-8750 for information.
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