New businesses are still popping up in the charming villages on the East End. Let’s welcome them and do some shopping in the newest shops in the Hamptons.
Jill Lynn & Co., 81 Jobs Lane, Southampton (631-287-1001), is hosting a Jewelry Designer Showcase to celebrate their 12th anniversary at the new location on Saturday, June 25, 4 to 6 p.m. Stop in and meet the designers Jill Lynn, Jennifer Brown, BB Jewels and Joelle Nicole, where they will be displaying their latest creations and supporting our community by donating a percentage of their net proceeds to Southampton Hospital. Jill Lynn Brody is the designer behind Jill Lynn & Co. Her one-of- a-kind designs are the product of her imaginative and creative use of gemstones, diamonds, and precious metals. Jill’s signature style brings a timeless elegance to each piece of jewelry.
Jennifer Brown, whose inspiration comes from her study of Etruscan vases, handcrafts one-of-a-kinds and limited-edition jewelry using genuine Murano glass beads combined with sterling silver components. Her work consists of clear geometric forms and bold color harmonies. Berry Brown of BB Jewels creates new treasures that are inspired by beautiful antique designs. She uses an eclectic mix of components to create one-of-a-kind jewelry, And the J. Nicmus Collection by Joelle Nicole. consists of limited-edition 100% pure silk scarves and handcrafted, one-of-a-kind sliced agate cuff bracelets accented with semi-precious gemstones made in the United States. A complimentary Jill Lynn Goody Bag will be yours with every purchase, and you can enter to win a Jill Lynn one-of-a-kind necklace. Refreshments will be served. Log onto www.jilllynnandco.com.
Looking for a new paradise? Tucked away at 51 Jobs Lane, Days Court, Southampton, is Paradise Found. It is an eco-friendly shop that has bamboo walls and Tiki huts to display the stylishly-relaxed resort wear for both men and women. Owners Patty and Corey Wielgus of The Cashmere Outlet, in the same courtyard, have done an amazing job finding comfortable yet sophisticated clothing for men and women. You will find hand-painted silk tops and dresses, Barbara Lesser pants and a new line of washable, knitted linen that is so easy to travel with. A favorite item that is flying out the door is Lisse Leggings and tops with tummy control. They were featured in InStyle magazine and are oh so comfy -– an Oprah favorite! They also carry jewelry, handbags, sunglasses and Topsies – shoes so comfortable – all flip/no flop! For men, there’s the new Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville boutique line of shirts, shorts, pants and hats. Mine Apparel makes a uniquely detailed line of washable linen shirts in solids and plaids. Tori Richards also has beautiful shorts and pants and a special embroidered “Van Gogh-tini” shirt that’s a must-see. Paradise Found carries a boutique line of skincare products called Naked Bee, all the good stuff – none of the bad stuff – and not tested on animals. The sunscreen already has the Double Spectrum UVA/UVB required in 2012. Paradise Found is a unique shopping experience in the Hamptons. Open seven days. Call for information at: 631-377-3972.
Shelter Ego, a new home furnishing and gift store, has just opened its doors at 183 North Ferry Road on Shelter Island’s Heights. The store offers a mix of modern, vintage and unique handmade decorative objects and furniture, as well as original artwork, prints and designer jewelry. The name Shelter Ego stands for unassuming and unpretentious. It reflects the easygoing character and sheltered quality of island living. The color palette is composed of grey, beige and cream with an occasional splash of summery orange, turquoise and indigo blue. The earthy colors and contrasting textures of linens, cottons and canvas play against one another to create a casual and natural look. Created by three women who share a passion for design and art, the store embraces both local and international inspirations. Having personal connections to seafaring, the owners sail and share their love of the ocean. Naturally drawn to maritime themes, which are included in their designs and artwork, they also strongly believe in sustainable design that respects and values the indigenous character of a small community. The owners have carefully chosen each product for its beauty, uniqueness and understated elegance. The furniture, likewise, combines various elements. Metal, wood, glass and wire mesh are used to create a modern interpretation of the “vintage/industrial/country” look without a harsh edge – perfect for relaxed living. The shop also carries traditional pieces re-upholstered in simple canvas to give them an updated appearance. The store features handmade artisanal glass and cobalt-colored ceramics, European linen, kitchen and guest towels, botanical soaps, beach linen shirts, casual summer jewelry and relaxed-style home decor. They are also working on their own line of products based on the idea of up-cycling, or re-using the vintage and used elements and combining them with new ones to create original pieces Open every day until Labor Day and on Saturdays and Sundays in the fall. For information call: 646-732-3242.
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