Hello to the New Kids On The Block, bringing with you your wares and friendship. Welcome to our towns and villages. Let’s take a look at who just moved in…
Julia Gray Ltd., a 25-year-old company manufacturing and selling furniture to the design trade in a showroom in the D&D Building in NYC, as well as in Chicago, Florida and DC. Versatility of design and the ability to customize are the defining elements behind the success of the Julia Gray Ltd. collection. Recognized throughout the industry for classic Old-World elegance, Julia Gray continues to create timeless European-style furniture: 18th-Century hand-painted French commodes, English chests with Adam-style hand-painted garlands, splendid armoires recalling the decorative artistry of the Far East during the 1730s, just to name a few. Now opening at 20 Hampton Road, Southampton, as an Outlet store, affording Ms. Gray the opportunity to move excess inventory and to reach a whole new buyer. Julia Gray Ltd. offers the consumer 40-70% off retail! The store has beautiful Julia Gray furniture, Italian imports, antiques, lamps and accessories. Log onto juliagrayltd.com.
Gretchen Scott Designs, 46 Jobs Lane, Southampton. With a company manifesto of, “Laugh More. Gripe Less. Ignore Critics. Say Yes. Order Dessert. Love Life,” Gretchen Scott delivers play and party clothing, mostly gaily printed cotton tunics, dresses and jackets. These are clean lines, forgiving silhouettes, timeless styles with enough playfulness that you can go from beach to errands to cocktails without missing a beat. Also in the mix are classic silks, shimmery, crisp linens, silly sleepwear, eyelet, wool, suedes, jewelry, accessories and more. For information call 631-377-3868; gretchenscottdesigns.com.
Brahmin, the luxury leather handbag and accessory company known for their timeless styles, will be celebrating the opening of a new Southampton store location over the Memorial holiday weekend at 56 Jobs Lane. On Saturday, May 28, as part of the opening celebration, customers can enjoy refreshments and entertainment as well as 15% savings on some of Brahmin’s must-have summer handbag styles. 1-800-229-2428.
This summer, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet reinvents its presence in the Southampton shopping scene, moving locations to a more spacious retail venue. The new location, 58 Jobs Lane, will house the brand’s namesake apparel, accessories and new footwear collection, as well as third party items including Alexis Bittar, Philippe Audibert, Shashi and Tre. The 1,400-square-foot store, featuring blue-stained floors, curtains in bright, prismatic hues, vintage Gene Meyer rugs and retro decorative touches, rings true to the brand’s animated alice + olivia aesthetic. The boutique’s rainbow sherbet theme will be complete with a Sno-cone machine for the summer season so shoppers can enjoy refreshing frozen treats while browsing. Aliceandolivia.com.
Celebrating their newest retail store in Southampton with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Southampton’s Mayor Epley, MacKenzie-Childs is sitting pretty at 31 Main Street. MacKenzie-Childs is a unique and creative home goods store that began in Aurora, New York, some 27 years ago. They converted a 65-acre dairy farm into a working production studio where today their talented artisans craft handmade, hand-decorated majolica pottery, tile and furniture. The production studio includes design, clay molding, firing, painting, and furniture and upholstery-making areas, employing more than 100 artisans on site. The grounds, open to the public, include their production studio, a Second-Empire farmhouse and a retail shop filled with MacKenzie-Childs tableware, home furnishings and gifts from around the world. Call 631-283-1880.
Stop in at Salty Home, “Furnishings With a Flair,” in the Bridgehampton Commons, sitting pretty between Victoria’s Secret and Banana Republic for a wave of gifts, home accents, barware, furniture, lighting, wall décor, tableware, children’s cherishables and women’s accessories. Voted number one Gift Shop by “Best of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast.” For information, call 631-237-1250.Owned by two Hamptons locals, Evolution Fitness is a new high-end fitness facility located at 33 Hill Street in Southampton. The 3,000-square-foot gymnasium is the main attraction for members who enjoy a good game of basketball, volleyball, badminton or ping-pong. Members also benefit from the newest line of Matrix treadmill and elliptical machines that operate in nine different languages. Evolution Fitness offers a typical class schedule featuring mat Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, CardioKick, total body sculpting, interval training and spin, featuring 30 new LIVESTRONG Lance Armstrong spin bikes. Members also have access to the personal training expertise of 20-year fitness entrepreneur and co-owner Jason Cofield, who offers his signature class called EvoFit. All are invited to Evolution’s “Grand Opening Celebration,” Saturday, May 28, featuring free classes, guided tours and special membership sign-up deals. Plus a cocktail party from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring red-carpet photos, a D.J., complimentary wine, champagne and hors d’oeuvres! Call 631-488-4252.
Marc Zowine has made a name for himself in New York City and in the Hamptons. Marc will now be available by appointment at the Fay Teller Salon, Bridgehampton. His cuts are chic and simple, his colors modern and vibrant. Clients included Mariah Carey, Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay and Katie Couric, to name a few. Marc began his career working with celebrated hair designers John D’Orazio and Frederic Fekkai. Building on the foundation of this experience, Marc evolved a technique he calls “Personal Hair Design. I look at the total picture in my work with clients. Each look is unique and individual to the person I design it for.” For information and appointments at Fay Teller call Marc at 917-597-2491.
The Black Swan Antiques & Home Furnishing has left its Southampton digs and has just surfaced in Bridgehampton. Located at 2450 Main Street, the shop is now open and is filled with the same great selection and prices this side of the canal. Stop in to view their new inventory, you will be amazed. Call 631-377-3012 for information.
m a d e, owned by Eleni Prieston, “designer, maker, goldsmith and mother hen,” located at 27 Race Lane, East Hampton, is a new store opening on May 28. It is a dynamic re-invention of retail; a fusion of studio, gallery and retail celebrating the work of artisans with a passion for what they make. m a d e has items that are functional and beautiful, original and reclaimed, from around the world – as well as services. Household, personal items and vintage finds imbued with personality are fabricated from clay, metal, fiber, seeds, plastic, paint, glass, wax and wood. m a d e is a work in progress, working with makers allowing for the ebb and flow of production, inspiration and change. Small runs, exploration and experimentation means that all the work at m a d e will always be changing. The month of June’s hours are Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. For further information call 631-604-2919; made-on-earth.com.
When Bond No. 9 opens a store, it’s preferably in a landmark location. The newest perfumerie is now located in a jewel box of a shop, opening their doors on June 10, at the legendary American Hotel, 45 Main Street in the village of Sag Harbor. The newest branch is designed as a summer-white version of the highly successful Bleecker Street location. Inside is the entire collection of their fabled Bond No. 9 eaux de parfum, as well as all the auxiliaries: scented candles, soaps, body creams, lotions and exquisite pocket luxuries, not to mention their legendary five-star service. Gifts are exquisitely wrapped in their signature white paper with white and gold embossed ribbon. Those seeking a local scent will find Bond No. 9′s two local Long Island beach fragrances, “Hamptons’ and “Montauk.” A Sag Harbor scent is already in the works. Stay tuned. Bondno9.com.
Another welcomed newcomer to the Village of Sag Harbor isGeekHampton™, 34 Bay Street, the only Apple authorized service providers and Apple specialists located on the East End. Business owners Sheryl Heller and Mike Avery have been offering technical and tutoring services since 1999. Currently located in Hampton Bays, they are opening their new location Tuesday, May 31, offering their services throughout the East End and the North Fork, either at the store location or in your home or office. The store features a greatly expanded retail space enabling customers to demo all the latest Apple computers that will be available for immediate purchase, including the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacPro and MacMini, and most important they will carry iPads, a full iPod lineup, Apple accessories and a large inventory of third party computer accessories. In addition, the “GeekBar” will offer friendly, expert advice by trained Apple specialists with extensive knowledge of Apple products. The “geektenders” will be there to answer your questions and offer technical support. A Grand Opening reception is planned for June 25. Store hours are Sunday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. For information call 631-723-3660; geekhampton.com.
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