The annual Emmy Awards were televised last Sunday and as usual it was a night of colorful, fabulous and not-so- fabulous couture. From bright hues of yellow to sea foam and “50 shades of grey,” perhaps? Whether it was a shimmery shade of gray or very pale and natural shade, gray was the “new black” and to my surprise, it really worked well on the red carpet. There were definitely more hits than misses this year and there were only a few gowns that really didn’t work.
If you’re thinking “red carpet” fashion, Collette Designer Consignment is the place to shop. With designer gowns by Chanel, Zac Posen, Dior, Valentino and Gucci to name a few, Collette offers couture fashions that may have only been worn once, at a reasonable price. Couture fashions can range well into the thousands and considering their original cost, a consignment boutique is a great option. Collette Designer Consignment is located at 22 Main Street in Southampton, 631-287-5100, open Monday- Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Sag Harbor store is located at 80 Main Street, 631-725-9300, open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Please call to verify fall hours after September.
Looking for some fabulous jewels to match that stunning gown? Rose Jewelers in Southampton offers the perfect solution. Offering the finest quality jewelry and service since 1945, this fabulous boutique has something for everyone. From Rose’s extensive Pandora Collection to elegant engagement rings and time pieces by Victorinox, Bergio, EK Designs, Heather B. Moore and Christopher Designs to name a few. Rose Jewelers is located at 57 Main Street in Southampton, 631-283-5757, open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sunday noon – 5 p.m. Also at 74 East Main Street in Patchogue, 631-475-1441, open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Late Fridays until 7 p.m. and closed Sunday and Monday.
For those fashionable men who want to jazz up their fall attire, pop on over to Stubbs and Wootton, purveyor of high-end hand embroidered men’s (and women’s) unique footwear collections. Intricate needlepoint designs, fabulous fall colors, monogramming and comfort all wrapped into one. Choose from a selection of slippers and espadrilles for men and women. Located in Palm Beach, Florida, New York and 54 Main Street in East Hampton, 631- 283-7332.
Ralph Lauren is synonymous with fall and offers a wonderful selection of cozy warm sweaters, jackets, casual and evening attire, as well as accessories. With locations both in Southampton and East Hampton, there is no excuse not to check out Ralph Lauren’s amazing fall fashions. Ralph Lauren is located at 41 Jobs Lane in Southampton, 631-287-6953, and 31-33 Main Street in East Hampton, 631-324-1222. Also visit www.ralphlauren.com for a guide to the latest fashions and look books.
But, for those who just can’t let go of summer, Wetter or Not in Westhampton is the place to go for designer swimwear and accessories. The shop offers a wide array of one pieces, bikinis and plus size swimwear. Just because it’s a little too cool to immerse yourself in the wild Atlantic doesn’t mean that you can’t immerse yourself in Wetter or Not’s wide palette of colors, textures and prints! 123 Main Street, Suite 8. 631-288-0682 or visit wetterornot.org.
There’s something new at the The Village Gourmet Cheese Shoppe—raclette and fondue! The cheese shop offers a variety of amazing specialty cheeses & gourmet delicacies as well as cheese platter tastings, cheese baskets and more. Available for pick-up and delivery, 11 Main Street, Southampton, 631-283-7951 or visit www.villagecheeseshoppe.com