Well here it is! The Big Kahuna, Memorial Day Weekend! The roads will be jammed and the shops will be packed with visitors and shoppers…this is the weekend everyone has been waiting for after the cold and dreary winter and the chilly and wet spring. Let’s hope that the sun that has been promised to show up makes it! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
I recently received an email inquiring about Bambeeno Cashmere merchandise for children. I did some research and learned Bambeeno is a luxury cashmere knitwear collection for children, ages newborn to 12 years, that offers an array of plush and lightweight knits and a variety of unique pieces. The latest spring/summer 2011 line includes apparel ranging from classic cardigans and crewneck T’s to cable sweaters and hoodies, all in vibrant colors and prints. Locally their products are sold at Sandy Toes, 487 Montauk Highway, East Quogue, C&W Mercantile, 2385 Main Street Bridgehampton, and Henry Lehr, 16 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. I would shop all three!
Westhampton T-Shirts, 77 Main Street, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this Memorial Day Weekend. Look for great quality and prices on brand new style T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. And while you’re there check out the “Bargain Bins” that are filled with T’s and sweats at 50% to 70% off. For information call them at 631-288-9175.
Hot off the press, a new shipment just arrived at Shock, 115 Main Street and Westhampton Beach. Shock is now offering the traditional Birkin Bag “OUR Way,” in camel, blue and their newest color, red, for $45! This is the “must have” bag of the summer!
Look for amazing combos @ 40% off home gyms with the purchase of a True Fitness Cardio piece, at Gym Source, 23 Windmill Lane, Southampton. There are other combos available that will suit your fitness needs, just stop in to take a look. We have to keep the fat cells burning for the summer months, and this is the place to go to find out how easy it really is. For info call 631-2787-1223.
Red Barn Thrift Shop, 6 North Sea Road, Southampton, is opening the season with a “Jumbo Sale” that is filled with plenty of bargains. Stop in! Birthright thanks you for your support in shopping and donating your gently used items. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Marie or George for more info at 631-287-6456.
While you are shopping at the Bridgehampton Commons on June 1, stop in at the Hudson City Savings Bank (next door to the Retreat Thrift Shop) where the bank will be celebrating their first anniversary. There will be “Customer Appreciation Day” at the Bridgehampton location. Join the staff for refreshments, coffee, cake and receive a free HCSB gift such as a Frisbee, piggy bank or keychain.
Fun in the garden for everyone who loves digging…it is a space of harmony, balance and emotion. I love the striped garden bucket ($40) available at The Concept Store @ Unlimited Earth Care, 2249 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton. The concept Store has it all in one building. Award -winning designer Frederico Azevedo can help you decide the best way to improve your landscape. Call 631-725-7551, unlimitedearthcare.com
The Down Factory Store at The Elegant John, 74 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, is the place to shop for lamps, mirrors, featherbeds, bed linens, bath and towel accessories, beach towels, Turkish towels, robes and more. You can now save 50% off factory-direct goose down pillows and comforters. This is also the source for the Wall Street Journal’s “‘Best Overall’ “Bamboo Collection” that are elegant and ultra soft. The Bamboo towels have unique properties such as the antibacterial qualities characteristic of bamboo fibers. The collection includes bath sheet $58, tub mat $26, bath towel $28, hand towel $18, wash towel $8. A perfect medley for the master or guest bath. For information call 631-324-2636.
Molly Brown Boutique, 21 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, has re-opened for the season with a great collection of new designers. It’s also now selling Moroccan rugs, candles, coffee table books, home décor items and accessories. Natacha Ruth and Karina are just two of the brands featured at the boutique, which was opened in 2010 by Kate Mullane. Kate travels the world looking for new and unique merchandise. The store also features new and vintage items on consignment. The first annual fashion show is scheduled for Sunday, May 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at La Maison Blanche, 11 Stearns Point Road. For information about the fashion show and the boutique, call Kate at 631-749-5538 or 917-453-8317; mollybrownboutique.com.
NORTH FORK SHOPPING:
For the season, transform your home into an exotic destination with the simple but elegant addition of a rug. Knotted Dreams, 471 Main Street, Greenport, is the place to find beautiful handmade Oriental, Persian or Tibetan rugs. They have 16 years of experience working in the Oriental rug business. Their inventory includes many different wool rugs from all over the world in many sizes and great prices. Also offering modern rugs, Heriz, Oushak, Peshawer, Turkish, Kayseri, Tabriz, Kazak rugs, and antiques. Click onto knotteddreams.com and print the coupon to save on Oriental, Persian, Herize Rugs and antiques. Call 888-341-6204 for a design consultation.
Until next week. Ciao and happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend shopping.
If you have any questions or your shop is having sales, new inventory, re-opening for the upcoming summer season or a brand new business, my readers want to hear about it. E-mail me at: Shoptil@danspapers.com I will be happy to get the word out!