Summer Shopping Spree-Hamptons Edition

Ralph Lauren store in Southampton.
Ralph Lauren store in East Hampton.

Ralph Lauren

31–33 Main Street / East Hampton


In the usual style of the multifaceted Ralph Lauren, one of the best-looking shops on Main Street in East Hampton is, of course, his. The moment you step inside, it’s hard to choose which impressively decorated room to browse first (you’ll also be tempted to lounge on the patio outside). Naturally, it would depend if you are in the market for one of the brand’s perfectly tailored gowns, or maybe a new sweater to throw over your shoulders once the sun goes down at the golf club. No matter what you are looking for, one thing is for sure: you will want to saunter from room to room all afternoon.

Funny notecards at The Monogram Shop.
Funny notecards at The Monogram Shop.

The Monogram Shop

7 Newtown Lane / East Hampton


Do you crave authenticity, quality, and affordability? Do you desire specialty-made items personalized just the way you like them? Do you dream of adding your own specific touch to your home, or gifts for the family and friends? Since 1997, the Monogram Shop has never failed to amaze. With an abundance of choices, this mother-daughter business accommodates anyone’s need with the finest quality monograms, equivalent to your grandmother’s finest work of needlepoint. Whether you want it on your linens, bags, or glasswear, they’ll always have you covered for any need or occasion. Come in and browse this summer.

Inside Valery Joseph's Salon.
Inside Valery Joseph’s Salon.

Valery Joseph Salon

2454 Main Street / Bridgehampton


There’s nothing worse than an assortment of falsely advertised hair sprays promising you the perfect “beachy waves” on your holiday vacation. When you’ve tried them all out, and find that your frizz is still frizzy, head on over to Valery Joseph Salon in Bridgehampton. Valery Joseph Salon offers cuts, blowouts, color, extensions, hair relaxers, and Brazilian straightening—everything you could need to get those beachy waves. The sought-after salon is not only open Monday through Saturday, but will also schedule house calls to help you primp and prep for your summer festivities. So jump in the ocean and embrace that summer heat, you’ll be missing it when its gone—frizz or no frizz.

Gummy Sharks at Dylan's Candy Bar.
Gummy Sharks at Dylan’s Mini Candy Bar.

Dylan’s Mini Candy Bar

52 Main Street / East Hampton


If you are going to break your summer diet, look no further than this retro candy shop. Dylan’s is a bit like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, sans the Oompa Loompas. On its shelves, you’ll find everything from jumbo jawbreakers and gummy sharks to chocolates infused with spices from the far corners of the earth. While you are out embracing your inner child, you can still bring home something to the little ones in your life that won’t make them bounce off the walls by purchasing some of their candy-inspired loungewear. Be warned: you will want to go back every time you run out of oversized gummy bears at the house.

Outside of Sip 'n Soda in Southampton.
Outside of Sip ‘n Soda in Southampton.

Sip ’N Soda

40 Hampton Road / Southampton


Take a blast back into the past with a visit to Sip ’n Soda and discover Southampton’s charming three-generation business. For over 50 years, their doors have been open providing an exciting gateway to anyone who enters. The menu is a refreshing throwback, and the food never disappoints! Whether you have a sweet tooth in need of curing, are craving an oozing grilled cheese, or just want to refresh with a bubbling lime rickey, their menu offers an assortment of taste-bud-popping goodies sure to satisfy. Don’t forget about their homemade thick and creamy ice cream, or for those with a hungrier appetite, the triple-decker club found on the lunch menu. Each trip will surely be calling you back for more, year after year.

AERIN's Southampton Store.
AERIN’s Southampton Store.


83 Main Street / Southampton


Everything you need to update and accessorize your Hamptons home (and yourself) is inside this Main Street boutique. Aerin carries it all—from the perfect throw pillows to pull together your living room, to espadrille ballet flats that can take you from the beach to the latest restaurant pop-up. Forget your beach essentials? No need to fret. Aerin has you covered offering styles that scream “beach chic” for the perfect Hamptons look. Whether you choose from the Kiini Bikinis, Filip Tunics, Capri collection, or woven hats, you’ll be sure to turn heads wherever you go. That’s a promise. Be sure to try the weekend lip gloss, too—guaranteed to help you seal the deal on date night.