Compass Presents: An Insider’s Guide to Your Best Summer Yet: NY Edition
Discover the Hamptons’ best shopping
Whether you’re pursuing the perfect souvenir or simply desire a whoosh of A/C, the area’s boutique scene doesn’t disappoint. Hamptons agent Ginger Thoerner offers her recommendations.
Don’t be misled by its name; White’s Pharmacy stocks La Mer and Diptyque and employs aestheticians for on-the-spot consultations in its East Hampton and Southampton locations.
Influenced by Finnish roots, former stylist Tiina Laakkonen opened her Amagansett store, Tiina, in 2012. Expect a curated mix of known brands (Comme des Garçons, Marimekko) as well as burgeoning labels (Toogood, Wendy Nichol).
Featuring the likes of Georg Jensen silver and Hermès serving pieces, Turpan is East Hampton’s go-to for sophisticated housewares. In need of a host gift? Make this your first stop.
Browse BookHampton in East Hampton for staff-endorsed beach reads — current picks include the darkly funny Undermajordomo Minor and poignant drama The Expatriates — but also stop by for book-binding workshops and author panels.
Experience Manhattan’s quieter side
SoHo’s crowded sidewalks can feel claustrophobic, but just east of Broadway exists a quieter corner of the neighborhood that has managed to fly under the radar of almost all but those who live there. Compass agent Nick Gavin shares how best to take advantage.
Local café The Smile is a New York classic — and its Bond Street location has the long lines to prove it. What people don’t know is that there’s a second outpost, Smile to Go, on Howard and Crosby, where you can order the same legendary house-made granola and jalapeño cheddar biscuits without the wait
Rather than fight the lines at Lombardi’s, head for new arrival Scarr’s Pizza on Orchard. Helmed by veterans of the Manhattan pizza scene (Joe’s, L’asso, and Lombardi’s), the retro-inspired spot serves up New York-style pies.
Dodge the throngs at Bloomingdale’s and Crate and Barrel, instead taking refuge in the many cool boutiques along Centre Street and its nearby offshoots. Think both apparel (Reformation, Outdoor Voices, Creatures of Comfort) and housewares (BDDW for design-forward furniture and Clic Gallery, which sells art books, contemporary furnishings, and photographs).
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