Co-owner Mari Porcari used to be a set decorator, so she knows how to mix such seemingly disparate items as handpainted enamel glasses, leather poufs, and printed Ulla Johnson tops. It's all strikingly displayed in this former 1800s general store, which is just a mile from Nauset Beach—one of the Cape's most beautiful stretches of sand.
It may be the biggest and most established flea market in Cape Cod, but it's easy to work your way through the pickings in under an hour on your way to the beach (go early, as everyone generally packs up when it starts to get hot, often by 11 AM). Standouts include salvaged anchors, gold jewelry, and shell chandeliers.
You'll first notice this long-standing establishment because a handful of its gorgeous teakwood benches are scattered across its front lawn. They make them by hand in the back and then let them fade in the sun. Inside, there's a bizarre but amusing array of Indonesian artifacts and antiques, though the chairs remain the biggest draw.
This 2008 arrival is way off East Hampton's main shopping drag, but it's worth seeking out for the range of items you're sometimes hard-pressed to find in New York City proper, like Pierre Hardy gladiator sandals, Vincent Longo lip glosses, and Tomas Maier bikinis.
Jeff Goldstein's popular Hamptons boutique—which now has a sister shop in NYC's East Village—is split into two rooms. The first is all Hervé Léger dresses, super-soft Kain T-shirts, and Alexander Wang blazers; the other is theoretically for guys, though there are limited-edition Nike Dunks and Ksubi sunglasses that work for women, too.
Ikat pillows, pounded silver serving platters, plus the house line of fragrances and candles are all excellent houseguest gift options—and all plentiful at Calypso Home's only Long Island outpost.
This French designer's easy elegance—chiffon dresses with delicately beaded collars, crisp white pants, and jewel-toned blouses—perfectly embodies the dress code for impromptu dinner parties and beach barbecues.
This recently revamped boutique is packed with a summer-centric mix of oversize sunglasses, straw totes, and silk scarves—in Coach's signature, hyper-bright shades.
Perhaps the ultimate destination for summery cocktail dresses—some are printed with picnic plaids, others are decorated with embroidery—this boutique oozes perfect Hamptons style.
These boutiques now blanket the East Coast—which makes perfect sense, since Henry Lehr was one of the first (way back in 1989) to display an entire wall of denim. The East Hampton branch offers much more than just jeans, like cashmere cardigans by Vince and slightly rumpled Golden Goose button-downs.