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The best shops in the Hamptons, NY

You can’t spend every second on the beach in the Hamptons—take a break for some retail therapy instead

Photograph: Courtesy Eric Striffler

Sure, you’d probably expect the best things to do in the Hamptons to include sunshine and sand—but these shops in the Hamptons, NY, offer plenty to take in beyond those gorgeous beach views. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself to something new or want to find a unique gift from vintage clothes shops, these spots have you covered (and you can still go to the best beaches afterward). We’ve picked out each town’s single best shopping locale—so get to shopping!

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Best shops in the Hamptons, NY

Westhampton Beach: Mint

82 miles from NYC

Fans of flowing, easy-to-wear summer pieces like rompers, maxi dresses and off-the-shoulder tops will love the Westhampton location of Mint, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016. Popular designers include Lovers + Friends, BB Dakota and Yumi Kim; pick up a bright printed dress by Tart or Sky to make warm weather dressing a no-brainer.

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Long Island

Southampton: STITCH

92 miles from NYC

This brightly-hued shop stocks fashionable resort-wear that will help you turn heads at your next gathering, but residents know it best for its custom threads that are made to order from the endless patterns and fabrics on display. Whatever you choose, you’ll be in good hands: The owner, Rose Dios, sources material from the garment district herself and specializes in items made from fabrics made with SPF as well as beautiful plus-size pieces.

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Bridgehampton: 25 Park

98 miles from NYC

Break out of your NYC LBD rut at this boutique, which counts Katy Perry among its celeb fans: You’ll find tons of brightly hued, bohemian outfits from designers like Peter Som, Sonia Rykiel and Basta Surf, perfect for showing some beachside glamour. And don’t sweat it if you didn’t buy something you loved when you were there: There’s an Upper East Side location too.

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Long Island

Sag Harbor: Marie Eiffel

104 miles from NYC

The Sag Harbor location of this French-inspired boutique (which also has a location on Shelter Island) stocks summer essentials like sundresses in bold, gauzy, lightweight fabrics, as well as brightly hued totes and basics like striped camis that are perfect for summer days and nights where you need to look cute without trying. Finish your look with earrings or a ring from the jewelry collection, which manages to be striking and casual at the same time.

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East Hampton: White's Apothecary

105 miles from NYC

While the East Hampton location of White’s Pharmacy has been around since 1873, it got an upgrade in 2014, rebranding as White’s Apothecary. The stamped-tin ceiling gives it a vintage vibe and you can still fill your scripts here, but you can also pick up luxury makeup and cosmetics from purveyors like Smashbox, Fresh and Laura Mercier. Bonus: They also offer facials, brow tinting and shaping, and professional makeup application.

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Long Island

Amagansett: Love Adorned

107 miles from NYC

Fans of the Nolita location of Love Adored (a spin-off of East Village piercing and tattoo shop NY Adorned) will love the carefully curated selection of jewelry and home accents at this shop’s Amagansett location. The owner travels the world to find handcrafted rings, necklaces and other wearables made with brilliant gemstones and ivory, silver and gold. Expect plenty of compliments.

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Montauk: Whalebone Creative

120 miles from NYC

This shop’s raison d’être is to stay true to Montauk’s surf culture, and it does just that with clothes and accessories from native Jesse James Joeckel. The T-shirts are the main draw, screen-printed by hand in Joeckel’s studio (a part of the shop) with beach-inspired mantras (WHALEBONE, STAY SALTY). Colorblock hoodies and hand-knit beanies round out the merch, and it’s all in an airy, whitewashed space that looks like a skate shop meets beach shack.

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