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By Elizabeth Vespe A pink pony, dozens of local artists and craftsmen, 20 not-for-profits, eight hours of live music ranging from rock ‘n’ roll to bluegrass, local food vendors, outdoor shopping, and hundreds of East Hampton residents—it’s time for another East Hampton Chamber of Commerce street fair. With no sign of stopping the fun anytime soon—the chamber already has plans for a Summer Festival as well—the third annual Spring Celebration Street Fair will take over the sidewalks of Newtown Lane and part of Main Street on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “It’s going to be a really great event,” Steve Ringel, the chamber’s executive director, said on Monday. “It’s grown a lot just over the past three years.” He added, “There’s no other street fair like this on the East End.” This year’s festivities will include more than 50 booths with local artists, shopkeepers, crafts and food on the Saturday just before Mother’s Day. Guests can dance and listen to live music­—including a Beatles tribute band, the Lynn Blue Band, and the Potter-Tekulsky Band—on a Main Street stage throughout the day. PennyLane will come dressed up as the Beatles and play a two-hour set of the band’s classics. This year, for the first time, shopkeepers on Newtown Lane and Main Street will be able to have sidewalk sales to sell their own merchandise. Also new will be a Bedside Reading Authors Signing Tent in front of Eileen Fisher, featuring such writers as Genie Chipps Henderson, author of “A Day Like Any Other”; Keele Burgin, author...

East Hampton Retail Had Booming Summer Sales were strong even as soaring temperatures beckoned people to the beach By Jamie Bufalino | September 6, 2018 - 8:40am Valerie Smith, the owner of the Monogram Shop, said that her store had “good steady summer business."Jamie Bufalino It was a booming summer for East Hampton Village retail stores. According to shopkeepers and gallery owners, sales were strong even as soaring temperatures beckoned people to the beach. “For us, the weather being hot like this is really good,” said Lorna Dreher, the owner of Bonne Nuit, a lingerie store, and Eres, a swimwear boutique. “We were busier than other summers, but we had a harder time staffing in August so that made it a little more hectic than normal.” Colleen Moeller, who launched the children’s store Petit Blue over Memorial Day weekend, said that she had “over-exceeded expectations” for her first summer. “Our bookkeeper was here yesterday, and said these are great numbers,” said Ms. Moeller. The big sellers, she said, included the Wobbel board, which tests kids’ balancing abilities, and the Wonder Walker, which helps toddlers navigate their first steps. At BookHampton, “The President Is Missing,” by Bill Clinton and James Patterson was the season’s most popular novel, said Carolyn Brody, the owner. At her store, “business started out strong, had a dip in late June to early July, but then it kept going really strong,” she said. Even in the fine arts sector, business was robust. “This was probably the best summer I’ve had in five years,” said Terry Wallace, the owner...

Petit Blue is "Making Happiness in the Hamptons" Children's clothing and toys with a different approach, Petit Blue has become a part of the community with events like 'Super Slime Saturdays,' Movie Nights, Birthday Parties with popcorn, cotton candy, pizza, face-painting, arts & crafts and movies.   Click here for The Mill House Inn Guide to Shopping the Hamptons, Part Two...

Meet Colleen – Founder of Petit Blue How long have you been residing in the Hamptons? 8 years in the Hamptons. My children are at Ross School. They are inspired by the education, location and balanced with the waves and ocean. They get to travel on field academy to Morocco and Croatia for studies at the Ross school. Are you here year round? We live here year round in the Sag harbor village, so quaint and the shop keepers know you by name and the harbor is so peaceful. What’s your favorite thing about being in the Hamptons? The sunsets and beaches are the inspiring! Its the place for families and artists to believe and discover the indulgent endless summer nights What’s your favorite month to be out east? October has the best pumpkin an apple picking and the sunsets are stunning. Its a secret to be here I the fall… shhhh. Don’t telll anyone. Tell me a little more about what you do for a living and how that came about? I have always loved art and photography and living in Europe for over 10 years inspired me to open the first Petit blue on the Elbchausee in Hamburg Germany. I was the only children shop in this area and traveled to Amsterdam and Paris to find the best quality products for children. Here we are now back in the USA….. Everyone said please open another Petit blue……. We love it! We now offer a collection of European toys, clothing and products only found at Petit blue at 86...

HERE ARE OUR FAVORITE NEW EAST END SHOPPING DESTINATIONS By Eric Canelle | July 7, 2018 | There is a mini shopping revolution happening out East this summer. Here are our top picks for best new places to indulge in a little retail therapy. The interior of Goop in Sag Harbor East Hampton is adding a few big names to its list of luxury retailers. Jimmy Choo has set up shop on Newtown Lane, where shoe-o-holics can pick up the Lance Jelly, a sexy waterproof gladiator sandal exclusive to this location. Aerin Lauder continues to spread her aesthetic with another AERIN, the latest location on Newtown Lane, where the curated categories include accessories, jewelry, home and beauty. For all your posh kids’ needs, visit Petit Blue Where Dreams Come True on Park Place. The gear, clothing and toys are irresistible. Grown-ups, however, might better appreciate the furnishings, decor and fine-arts options at Clic Home, also on Park Place, courtesy of Christiane Celle (Calypso’s founder) and her husband/partner Antoine Verglas. Loro Piana, the cashmere king, is taking over the space on Main Street that formerly housed the Ralph Lauren children’s line, and the Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet opens a boutique this month. Sunset inspiration at the Michelle Farmer Collaborate store in Southampton Michelle Farmer Collaborate, a resortwear brand with a presence in Palm Beach, Wellington and Boca Raton, Fla., has opened on Jobs Lane in Southampton. Other newcomers to Southampton include Sam Edelman, offering a selection of shoes and womenswear, and Eleventy, an Italian luxury brand selling its take...

From Jimmy Choo to Goop By Anahita Moussavian May 24, 2018 Set off your inner firecracker with summer's hottest shoes: stars-and-stripes stilettos, topped off with sequins. Infused with pure Americana, their sizzling silhouette packs major punch -- we see Rihanna wearing these Manolos to a July picnic, toasting the season with a chalice of rosé. Might we suggest you follow suit? It is, after all, summer in the Hamptons. Pay tribute.Marshall Troy; "Zaka" stilettos, $865 at Manolo Blahnik, 212-582-3007. Southampton Michelle Farmer Collaborate, the Palm Beach brand of colorful resortwear and beachy accessories, has set up shop at 10A Jobs Lane. Finesse your look with a silk slip dress or patterned linen shorts. Or swing by Shari’s Place at 29 Main St., and drool over the tempting array of designer brands and the softest leather and suede pieces. Shoe-industry favorite Sam Edelman is opening a pop-up at 38 Jobs Lane. Find his affordable footwear (including kids’ styles), flirty fashion and colorful handbags. The guys, meanwhile, will want to try on the pared-down and relaxed aesthetic of Eleventy, an Italian brand opening this summer at 53 Jobs Lane. French beauty brand L’Core Paris is landing at 9 Main St. Pamper yourself with anti-aging and radiance-enhancing products – formulated with organic botanicals and powdered 24-k gold and gemstones – or a soothing spa treatment. You can also dial back the hands of time at Epidermis Salon, located at 43 Jobs Lane. On the spa menu: diamond facials, anti-aging treatments and electrolysis. While you’re there, stock up on Zero Gravity, Lavelier and Mica Beauty goodies. For those on the hunt for hostess presents,...

NEW BUSINESS OPENINGS ON THE TWIN FORKS. What’s New On The East End MAY 22, 2018 BY | THE INDEPENDENT East Hampton If you are a local, you’ve probably already been captivated by the dazzling window display of Petit Blue in the Reutershan parking lot, where Gubbins used to be. The Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Steve Ringel calls it, “One of the most exciting stores I’ve seen,” and he isn’t exaggerating. It’s for kids of all ages, and merchandises trendy and unique toys and gifts. The Petit Blue motto is, “Where dreams come true” and, for a kid, it truly must look like heaven on earth. The big news out in Springs is that East Hampton Point, the place for waterfront frozen drinks and upscale local fare, is leasing to another familiar establishment, Moby’s. Though hardly as venerable a tradition as The Point, which has hosted many local marriages, Moby’s has a track record here as well. There was a Moby Dick’s on Lake Montauk earlier in the decade, and a Moby’s on Pantigo Road at Springs Close Road. One principal in the firm said the food would be coastal Italian cuisine. The lease is for at least two years. Aerin, an upscale home décor store, is opening on Newtown Lane with much anticipation. After all, Aerin’s grandmother Estée knew a little something about beautiful things. Aerin will be where the Monogram Shop was; the Monogram Shop will move over to the space up the block that was the home of Michael Kors. Lora Piana, an Italian clothing store, will...