Hamptons Shopping Update & YSL’s Nautical Look

Happy Friday everyone, it is delightful to be contemplating a weekend after only four ‘office days,’ no?

We share more Friday Fun today, beginning with some updates for anyone planning a little playtime in the Hamptons this summer.  There are many additions to the retail landscape, with several stores recently opening or about to open, including Crewcuts by J. Crew (inside the existing Crew store), Restoration Hardware and Steven Alan, all in East Hampton.

There are also many seasonal shops, including pop-ups from both Sam Edelman and Stuart Weitzman, as well as Trina Turk and Lacoste. It’s TBD whether Lacoste’s new home will become a permanent fixture or just a summer shop, obviously we’re hoping for the former.

Via Guest of a Guest

Lacoste actually has a line of Hamptons Bags, below we show the Tote.

MacKenzie-Childs has opened its new Southampton store, not far from Vineyard Vines.  Also adding an East End outpost, The Black Dog, long a Princess favorite.

Via The Black Dog Facebook

In addition to all of the standard Black Dog fabulosity, the Southampton store will carry several lines specific to its locale, including Ella Vickers recycled sailcloth totes.

The Black Dog via the NY Times

This weekend and next week bring more openings, including a new Bond No. 9 store in Sag Harbor.

Courtesy Photo

It makes sense, considering the firm does market a ‘Hamptons’ fragrance, as well as a ‘Montauk’ scent.


Regular readers know we have been loathe to spend much time looking at the fall fashion collections, let alone the resort/cruise lines that have been showing in New York the last two weeks.  Spring has just been too slow in coming this year, and in many cases when it did arrive it came with deadly, destructive force, leaving us eager to simply revel in a few days of warm, sunny skies and gentle breezes. Contemplating a future need for heavier, warmer garments just hasn’t been on the radar. Until now.

Mimi Ritzen Crawford/Vogue

Today we make an exception, sharing a few pieces from the Yves Saint Laurent 2012 Resort collection.

Mimi Ritzen Crawford/Vogue.com

The entire line carried a strong nautical vibe (sometimes overly so) in seagoing colors and details, as well as bright florals reminiscent of island tides.

Mimi Ritzen Crawford for Vogue.com

Very bright, very fun, perfect for a beachy escape.

Today’s final note consists of exciting news here at the Prepatorium, in the form of an announcement from our friends at Clairebella, they are officially Greek licensed!

That means very shortly we’ll be offering Clairebella’s wonderful accessories personalized with your favorite Greek organization.


May you enjoy a delicious weekend, marked by relaxation and good times.


Filed under Friday Fun, nautical, preppy, Preppy clothing & brands

11 responses to “Hamptons Shopping Update & YSL’s Nautical Look

  1. Kristin

    SO EXCITED that Clairebella is now an OLP! It really does mean great things for all GLO’s – WOOHOO!

  2. Preppy 101

    Yay for Clairebella! Those products will be the cutest! I adore the Nautical Designs! Wonderful to read your posts, Miss Princess! Xoxo

  3. I love the Bond No.9 Scents, my fave is New Harlem

  4. I am having a hard time even thinking of much less looking at fall fashions…..so happy that summer is finally here, I am purposely blocking out anything having to do with fall 🙂 Lots happening in the Hamptons, I think these pop up summer shops are a great idea, its obviuosly increidbly seasonal there, and it makes such smart sense to take advantage of the surge in the population over the summer and a very moneyed crowd at that. So neat that Black Dog is opening..I bet they will do well. Mackenzie Childs to me feels a little passe, but I am sure they have done their homework and wouldnt’ have opened unless they knew there was a demand for their product.
    Love Clairebella only recently discovered the line, great looking products.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Can’t wait until I can get out east and enjoy all the fun. Sad me, our Mo tauk beach house is a disaster ………

  6. Those YSL pieces are fantastic.

  7. I love Black Dog’s stuff! I have a black lab and the shop has perfect goodies to remind me of him 🙂

  8. GOSH I miss NY.. all the shops, esp running around in white shorts and flats.. do they still have that ice cream place near Lacoste?

  9. M

    All of these make me want to pull out my credit card…! I could see myself buying one of those Lacoste totes for my mother, and then “borrowing” it from her pretty much full time. 🙂

  10. Anonymous

    Would it be possible for you to add Phi Sigma Sigma tothe Greek accessories? I know that my sisters and I would love to buy them! What an adorable way to decorate our desks and our sorority houses!

  11. We wish we could add Phi Sigma Sigma, right now it isn’t a sorority our vendors are licensed to print. 😦 But we will ask again, yours isn’t the first request we have had to add your house. Thank you for reading *and* commenting, we appreciate it!

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