A Guide to the Best Furniture and Home Decor Stores in the Hamptons
The east end of Long Island, better known as The Hamptons, is a coveted enclave with coastal and country homes, mansions and estates. It is an ideal place to live, to spend holidays and, above all, to shop. Fortunately, there is no shortage of good addresses to furnish and decorate these incredible homes. Here are some of the best places to buy furniture and decor in the Hamptons. While this is by no means a complete list of home furnishings retailers, it does include long-time favorites, new stores, as well as a few pop-up stores.
Ephemeral Hamptons Hideaway
Hideaway Hamptons will surely be the most talked about pop-up of the season. Scheduled for July 26 and 27 at The Reform Club in Amagansett, several brands founded by women will launch their latest collections. This includes Tice by Erin Donahue, a beautiful artist known for her beautiful paintings. Lovers of traditional style are sure to swoon Katie Kime and its fabulously printed decoration and clothing, as well as sophisticated tableware and linens from Dondolo (which also makes the prettiest dresses for children and adults) and Berner & Co..
In addition to interior design, several fashion brands will also be present at the pop-up, including unique and fun sportswear from Byrdie Social Clothingfabulous dresses from Sue Sartor, stylish accessories from Capitol, Cesoli, Cute Gaviganand Pamela Munson with chic shades of Transparent sunglasses. It’s a great place to decorate and look good while doing it.
Kathy Kuo Home
famous interior designer Kathy Kuo took its online platform to a new level in 2021, opening a beautiful brick-and-mortar store in South Hampton. Located at 30 Jobs Lane, the 4,000 square foot space has everything you need to furnish a dream home in the Hamptons with great basics like beds, chairs and tables plus a selection of furniture for children and babies. With a wide range of customizable pillows and other decorations, it’s truly a one-stop-shop for all things sophisticated.
Girls Ultimate Hamptons Pop-Up Party
Kathy Kuo will also participate in the Ultimate Girls Night Out in the Hamptons Wednesday, August 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 71 Millstone Road in Watermill. This is sure to be a great event to pick up home and fashion items from a variety of brands. LoveShackFantasyin addition to their signature dresses, offers a variety of lovely floral-print homewares, including table linens, bedding, and wallpaper, among other traditionally-inspired decorations. Millstone flowers will also participate as well as Stephanie Gottlieb which is known for its chic and stylish jewelry and accessories, as well as bandier, Barbara Sturm, Toccin, Terezand Dazzle dry.
Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily may have locations across the country, but there’s no singular brand that more reflects the style of the Hamptons. From hydrangea bushes on the perimeter of the building to a display of local art, this outpost embraces both the coastal and traditional styles the area is known for. This includes many charming rattan and wicker pieces in addition to a beautiful exterior line.
The beach market in the outdoor patio, which stocks towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas, is also not to be missed.
Housed in a cool, dark wooden building, Wyeth has a bit of a mystery vibe, but it’s the best source for mid-century modern furniture in the area. The shop offers a wide selection of vintage and new pieces. Older items are repaired, restored and refurbished in Brooklyn, so customers can take them home and enjoy their purchases immediately.
Wyeth’s selection is well curated with many unusual pieces not easily found elsewhere. Best of all, the store’s new pieces look really authentic, so they can easily be mixed and matched with vintage finds.
Rum Runner Home
With locations in Wainscott and South Hampton, rum runner is a wonderful local place to get coastal-inspired furniture. There’s an abundance of items in neutral tones like plush sofas, sleek tables, fine canvas dressers, and beds, plus decor and accessories in ocean hues. In keeping with all things Hamptons, the vibe is more sophisticated than kitsch.
Wölffer Estates is a famous local winery most widely known for its delicious Summer In A Bottle Rosé. With a delightfully charming gift shop on-site, Wölffer sells decorative items based on the bottle design, including the Summer In A Bottle decanter, as well as farmhouse candles and wine glasses. It’s an easy place to pick up a quick hostess gift or a few kitchen necessities.
With locations in Southampton, Manhattan, Palm Beach, Los Angeles, Napa, Dallas, Houston and High Point, Mecox Gardens is still one of the first brands associated with the Hamptons by locals. The store, which sits on two acres, offers chic pieces that truly reflect the local style. A favorite of interior designers, Mecox offers staples as well as décor, accessories and plenty of outdoor furniture to create the backyard of your dreams.
Please note that Mecox plans to close the Southhampton outpost and reopen at Water Mill in the fall of 2022.
Eastern feminists unite! Founded by Patricia Assui Reed, Matriarch is a store in Sag Harbor that exclusively carries women-owned brands, designers and artisans. In addition to clothing and shoes, the store offers art and other home decor items. It’s a great source for finds and one-of-a-kind gifts like L’Avant Collective natural cleaning products (in beautiful, exclusive packaging), candles from Harlem Candle Co, Poetica home fragrances, and vases from Liadain Warwick. Smith, among many other things.
The store also supports female artists even more strongly, hosting art exhibitions such as Tthe way you kiss the stars and the moon by Shelter Island-based artist Blair Borthwick.
Hildreth’s Household Items
Need just about anything for the house? at Hildreth, which has been family owned and operated since 1842, probably has it. With an extensive line of furniture, high-end bedding, bath products, housewares, linens, area rugs, Hunter Douglas window treatments and lighting, this old-fashioned boutique is brimming with good finds.
In addition to the main store, Hildreth’s has a separate patio furniture store a few doors down.
Eye-catching art inspired by beautiful local beaches, French Bulldog-embroidered cocktail napkins, pillows and baskets galore— Click is small in size but vast in offerings. There are also larger objects such as marble tables and life-size statues of sheep. It’s also worth noting that Clic is one of the few shops that focuses on modern design items such as artistic skateboard decks for wall mounting.
In addition to this location, Clic also has stores in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Montecito, Marin, Ojai, and St. Barts.
Are you looking for decor with vibrant prints? Do you like color? Located in the heart of East Hampton, roller bunny has bright bedding, bold pillows and beautiful beach chairs with quirky prints from India. From pillowcases to sheets, duvets and beach towels, Roller Rabbit is also known for its children’s items. The store also has lots of fun clothes to wear at home, such as pajamas from their recent collaboration with Lele Sadoughi.
With nearly 900 locations nationwide, Home items probably isn’t the store most associated with the Hamptons. Yet with generously long opening hours (closing at 9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday) and plenty of parking, there simply isn’t a more convenient (and affordable) place to shop in the East. While this location has a smaller footprint than the average HomeGoods, it’s full of fun finds and essentials for Hampton living, including high-thread count linens, beach towels, baskets, bowls for pets and cute melamine wine glasses, perfect for drinking rosé by the pool. There are also larger pieces available that feel curated for the locality with constantly changing inventory.