The shop at the Surf Lodge may be tiny but
it’s packed with all the makings of a boho-chic beach holiday: cute cover-ups,
printed tops and swimwear; sailcloth bags; Soludos espadrilles.
The American fashion designer is a Montauk
summer resident and her low-fi boutique stocks a location – appropriate
selection of her creations, along with Neoprene surf tops, glittery bikinis and
batik-print bags. Don’t miss the Shack in the Back, which showcases a rotating
collection of pieces from other designers.
miss the Shack in the Back, which showcases a rotating collection of pieces
from other designers.
Perhaps the most original shop on the East
End, the Montauk branch of this Manhattan-based showroom is a treasure trove of
vintage clothing and object, artfully arranged by themes (African Safari, Black
Power. Rainbow) is an industrial garage next to a taxi dispatch centre.
Expensive but fascinating. It’s a must-see.
Getting There & Around
Taking summer traffic to Long Island from
New York City is a challenge. Hotelier André Balazs’ new StndAir service take
45 minutes from Manhattan to Shelter Island and East Hampton on a Cessna
seaplane. Seats can be bought via the ‘fight board’, with the first sold for
$29, increasing to $375. Only flights with eight confirmed passengers make the
The Long Island Rall Road leaves from New
York’s Penn Station. Its summer Hamptons Reserve Service has shorter travel
times and Reserved seating.
Long Island Rall Road
The Hampton Jutney coach service has the
most frequent departures between Manhattan and both the North and South Dorks
Enterprise has car-hire outlets at or near
most train stations.
Weather to go
May to September are the warmest months.
The summer season traditionally runs from late May to the end of August
French expat Joelle Klein’s well-edited
boutique stocks nautical-style striped T-shirts, pretty, white cotton
sundresses, Tata Harper skincare and kitchenware with graphic anchor motifs.
For a difficult take on a classic souvenir
shop, stop by this new store for a vintage-style silkscreen-printed Montauk
T-shirt, and check out the changing display of local artwork.