23 May Hot Spots for Shopping on the East End for Memorial Day Weekend
While you’re out on Long Island’s beautiful East End celebrating Memorial Day Weekend at Hotel Indigo, the area’s gorgeous beaches won’t be the only things keeping you busy. The East End is known for its fantastic shopping centers and quaint downtown villages. There’s something for everyone from Riverhead to Greenport on the North Fork and Southampton on the South Fork! Here’s a bunch of East End Shopping areas that you absolute do not want to miss!
A hidden gem for designers and magazine editors, who have been strolling through this beautiful little shop for nearly the last two decades. Full of mid-century furnishings, American, French, and English antiques, and industrial pieces, it’s an inspiring place to be for anyone who’s into interior design.
Who can turn down a sweet treat on a holiday weekend (or ever)? Sweet Indulgences is an elegant gift shop, full of delicious goodies and fun little gifts of all kinds. From cookies to candy, chocolate to sauces and salsas, there’s an eclectic mix of all things yummy.
For our friends who like to look their best (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), you have to check out Preston Outfitters. Snag some great deals on super cute Sperrys or pick up a Montauk Tackle Lightweight Performance Hoody, perfect for evenings on the beach!
Love Lane Shopping
If you’re looking for something adorable, you’ll find it at Bauer’s Love Lane Shoppe. Their favorite customers call the shoppe “The Browsery,” because there’s nothing better than just browsing Bauer’s all day! They carry brands like Vera Bradley, Crabtree & Evelyn, Byer’s Choice Ltd., and Colonial Candle.
If you could spend hours getting lost in a book store, then BookHampton is where you want to be. Their booksellers are passionate about their craft, and look forward to help you find a book (or three!) to wind down with at the end of your busy shopping day while you sit next to the fireplace at Bistro 72’s poolscape!
Wedding season is in full swing, and if you know any soon-to-be brides (which it’s likely you do!), Love Lane Sweet Shoppe has just the gift for her! Everything in the shoppe is incredibly cute, from monogrammed picture frames to nautical themed vases, you’re sure to find just the right gift for any occasion.
Artisanal goods are a highlight of the East End, because our area is bursting with delicious, homegrown produce. At Vines & Branches, you’ll find locally sourced Oils and Vinegars that will wow the guests at your next dinner party.
This elegant consignment shop boasts a collection of the most exclusive brands. They have locations both in New York City and The Hamptons, and their Southampton location is fabulous. If you hope to find something classy and vintage, you’ll luck out at Collette!
The East End is the place to be for ocean lovers, since we’re completely surrounded by beaches galore! If you’re in need of some new beach gear, check out Flying Point Surf & Sport, where you’ll find everything you want from longboards to clothing and everything in between.
Downtown Riverhead Shopping
Eating local has never been easier than in 2014, as local farmers and vendors along with the Town of Riverhead, organized a weekly market in the former Swezey’s in Downtown Riverhead. The market, which ran Saturdays from 11am to 3pm, from February 1 to May 17, has been moved outdoors at the same location, and will operate throughout the Summer and Fall. Enjoy Chef’s tastings, and local products from vendors like the Long Island Mushroom Company, Mecox Bay Dairy and Moustache Brewing Co.
East End Arts is also having a bunch of events for Memorial Day Weekend! On Saturday, they’ll be holding an Artisan Showcase Series featuring Jo Packard, One-Stroke Painter from 11-3pm. There will also be a North Fork Premiere Indie Film Showcase on Saturday at 7:30pm for The Human Scale. The 18th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival will be going on Sunday from noon-5pm.
We look forward to spending this holiday weekend with you at Hotel Indigo East End. If you haven’t booked your room yet, give us a call at (631) 369-2200!