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Blue & Cream owner Jeff Goldstein uses the '80s slang term "lamping" (i.e. "chilling") more than anyone else in the world, with the possible exception of Flavor Flav. In a 2008 New York Observer profile, he talks about inventing the phrase "the Lamptons" when he was 10 or 11 to describe "lamping in the Hamptons." Shortly thereafter, he brags about "Russell Simmons Lamping" on the Blue & Cream blog. In 2009, there's another blog post about lamping on the Bowery. The guy just loves to lamp!
So maybe it's no surprise that that Blue & Cream's private label has launched a collection of Lamptons-branded gear. Racked National reports that the line consist of "super-soft sweatshirts, gold-embossed slouchy sweatpants, and trendy and comfy print cotton tees," all going for between $50 and $200. You can find them in both Blue & Cream's Bowery and East Hampton locations.
· Blue & Cream Owner's Life of Lampton Luxury [Racked NY]
· Hustling [Racked NY]
· Blue&Cream Launches Lamptons Private Label Sweats for Summer [Racked National]