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Summer unofficially begins this weekend, and that means the Hamptons is gearing up to receive its annual influx of city escapers. And while escaping to a beach town is mainly about—well, the beach—don't forget about the shopping scene that mimics the city, but with a more relaxed vibe.
Below, check out where to go for summer's inaugural weekend, including what's opening, where to work out, and special events to hit up.
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Opening Memorial Day Weekend
Aerin: 83 Main Street, Southhampton.
Bandier: 44B Main St, Southhampton; a luxury activewear brand.
C. Wonder: 5 Main Street, Southhampton and 48 Main Street, East Hampton; Friday, May 23rd. Head over to the stores for a chance to win prizes and coupons, get a chevron tote with a $50 purchase, or just snack on some cupcakes and lemonade.
Cruciani C: 28D Jobs Lane, Southampton.
La Perla: 66 Newton Lane, East Hampton.
Lisa Perry: 67 Main Street, East Hampton; Friday, May 23rd (get a sneak peek of the store here).
Orlebar Brown: 23 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.
Zimmermann: 27 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.
Stores that are taking their time to open include the Water Mill West Elm on June 3rd, while women's and children's boutique Pink Chicken, which is relocating to Amagansett Square, opens on June 6th.There's also the Dash pop-up shop (yes, really), which does not yet have an opening date.
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Just Because You're on Vacation Doesn't Mean Your Workouts Should Be, Too
Barry's Bootcamp: 199 Main Street, East Hampton—it's their second location out there.
Elements Fitness Studio: An East Hampton barre studio, already open at 66 Newtown Lane.
Exhale: In addition to adding their new Core Fusion Barre+Cardio classes to the Bridgehampton schedule, they're also offering express blowdry services from Glam&Go. Through June, they'll do blow-outs, braids, topknots in more in 15 minutes or less on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through 2pm—and they'll be offering the service on more days after that.
Erica Bloom Pilates: 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton; Opening Saturday, May 24th. The studio will also be selling Lulitonix juices.
The Fitist Collective: Get all your favorite New York City workouts in one place in East Hampton. Classes found at 305 Fitness, Body by Simone, City Row, Lyon's Den, ToneHouse, Uplift, and more will all be offered here. Read more about it on their blog.
Juice Press: They're reopening the Southampton location at 93 Main Street, and adding another in Bridgehampton. Both open Saturday, May 24th.
Tracy Anderson: 903 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. Reminder—you don't need a membership at this location to sign up for classes.
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Special Events for Memorial Day Weekend
The Intermix at 64 Main Street in Southhampton, which opened on May 2nd, is celebrating its surfboard collaboration with photographer Gary Malin with an in-store cocktail party on Saturday, May 24th, from 5pm through 7pm.
Earlier in the day, check out the East Hampton Theory at 98-100 Main Street for a trunk show featuring Onia swimwear and Illesteva sunglasses. There will also be locally-flavored People's Pops to enjoy.
And on Sunday, May 25th, join DKNY and Hannah Bronfman in Wainscott for a cocktail hour, dinner, and after-party benefitting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Purchase tickets for you and a date for $190 on GiltCity.