It's been a little while since we updated the evolving East End shopping and retail scene. And so, with a hand from our shopping-obsessed friends at Racked NY, let's get to it.
EAST HAMPTON—The new tenant for the shuttered Prudential Douglas Elliman on East Hampton's Main Street? According to Hamptons Chatter, It's Chico's, the mall-friendly fashion retailer that aims more for mothers than daughters. "It's a good place to get cropped khaki pants to wear with Crocs," explained a friend. Goodness, people. This is East Hampton Main Street. Can a Brookstone be far behind? [Hamptons Chatter]
EAST HAMPTON—Home design/clothing/accessories purveyor Masgaschoni has moved on from Main Street, too, taking up new residence just off Main at 2 Newtown Lane. [NYTimes Styles]
RIVERHEAD—At the Tanger Outlets, the Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH outpost is getting a full makeover. According to a retail trade mag, it's "the first in the chain to receive a complete remodel to reflect the company’s new 'luxury in a loft environment' design concept." The store is slated to reopen May 27. [Chain Store Age]