Monday, August 20, 2007

Shopping Safari: Jobs Lane

By Jamee Gregory

Jobs Lane can keep shoppers busy for days! Just because you’ve visited Ralph Lauren’s shops in town, don’t miss Southampton’s chic version.

 
Southampton's Ralph Lauren boutique is especially charming, filled with whites, rainbow cabled-cashmeres and mens' blazers...everything you need for the end of the summer!
The elegant shop on the street is filled with fabulous clothes to finish out the summer. There are still polos and cashmeres in every color along with summer blazers for men as the new fall clothes begin to appear.

Crisp whites still hang on the enticing racks and the help is young and cheerful. Don’t miss the heavenly experience of a brief stroll down an enchanting path filled with hydrangeas that leads to the Ralph Lauren Home store.

This path is truly a secret garden, so lovely that it takes ones breath away. It leads to a well-filled shop with gifts galore, from books to candles, sheets, and towels. It’s the perfect spot for hostess gifts.
Behind the doors of Ralph Lauren Home: fabulous goodies for gifts and for oneself from books to beach towels and candles, bed throws and dust ruffles, it's all here! The hydrangea lined passage to Ralph Lauren Home...well worth a visit, it's impossible not to linger and admire the charming umbrella, garden furniture, and cache pots.
Try Dazelle for sporty Barbour jackets with just enough quilting to keep one warm as the nights grow cold or for sexy cocktail dresses for warm summer nights and costume jewelry to jazz things up. Step into Day’s Court for a visit to shops like Going Nuts for candy, therapy for clothes or Cashmere Outlet, a must-see. Here there are sweaters galore from Scotland’s finest mills at reduced prices for him and for her. Golf sweaters, zippered and lined fly off the racks along with piped twin sets and warm turtlenecks.
Clockwise from top left: Dazzelle. This adorable boutique offers everything from sporty, quilted Barbour jackets to sexy evening dresses and dazzling coustume jewelry; The entrance to Day's Court, an engaging square just off Jobs Lane; The array of multi-colored cashmeres at Cashmere Outlet, the perfect place to shop for discounted premier quality cashmeres from Scotland; Cashmere Outlet's storefront.
Topiare, Southampton’s favorite flower shop is brimming with flowers. Special arrangements can be ordered in ceramic containers or baskets. Orchids galore would be welcome in anyone’s summer home along with unusual soaps, candles, and painted signs.

Herbert & Rist is the liquor store of choice, stocked with the finest wines and spirits. They’ll deliver your selection and gift wrap it! Who can resist a case of Domaine Ott rose? Not me!
Outside Topiare, hanging baskets, pots, shells, signs, and a profusion of flowers! What an invitation to enter; Inside Topiare amongst orchids, gloxinias, roses, gifts galore. Above, right: Herbert & Rist (the villages favorite liquor store), stocked with the finest champagnes, red wines and most knowledgeable staff.
Try Privet Cove for crisp clean gifts, very Nantucket style, lots of white and wood, with marine motifs. You’ll find amusing plates and charming furniture here. Investigate Collette for vintage finds.

Many Southampton dowagers empty their closets here. You may find the Chanel sweater of your dreams or the Hermes bag. Make one last stop at Little Lucy’s Canine Couture. Why should dog do with less? How about a chic collar or dashing coat? Southampton offers something for everyone.
Clockwise from top left: Privet Cove. A treasure trove of objets and table ware, white platters, unusual candles, sailboats, and selection of faux coral decorations; Privet Cove's Jolly striped-fish plates guaranteed to brighten any table; Colette, a designer resale shop stocked with vintage Chanels and Puccis from the over-stuffed closets of Southampton's ladies, well worth a visit if you're looking for Hermes bags or designer dresses; Don't leave town without something for your pet at Little Lucy's Canine Couture.