Hamptons Shop Talk: Lisa Perry

by Dena Silver

While the initial draw of the Hamptons might be picturesque beaches and pristine summer homes, the East End has undoubtedly become a go-to shopping destination. With world-class boutiques situated next to Mom-and-Pop retailers, you could easily spend an entire weekend perusing Main Street in East Hampton or Jobs Lane in Southampton and beyond. So The Daily Summer went to town chatting with the chicest boutique’s gatekeepers, aka the sales girls and boys, to see what’s happening on the shopping front. Can you blame us for snagging a few summer must-haves in the process? This week, we popped by Lisa Perry’s East Hampton outpost, located at 67 Main Street…

Ashley McGee at Lisa Perry
What’s Lisa Perry up to lately?
Most of her collection is inspired by ‘60s and ‘70s pop art and her own art collection. I also really love the pieces that are in our East Hampton store; I think they feel really youthful and fresh.

What do you think about Lisa?
She’s amazing. I love that her store and her clothes are a manifestation of her personality, which is super bright, cheery, and a lot of fun. You can see all of that reflected in her clothes.

What’s your favorite color?
I love the golds and pinks that Lisa’s using. I think that a lot of women are surprised with themselves when they try hot pink on, which is a color they wouldn’t normally buy, But people radiate in hot pink!

What’s your favorite town in the Hamptons?
Well I’m actually much more used to Montauk, because that’s where the surf is. I spent most of my summer last year in Montauk, but working with Lisa Perry, I will be spending a lot more time in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.

What are your go-to Montauk spots?
I love The Crow’s Nest, because it’s Sean MacPherson’s spot. He did the Bowery Hotel and Marlton Hotel, too. It has a really good vibe and it’s so beautiful. I love the food and the cocktails. Actually, I would like to live there.

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