Some sweeping retail changes have come to East Hampton Village, most recently with Louis Vuitton taking over Elie Tahari’s building, which had last summer been occupied with a Cartier popup. This season has also seen Zegna take the former Michael Werner Gallery and Isabel Marant replace the Skarstedt gallery (Pace is still vacant). Diptyque signage is up on Newtown, after several years popping up at Club Monaco in Southampton. Sadly, Valentino’s space is still empty following damage caused by a burst pipe earlier this year. Chanel, Gucci, and Prada look like they are going strong, with customers buzzing in and out all weekend. On the stealth wealth side, Brunello Cucinelli, Loro Piana, and Tod’s have returned for another year.
Make sure to befriend the management at Sant Ambroeus on Newtown if you’d like a reservation—they’ve been blocked out on Resy ever since the season began. And coming all the way from Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Rosewood Mayakoba’s restaurants Aquí Me Quedo and Punta Bonita will be popping up at Bridgehampton’s Topping Rose House starting July 20, with cocktails from their Zapote Bar available at the hotel’s Jean-Georges restaurant. Further east, Rosie’s in Amagansett has a summer popup series of restaurants—including Charlie Bird, Wayla, odo, and Little Owl—running now through September. We had been looking forward to Geoffrey Lechantoux’s SoHo hotspot Maison Close arriving in Montauk; however, it mysteriously burned down just before opening day. Luckily, he also has Talya, a Mediterranean restaurant inside Montauk’s Ruschmeyer’s hotel, for us to visit.