Swimwear Entrepreneur Nathan Romano Shares His Hamptons Must-Haves

Co-founder Nathan Romano of Onia shares his Hamptons summer  must-haves. image: Onia

Co-founder Nathan Romano of Onia shares his Hamptons summer must-haves. image: Onia

Onia may be best known for their swimwear for men, but that’s all about to change. The luxury brand has branched out into women’s swim and the collection is now available at Intermix in the Hamptons.

With accessories including towels, shoes, and bags, along with ready-to-wear and an increasingly long list of retailers Onia is well on its way to giving the Vilebrequins of the world a run for their money. Co-founder Nathan Romano shared his must-haves and dos for the ultimate summer in the Hamptons experience.

Long Island Pulse: When and what was your first summer Hamptons experience?
Nathan Romano: My first Hamptons experience was later on in my life since I grew up going to the beaches in New Jersey. That being said, my first visit was a touristy experience when I was in high school.

Pulse: What one item of clothing or accessory do you take with you every time you come to the Hamptons?
NR: The Montrose Shoe from our collection. They are perfect for walking the streets and they’re water resistant so they’re great for a day at the beach too!

Pulse: What’s in your beach bag?
NR: I travel light so I don’t typically carry a beach bag. I throw everything into a simple dopp kit: my phone, a credit card, and my classic black wayfarer sunglasses. Just basic essentials.

Pulse: What is your go-to place to shop in the Hamptons?
NR: Shopping in the Hamptons is a great experience. It allows me to tap into and check out unique products from the local markets. Share With, in Montauk, is my go-to.

Pulse: What is your favorite Hamptons beach?
NR: Gin Beach in Montauk!