Shop (Local) ’Til You Drop at 11 Long Island Boutiques

Adding pieces to our wardrobes and homes this time of year is as timeless of a tradition as heading to the beach on summer Saturdays. Department stores boast sweet deals and big brands, but Long Island boutiques stock unique finds sure to draw attention in all the right ways.

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LIDO, Greenport

Summer vacation went by in a Long Island minute, which means one thing: it’s time to plan your next getaway (perhaps to a locale that’s warm year-round?). Since first appearing on the North Fork as pop-up shop Eureka Beach in 2012, LIDO has become a go-to place for those searching for resort wear pieces that transition from day to night, as well as gorgeous vintage Moroccan rugs for their homes. Pair this silky black camisole dress with a collier velvet necklace. The tassel detailing is on-trend again this fall. Go

Debra Canavan Classics, Sayville

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Debra Canavan has curated a shop that’s as versatile as the people in your life. There are pieces for women of all ages at multiple price points and a section of casual clothing for men. The boutique recently stocked up on fall-friendly brown suede ankle boots, which look stellar with denim and an of-the-moment off-the-shoulder shark knit sweater. Go

Shag New York, Roslyn

Owners Ann Corn and Randi Butwin travel coast-to-coast to find the freshest pieces for their customers’ wardrobes. Think brightly colored quilted jackets that are sure to keep people fashionably warm and fragrances worth tucking away for holiday gifts. Go

Mint Clothing Boutique, various locations

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Joanna Mazzella started Mint Clothing Boutique in Mattituck in 2004 and has since expanded to Westhampton Beach, New York City, Stony Brook and, most recently, Locust Valley and the World Wide Web. Both her brick-and-mortar and online shops have everything from jogger-style pants in bold prints to cozy oversize sweaters that may actually have you counting down to the cooler months ahead. Go

Rexer-Parkes, Huntington

Huntington may be known as a culinary hub, but Rexer-Parkes gives it a different kind of flair. The store offers eclectic mixes of women’s clothing ranging from formal evening wear to the jeans locals live in all fall and winter. Owner and head buyer Francine Rexer likes to say, “We’re not about age level, we’re about taste level.” Three decades in the business prove she’s a pro. Go

Julianne, Port Washington

Inspired by her longtime friend and stylist Janet Brown, Julieann Stark opened Julianne in Port Washington to provide Long Islanders with cutting-edge outfits and good old-fashioned friendly style tips. Visiting the shop is like walking into a fashionable friend’s closet, with statement pieces like Carolina Herrera leopard-print pants to office-appropriate bow blouses made of luxe silk blends. Go

Victor Talbots, Greenvale

The Island’s most refined men have looked to Victor Talbots for help finding formal evening attire since 1985. The shop boasts a stable of the world’s most prestigious houses, including Hugo Boss and John Varvatos that make it so men don’t have to settle for anything other than the most luxurious of fashions. Go

Copious Row, Sag Harbor

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Copious Row finds most of its pieces internationally and stocks less ubiquitous brands, making it a go-to spot for unique finds out East. Pick up statement clothing and accessories, like cashmere Ryan Roche and Gigi Buris sweaters and floppy hats, hand-selected for their craftsmanship, originality and beauty. Go

Crinoline Fashion Boutique, Greenport

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Crinoline’s new arrivals define fall fun. Stock up on poppy leather purses, boldly-printed bell bottoms and zipper booties ideal for wearing under summer frocks now and denim laterGo

Revival Boutique, Roslyn

Find timeless Louboutin shoes and Chanel purses of collections past at this boutique that seamlessly blends vintage and consignment fashion. Don’t expect a random hodgepodge of frayed purses and coats missing buttons—owners Lauren Aryeh and Elyssa Rosenbaum only accept impeccably kept pieces. Go 

Pandemonium, Babylon

Warning: Pandemonium likes to style their jewelry/accessory pieces with apparel, which will make you want to walk out with several new outfits. But it’s so flawlessly put together; shoppers who can’t fight the temptation have no regrets. Go

beth ann clyde

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Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email bethann@lipulse.com or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.