Inspired by European cities and islands like Capri and St. Barth, Katherine Tess Southampton opened in May and is already elevating summer style in the almost always fashionable Hamptons.
“After opening up Katherine Tess Beach in Westhampton [Beach in May 2013] with my lifelong friend and Hamptons’ partner Gladys Bank, it felt like the next step,” said owner Katherine Tess who again partnered with Bank to open the Southampton location and also owns a third Katherine Tess boutique in Roslyn. “As a young girl, I remember spending my summers on holiday by the Italian coast. I wanted to recreate some of the magic from the stores I had seen in those beautiful beach cities.”
Tess has always focused on making her stores a happy place where women can find something that helps them feel both stylish and sophisticated. This new store is no different and carries an eclectic mix of items. Similar to the Westhampton location, the clothing and accessories are more summer-focused. Options include gorgeous cover-ups, beach bags, hats and shoes. There is also a signature collection of hand woven bags that come in a variety of colors like navy, pink and green and are perfect for exploring the town.
“When I buy for the store, I look for things I absolutely love. I am very particular about the items we carry.” Other novelty items include linen pastel shirts, shell bracelets, pearl necklaces and color stone rings.
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“I want the women who shop at Katherine Tess to feel beautiful and empowered in their fashion choices.”
Katherine Tess Southampton is located at 69 Main St.