Everything you need that you never knew you needed. That’s the easy way to describe the shop Love Adorned in Amagansett Square. The Hamptons outpost is an offshoot of the Elizabeth Street store by the same name, which is the off shoot of the popular tattoo parlor New York Adorned. It sounds more confusing than it really is. The hardest part of Love Adorned East End is dealing with the LIE on a Friday afternoon.
Another way to describe the summer-centric Love Adorned in Amagansett would be to say it is a sort of tribal Labour and Wait. That’s a strong compliment considering Labour and Wait is one of my top five favorite stores in the world.
Love Adorned is full of all sorts of interesting accessories and small items. It’s the perfect place to stop into if you want to spend an hour looking at a bunch of stuff you didn’t know existed, but want nonetheless. I spotted a few familiar brands in the mix, with stuff from RTH, Leather Head and Poler Stuff on offer. I also discovered a few brands I have never heard of — like the pricey but nice USA-made towels from Fresco. Granted, the prices are geared towards the well-heeled Hamptons set, but the shop is still worth a visit and a poke around. The merchandise in the East End has more of a beach slant than the Elizabeth Street store, but both have an interesting vibe and unique aesthetic. It is definitely worth an hour of your time between beach sessions. [Love Adorned East End]