November 25th, 2017
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Small Business Saturday: Chrison & Bellina

Since it’s Small Business Saturday, I thought I’d rerun this post on Chrison & Bellina, my favorite go-to for hostess gifts and children’s presents located in the heart of historic Oyster Bay, NY. The shelves are stocked with jams and teas from Hediard in Paris, Turkish tea glasses that I use as vases for garden roses, Egyptian cotton towels, and boho blouses for running around. They also have a men’s shop, James Guy, right around the corner.

Also in Oyster Bay is The Printery, a local brewery, and a slew of great restaurants, including the newly opened 2 Spring. Neighboring Locust Valley has great shops, too—friends Meg Braff and Betsy Pash have antiques and furniture and the Locust Valley Bookstore is packed with must-reads.

But, small doesn’t necessarily mean local. Many of my favorite shops now sell online so I can support them that way, too. A few that I’ve found on my travels: Privet House in New Preston, Connecticut, The Brentwood Country Mart Shops, Aerin in Southampton, NY, and Sugar Tools in Camden, Maine are great. Please share your favorites so we can all check them out.

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ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

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Gathered Knit Midi Dress

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Cropped leather jacket

SOPHIE BUHAI

Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings

NILI LOTAN

Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Belted wool blazer

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Blade velvet slingback pumps

THE ROW

Silvia silk-twill scarf

SAINT LAURENT

Logo-embellished leather loafers

VALENTINO

Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt

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Braided leather bangle

JOSEPH

Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress

LOEWE

Gate knotted leather slippers

ZIMMERMANN

Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat

CARTIER EYEWEAR

Santos de Cartier metal shield sunglasses

  • Phoebe & Bell is a great little store for interior design, local foods, & artists, seasonal garden ornaments, jewelry, fragrances and baby gifts on the North Fork of Long Island in Peconic. They have an Instagram page. It’s located in a very old building yet is feels very fresh and still blends in with its 18th century neighbors.

    HeathcliffNovember 26th, 2017  11:54 AM

     
  • Prim is a clothing boutique in my little Northern California town started by some local young women. Prim Pop is children’s clothing- really adorable.

    https://iloveprim.com/

    LeeNovember 27th, 2017  7:57 PM

     
  • The Vermont Crafted Goods Co., based in Woodstock, sells small batch goods at www.vermontcrafted.com (with a brick and mortar to open next summer).

    Elizabeth DanielsNovember 28th, 2017  12:21 PM

     
  • Thank you lovely people at keepitchic.com for your shout-out about Privet House.
    Hope to see you again in the neighborhood sometime… Happy Holidays!

    SuzanneNovember 28th, 2017  2:06 PM

     

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