The number of women-owned businesses has nearly doubled in the past two decades (yay!), but when it comes to starting and running a business, it’s still far from an equal playing field (boo). These Hamptons women have (collectively) have launched a winery, revamped a historic hotel, created a seafood mecca and built booming clothing and lifestyle brands. Read on—then get out and support these hardworking ladies ASAP.
6 of Our Favorite Women-Owned Businesses in the Hamptons
The Baker House 1650
Helmed by Antonella Bertello-Rosen, this award-winning East Hampton hotel books up quickly. Bertello-Rosen and her husband purchased the property in 2005, added luxurious amenities (like an indulgent on-site spa) and turned the historic hotel into a must-visit for discerning travelers.
181 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-4081 or bakerhouse1650.com
The Clam Bar
It’s not really summer until you’ve had a lobster roll, and one of the East End’s best can be found at the Clam Bar in Amagansett. Owner Betsy Flinn’s no-frills spot also serves up heaping piles of fried clams and spicy crab chowder—and a high likelihood of spotting a celebrity or three.
2025 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett; 631-267-6348 or clambarhamptons.com
Montauk Wine Company
Anneris Blair started Montauk Wine Company in 2017 because she wanted a wine that tasted like a Montauk summer. We’ll be thanking her for that all year. This season, the company debuted two very drinkable wines: a lively white blend and a rosé blend of Syrah, Malbec and Merlot.
Aerin East Hampton
Founded by Aerin Lauder, luxury lifestyle boutique Aerin will open its third retail location, in East Hampton, on Memorial Day weekend. The store is a mecca of home decor, lifestyle and beauty products curated by Lauder herself. In other words, it’s a one-stop shop for our dream life.
Owned by former investment banker and dedicated yogi Jen Russo, Juja Active is a must-visit for indie yoga wear. Look for activewear brands Crane & Lion, Red Tiger and Electric & Rose.
38 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-259-3855, and 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 631-604-2137
Jennifer Bandier opened her namesake luxury activewear boutique in Southampton in 2014. Fast-forward four years and Bandier has expanded the brand into an e-commerce site and four additional locations. Stop by and stock up on sporty lesser-known brands such as Beth Richards, Prismsport and Ward Whillas.
44 Main St., Southampton; 631-488-4304 or bandier.com