Since the mallification of America, it?s tough to find truly unique items. But there?s one place you?re sure to pick up something you won?t see at another Nick & Toni?s table: James B. Fairchild?s new lifestyle shop.
After 25 years in fashion design at Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren, Fairchild--whose Bridgehampton home was on the cover of House and Garden--is using his acute eye to curate an eponymous Southampton shop.
Fairchild has created nine thematic walls on which he showcases one-of-a-kind pieces, many of which were picked up on his travels. ?Left Bank? features a vintage Birkin bag ($14,000) and a Chanel gold-and-black leather cuff circa 1989 ($3,000), while ?Americana?? showcases a Barry Kieselstein-Cord alligator necklace ($2,100). More affordable jewelry can also be found: ?Bijoux?? has a sterling-silver spider pin ($125), and ?The Southwest?? features a squash-blossom necklace ($875). Whimsical pieces like an antique fire engine as well as vintage comics and baseball cards are on display at ?Playroom,? and ?The Collector? is filled with antiques like a 1950s German alarm clock ($125).
After selecting a few trinkets for your home and wardrobe, you?ll also probably come across something cool for Father?s Day or for your weekend host.
James B. Fairchild, 619 Hampton Rd., Southampton; 631-259-3731 or jamesbfairchild.com