Bags to Differ
Find a vintage Birkin bag in Southampton
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