I graduated from high school in 1971. Growing up in Riverhead, on the east
end of Long Island, Southampton was a mere 20 miles away. Jobs Lane was my favorite place to window shop in my entire world back then, and Lilly Pulitzer was a biggie. There was a bus from Riverhead to Southampton's Main Street, and yes, there were days when I skipped school, just to window shop there. Part of the reason I like the show REVENGE so much is there are glimpses of Southampton town every so often (though those panoramic shots are NOT Southampton!) A lunch at Silva's with a fashion magazine was so much more interesting than school!
The 60s changed fashion forever. Screaming fights with my mother who wanted me to wear my sister's hand-me-down pleated plaid calf length skirts and round collared blouses with circle pins.
I don't think so!
The skirts were ripped apart and resewn and shortened til my father had fits.
Saks Fifth Avenue, Zoom, Paraphernalia. I'm embarassed to admit that I don't remember all of the names. It was definitely pre Ralph Lauren. Lilly Pulitzer was what the rich women wore, those prints totally recognizable. I was fascinated by the recognition factor.....
We didn't have cell phones back then, so there are no selfies of my hippy dippy self mugging it with friends and the statues outside the Parrish Art Museum.
I was definitely a townie, but I sure could enjoy the Hamptons. My boyfriend at the time was from Southampton and he and his friends would drive down Jobs Lane taking turns mooning the horrified tourists from the back seat windows.
I live near a different part of the Atlantic Ocean now, but I can still get moved by a pair of Lilly Pulitzer flip flops! There's a Target up in Topsham- I may have to go check them out!