By Rachel Felder | August 15, 2016 | Style & Beauty
The Chequit's on-site boutique caters to Shelter Island locals with unique gift items from small, independent brands.
Although the inviting new boutique Salt Supply is located at The Chequit hotel in Shelter Island, its clientele isn’t just guests looking for, say, a roomy beach bag to use during their stay. “The first day that we opened, all the neighbors came in and shopped for their houses,” says Kevin O’Shea, who oversees the store. “That was always my goal for Salt Supply— being able to capture the locals.”
Non-hotel guests make up around half of the customers at Salt Supply, whose mix of wares—unusual and sometimes quirky items for home and beach, for men and women—is precisely curated and always appealing, including a few essentials and plenty of covetable gifts. Most of what’s in the brightly colored store comes from small, independently owned brands, many of which are based nearby, like Dealtry’s ornately printed scarves and Knot + Bow’s charming paper goods.
Salt Supply at The Chequit offers quirky, covetable items for locals and guests alike, from home accents and gifts to beach must-haves.
“When you live in a town, you want to have that perfect gift store where, no matter what’s going on, you can always find something,” says O’Shea, who is also the creative director of Salt Hotels, which owns The Chequit along with two properties in Provincetown. “I wanted a part of this store to be that for people, with things you haven’t seen before, new discoveries and unique items.” 23 Grand Ave., Shelter Island Heights, 749-0018
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SALT HOTELS/THE CHEQUIT