Keeping Account 08.30.12

Local business news

Remember, No Tax!
    State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle reminded parents this week as they shop for back-to-school clothes that New York State has repealed its sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.
    The repeal went into effect in the spring and is expected to save the average family nearly $200 a year, according to a release from the senator’s office.

Leather and Wine
    A trunk show featuring Mara Carrizo Scalise’s handmade artisan leather goods and jewelry, hosted by Audrey Orell and Sharone Komoroff, will be held at Parachute East on Main Street in Sag Harbor tonight from 4 to 7. A portion of proceeds will go to Community of Unity, a nonprofit that empowers underserved youth.
    Wine will be served. The owners request prior registration via

Berry Good
    Tonight, Lu Berry, a designer, will host her last fashion show of the season at Trata Estiatoria in Water Mill. Through a Greek goddess theme, the show will highlight the brand’s 2012 swimsuit line. D.J. Lore Loud will provide the soundtrack for the event, which begins at midnight. The fashion exposé is free, but the organizers request prior registration at, and ask that attendees dress fashionably.

High-Fashion Conscious
    The Lazypoint boutique will present a trunk show, Cashmere X Jewels, at its Amagansett shop, tonight and tomorrow, and has invited those who plan to stop in to “come early and stay late.”
    The sweaters will be provided by John Patrick’s line, Organic, which produces luxurious and sustainable knit­wear. The jewelry component will be supplied by Carolyn Roumeguere, who grew up with the Maasai people in Kenya and learned to construct intricate jewelry.
    Refreshments will be served.