Arlene (Lee) Jackson, a former East Hampton resident who owned and ran the In Essence clothing store in Amagansett, died on Oct. 5 in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was 83 and had been ill with Alzheimer’s for seven years.
A resident of West Palm Beach in Florida, Ms. Jackson had a long career in fashion. After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, she worked as a buyer for several clothing companies, including Peck & Peck, Ann Taylor, and Casual Corner. She was named “sportswear buyer of the year” from 1966 through 1970. Her Amagansett shop was open from 1971 to 1984.
Born in Philadelphia on April 20, 1929, she was the daughter of James Jackson and the former Charlotte Brownsworth. An animal lover, she was particularly fond of Yorkshire terriers.
Ms. Jackson was cremated. Her ashes will be buried at a family plot in Philadelphia.