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Kirna Zabete Celebrates the Big 2-0, Set to Toast Fendi in East Hampton

Kirna Zabete is all grown up, and she’s aged beautifully. Owner Beth Buccini on Thursday will mark the 20th anniversary – which is actually Sept. 9 – by hosting a cocktail event celebrating Fendi‘s fall 2019 collection at Kirna Zabete’s East Hampton digs at 66 Newtown Lane. Kirna Zabete launched a pop-up shop in East Hampton in the summer of 2016. Buccini was hooked by Labor Day. “I said there is absolutely no way I’m closing this store,” she recalled. “Everyone is relaxed. You need something to wear that night. I had a sense it would work because people started calling me in [Manhattan] and saying, ‘When are you coming out? Can you bring me this or that.'” No retail anniversary would be complete without without an exclusive commemorating capsule collection. Kirna Zabete’s features vibrantly-printed summer frocks and swimsuits, sensually-blended candles and acrylic neon box signs, among other products. Buccini tapped 20 designers and brands that reflect Kirna Zabete’s colorful, exuberant ethos and were chosen for being among the store’s early brands, a recent new discoveries or touching her in some other way. There’s Adam Lippes‘ special edition top, La Double J’s Short & Sassy floral dress, Of Rare Origin’s floral gold hoop earrings, a

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