Debbie Farber has created a charming haven for local women to shop and simply have a good time.
Since May 2007, Debbie Farber has been providing women and young ladies across the East End with much more than the perfect outfit. The Girls Room, which she describes as a “happy place with happy people to help you in any way they can,” is more akin to a home away from home for shoppers—filled with conversation, laughter and, of course, plenty of fashionable finds. Having worked in retail for most of her life, including at Lord & Taylor, the Hampton Bays resident says she always imagined opening her own boutique.
“Having three boys put that dream on hold for a bit,” Farber shares, “and then one day, I just felt it was time to fulfill my dream.” Her vision for The Girls Room, which originally opened in Woodbury and has since expanded to a second location in Southampton, was “a place where moms and their daughters and their grandmothers can shop,” she explains. “The Girls Room I dreamed of was where women feel at home and eventually become friends, not just customers.”
From beachy-chic clothes and accessories to cosmetic cases that can be custom embroidered, Debbie Farber stocks her boutique with products that make customers smile.
Inside her cozy stores, that’s exactly what transpires—women bonding as they browse for birthday gifts, party dresses and so much more. The Girls Room carries clothing and jewelry from such well-known brands as Mother Denim, Generation Love, LoveShackFancy and Cami NYC, plus beach bags (that can be custom embroidered), cosmetic cases, spa wraps and “homewares that you just won’t find other places,” Farber says.
Although you’d be hard-pressed to leave the boutique empty-handed, it’s the experience—and the relationships that are guaranteed to form—that sets The Girls Room apart. “I never worry about what any other stores are doing or buying,” Farber says. “I have always just followed my heart and created my own little thing.” 3 Guilles Lane, Woodbury; 42 Jobs Lane, Southampton