Polished Coconut Awarded Best Boutique at 2019 Hampton Classic Horse Show
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The Hampton Classic celebrates elegance and beauty not only on the competition field but across all areas of the 65-acre showgrounds.
This year’s panel of judges brought a wealth of design and style experience to the table. The judges were award-winning actress, author, entrepreneur and trustee of the New York Academy of Art, Brooke Shields; retail veteran and current CEO of Victoria’s Secret Beauty, Greg Unis; artist, equestrian and President of the New York Academy of Art, David Kratz; and acclaimed architect and designer Steven Gambrel.
After visiting each boutique in the Agneta Currey Boutique Garden and Stable Row, the judges convened and awarded this year’s blue ribbon and two VIP passes to this year’s event to Alicia Kossick’s Polished Coconut, a curated selection of beautiful, sustainable, fair-trade handmade items, the sales and trade of which help empower women and support local economies.
Polished Coconut was named best boutique at the 2019 Hampton Classic Horse Show. L-R David Kratz, Brooke Shields, Alicia Kossick, Steven Gambrel and Greg Unis © Vicci Valenti
“We love that Alicia really took advantage of the whole booth space including the ceiling and she has an incredible story behind the brand which really comes through in the design of the booth,” remarked the judges. “The brand supports local female artisans in underserved areas. The booth is a colorful, inviting and happy space with great curation of vintage objects.”
Second Place was awarded to Stick & Ball, a luxury lifestyle & apparel brand inspired by polo in the countryside, and third place went to Long Island Yarn and Farm, a collection of bath & body, clothing and yarn from local llamas and alpacas.
Second place boutique at the 2019 Hampton Classic went to Stick & Ball (above), third place was awarded to Long Island Yarn & Farm (below.)
© Vicci Valenti
One of the most spectacular equestrian events in the nation, The Hampton Classic showcases the highest levels of show jumping competition. The world-class event hosts hundreds of top riders and horses from all over the world, competing over eight days for prestigious titles and over $800,000 in prize money. The week builds towards the $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix CSI4* on Sunday, September 1, where the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge will be awarded to the rider amassing the highest number of points from the show’s five FEI Jumper competitions.