Happy Friday everyone, it is delightful to be contemplating a weekend after only four ‘office days,’ no?
We share more Friday Fun today, beginning with some updates for anyone planning a little playtime in the Hamptons this summer. There are many additions to the retail landscape, with several stores recently opening or about to open, including Crewcuts by J. Crew (inside the existing Crew store), Restoration Hardware and Steven Alan, all in East Hampton.
There are also many seasonal shops, including pop-ups from both Sam Edelman and Stuart Weitzman, as well as Trina Turk and Lacoste. It’s TBD whether Lacoste’s new home will become a permanent fixture or just a summer shop, obviously we’re hoping for the former.
Lacoste actually has a line of Hamptons Bags, below we show the Tote.
MacKenzie-Childs has opened its new Southampton store, not far from Vineyard Vines. Also adding an East End outpost, The Black Dog, long a Princess favorite.
In addition to all of the standard Black Dog fabulosity, the Southampton store will carry several lines specific to its locale, including Ella Vickers recycled sailcloth totes.
This weekend and next week bring more openings, including a new Bond No. 9 store in Sag Harbor.
It makes sense, considering the firm does market a ‘Hamptons’ fragrance, as well as a ‘Montauk’ scent.
Regular readers know we have been loathe to spend much time looking at the fall fashion collections, let alone the resort/cruise lines that have been showing in New York the last two weeks. Spring has just been too slow in coming this year, and in many cases when it did arrive it came with deadly, destructive force, leaving us eager to simply revel in a few days of warm, sunny skies and gentle breezes. Contemplating a future need for heavier, warmer garments just hasn’t been on the radar. Until now.
Today we make an exception, sharing a few pieces from the Yves Saint Laurent 2012 Resort collection.
The entire line carried a strong nautical vibe (sometimes overly so) in seagoing colors and details, as well as bright florals reminiscent of island tides.
Very bright, very fun, perfect for a beachy escape.
Today’s final note consists of exciting news here at the Prepatorium, in the form of an announcement from our friends at Clairebella, they are officially Greek licensed!
That means very shortly we’ll be offering Clairebella’s wonderful accessories personalized with your favorite Greek organization.
May you enjoy a delicious weekend, marked by relaxation and good times.