Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week recently showcased fall 2014 trends, but we still need to update our spring and summer wardrobe as the weather starts to warm up in the city. From pretty pastels to tea-length skirts, you’ll be ready to turn heads on every block. Keep up with the city’s fashionistas and socialites and head to these boutiques to snag some of the hottest pieces to add to your closet. By Sarah Shaker.
The Hamptons crowd flocks to Blue & Cream’s East Hampton locations during the summer months, so to get ready for spring, head to the Bowery location for all of your warm weather necessities. Blue & Cream in the East Village store stocks designers including 3.1 Phillip Lim, A.L.C., and rag & bone. With clothing, shoes and accessories for both men and women, Blue & Cream has just what you need to get on top of this season’s trends.
With four Manhattan locations, Olive & Bette’s suits the stylishly preppy crowds all over the city. This cheerful boutique offers figure-hugging styles with sass from designers Nanette Lepore, AG and Rebecca Taylor. If you’re the kind of gal who goes gaga for the color pink and feminine touches, this is your go-to boutique for spring apparel.
Whether you’re shopping for al fresco happy hours or to look cute in your cubicle, this pink-accented, playful shop is a goldmine for trendy looks for those who love to flirt. Fashionistas head to WiNK’s three Manhattan locations to scoop up pieces that have been featured in celebrity magazines and style blogs.
Opening Ceremony features fashions from a different country each year, showcasing creative designers of the year’s chosen destination. Opening Ceremony NY is comprised of two shops, located next door to each other. The original store features a shoe gallery in the basement, a kid’s corner, a bookshop and four floors of womenswear with brands including established designers like Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler and Rodarte, as well as a range of up-and-coming talents. Next door you’ll find menswear by brands including Acne, Band of Outsiders, Kenzo and Jeremy Scott.
The hipster set can’t live without Bird’s three locations in Brooklyn. Owner Jennifer Mankins handpicks womenswear from around 50 labels, including 3.1 Phillip Lim, rag & bone and Rachel Comey, as well as some high-end designer pieces from Thakoon and Yigal Azrouel. Whether you’re shopping in Park Slope, Williamsburg or Cobble Hill, you’ll find everything from dresses to handbags for a cool spring wardrobe overhaul.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.