Are you as done with winter as I am? I've never seen our friends and neighbors in more need of a spring break in the sun! While it may be cold and snowy outdoors, our city's shops are all about spring and resorts, so visit a few of the following to prepare for a quick vacation, or pretend you are:
Michael Kors - Multiple locations
From apparel to bags to shoes, Kors could outfit your entire vacation. But I love the clothing this year -- casual but with enough style to take you from a beach-filled day to a lovely restaurant in the evening.
Alexander Wang - 103 Grand Street
Great shorts, short skirts and tops in neutral colors (with the occasional pop of color) that will allow you to wear them in the city the rest of the year -- a truly versatile collection.
Calypso St. Barth - Multiple locations
Can't get to the islands? A visit here is like a mini-vacation in itself. And if you are preparing for a voyage, this is the place for beachwear, sweaters and more!
Zimmermann - 55 Mercer Street
Get Bondi Beach style in your life from this new entrant, direct from Australia. Bright prints, some interesting cuts, and separates for those of us not blessed to be a perfect size!
Malia Mills - Multiple locations
Superskinny? A bit buxom? This store has the perfect suit with the perfect fit, regardless of your size or shape. Any store that helps you love yourself a little bit more is great for us all!
Vilebrequin - 1007 Madison Avenue
Let's not forget the gentlemen! Stylish swimwear and beachwear for men and boys with just the right touch of French chic.
Henri Bendel - 712 Fifth Avenue
From tangerine handbags to floral necklaces to scarves and flip-flops, this is a one-stop shop for that perfect extra that makes an outfit.
Tory Burch - 797 Madison Avenue - 38-40 Little West 12th Street
Just looking at Burch's espadrilles makes spring vacation seem that much closer. Add in her travel accessories such as cosmetic bags, scarves and belts, and you have summer in a store!
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Jack Rogers - 1198 Madison Avenue
Rogers' sandals are his claim to fame, and this season's collection does not disappoint. In addition to the classic Navajos, find wedges in metallics, colors and neutrals to suit every mood and outfit.
Stuart Weitzman - Multiple locations
Flat sandals for day, heeled wonders for the evening, and styles that bring out the Greek Goddess in you - all of it here.
Robert Marc - Multiple locations
Robert Marc's eyewear is crafted of quality materials, with fabulous design and that signature hinge that is a hallmark of style. You just can't go wrong here!
Warby Parker - 121 Greene Street - 819 Washington Street
The e-commerce phenomenon now has stores that will allow you to experience their unique combination of style and affordability. Plus, for every pair purchased, the company donates a pair to someone in need. Buy a bunch!
Happy sunning and Happy Shopping!