The best new stores to shop designer trends for summer 2021

Isaura M. League

The retail revival is in full swing, with new designer boutiques, pop-ups, collectable jewelry and custom togs. Here’s a look at the latest chic shops and must-have swag. 

Loeffler Randall NYC

“Camellia” sandals, $395 at Loeffler Randall, 10 Prince St.
“Camellia” sandals, $395 at Loeffler Randall
Loeffler Randall

Step into Loeffler Randall’s first-ever store. The sun-dappled Nolita boutique, at 10 Prince St., carries the brand’s shoe collection (including its signature pleated “Penny” heels topped with graceful hand-tied bows) as well as cool and contemporary ready-to-wear, handbags and accessories. You can reserve a complimentary appointment with a stylist on in advance of your visit.

Bloomingdale’s NYC

Shop playful pieces (from $52 to $549) at the Comme des 
Garçons pop-up inside Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave.
Shop playful pieces (from $52 to $549) at the Comme des Garçons pop-up inside Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave.
Matthew Carasella

Playful polka dots bedeck Comme des Garçons POCKET, the festive new pop-up shop on Bloomingdale’s ground floor. Plexiglas partitions designed by founder Rei Kawakubo hold an assortment of CdG Play togs, fragrances, wallets and those covetable Chuck Taylor collab sneakers. It’s time to join the dots.

Bloomingdale’s, Riverhead NY

Bloomindale's The Outlet, Riverhead, NY
Bloomindale’s The Outlet, Riverhead, NY
Courtesy of Bloomingdale’s

There’s a new destination on the Hamptons’ fashion map. Bloomingdale’s The Outlet has opened a pop-up store in Riverhead’s Tanger Outlets through January 2022. Shop for men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, fine jewelry and watches, all at a discount, and score designer brands like Salvatore Ferragamo, Alice + Olivia and Rag & Bone. Just in time for summer, find sunglasses and swimsuits galore.

Bloomingdale’s The Outlet is located at 912 Tanger Mall Drive at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead, NY. 

Ralph Lauren

Bespoke Polo by Ralph Lauren at
The Custom Polo, $168, at Ralph Lauren
Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

Get ready to pop your bespoke collar. Ralph Lauren has introduced The Custom Polo, Made to Order, an online customization program. Create a one-of-a-kind cotton shirt for men or women by choosing from six designs and 24 color combos. Add another layer of personalization with a pony emblem in the color of your choice, plus a monogram, name or phrase knit into each sleeve. Every piece is crafted on-demand for a unique – and sustainable – style statement. caption: The Custom Polo is $168 at

Louis Vuitton

Los Angeles exclusive Around the World Chain Links necklace
Limited-edition numbered Chain Links Patches men’s necklace, $4,800 at Louis Vuitton, 295 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton‘s globetrotting jewelry project touched down this month at its maison in Beverly Hills, Calif. Virgil Abloh, artistic director for menswear, created 12 different limited-edition colorways of his Chain Links necklace and this year is introducing one per city, per month. Each fashion capital receives just 12 of the numbered necklaces emblazoned with colored crystals, enamel, Plexiglas inserts and engraved monogram patterns. A special plate attached to the clasp identifies the city. Next destinations from June through December: London, Seoul, Singapore, Chicago, Milan, Hong Kong and Miami.  

Ralph Lauren Home Cottage

Ralph Lauren has opened the Home Cottage at 41 Jobs Lane in Southampton.
Ralph Lauren has opened the Home Cottage at 41 Jobs Lane in Southampton.
Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

Before cottagecore was even a thing, Ralph Lauren embraced it. Now the iconic designer is furthering the picturesque aesthetic with the opening of Home Cottage, a sunny store carrying seasonal decor and furnishings. Located at the end of a brick lane behind his Southampton store, the charming shop offers summer entertaining necessities, tempting host and hostess gifts, elegant furniture, textiles and linens.

Customers can explore Ralph’s entire home world – from made-to-order sofas to more than 600 lighting styles – at the digital clienteling desk. Starting June 14, consumers all over the country will be able to discover the space via the Southampton store’s RL Virtual Experience, a digital shopping adventure. Online or IRL, there’s no place like Home.

Two: Minds NYC

Two: Minds, a new shop in the Meatpacking District, stocks chic pieces, like this Stella McCartney dress.
Two: Minds, a new shop in the Meatpacking District, stocks chic pieces, like this Stella McCartney dress.
Stella McCartney

Scoop up chic gifts for mom at Two: Minds, an airy new multi-designer shop at 34 Gansevoort St. Co-founder Jesse Dong, a former buyer for Jeffrey New York, has curated an elevated men’s and women’s fashion, accessories and jewelry edit. Peruse wares from cult names like Tom Ford, Givenchy, Stella McCartney and The Row, along with global sensations such as Paris-based shoe label Amina Muaddi and South Africa’s ready-to-wear brand Thebe Magugu.

Photos by Matthew Carasella

The best double-buckle sandals for spring 2021

“Arizona Big Buckle” sandals, $155 at
“Arizona Big Buckle” sandals, $155 at Birkenstock
Isabel Marant “Lennyo” sandals, $590 at
Isabel Marant “Lennyo” sandals, $590 at Intermix
Isabel Marant
3.1 Phillip Lim “Freida” platform slides, $650 at
3.1 Phillip Lim “Freida” platform slides, $650 at Bergdorf Goodman
Phillip Lim
“Slidy Viv’” leather mules, $1,325 at Roger Vivier, 750 Madison Ave.
“Slidy Viv’” leather mules, $1,325 at Roger Vivier, 750 Madison Ave.
Roger Vivie

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