Yucatan, Mexico: Some things should be only bought where needed. That’s what we found out when we looked for the world’s best summer boutiques where IRMA could buy her bikini when travelling around the world. They sell not just bikinis, but you find all the things you need for your time at the beach, your summer home or maybe just a souvenir to bring back with you. And don’t you feel much better trying on a pretty bikini after a day at the beach ?
Come shopping with us to the places where sunshine gets you in the perfect mood.
IRMA’S FAVORITE SHOPS
LA BOUTIQUE DU PLAGE 55, St. Tropez
Corinne, the lovely wife of Patrice de Colmont, owner of Club 55, took advantage of the fashionista clientele who comes by for lunch at the famous Club 55 during summer and opened a little shed right at the beach. At the beginning you could mostly buy handmade jewellery and a great selection of bikinis. Now it is stacked with everything you might need for the summer, even authentic toys and books for your children. I especially like their custom-designed porcelain plates with seafood motifs.
CROQUI CROQUI PERFUMERIA, MÉRIDA, MEXICO
This perfumery has been inspired by the Yucatán peninsula’s lush nature; think tropical scents of smoked woods, vibrantly coloured flowers, tobacco leaves, and succulent vanilla, spicy peppermints and fruity aromas. You can also buy features of the Bonatos and Ravagnan Hacienda Montaecristo accessories line, that includes locally hand-crafted gold filigree necklaces and even hand-crocheted hammocks.
AERIN, SOUTHAMPTON, USA
If you happen to be out in the Hamptons this summer, make sure you visit Aerin Lauder’s store in Southampton. It’s the perfect place to buy yourself a summer accessory or some new glasses for your veranda lunches and find the perfect hostess gift so you get invited back out to the Hamptons again.
RM 09, MONTAUK, USA
This new seasonal boutique just opened this summer at the popular Haven Montauk Hotel. The small shop, named after the re-configured guestroom it occupies, will carry an eclectic assortment of apparel and beach accessories curated for the Montauk summer guests. RM 09 gives you the opportunity to fill your tote with all the essentials for a weekend at the beach.
CÔTE SUD, COMPORTA & QUINTA DO LAGO
Manet, the charming Portuguese owner of CÔTE SUD, has a special eye and talented hand to bring together a unique summer style from all over the world. From handmade beach bags, light caftans to summer accessories she has all the things that make your holiday mood complete. For last season’s wear shop at CÔTE SUD SISTER on the boarder of Quinta do Lago.
L’ATITUDE, online Shop
And if you happen to be somewhere with no nice summer boutiques in sight, shop the net at www.shoplatitude.com where the perfectly done summer features inform you about everything from the best beach hats from Mexico and the must-have baskets from Ibiza.