by Christine Malecki
Montauk is known for its beaches, bars and beautiful views, but its also the perfect place to revamp your wardrobe. And hey, you’ve got to wear something to the beach and on your night out, right? Here are some boutiques that will not disappoint no matter what kind of outfit you’re searching for.
Looking to stand out in the crowd? Look no further than Nibi Montauk. Owned by Kristin Sheeler, Nibi is known for their laid back, yet luxurious clothing. They carry everything from unique swimwear to designer jewelry to vintage clothing, even kimonos! Shopping at Nibi will ensure you that no matter the event, no one will be wearing the same outfit as you. If you ever drift away from Montauk, fear not, there is another Nibi located in Bridgehampton.
The Bluestone Lane Pop-Up
The Bluestone Lane Pop-Up is bringing their Australian roots to Montauk for their fourth summer. At Bluestone, you can find the most popular Australian brands, such as Hansen & Gretel and The Upside, all in one place. They carry swimwear, leisure wear, ready-to-wear fashion and even accessories. Aside from the distinctive Aussie vibes, the store offers premium coffee, tea, and baked goods. Iced coffee while shopping for a new pair of fabulous sunglasses? Say no more.
With swings hanging from the ceiling and golden accents on the walls, Wyld Blue feels like a daydream vacation. Wyld Blue chooses pieces for the travelers at heart. They carry items such as vintage Chanel windbreaks, 1920’s lace dresses and Dior sunglasses big enough to block out the paparazzi we wish we had. Wyld Blue is the perfect place to find an outfit to match even the greatest of adventures.
If you haven’t visited Shine yet, you’re surely missing out. This local business provides up-scale, yet affordable clothing. A hot spot for all fashionistas. Shine caters to women of all shapes and sizes with their wide collection of apparel. As a Montauk favorite, Shine carries almost anything fashionable you may need. Gifts made by local artisans and jewelers, trendsetting hats, endless racks of apparel, and beauty products galore; Shine has it all.
The trend of men’s jewelry is going strong now that Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club is hosting Miansai all summer. You’ll find Miansai in an aluminum airstream trailer, no less. All the way from Miami, their handmade, nautical-influenced bracelets and necklaces have become staples for many celebs like Zac Efron and Miley Cyrus. Oh yes, Miansai isn’t just for gents; they also carry women’s accessories. Sourcing from the finest leathers and metals, Miansai is a stop you can’t miss.
Deep Blue Vintage
After a brew at Montauket, swish across the parking lot to travel through the ages with Deep Blue Vintage’s carefully curated collection. Some of their rare pieces include an 1890 lace jacket and a 1970 bright orange two-piece dress. Deep Blue Vintage celebrates iconic fashion moments with a light-hearted approach. Many of Deep Blue Vintage’s pieces have ended up on design concept boards for some of the most well know fashion houses. For all lovers of fashion, don’t skip out on this unique destination.
The Shipwreck Jewelry & Trading Co.
The Shipwreck is the newest and hottest go-to spot for any and all jewelry needs. New to Montauk this summer, The Shipwreck offers not only a house line of jewelry made in Montauk, but other pieces that have been curated from around the world. This will be Montauk’s first full service jewelry store offering custom jewelry and jewelry repairs. Open year-round, the Shipwreck will host jewelry making classes for whenever you’re feeling crafty.