Ultimate Summer Guide: Shopping

Ultimate Summer Guide: Shopping
 
 Summertime is prime time when it comes to pop-up shops, new stores opening their doors, and the welcome debuts for dozens of new brands and labels coming to the city.

From the new Fulton Mall pop-ups in Brooklyn to Time Warner Center’s tenth anniversary, there’s a lot to celebrate while checking out the latest summer wares. And did we mention that this is the season to stock up at sample sales?

First-Time Shops

Just because you haven’t heard of these brands doesn’t mean you won’t be lusting after them soon. The just-opened Tribeca boutique La Garconne (465 Greenwich St.) already has a Gwyneth Paltrow endorsement on GOOP, and features racks of minimalist clothes by Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant and Suno.

For a tougher and grittier aesthetic, head to the first brick-and-mortar location for leather goods specialist Will Leather Goods (29 Prince St.), which includes a living plant wall.

Marimekko is bringing tops like this to Banana Republic this summer.
 

CFDA Award nominee Jennifer Fisher, who has a major cult following among Hollywood starlets, will sell her signature customizable cuffs at her first stand-alone store in the Flatiron district.

Heritage brand Woolrich (125 Wooster St.), which specializes in sturdy boots, anoraks and hike-ready flannel shirts, opens in SoHo in the next two months. And signage is already up at the first New York store for The Kooples (401 W. 14th St.), which does ready-to-wear in a very French way.

Big Brand Boom

Brace yourselves, Brooklynites: Last Call by Neiman Marcus (210 Joralemon St.), the extreme sale site that offers discounted clothes, shoes and jewelry from their big sister, is finally opening up.

As if that weren’t enough exciting department store news, Nordstrom Rack has officially launched at the revamped Fulton Mall (505 Fulton St. in Brooklyn), where a brand new T.J. Maxx has also found a spiffy new location.

Inside the new Last Call by Neiman Marcus.
 

In Manhattan, the ubiquitous Urban Outfitters is getting ready to debut another huge lifestyle offshoot (after opening their Space Ninety 8 concept shop in Williamsburg) in Herald Square (1333 Broadway). Believe it or not, the space will mark UO’s largest store to date. That’s a lot of ironic T-shirts!

Meanwhile, The Shops at Columbus Circle are celebrating 10 years in business — and getting a little revamp of their own with a new Michael Kors store set to open very soon.

Collab Hype

We’ll have to wait until November for the highly anticipated Alexander Wang capsule collection at H&M, but there’s plenty of collaborations to get excited about in the meantime.

Mara Hoffman, a New York designer best known for her colorful prints and swimsuits, is partnering with Anthropologie to launch printed candles, embroidered curtains and other home goods ranging from $12 to $1,998.

You can grab a Medicine Wheel Pillow by Mara Hoffman at Anthropologie this summer.
 Republic has chosen famed Finnish design company Marimekko for its latest partnership, launching geometrically-printed pants and dresses in stores for a limited time.

And get your Target Alerts ready come September, when It Designer of the moment Joseph Altuzurra debuts his budget-conscious collection for Target.