When you dream about your beach getaway you may imagine yourself strolling along the surf in a diaphanous dress with a hint of the hem wet from the salt water. Your dangle earrings twinkle in the orange light from the sunset. Then you grab your jeweled clutch and you’re off for a fabulous dinner without a care in the world.
Vacations are about dreams and testing unseen sides of self and Calypso St Barth’s is a shop that can transport to a vacation state of mind. Friday they added an exclusive accessory shop to their roster of 29 worldwide. That makes 13 in New York alone so a lot of women are dreaming.
The brand was born in St Barth’s the French island in 1992. Known for bohemian looking clothing, easy silhouettes and pastel colors. Everything seems to go with white skinny jeans. Their web site shows their model juxtaposed against a lush tropical landscape, so you get the feeling, right?
As you enter on 280 Mott street, you walk past a bronze elephant in the boutique window (tusk up for good luck), there is a large tufted ottoman in white and above it sits a crystal chandelier. It is unofficially called the Dream Closet. The goodies circle the perimeter of the shop and you can touch, feel and try on the earrings, charms, necklaces, hats, bags, and gloves unfettered by glass cases.
The one of a kind accessories and collectables include and international roster of designers such as Lena Skadegard, Cleobella, and Wayuu Tata’s who’s native woven bags benefit the indigenous artisan women in South America.
Accessories are the perfect outfit changer, take up little room in your luggage and are inherently travel-friendly. Grab one thing or several for your beach holiday or just keep the dream alive by wearing a bobble in the New York cold.