It may still be too chilly for strapless dresses and open-toed shoes, but April means it?s officially time to start planning your summer vacations.
Here to help you pack are lifelong surfers Winnie Beattie and Rob Magnotta. The duo (who, naturally, met on a beach) recently converted an abandoned olive-oil factory on Mott Street into a sunny clothing store that has everything you?ll need for balmy days ahead.
Their aptly named Warm boutique has summer essentials like Tocca scalloped-neck blouses ($240), Vanessa Bruno knit cardigans ($445) and floral-print Current/Elliott jeans ($98). But if you really want to look like a local while island-hopping, pick up a beaded bathing suit from Colombian designer Agua Bendita or a hand-dyed maxi dress by Ibizan model Yvonne Sporre.
Driftwood, orchids and sea glass give the store a beach-house vibe, but the garden patio is most welcoming: The owners have set up a film screen and projector for kids? movies, so little ones can stay entertained while you stock up for sunnier locales.
Now all we need is a tan.
Warm, 181 Mott St. (between Kenmare and Broome sts.); 212-925-1200 or warmny.com