Summer is high time to shine—and splurge. If you like to spend your time on the hunt for the latest lust-haves, here’s our ultimate list of well-deserved luxuries.
525 America This family-owned luxury knitwear brand stays true to its Long Island roots with year-round classic fishermen cables, whimsical prints, and everything in between. In addition to retailers in the Hamptons, 525 America is sold at these fne North Shore boutiques: Entrée Boutique, Port Washington; Jill Scherer, Ltd., Roslyn, Rexer- Parkes, Huntington; and online.
Gelber & Mundy A full-service jeweler dating back more than 59 years, Gelber & Mundy carries a full selection of loose GIA-certifed diamonds, bridal jewelry, fashion jewelry, and men’s accessories. If you’re searching for a stellar timepiece, it is an authorized dealer of 19 major watch brands. 5 Bond St., Great Neck, 516-482-1585
Shari’s Place After studying fashion merchandising at FIT in New York City, Shari Kaynes opened her boutique on Long Island in 1979. Besides her Greenvale flagship, Kaynes has outposts in Southampton, Manhattan, and Palm Beach, Florida. Or you can score stunning wares, including a pair of lace-up Nicholas Kirkwood Ava sandals ($1,295), at her online boutique. 44 Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale, 516- 484-7400
Gold Coast Maserati Long Island’s most discerning car buyers navigate to The Experience Auto Group’s newest Maserati location in Great Neck, a hub for Long Island’s most elite clientele, much like its five sister locations along the Eastern Seaboard. 90 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, 516-299-8228
Jaguar of Great Neck This Jaguar and used-car center helped pioneer the concept of certifed preowned vehicles for the luxury market. Through the Jaguar Certifed Pre-Owned program, it’s possible for clients to own their top-of-the-line dream car at a price within their budget. 732 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, 877-436-3241
Ferrari of Long Island Featuring a spacious showroom with new and pre-owned Ferrari vehicles, this dealership also carries a selection of used luxury cars from other premium and exotic auto manufacturers. 65 S. Service Rd., Plainview, 516- 726-1698
Lester’s What will you find at Lester’s this summer to stay on trend? “Fringe is everywhere,” says Jill Oralevich, divisional merchandise manager. “No longer just a detail, it’s a theme, showing up on jackets, vests, rompers, sweatshirts, bags, booties... everything!” 90 Northern Blvd. (at Glen Cove Road), Greenvale, 516-626-1161
Mixology “Our growing company is shaping the contemporary fashion market every day,” says Mixology’s creative director Marcus Austin- Paglialonga. “With our sixth store now open, and more in the works, Mixology offers high-fashion boutique style at fast-fashion prices—two elements that rarely coexist. Stop by and meet our in-house stylists, I guarantee we’ll become your favorite fnd of the summer.” 7923 Jericho Tpk., Woodbury Village Shopping Center, Woodbury, 516-496-2323
Ooh La La Boutiques For a total fashion experience that goes to extremes to curate one-of-a-kind styles, look no further than Ooh La La. Following the concept of opposites attracting and defning each other, the boutique offers unique collections that meld vintage and modern, casual and dressy, sexy and feminine, and edgy and classic. 306 Main St., Huntington, 923-0851
photography by Doug young (shari’s place; christina Disimone (jaguar). opposite page: courtesy of glen cove mansion (glen cove);
sagamore hill nhs, national park service (library); jay brenner (coinDre hall)