Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sun, noon-5pm
6 at 68th St.-Hunter College
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard
With an aesthetic akin to a slightly older take on J.Crew, J. McLaughlin carries preppy, playful attire suitable for a weekend barbecue or jaunt to the Hamptons. This Upper East Side boutique needs few furnishings to enliven its cozy space thanks to the wash of tangerine, lime green, and navy-blue hues of its bright inventory. Women will find an ample selection of patterned short-sleeve and three-quarter-sleeve button-up blouses, lightweight cardigans, airy shifts, embellished tees, linen dresses, and shorts. The shop’s breathable nylon-and-silk dresses are especially popular during the muggy summer months. When the mercury drops, colors become slightly more subdued and expertly blended wool and cashmere sweaters take center stage. Accessories like silk scarves, beach-ready totes, oversize handbags, and tie belts dot the store's shelves. There’s also a men’s collection of khakis, polos, and sweaters at J. McLaughlin’s larger Madison Avenue branch.Sales
January and June.