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Sol de Ibiza
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6 at Spring St.; N, R at Prince St.
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Leslie Bettison was an overworked lawyer who jetted off to the beach every chance she got—until a seminal trip to Ibiza in 2007 inspired her to build a beach existence for herself back in New York. She fell in love with the “ad libitum” (at one’s pleasure) Spanish style—gauzy cotton skirts trimmed in lace, vibrant sarongs, and breezy, loose-fitting beachwear. Bettison brought apparel from her favorite designers back to the U.S., opening this aptly named boutique and decking it with wicker furniture and bamboo accents. The styles are fit for warm-weather retreats: hippie-chic skirts and floral dresses from Charo Ruiz, sarongs and beach towels from Kasuku, colorful layered skirts from Ibimoda, Melissa Odabash’s detailed swimwear, and Bettison’s own line of loose-fitting cotton pants. A table in the middle of the shop displays Spanish-made Castañer espadrilles and Helen Kaminski’s raffia hats and clutches, while cases near the register hold painted ceramic pendants and gold-plated cuff bracelets. Cooler months bring an influx of Qi cashmere, but the perpetually tan Bettison makes frequent trips back to Menorca and Ibiza throughout the year to keep the summer stock fresh year-round.