Shop Alert: Marc Jacobs Expands & Duffy to Wed

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Provincetown

Marc’s quaint but rockin’ shop in the not-so-sleepy-anymore West End is expanding. According to WWD,  the shingled spot will upgrade from 500 square feet to 2,300. Happy news in a town where fashion means flowing caftans for artsy ladies and Speedos and muscle tees for hunky gay guys. The shop is always packed, with tourists and locals scooping up totes, tops, and all that other fun marc by marc stuff. The boutique re-opens for the season with a (private?) celebration this Sunday.  Which leads to more news . . .

Robert Duffy and 

The brains behind the brand, Robert Duffy, is marrying his sweetheart, Alex Cespedes, in Ptown on Tuesday. Not only is it actually legal, but Duffy feels a kinship with the town, having summered there during his childhood. Marc will be the best man, and the guest list is small – just 86.  The ceremony will be held out and performed by a Unitarian minister. The cake will be chocolate and the grooms will wear black suits by Armani. Just kidding.

I’m hunting for more details from my Ptown sources . . . will let you know if they pull through!

Shopping Trip: Provincetown’s Shor

shor ext2This about wraps it up for cute design shops in Provincetown. (Though I really should do a comprehensive post to aggregate all these little ones.) Shor has been around for a while, though under a different name (Coast maybe?) until a couple of years ago. The furnishings here are a bit more traditional, a mix of new and antique accessories, with a trendy piece here and there (hello stag head). There’s a pair of stunning Michael Aram thorny silver twig lamps in the window that I didn’t get a picture of. They seem to offer design services too – there are colorful Company C rug samples in the back, along with stacks of swatches. I am loving the straw-like upholstered sofa, as well as the open Champagne cork cage-like lamps. See for yourself.






Shopping Trip: Provincetown’s Yates and Kennedy

yatesYou’re probably sick of all the Ptown posts, but hey, that’s where I am, so just go with it. Amazingly, I came across another new design shop, Yates and Kennedy, at 368 Commercial Street in the East End. The owner, Mitch Yates, also owns the edgy men’s clothing boutique MAP, and decided to branch out to the home thing this year. His taste is right on, with a mix of old and new pieces and groovy vintage wallpaper. Have a look at his wares:








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Shopping Trip: Provincetown’s South Stream Design

There’s a new home design boutique in Provincetown. There’s no name on the outside, but the hang tags on the items say South Stream Design Christian Soderstrom. I think he may be an interior designer. I chatted with him briefly on Memorial Day weekend, but it was their first day and things were busy. The shop is enchanting, mixing home accessories with garden ornaments (new, old, and reproductions). The prices are extremely reasonable and I was excited to see he Cavern wallpaper on two of the walls – he even sells it. I picked up a cute garden bunny for my friend Tanya, since she and Rob were making one of their fabulous brunches for us the next morning. The photos I took didn’t come out very well, so I went back last week and shot a few more. And brought home a garden fairy for myself this time.



Wanderlust Ceramics


CIMG7438“Migration” wallpaper by Cavern Home



garden fairies under $10






The bunny. He’d make a great doorstop too.

CIMG7441The bunnies’ friends.


CIMG7435Love the map wall in the back.

ext sideThe side window, all in white.