Through the magic of Pinterest, I discovered this fabulous brand that makes amazing dresses, tunics, and caftans. Two New York is a small collection of chic and effortless pieces. They are made from hand-loomed cotton saris and textiles, and are hand-made in their Brooklyn studio. And the designer, Monica Patel-Cohn has a very impressive resume. She has worked with Simon Doonan (the wizard behind all beauty at Barney’s New York) and in Milan at Prada. She so understands that women want to be chic and comfy whether they are at the beach or trying to beat the heat.
For more offerings and information, please visit Two New York
I am going crazy for caftans right now, but it’s really hard to find ones that don’t look like pajamas and aren’t super expensive. I’ve also found some vintage offerings on Etsy and Ebay, and even some original patterns from the 70’s (too bad I can’t sew).
Rachel Pally “Gwyneth” Caftan Maxi $295
Still expensive but a true caftan.
Available at Neiman Marcus
Michael Stars “Eve” Caftan $117.30
This is a modern caftan and would rock at the clubs.
Available at Bloomingdale’s
Victoria’s Secret Caftan Dress $59.50
Same dress, different colors. This is my favorite and it’s affordable. Great for lounging, errands, or lunch with the girls.
Available at Victoria’s Secret
And here are some inspiring pictures that I “pinned” and have me dreaming of lazing my summer in a caftan.