This ultrapreppy Varese, Italy-based brand started producing fabric in 1921 and expanded into sportswear in the ’70s. Today, the company is known for its functional yachting gear that doubles as casual, nautically inspired staples. The handsome Upper East Side store, bedecked with marble floors and wood shelving, is the only place in the city to find the line’s colorful, logo-driven pieces for men and women. Technical boating duds, such as water-resistant and windproof zip-up sweaters ($739), can set you back molti soldi, but you’ll also find more affordable summer basics, including men’s plaid cotton oxfords with contrast gingham trim ($209) and drawstring linen pants ($315), plus ladies’ sheer blouses ($185) and striped drop-waist dresses ($389). No sea-loving shop would be complete without boat shoes, and Paul & Shark has plenty, among them colorful leather topsiders ($349) and rubber-sole canvas sneakers ($169).
Paul & Shark CLOSED
|Venue name:||Paul & Shark CLOSED||Contact:|
772 Madison Ave
|Cross street:||between 66th and 67th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun noon-5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 68th St–Hunter College|