It’s had its home in Montecito, CA for a few years now, and this summer Mate Gallery has ventured east, opening two beautiful stores in New York City and Montauk respectively. The NYC space is on the amazing Grand Banks schooner docked on the Hudson river, while the Montauk store is in the gallery space at The Surf Lodge. Basically, after you buy the best bikinis and awesome Beach People towels at Surf Bazaar, you wander a couple of steps into Mate Gallery for a sick selection of thoughtfully curated home accessories. The running theme is vintage nautical plus various complementary accents with a distinctly Americana vibe. A vintage Hamptons guide book sits alongside a brass elephant, flanked by a pair of hurricane lamps. Vintage paintings line the walls, with pops of marine and woodland taxidermy and old nautical maps. It’s soooo good, you guys, and it’s open through the end of July at Surf Lodge and for the whole summer at Grand Banks in Tribeca.
Surf Lodge, 183 Edgemere St, Montauk, NY 11954 Tel: 631-483-5037 and Grand Banks: Pier 25, Hudson River Park, N. Moore St. at West S, New York, NY 10013 Tel: 212-960-3390