Staff Picks: What We're Packing for Labor Day2019-08-27
Labor Day weekend spells the final hurrah of summer (and provides some of the last chances to wear favorite warm-weather styles). Whether we're traveling or staying at home, the entire Margaux team is celebrating.
We wanted to share our favorite finds and go-to shoes with you as we look toward the long weekend. Don't forget to let us know where your Margaux shoes are taking you over the long weekend, either. Tag us @margauxny and with #onthegaux to be featured in future content.
"This is my favorite hat for long days in the sun. The quality is incredible—it's handmade by the oldest hat maker in America—and it's packable, making it perfect for a weekend 'on the gaux.'
"I haven't taken The City Sandal off all summer either. In Rose, it matches everything in my wardrobe."
- Alexa Buckley, Co-founder
"I live for these last few weeks of sun, salt, and sand. But all those hours outdoors can do a number on your hair—especially if yours tends to lighten in the sun, like mine. I recently discovered this delicious hair mask by Sachajuan—the ultimate antidote to dry or frizzy summer hair. The instructions say to leave it in for 20-30 minutes, but I've taken to leaving it on all night and rinsing in the morning. And voila: smooth, shiny, refreshed hair!
"Our elegant summer flat, The Sandal, has been my go-to for traveling, weddings, and more. Plus, the soft Platinum hue is the most flattering metallic I've found."
- Sarah Pierson, Co-founder
"An L.L. Bean tote is by my side all summer long. Perfect for mornings at the farmer’s market, toting a beach read, or packing an extra layer—a must for chilly Maine evenings on the water—it’s a tried and true classic.
"Similarly, the Cerulean Demis are my go-to. They were my first pair of Margaux shoes, and I always come back to them, especially in the summer. They add the perfect pop of color to any outfit."
- Augusta Winthrop, Manager of Retail Experience
"The dog days of summer manage to feel even hotter when you're pregnant. Hatch has been a go-to brand for me since they prioritize quality and comfort—two things we wholeheartedly believe in at Margaux—and are designed so they can be worn post-bump too, helping to fight the fast-fashion cycle.
"The Pointe is my must-pack shoe since its versatility is hard to beat—especially in Gold Linen. It looks polished enough to be 'fancy,' but works with the more casual items in my suitcase too."
- Leah Melby Clinton, Director of Communications
"Summer is by far my favorite season. I love the sun and even the 80+ degree weather that comes along with it. While not typically a sun-protection fanatic—I'm Mediterranean, so lobster-red burns are never my concern—the lightweight feel of Supergoop's primer-like sunscreen is the perfect barely-there layer to wear under makeup.
"The Demi is a shoe I live in year-round. Ochre suede, one of our newest colors, is the perfect option to segue into fall and will remind me of summer sun even when it gets cold in New York."
- Coco Paul-Henriot, Head of Digital and Creative Operations
"A gripping piece of fiction is my go-to year-round. Whether to read on the beach or en route to summer travels and weddings—for which I heavily rely on my black City Sandals—a book is a given in my bag. With Normal People, Sally Rooney did not disappoint."
- Gavriella Wolf, Head of Operations
"I’m always on the hunt for the perfect white tee, and I finally found it in my favorite boutique in my hometown of New Orleans. This LAMade version has that just-right fit with the optimal amount of stretch—a true day-to-night staple—and will be my gaux-to this LDW for everything from the beach to dinner with friends.
"When it comes to round-the-clock pieces, The Sandal has been the ultimate for me the past few months. In rich Saddle, I've worn it to the office, meetings, and on lazy Saturdays."
- Lindsay Rosenblum, Director of Retail
"A good pair of sunglasses, for me, is the one item that can make or break my summer wardrobe. I discovered Parisian brand Izipizi while on holiday in Île de Ré and fell in love with how lightweight and comfortable the frames are. The vintage style and soft blue color always add a pop of color.
"No summer look is complete without the perfect pair of slides either. The Sandal in Ivory literally goes with every summer dress I own, and the classic shape allows me to wear them to any and all occasions."
- deLancey Moser, Store Director