resort towns: provincetown, ma


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John Derian

Occupying a shed-like building behind Derian's own summer house, this two-room shop looks a bit like the combination of a surf shack and the living room of an eccentric aunt. In addition to Derian's decoupage plates and the hand-glazed Astier de Villatte ceramic pitchers, there are loads of beach-friendly items too, such as sari-esque picnic blankets and rugged canvas carryalls.
396 Commercial St., 508-487-1362

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs president Robert Duffy loves Provincetown, which is why the tiny hamlet's main street hosts a Marc by Marc Jacobs boutique. Besides the fun dollar-store fare the stores are now known for (plastic lipstick-shaped pens, glittery cocktail rings), this is an excellent resource for items you forgot to pack: flip-flops, bikinis, and featherweight cashmere sweaters, as well as greatest hits from the current collection.
184 Commercial St., 508-487-0723

Small Pleasures

With one of the best selections of antique estate jewelry we've ever seen, this hushed and dark parlor-like salon is an unlikely beach-town find. But the array of 18th-century mourning rings, Italian micro-mosaic pendants, and stone-studded drop earrings competes in quality with anything you would find in New York or Los Angeles.
359 Commercial St., 508-487-3712

Yesterday's Treasures

Time-worn daguerreotypes, postcards of the Cape from the '50s, midcentury modern glass vases, and loads of costume jewelry are the main draws at this small shop, which conveniently stays open until well after dinner—it's all super-affordable too.
176 Commercial St., 508-487-5920