Bird's Jen Mankins On How to Pack a Perfect Beach Bag

Jen Mankins' store Bird is a veritable Brooklyn institution, adored by industry insiders, borough locals and style-obsessed out-of-towners alike. And starting June 1, the uber-cool retailer is leaving the nest—pun fully intended—and installing its first non-Brooklyn pop-up space on Shelter Island, Mankins' summer destination of choice (she's been vacationing there for the past 10 years straight!).

Appropriately and adorably called Beach Bird, the temporary shop will stock summer essentials by under-the-radar labels, plus loads of tried-and-true, Bird-approved favorites. In the weeks to come, Beach Bird will also roll out a number of exclusive collaborations and custom items. To celebrate Mankins' latest project, we asked her to put together her dream beach bag for our readers—a mix of whimsical wearables, unique gift ideas and other sun-and-fun essentials. Read on for her shoppable picks!

Beach Bird, 183 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964

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