Nantucket Style


by Sarah McNamara

LatarteThe temperatures have risen and summer has hit the island fast and furious this year, with sunny skies and warm weather that is just begging for swimsuits, dresses, and sandals that will keep you cool and looking good at the same time. Soon the calendar will be full of beach BBQ’s and poolside soireés and there is no better place on Nantucket to keep you looking stylish, on and off the sand, than Letarte.Letarte

Letarte was established twelve years ago by sisters Michele Letarte Ross and Lisa Letarte Cabrinha, when they realized a need in the market for a swimsuit that was functional, fashionable, and original. Their bikinis tops and bottoms are sold separately, so you can be sure to fit your body type. The label has grown through the years to include an extensive range of cover-ups, tunics, dresses, a cashmere collection, lotions, and a line for girls ages 2-14 years. The store opened its doors on Nantucket three years ago, and prior to that they were selling to the top boutiques on the island. Their casual but chic style is perfect for island living, and their pieces can be easily worn to the beach or to a party.

Some of Letarte’s products (l to r): Crochet dress with scalloped sleeves and fringed bottom available in natural or navy; the Vintage Mix Up Bikini featuring vintage t-shirt prints (top and bottom sold separately)

  Letarte is located 5 South Water Street, look for their entrance tucked away on Cambridge Street across from the restaurant 12 Degrees East. They are open from 10am to 6pm, seven days a week. Stop in and get ready for summer on Nantucket!

Starfish Tunic with turquoise and green starfish and sequin detailing.

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