Looking for a fun place to shop this summer? C. Wonder is not only fun, but it offers a unique approach to your average boutique. From the moment of entry to this vibrant and colorful establishment, happiness takes over. With upbeat music in the background, a friendly staff and treasures in every nook of the wide open and airy space, the only decision to be made, is where to begin?
C. Wonder was developed by J. Christopher Burch, founder and CEO of J. Christopher Capital and an entrepreneur and active investor across a wide range of industries for nearly 30 years. The mission of C. Wonder is to excite, inspire and bring brightness to shopping. Fashions are playful, trendy, reasonably priced and, without a doubt, fun! A fresh look at a renewed retail experience for women is what C. Wonder offers, so let’s take a closer look.
During my shopping adventure, I began in the home décor section – throw pillows with starfish, sand dollar and even grasshopper patterns caught my eye, festive glasses, decorative plates, cheese platters and much more. C. Wonder’s flagship store in SoHo is a 7,200 square foot space that offers room to display their line of destination-inspired home décor that includes: Palm Springs Modern, Hollywood Regency, English Townhouse, Vail Cabin and American Dream.
You will be amazed to stumble upon interesting finds meshed into each section: Check out C. Wonder’s selection of City Bikes priced at $249 (offered in fuchsia, orange and navy), bike accessories (helmet, bell and lock), yoga mats, backgammon sets and even a jump rope in a box, just to point out a few.
If the shoe fits, buy it. Comfort, style and color best describe the selection of shoes available. The shoes range from flip flops to ballerina-style, each with a special something that would coordinate well with any ensemble C. Wonder has to offer. Check out the Medallion T-Strap Sandal, $68, offered in peacock; Seaside Embroidered Linen Slippers, $128, made of breathable linen and available in natural, navy and gold; or the Tassel Ballet Flat, $88, available in gold, black and tan, made of comfortable soft Napa leather, just to highlight a few.
Monogram (complimentary Monogram Day with $100 purchase on June 16) totes are extremely popular and big sellers for the store. Head to the beach in style with C. Wonder’s Color Block Shoppers Tote, $48, Nylon East Tote, $78, and Canvas Tote, $78 – available in navy, olive, orange and red. Signature Enamel Bangles offered in an array of colors are a perfect accessory to any summer outfit.
A few other standouts include: Sleeveless Shirtdress, $128, Eyelet Blazer, $168, Convertible Chinos, $78, Voile Shirt, $68, and an assortment of fabulously comfortable T’s designed in stylish patterns, colors and cuts.
Every weekend throughout the summer there is something unique happening at C. Wonder in Southampton, as they have a lineup of special events and surprises. Help yourself to their complimentary candy counter, listen to some cool beach tunes from the house DJ and join C. Wonder for an ice cream social, every Saturday from 3- 6 p.m. Upcoming events include: Complimentary Monogram Day (when you spend $100) on Saturday, June 16. Stop by for their Beach Reads Series with Jill Kargman, The Rock Star in Seat 3A, Friday, June 15, 6-8 p.m and Hilary Pereira, Mermaids & Martinis: Turn Your Party Into A Memory, Saturday, June 30, 3-5 p.m.
My first visit to C. Wonder will be the first of many. I look forward to popping in frequently this summer and treating myself to something special and refreshing each time. Stop by for a visit. I promise, it will be worth the trip.
C. Wonder is located at 5 Main Street in Southampton. Call 631-287-2645. Hours: Mon.-Thur., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Other locations include: SoHo, The Westchester-White Plains, Garden State Plaza-Paramus, NJ, Roosevelt Field Mall and Nantucket with additional stores opening this summer in Fashion Island, Newport Beach, and in the fall, Lenox Square–Atlanta, GA, Tyson’s Corner-Fairfax, VA and Time Warner Building- NYC. For more information, visit www.cwonder.com.