Nantucket Stroll Guide 2018

Throwing this up in a hurry:

My must visit shops:

Blue Beetle: so much gorgeous cashmere, including a cashmere Nantucket sweater that I wish someone would get me, plus amazing Nantucket jewelry. I want the whole store.

Monelle: their fortune cookie sale is a fun discount on already amazing sales. Love their shoe collection!

CJ Laing: Remember their amazing embroidered clothes and belts? Then you aren’t nearly as old as I am! Beautiful clothing and accessories, plus a pop up to support NISHA with a collab from Meredith Hanson.

Peter Beaton: Fab deals on their must have hats, which I don’t travel to Nantucket without in the summer. Other goodies as well!

Nantucket Whaler: on the straight wharf, they are expanding their store size and reach next year, but don’t miss their last hurrah in their darling little space!!

Skinny Dip: lovely curated preppy and so Nantucket! Some stuff on sale for up to 70% off

Murray’s: I honestly don’t find many deals, but it’s a must stop!

Stephanie’s: So much home decor to die for and a great selection of clothes. Among my faves last year were their Pats ornaments.

Erica Wilson: Great selection of jewelry, needlepoint canvases, kid s, plus, 50% off fall clothes,

Happy place: worth the trip- so cute out there!

Current Vintage: Always where I stop for wine, cheese and to score amazingly curated vintage clothes.

ACK 4170- always beautifully decorated with home wares and clothing that are must haves!

Ladybird Lingerie: beautiful lingerie selection

The Lovely: Truly a lovely curated collection in an adorable location, and owner Julie is especially lovely.

Vis a Vis: A little bit of everything. Clothes, shoes, jewelry. So many great finds!

Salt: Fun mix of clothing, swimwear and accessories for all ages. Loving their faux leather leggings and chunky sweaters. Big Stroll sale!

Photo from Salt Nantucket

Perch :good sales and a great holiday atmosphere

Anderson’s; obsessed with their home decor and ornaments. Beyond obsessed with their Limoges

Millie & Grace: family owned, this store has it all and it’s always one of the most beautifully decorated.

Susan Lister Locke: amazing jewelry, photos with Santa from 3:30-5 Sat!

Samuel Owen gallery pop up: a bunch of awesome brands in one place, including a Salty Sole, nantucket sole and ck Bradley. Friday and Sat 10-8, cocktail party Friday 5-8

Nantucket Craft Show: 11 centre street, upstairs, 1-7 Friday, most items from nantucket locals, like my favorites Marcus Foley and Piping Prints. Plus chocolate covered pumpkin and cranberry peanut butter balls!

Mitchell’s- book signing 4/5 pm w Elin Hilderbrand

Pageo jewelers: love this jewelry store!

Peachtree kids: kids store for your preppy must haves, carries Piping Prints!

Places to eat or drink:

Afterhouse: tucked away by Dune, my absolute favorite place to sit at the bar and grab Grey Lady oysters and a glass of wine.

The Nantucket: they have fire pits!!

Photo by The Nantucket

Petrichor Wine Bar: this little wine bar is adorable!

White Elephant: Just of town and gorgeous year round!!

Club Car: Great food with lots of veggie options, and affordable as well! Love the Golden Girls feel of the dining room.

Cru: Always a great party atmosphere!

Dune: possibly my favorite Nantucket restaurant, dying to try this scallop crude!

Photo by Dune Nantucket

Lemon Press: They have a Stroll Me Away smoothie!!🎄💗

Straight Wharf: Stopping in for a cranberry mule!

Cisco: Bands, beers and the cutest Cisco Stroll scarf!

Photo from Cisco Brewers

Nantucket Culinary open house: Sat 9-2


11:45 a.m. Sat, Dec 1- town crier rings in Stroll and then heads to straight wharf to greet Santa!

Festival of Trees: At the amazing Nantucket Whaling Museum, can’t miss.

Historic House tour: Nantucket’s home decorated perfectly for the holidays? Yes!!

Cyber Monday Preppy Sales

Talbots: 50% off one item, 40% off the rest and free shipping

Haley & the Hound: 25% off with code: Santa

H&M – 30% off sitewide and free shipping

OkaB: 30% off with code CYBERMONDAY

Mahi Gold: select styles 30-70% off

Tiny Tassel: 50% off clothes with code MERRYMERRY, 30% off everything else with code: THANKFUL4TASSELS

Follain: 20% off and free shipping with code: CYBER20

Duffield Lane: 40% off with code CYBERMONDAY

Katie Kime: 25% off fashion with code: MONDAY25

Sailor-Sailor: 25% off with code: secretsanta

CKBradley: 40% off apparel with code: GOBBLES

J.Crew: 60% off sale, 50% off everything else with code: CYBER

Blue Beetle: 20% off sitewide with code: CYBERMONDAY

Perisfor: 20% off with code: CYBER

Chappy Happy: 25% off CHAPPYHAPPY25

MiddyNMe: 20% off with code: Middy20

Pink Pineapple: 20% off with code: cyber18

Preppy Small Business Saturday

One of the most important days of all is here: small business Saturday! I plan on stopping by some of my favorite small businesses to show some love, and I hope that you will too.

Supporting small businesses is a major part of what Preppy Francophile is about. I have gotten to know a bunch of these business owners personally, and they are such a pleasure to work with. It is beyond admirable that they are pursuing their dreams and expressing their creativity. I am often envious.

The good news is that you can shop just about all of these online.

Here are some of my favorites and some deals that they are offering:

Elizabeth McKay – Local to Rhode Island and their shop in Watch Hill is my happy place. 30% off

MiddyNMe: Lobsters, crabs, gingham, stripes and equestrian style, all so beautiful and well made! One of my favorite small businesses!Wellesley Row- The most classic charms for your forever charm bracelet or necklace from a sweet Massachusetts based couple.

Haley and the Hound – a longtime favorite of mine for years, love the founder Booth, who is completely in my preppy head and makes times, classic preppy clothing. Recently added: necklace! 25% off with code: SANTA

Sailor Sailor – Classic prep, well made and timeless, owned by two Kimberly’s in Connecticut. 25% off site wide with code Secretsanta

St. Armand’s Designs – Kristina is hands down one of my favorite jewelry designers. Her pieces are classic and affordable, and they add punch to my preppy outfits. $10 off $25 with code: 10off25 or 25% off your order with code: cyberweekend.

MellyM: Beautiful bright prints that I have been in love with for years. Great quality and I get countless compliments of their dresses.Follain – Clean Beauty with clean beautiful stores. Founder Tara has such a great thing going on. 20% off!Duffield Lane – Year round preppy staples that you can dress up or down from a new mama. 30% off site wide with code Turkey30. How cute does my blogger friend @katiefromboston (check her out if you aren’t already following her, which you probably all are) look?!

Sara Campbell: Sara is a classic lady who has resisted e-commerce, so you’ll have to shop her beautiful clothes in one of her stores. Fun fact: I discovered her over 19 years ago, when I was working at Bloomies and saw one of her dresses at the tailor’s. I thought it was YSL from the 60’s! 25% off regular price, additional 50% off clearance.

Shop Navy Jane- Preppy Fashion for curvy girls, most items in sz M-3XL. I have always had curves, and with several plus size family members and friends, I so appreciate this option for curvier women who are so often excluded from brands who only make clothes to sizes L or XL. 30-80% off

Peachy Pendants: Perfect preppy necklaces, earrings and bracelets with charms that you can customize or swap out.Collyn Raye- So much gingham and happiness, plus Shannon is a sweetheart! 30% off and free shipping with code THANKYOU, plus other special this weekend!

Mer Sea: My go-to for home, with candles and amazing travel wraps. Crisp Sails is an all time favorite. 30% off site wideAllison Cole: Classic rope bracelets and necklaces, and she works with me to do custom pieces. Great price points. 25% off with code: BFCM2018.

Newport Style – Based in Newport, RI and sales benefit the Preservation Society of Newport County. 30% off and free shipping.Hiho Caribbean: Based in the Caribbean, and devastated by the hurricane last year. Show your support! 25% off with code : Cybersale18

CK Bradley – Camilla is a super fun lady who has a fabulous flair for preppy style. I don’t even want to tell you how long I’ve been shopping with her, but if you remember her embroidered belts, you know what I am talking about!

Kiel James Patrick – Started with bracelets, and now sweaters, dresses, embroidered pants, and tons of jewelry. From Rhode Island and gorgeous photos of New England and family. 25% off with code COZYCABIN

Nantucket Kids – To die for preppy outfits for kids, plus a few lovelies for grown ups, with the cutest shop in Cohasset. 40% off site wide.

Piping Prints – Another favorite for kids clothing, based on Nantucket. I have been begging Cara to make adult preppy for years. Maybe 2019?!?! 30% off site wide with code Gobble2018

Two Bees Cashmere – Such great quality cashmere! 30% off with code HOLIDAY30

ACK4170: A classic example of hard work and following your dreams, Susan has a great story. Their Pequod necklace is my signature piece, and I love their pillows, totes, candles or photography, as well as their clothing and accessories. 15% off with code BF15

Nantucket Whaler: My favorite store and one of my favorite people to visit on the island. What a sailor or a prep would wear year round- classic sweaters and stripes. Moving to a bigger space next year, so expect expanded amazingness.

Cape Madras: Jenna is a girl after my own heart, based in Maine and Napales!  50% off all madras with code MerryMadras

28 Centre Pointe: 20% off with code BLACKFRIDAY

Amanda Lindroth – 30% off with code BlackFridayViolette Tide Studios – 20% off and free shipping.

Sail To Sable: Does any prep not have a shift or tweed price from STS? 40% off fall and holiday with code: HAPPYSHOPPING

Elizabeth Wilson Designs – Super young and talented Southern girl started this line when she was in high school. Bows, gingham and my favorite plaid maxi skirt for holidays.

Abigail Fox Designs: Nantucket and Greenwich based, with a great mix of clothing and accessories, plus some things for home. Specials all weekend. And she’s an animal lover, so bonus points for that.

Dudley Stephens: From Connecticut, making fleece ultra cool and fashionable. Love this pink color! Specials announced via email list.

Brooke Wright Designs- Such fun prints!!! Huge sale up to 70% off with code: shopsmall.Oka B: Comfy and stylish shoes made from recycled materials, and they will give you a code to recycle your old Oka B shoes.

Anchored Heart Tees: From Rhode Island and must have whale and other creature and striped hats, plus super soft tees for Stroll.Susan Towner Totes: My old school, classic prep friend from the Cape and Florida who makes sailcloth wristlets and other wristlets and headbands.Anchors Aweigh Supply Co. – Seaside textiles that feel so great!

Happy Small Business shopping, and lmk what you buy!

Xoxo, PF

Preppy Black Friday Sales

Lots of preppy goodness on sale- I’ll be updating this. But, happy shopping!

Elizabeth McKay – 30% off

Haley and the Hound – 25% off

Talbots – 50% off one item before noon, 40% off all

Sailor Sailor – 25% off site wide with code Secretsanta

Vineyard Vines – 25% off everything

Jude Connally- 50% off select styles with code JCEVENT

Duffield Lane -30% off site wide

Draper James -25% off with code GATHERROUND

Boden – 30% off, free shipping at $49

LL Bean – 20% off clothing and outerwear with code THANKS20

JCrew – 40% off with code TOGETHER

Tuckernuck- 20% off site wide, 25% off $500, $30% off $1000

Boden: 30% off almost everything

Sara Campbell: 25% off regular price, additional 50% off clearance

Shop Navy Jane- 30-80% off

Collyn Raye- 30% off and free shipping with code THANKYOU

Newport Style – 30% off and free shipping

Hiho Caribbean: 25% off with code : Cybersale18

CK Bradley – 40% off apparel

Kiel James Patrick – 25% off with code COZYCABIN

Nantucket Kids – 40% off site wide

Piping Prints – 30% off site wide with code Gobble2018

Two Bees Cashmere – 30% off with code HOLIDAY30

ACK4170: 15% off with code BF15

Cape Madras: 50% off all madras with code MerryMadras

28 Centre Pointe: 20% off with code BLACKFRIDAY

Amanda Lindroth – 30% off with code BlackFriday

Violette Tide Studios – 20% off and free shipping.

Happy Shopping!

Xoxo, PF

Friday Finds 11.16.18 – Plaid Dress Picks

Happy Friday!  It’s been a long while, but I needed some time off.  In the meantime, there’s been plenty of plaid goodness.

Here are a few of my picks for plaid dresses.

Did I miss any?  If so, let me know.

Happy weekend!  I’m off to shop some preppy holiday fairs in Hingham tomorrow.

xxoo, PF



Friday Finds 10.6.18 – Fall Plaid

Fall is officially upon us, and after a rough couple of weeks for me (my sick cat, Louis Philippe died, and I am crushed), I am doing my best to step out and enjoy fall in New England.

Below are a few of my favorite fall picks.  CAVEAT- I already know of some great fall 

These Jeffrey Campbell booties from Nordstrom have a good vintage look to it, and I love the green especially!This Jude Connally dress is a twist on a classic plaid preppy print.img_5978This is my favorite KJP plaid dress for fall/winter!So, if you haven’t seen this print on Haley & the Hound’s website, it’s called “preppy plaid.”  So I want it all, but especially this dress!

bell_sleeve_dress_preppy_plaid_web_600xHello Dobson has combined ricrack and plaid- so I am obviously in trouble!

I love a long sleeve maxi dress- so rare for fall.  This one is from J. Peterman.WDR1732_REDGRN_detail_bI adore ponchos and capes!  Found this from a blogger on my “for you” to follow feed.  For $29, this is definitely for me!img_6102No more leather for me, but for those of you struggling to transition to fall…img_6103Which one?  At $35 each, both?

img_6100img_6098Stay tuned for more fall plaid and preppy fun!

xxoo, PF

Friday Finds 8.31.18 Labor Day Sales

Happy long Labor Day weekend!  What plans do you have?!

Here are some fab Labor Day sales.  I don’t have time to list my picks, but you preps can figure it out!

Two Bees Cashmere: 50% off everything with code EOS50

Allison Cole: 25% off sitewide with code LDW2018

St. Armands Designs: 20% off everything with code: LABORDAYKatherine Way: 50% off select styles with code: LDW50

Oka-B: 25% off sitewide with code Labor25

Melie Bianco: 50% off everything with code LABOR50

Talbots- sale up to 80% off!

Beach Road Designs- 40% off beach sheets

Vineyard Vines: Whale of a Sale up to 50% off

J. McLaughlin: Extra 40% off sale

Draper James: Up to 75% off

Mark & Graham: Extra 20% off sale and free shipping

Mer-Sea: 25% off sitewide

J. Crew Factory: 50% off plus extra 20% off sale

J. Crew: up to 80% off

Lisi Lerch: 30% off jewelry and select bags

Tuckernuck: Extra 20% off sale with code SENDOFF20

CJ Laing: Extra 50% off sale

Sailor-Sailor Clothing: up to 80% off

Kaeli Smith: 35% off sitewide with code SUMMERSALE

Happy shopping!

Xxoo, PF