By  on July 3, 2007

With the Fourth of July hours away, many city dwellers are packing up — or have already — for seaside sojourns. More often than not, such summer jaunts call for casual clothes, but 10 design insiders won't leave behind their personal style. Here's a look at what they plan to stow away as they slip out of town.

Vera Wang

The Loot: Leggings.

"My collection of cashmere knits."

"And T-shirts — let's be really honest here."

Summer shift dresses. "I take a few cues from my fat years."

The Skinny: "It's the way I like to dress in the summer and when I'm in Palm Beach [Fla.]. I have lived a resort life for a long time, although I won't be any more. I won't be going anywhere for years with everything that is going on [at work]."

Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte

The Loot: "One of my mom's necklaces."

A purse. "I have to bring a purse because [my sister] Cate won't carry one."

A cardigan of some sort.

Sundries: A good book and "a lot of music, because I am always changing what I listen to."

The Skinny: "Cate and I like traveling to places we have never been before. When we can't do that, we spend all our free time in the San Francisco Bay Area where we grew up. We'll go to all the nearby beach towns like Monterey, Carmel and Capitola. This summer we're just working on our collection. If we go anywhere, it will be last-minute."

Tina Chai

The Loot: A.P.C. ballerina flats.

Thakoon cream-striped jacquard dress with two straps.

Comme des Garçons fuchsia watercolor floral printed skirt.

"Striped T-shirt I got from Okura in Tokyo."

APC blue plaid Madras collection dress.

Isabel Marant gray sweatshirt and J. Crew chinos.

The Skinny: "I love going to all the different ponds in Truro [Mass., on Cape Cod], playing tennis and eating fried clams."

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