I recently took a spin through the new Madewell retail store in Carlsbad, Calif., and was dizzied by the tantalizing variety. It was like being at a restaurant where everything on the menu sounds mouthwatering. With so many desirable items, how can one choose? Madewell was launched by J.Crew in 2006 and is based on a denim line that dates back to 1937. As such, denim is their focus—they claim to have the “perfect summer jean” and have all sorts of stylish denim items in their catalogue. But the simple, striking jewelry designs and loose-hanging blouses also stood out in the store. If I had to narrow it down, the above items would be my Madewell must-haves.