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Summer is all about the fleeting: romantic flings, ice cream cones that melt faster than you can lick 'em, and temporary retail. A handful of city favorites are headed East for the summer with pop-up shops that will be gone faster than that sexy lifeguard (or sexy mint chip scoop). From Brooklyn's Bird in Shelter Island to Rebecca Minkoff's second summer in Montauk—and all that Hamptons goodness inbetween—we have eight summer shops (okay, and one SoulCycle) you won't want to miss, after the jump. (Oh, and if you're more of a Nantucket weekender, our Boston site has a shopping map just for you!)