With Memorial Day marking the official kick-off to summer, our shopping carts are full of summer essentials just waiting to be purchased. One brand on our go-to shopping list has always been Madewell. Their comfortable, yet infinitely chic designs make them one of the easiest places to find the perfect summer getaway staples.

StyleList caught up with Somsack Sikhounmuong, Madewell's Head of Design to find out the five pieces he's coveting at the moment from Madewell's new collection. From the perfect leather tote with Moroccan-inspired handwoven leather stitching to a must-have poncho dress with graphic inset stripes, Somsacks picks are sure to land in your shopping cart ASAP.

Click through the gallery above to see Somsack's picks and check out even more good news about Madewell below!

Join Madewell on Wednesday, May 21st, from 10am to 7pm for the grand opening of Madewell on Madison Ave at 85th street! To show you just how happy they are to be in the neighborhood, they'll be gifting a Bien Fait tote bag with every purchase and they'll get your purchases to you by messenger absolutely gratis when you spend $250 or more. As a way to get to know you even better, they'll be monogramming your leather purchases for free, right on the spot through Thursday, May 22nd. Plus, swing by from 5-7pm to shop the collection and enjoy tunes, bubbly and small bites.