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You Can Now Personalize Your Sophie Hulme Bag

By Olivia Cuccaro

23Sophie Hulme launched her eponymous design studio in London 10 years ago, so it’s only fitting that the boutique opens its doors in the UK city to celebrate. Just in time for holiday gifting, the brand behind the iconic Albion tote will now offer personalization services in the new store. Creating simplistic designs from premium materials, Sophie Hulme’s luxury handbag collection favors function […]

John Lobb Launches Women’s Ready-to-Wear Collection

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. With a female artistic director, Paula Gerbase, in house, it’s a natural evolution for storied men’s shoemaker John Lobb to reintroduce its women’s ready-to-wear collection (bespoke women’s shoes were always available in its Paris atelier, and Gerbase tells us that women have been buying the men’s shoes in smaller […]

Covert Affairs: Men’s Coats for the Winter Months

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. A good coat is one of the best investments you can make. Legendary New York Times photographer and unofficial cultural anthropologist Bill Cunningham once said: “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” During winter nothing helps you combat those freezing temperatures like a warm coat. […]

The Season’s Most Covetable Colorful Coats

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Winter blues? Not when you’re wearing a fabulous coat in a Crayola-bright color. Solid-colored, color-blocked or in a sharp print—we love them all. Embrace head-to-toe color courtesy of Givenchy, where streetwear influences are tempered by over-the-knee boots and a flared skirt. At Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld makes sharply tailored plaid […]

Rimowa Teams Up with Fendi on Latest Luggage

By Olivia Cuccaro

We know which suitcase we’ll be packing for holiday travel this season. Illustrious Italian fashion house Fendi has joined forces with premium luggage label Rimowa on a travel case that melds the best of both luxury brands. In sleek Rimowa fashion, the suitcase is made of aluminum and features a signature multiwheel system for ease of movement. Two TSA locks […]

Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38 New Collection

By Olivia Cuccaro

The athleisure trend is going strong, and Jonathan Simkhai is the latest to bring the runway to the gym in a second collaboration with Carbon38. The CFDA award-winning designer has teamed up with luxury active apparel company once again on a 22-piece Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38 collection for women. A surprising muse for the activewear collection, the corset, has been reimagined […]

Louis Vuitton Holds Private Appointments Alongside Exhibition

New York is abuzz with the opening of the Louis Vuitton Volez, Voguez, Voyagez exhibition, which showcases the brand’s illustrious archive. Serving as a tour through the maison’s history, the exhibition emphasizes classic pieces, but a look into Louis Vuitton today is now available by private appointment. As part of its commitment to the inherently French concept of savoir-faire, Louis Vuitton is […]

Voyagez with Louis Vuitton at a New Exhibit

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Travel and Louis Vuitton. For over 150 years, the two have been inextricably linked. And while classic monogrammed trunks covered in stamps from exotic destinations instantly come to mind, there’s so much more, as you can see firsthand at the house’s New York exhibit, Volez, Voguez, Voyagez. For its […]

Bottega Veneta Brings Back the Lauren Clutch

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Add a piece of history to your closet—Bottega Veneta has brought the Lauren 1980 clutch out of the archives. Lauren Hutton originally carried the bag in American Gigolo, and earlier this year carried the same bag in the house’s 50th anniversary show. For fall, it introduces new colors and […]

See the Exclusive Burberry Collection for Net-a-Porter

By Olivia Cuccaro

Fashion week may be over in London, but that hasn’t stopped one of the UK’s most iconic designers from unveiling new runway-inspired fall fashion for women. Burberry has just launched an exclusive 14-piece collection with online retailer Net-a-Porter, comprising iconic pieces from the brand complete with its signature check pattern. The Burberry capsule collection for Net-a-Porter draws on the pieces presented by […]