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Louis Vuitton Launches America’s Cup Collection

By Olivia Cuccaro This summer, the yachting event of the year will be hold its final championship races in Bermuda. The America’s Cup competition dates back to 1851 – 45 years before the modern Olympic Games were held. New York businessmen sailed the schooner America across the Atlantic Ocean to represent the US at the World’s Fair in England, winning […]

Most Stylish Headphones

By Olivia Cuccaro Headphones are a travel necessity and, with the right pair, a travel accessory too. A sleek and stylish design can make any outfit cooler, while keeping you entertained with high-quality sound. From designer collaborations to chic functionality, see this Elite Traveler editor’s picks below for the most stylish headphones. You may remember Dolce & Gabbana’s first go […]

Rimowa Debuts Flagship in Paris

By Olivia Cuccaro If a shopping trip to Paris ends up calling for another suitcase to fit all your shopping finds, you’re in luck. Across from Le Bristol, one of Elite Traveler’s Top 100 Hotels, German luxury luggage brand Rimowa has opened its first flagship in Paris. At nearly 6,500 sq ft, the five-story flagship is Rimowa’s largest store to […]

Women’s Style: Sharp Shoulders

By Kristen Shirley Yes, yes, yes, the 1980s are back, and have been for a few seasons now. While outrageous sleeves have yet to trickle down into the everyday, sharp shoulders are a low-key way to work the trend into your wardrobe.  Left: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Le Smoking jumpsuit $3,190, shoes $795, available at Saint Laurent in New […]

Moynat Opens Pop-Up Shop at Barneys

By Olivia Cuccaro Previously only available on Madison Avenue in New York, French leather goods atelier Moynat is bringing its handbags to the West Coast of the US for a limited time. In Los Angeles, Moynat has opened a pop-up shop at Barneys New York Beverly Hills for a six-month stretch. Founded in 1849 by Pauline Moynat, the brand began […]

Want Apothecary Opens in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro With its namesake restaurant making our list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the World, The NoMad Hotel is already an Elite Traveler favorite. Add a high-end retail experience to the North-of-Madison-Square-Park property, and it’s a Manhattan must. Hailing from Canada, Want Apothecary has opened its first US location at The NoMad Hotel in New York. The […]

Men’s Style: Seams Perfect

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Every well-dressed man should boast at least one made-to-measure or bespoke suit in his closet. While each is exceptional in fit, there is a difference. Made-to-measure suits see existing styles and patterns tailored to the client’s measurements. With a bespoke suit, the client selects everything – from fabric […]

Akris Collaborates with Artist Carmen Herrera

By Olivia Cuccaro Summer prints are slowly but surely starting to appear in clothing, as seen in the limited-edition line from luxury Swiss fashion brand Akris. Partnering with New York artist Carmen Herrera, Akris creative director Albert Kriemler brings paintings to life with a vibrant new collection. Akris is known for its sleek pieces with architectural and artistic influence, making the […]

Men’s Style: Camouflage

By Laurie Brookins This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Military themes ruled the spring/ summer 2017 men’s runways – from camouflage prints, to bomber jackets and Top Gun-centric jumpsuits. Aviators and a bomber jacket: It’s currently the must-have look for striding across tarmac. Left: Dior Homme khaki trench coat, $3,900, shirt, $540, cropped combat […]

Women’s Style: Bomber Jackets

By Olivia Cuccaro Originally designed for military pilots, this ultra-cool outwear soon found a place in the fashion world. From the cockpit to the runway, bomber jackets have become a woman’s wardrobe staple. See below for this editor’s picks for the bomber jacket trend. Chloé lambskin suede bomber jacket, $3,395, Acne Studios Leia bomber jacket, $650, Gucci crackle […]