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Women’s Style: Heat Wave

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Embrace spring fashion as seen here in the dramatic landscape of the south shore of Kaua‘i. From stripes in Waimea Canyon to sporty swimwear in Poipu and color-blocking in Kukui‘ula, we bring your island fantasies to life. Photographer Thomas Whiteside, Stylist Jamie Frankel Adam Lippes top, $390, fluted skirt, […]

Wolf & Badger Opens Store in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro New York’s famed Soho shopping district has added another luxury retailer to its chic streets. Hailing from the UK, Wolf & Badger debuted its first US retail outpost on Grand Street, among high-end neighbors like Alexander Wang and Saint Laurent. Founded in 2010 by brothers George and Henry Graham, Wolf & Badger curates a selection of independent […]

Designer Eugenia Kim Introduces Handbags

By Olivia Cuccaro Her straw hats have become a beachwear staple. Now, New York-based designer Eugenia Kim has launched a collection of handbags with the same fun-in-the-sun character. The Flavia handbag is designed after the Mirasol hat – drawing its inspiration from what the hat looks like when carried upside down. All bags are handmade with straw and black wood […]

Men’s Trend: Leather Jackets

By Olivia Cuccaro It’s time to retire winter coats for the season in lieu of lighter outerwear. Leather jackets have found their way from punk rock bands to high fashion, enhancing men’s spring style in an array of cuts and colors. See this editor’s picks below for the leather jacket trend. Balmain quilted textured-leather biker jacket, $4,850, mrporter.com   Rick Owens […]

Women’s Trend: Ruffles

By Olivia Cuccaro Ruffles add a playful touch to clothing and accessories alike. Whether they’re oversized on an off-the-shoulder top or a delicate detail on a shoe, there’s no denying the ruffles takeover happening this season. See this Elite Traveler editor’s picks below for the ruffles trend. Rosie Assoulin wedge one-shoulder ruffled seersucker top, $1,295, net-a-porter.com Saint Laurent asymmetrical ruffle skirt, […]

Women’s Style: Lucky Lucia

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Last year, Dolce & Gabbana introduced the Lucia bag, which is sure to become as popular as the company’s iconic Sicily bag thanks to its clean lines and details, which are inspired by the designers’ love of travel. While the bag is quite modern, the clasp could have […]

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 […]