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D;MJ>?D=I7H;>7FF;D?D=?DEKHIJEH;I Spring 2013 promises to be a particularly exciting season at our stores! As you will see in the pages that follow, we are opening fabulous new contemporary and hip “stores-within-a-store” in Westport and Greenwich. Richards will also be home to brand new and expanded Loro Piana and Brunello Cucinelli boutiques. And this is just the beginning. “Like” us on Facebook and follow us at mitchellstores.com for more exciting events and announcements.


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F?DA7?:BKD9>;ED 7>K=;IK99;II Pink Aid’s second annual luncheon once again exceeded all expectations. About 500 women (and a few good men) came together to support local uninsured and under-insured women battling breast cancer, raising close to $500,000. And those giving got every bit as much out of the experience as those receiving. As women arrived from Fairfield County, New York City and beyond, they mingled and checked out the silent auction featuring stunning Pink Chairs, created by over 30 top interior designers, exciting trips, art, jewelry and designer wares from Mitchells and other local vendors. For the seated portion, guests were treated to a spectacular Ralph Lauren fashion show, featuring the best of Resort and Spring and debuting Black Label Denim, followed by moving addresses by co-chairs Deb Placey and Trish Paliotta.

Next was a passionate address by The Today Show’s Hoda Kotb, which was at once hysterically funny, brilliantly inspiring and terribly moving. Hoda brought the house down with an ecstatic

standing ovation! The energy and emotion remained high for the next major highlight, the “Celebration of Survivors” fashion show, after which there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

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THE POWER OF PINK “Together we are powerful in the fight against breast cancer!”

The 17th Annual Breast Cancer Alliance Luncheon & Fashion Show, themed “The Power of Pink,” brought out hundreds of women in support of breast cancer research. Headlining the event was keynote speaker Lee Woodruff, co-author of the best-selling book In An Instant, which documents her family’s road to recovery after a shattering trauma. Guests turned out at the Greenwich Hyatt for a delectable lunch and exclusive fashion show by Mitchells|Richards, featuring the very best of fall 2012. Thank you to all of the survivors for showing such courage on the runway in our fashion show… it was the perfect finale.

SAVE THE DATES: April 28th, Junior BCA Fashion Show November 7th, BCA Luncheon For more information please visit breastcanceralliance.org.

The Survivor Fashion Show was the highlight of the afternoon; models present the latest fashions; guests show “The Power of Pink”

Co-hosts Terrie Henry and Kim Augustine, keynote speaker Lee Woodruff, co-hosts Mary Jeffery and Annie Amato


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A MID-SUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Three fabulous evenings: Fashionista, Luxurious & Autumnal

Customers were primped and pampered during our series of Dream Nights.

We kicked off summer 2012 on the patio at Mitchells with a series of cocktail gatherings themed “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream.” Each dream night showcased the hottest looks of the season from designers we know and love such as Alexander McQueen, Brunello Cucinelli, Etro, Stella McCartney, The Row, Valentino and many more! Alongside the fashion, local businesses including Blow Dry Southport, Trish McEvoy, Red Lulu Cocina & Tequila Bar, SPECS, Finalmente Trattoria and Pane e Bene joined Mitchells in ringing in the summer season through must-have makeovers, hair how-to’s, splashy signature cocktails and seasonal hors d’oeuvres. Look for the next series lauching this summer!


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A “ROARING” GOOD TIME FOR ALL

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We are truly honored to have received the President’s Award last fall at the annual Greenwich Hospital Gala benefiting the Greenwich Hospital Emergency Department. The Roaring ’20s was the theme of the night and guests turned out dressed to the nines. From the festive attire, the music selection bringing back old memories, and the silent auction unlike any other (with incredible prizes such as a stay at a private South African game reserve and an Hermès Birkin bag), the evening was truly spectacular.

Photos from top: Dancing the Charleston!; Senator Richard Blumenthal, Marna Borgstrom, Frank Corvino; Elizabeth Boolbol, Amy Carbone, Donna Brydson; Michele Penque, Judy Brooks, Scott Mitchell, Iwona Kelly, Cecilia Thomas

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BRILLIANT DEBUT OF OUR CARTIER BOUTIQUE The latest addition to Mitchells! With a nod to England, the debut of the Cartier boutique at Mitchells included pageboys, a phone booth and the Union Jack.

Cartier unveiled their latest timepiece at Mitchells.... just in time for the holidays! Guests arrived to admire the latest addition to Mitchells, our Cartier boutique, and to preview Cartierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exclusive Precious Timepiece Collection, featuring the new Tank Anglaise. A jolly good show!


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FASHIONISTAS+FUN = FASHION’S NIGHT OUT! Friends, food, fashion & fun… a perfect mix.

Carnival in the air! Magicians, stilt walkers and prize wheels mixing with fashion, models and guests.

Scores of local fashionistas turned out on September 6th for a night of fashion, fun and games at our 2nd Annual Fashion’s Night Out. Marshs hosted an exclusive fall fashion preview featuring client models, while guests stepped into a Carnival at Richards and Mitchells. Guests tried their luck at our Prize Crane, once again in support of Pink Aid, and spun to win on our very own Prize Wheels. Stilt performers drew quite a crowd in Greenwich, entertaining delighted fashionistas, while models rocked the runway in Westport to DJ Kynz’s Yacht remix. A big thank you to Red Lulu Cocina & Tequila Bar, Shake Shack, Dream Spa, Trish McEvoy, Banfi Vintners, The Psychic Tea Room, bluemercury, Blow Dry Southport, JoyRide Cycling Studio, Go Figure, artist/photographer Carin Riley, Chinawhite Noodle Bar, Laura Mercier and SPECS for partnering with us on such a fun evening…hope to see you again this September!


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A WELL-DESIGNED AFTERNOON

Models present Valentino fashions while guests enjoy a scrumptious luncheon.

Richards, Valentino and W Magazine partnered to host a one-of-a-kind fashion luncheon at Richards in November, featuring an exclusive preview of Valentino’s Spring 2013 Collection. Upon arrival, guests were escorted into a world of Valentino. Many thanks to co-hosts Aundrea Amine, Giovanna Miller, Emma Penningon and Jieun Wax for an elegant event... the perfect setting for any well-dressed woman! A percentage of the sales benefited the YMCA of Greenwich.


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SOLDIERS-TO-CIVILIANS SUIT DRIVE Thank you all so much for your support of our veterans with the Soldiers-To-Civilians Suit Drive. The overwhelming support touches our hearts, as well as hearts around the world! Mitchells was gratified to receive the following email and photo, sent from Afghanistan.

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LCDR John Watson, currently serving in Afghanistan, hopes to be back home in Westport CT in May 2013.

“THANK YOU” TO FIRST RESPONDERS As Bill Mitchell said, “Two words: Thank you!” Local communities’ emergency responders, town employees, volunteers and residents, from Weston to Westport, turned out at Mitchells in December to give thanks to all who bravely assisted all those in need during the devastating Hurricane Sandy that rocked our area back in October, and for all of their tireless efforts throughout the year.

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SPRING 2013

TRUNK SHOWS & EVENTS 3/2

COPPLEY TRUNK SHOW

MARSHS

3/9

BRIONI TRUNK SHOW

RICHARDS

3/9

CAROLINE ELLEN TRUNK SHOW & PA

MITCHELLS

3/9

COPPLEY TRUNK SHOW

RICHARDS

3/9

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA TRUNK SHOW

MARSHS

3/9

ISAIA TRUNK SHOW

MITCHELLS

3/16

BRIONI TRUNK SHOW

MITCHELLS

3/16

CANALI TRUNK SHOW

RICHARDS

3/16

COPPLEY TRUNK SHOW

RICHARDS

3/16

ISAIA TRUNK SHOW

RICHARDS

3/16

TEMPLE ST. CLAIR TRUNK SHOW

MITCHELLS

3/23

CANALI TRUNK SHOW

MARSHS

3/23

SAMUELSOHN TRUNK SHOW

MITCHELLS/RICHARDS

3/29–30

KITON TRUNK SHOW

RICHARDS

3/30

CANALI TRUNK SHOW

MITCHELLS

3/30

COPPLEY TRUNK SHOW

MITCHELLS

4/6

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA TRUNK SHOW

MITCHELLS/RICHARDS

4/6

SAMUELSOHN TRUNK SHOW

MARSHS

4/6

TEMPLE ST. CLAIR TRUNK SHOW

RICHARDS

4/9-10

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI FALL TRUNK SHOW

MARSHS

4/11-12

DEREK LAM TRUNK SHOW

MITCHELLS

4/12-13

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI FALL TRUNK SHOW

RICHARDS

4/13

TEMPLE ST. CLAIR TRUNK SHOW

MITCHELLS

4/26-27

DONNA DEGNAN SPRING TRUNK SHOW

MITCHELLS

4/29-5/2

DONNA DEGNAN SPRING TRUNK SHOW

MARSHS

5/3-4

DONNA DEGNAN TRUNK SHOW

RICHARDS

5/3-4

TEMPLE ST. CLAIR TRUNK SHOW

MITCHELLS/RICHARDS

5/4

CAROLINE ELLEN TRUNK SHOW & PA

MITCHELLS

5/4

NAM CHO TRUNK SHOW & PA

MITCHELLS

5/4

TEMPLE ST. CLAIR TRUNK SHOW

MARSHS

5/11

NAM CHO TRUNK SHOW & PA

RICHARDS

6/22

NAM CHO TRUNK SHOW & PA

MITCHELLS

6/29

NAM CHO TRUNK SHOW & PA

RICHARDS

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS, GO TO

MITCHELLSTORES.COM

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A Good Story is Always in Style... Do the stories make the store or does the store make the stories? Whatever it is, keep them coming! We love being a place where people congregate, lasting friendships are made and stories are born. On the pages to come, we share some more of our favorites...


California, Here I Come! Tyler Mitchell, pictured with Wilkes Bashford When I heard about the opportunity to merge with Wilkes Bashford, I was all over it! I had seen our company merge with Richards and Marshs, and I thought â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How cool... California!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Getting to work with a fashion icon each day and completing world-class renovations has been a dream! Come let Wilkes and I welcome you to the Townhouse!

We want to hear your story. Email us at stories@mitchellstores.com.


My Best Advertisement Eleni Kasparis Hermès Specialist, Mitchells Since 2008 I have this strange talent for remembering each of my clients’ wardrobes. I had one longtime client who had me come to her house and help her sort out her closet. I was able to bring new pieces to mix in, because I already knew much of what I’d find there! We refreshed and updated her look and now she looks amazing. We took pics to remember outfits and she uses them as a guide. Now every time someone gives her a compliment, she says “Eleni.”


Once a Customer, Always an Associate! Rocco Messina Richards Associate Since 2000 After being an avid customer for 10 years, and leaving corporate America, I decided to get into sales. Having been born in Italy, you’ll understand why fashion is in my genes; so I was lucky to land a job at my favorite store! My specialty is “edgier” men’s designs. I love to see customers step a bit out of their comfort zones... and I’m always the one to turn up the music to create the excitement at a party. This season, the brighter colors are in. Orange, lime green, and how about colored denim for men? Come in and let’s have some fun!

We want to hear your story. Email us at stories@mitchellstores.com.


A New Generation of Style Gerald Eugene, Ermenegildo Zegna Specialist, Marshs Since 2007 A young man in his 20s walked into the store one day. As he haplessly rustled through the racks, I could tell he had little concept of style. He told me he had just gotten a promotion and wanted to look the part. Since he had never shopped for quality clothing, he came to Marshs on the recommendation of his grandfather. I asked his family name, and when it was revealed, I smiled knowingly. Nearly a decade earlier, the young manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandfather stood before me as one of my ďŹ rst clients!


One Big Family Laure Sudreau-Rippe Lawyer, Reiki Master, Lung Cancer Activist Mitchells Customer Since 2003 After losing both parents to cancer, I knew what I had to do when my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer ďŹ ve years ago. We gave up our careers to ďŹ ght this battle, personally and through activism. We approach wellness from all angles... medically, spiritually and nutritionally. The Mitchells hosted a fundraiser for Lung Cancer Research Foundation last year, and likewise, I support their causes. I love how they embrace customers and make our community feel like one big family.

We want to hear your story. Email us at stories@mitchellstores.com.


Kindred Spirits Monica Rich Kosann Photographer/Jewelry Designer Designing jewelry is my main business, but I’ll never give up my first love, photography. I enjoy working with people to capture the right emotion... sentiment is so important to me. That’s where I’m like the Mitchells. I, too, get close to my customers. First I take photos, then I help them display them. Or I’m layering a client up in jewelry and then putting secret inscriptions and photos inside! Working with them is the best part!


Hooray for Bollywood! Jennifer Lau, Sandra Fleming & Lollie Mathews Co-Chairs of Near & Far Aid Gala 2013 The best part about working on Near & Far is the people you meet... committee members, people running the non-proďŹ ts we support and grant recipients themselves. You bond in a special way with like-minded people who share a passion for this work. We so enjoyed working with Bob and Andrew Mitchell on our spectacular Bollywood-themed event. It would never have happened without them!

We want to hear your story. Email us at stories@mitchellstores.com.


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come from, mixed with wonderful uniquely San Franciscan details, like wood salvaged from the Presidio and a wall plastered with San Francisco Chronicle articles! Redesigning the new stores included collaborating with several of the world’s top designers, including Brunello Cucinelli, Loro Piana, Kiton, Brioni and Ermenegildo Zegna... to create the newest generation of their boutiques in both of our stores. Our Palo Alto store, which caters to the Silicon Valley crowd, was also completely transformed. Both stores are designed to offer uniquely welcoming shopping experiences. Look for Tyler Mitchell or Wilkes Bashford (other Mitchells are often in store as well) in the Townhouse or any of our associates in either store and let us show you around!

“Stylish, timeless and oh so chic. Wilkes is a must-stop on every fashion MICHAEL KORS connoisseur’s world tour.”


“It has been so much fun having three ‘sister stores’ on the East Coast! We look forward to getting to know you when you visit us out here!” WILKES BASHFORD


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Come in and see our exciting new “stores-within-a-store” at Mitchells and Richards. Our vision was to bring together today’s hottest ‘edgier’ and up-andcoming designers and present them in a stunning and creative space, where customers are inspired to mix and match designers to define their own style. Both stores include lounge-like sitting areas where friends can relax and mingle. The new Mitchells environment also encompasses the women’s entrance patio, which has been transformed into a chic outdoor lounge where we can host parties. We look forward to welcoming you... come on in and have some fun!

STELLA MCCARTNEY // ALEXANDER MCQUEEN // DOLCE & GABBANA // SAINT LAURENT // GIVENCHY // CARVEN //JASON WU // THE ROW // CHLOÉ // PROENZA SCHOULER // REED KRAKOFF // DEREK LAM // PHILLIP LIM // HELMUT LANG // J BRAND // ROBERTO CAVALLI // VINCE // CÉLINE // RAG & BONE // YIGAL AZROUËL // M MISSONI // MISSONI // AG DENIM // L’AGENCE // PETER PILOTTO // LANVIN // HERVE LEGER // & MORE!

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to the theater, a party or an art opening... you get the idea. The key pieces in “luxury casual” are a mix of various components. The sport jacket is the most important element of “luxury casual.” It is unconstructed and may be cashmere, linen, leather, suede, velvet or even a fine wool/cashmere sweater. The pant ranges from dress slacks to cords to cleaner, darker denim or even shorts. The shirt is a sport shirt that may be layered with a “dressy” tee and/or polo. A zip-neck cashmere sweater often makes the scene, or sometimes a great vest. Accessories have also joined the evolution. The standard men’s “go-to” shoe wardrobe used to consist of dressy wing-tips and docksiders. Today, great boots, dressy casual shoes and a pair of

brown suede shoes are a must to complete your relaxed and casually elegant look. Men’s lightweight scarves, popular in Europe, are starting to filter in here as well. Which designers to look for? In our stores, the leaders in “luxury casual” are Loro Piana, Brunello Cucinelli and Ermenegildo Zegna. Loro Piana, a pioneer in this space, represents truly timeless luxury... it’s about buying classic pieces of the finest materials that you can wear for a long time. Brunello Cucinelli’s styling is a bit more fashion-driven, with trimmer fits, sumptuous fibers and earthy palettes with pops of color. Ermenegildo Zegna’s brand of “luxury casual,” as you’d expect, is more of a direct evolution of the suit, with sleeker lines and slightly more structured sportcoats.

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While most tuxedos are in the standard black, elegant midnight blue tuxes have also made a nice comeback and are a great-looking alternative. Tuxes may also still feature decorative trim in either satin or grosgrain.

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Plain white dress shirt or pleated or bibbed shirt? More fitted, pleated or bibbed shirts are very much in style. Some tux shirts are simpler with less detail, but a plain white dress shirt is not appropriate to wear with a tuxedo. Studs and cufflinks? Yes! It’s your opportunity to have fun and show your personality! We have a stunning selection of unique cufflinks and studs. Is a black suit passable as black tie? If you want to be a bit less formal or more “creative” in your black tie, a good black suit may be worn, but dress it up with more formal accessories.

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SHADES of BLUE This spring, the world’s most universally beloved color — and the color that somehow magically looks good on everyone — is everywhere! In a stunning spectrum of solids, prints, textures and patterns, when it comes to blue, the sky and the sea are the limit. So get your blue on!


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NATURE It never ceases to amaze us how great designers are able to turn natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s precious offerings into unexpected and breathtaking works of art! We are proud to work with some of the most innovative and exciting jewelry designers in the world today. This spring, we bring you an extraordinary selection of diamond, fine and designer jewelry, that is as up-to-the-minute as it is classic. On these pages, we invite you to join us in marveling over the wonders of nature!


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FRED LEIGHTON

OUR JEWELRY EXPERTS help you select creations that suit yourr nature. Our jewelry specialists get to know our customers as well as they know our jewelry. They are all educated by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), many with advanced degrees. Whether you’re looking for an heirloom-quality diamond necklace, fun bangles for your next vacation or want to work with a world-renowned designer to create a custom piece, they’ll guide you with experience, knowledge and an impeccable eye.

Clockwise, left to right: NAKI HALEPAS Diamond & Jewelry Specialist, Richards JENNIFER FARRINGTON Jewelry Buyer, GIA Certified CHRIS MITCHELL Store Manager, Marshs LESA JANKLOW Diamond & Jewelry Specialist, Richards SCOTT MITCHELL Store Manager/Ladies, Richards, GIA Certified JAY HANNA Diamond & Jewelry Specialist, Mitchells, GIA Graduate Gemologist MICHELLE ROMANO Diamond & Jewelry Specialist, Mitchells KATHLEEN RIORDAN Diamond & Jewelry Specialist, Mitchells CLAIRE GLADSTONE Diamond & Jewelry Specialist, Mitchells, GIA Certified JACQUIE CARLINO Diamond & Jewelry Specialist, Marshs CECILIA THOMAS Diamond & Jewelry Specialist, Richards


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OSCAR HEYMAN

a spectrum of radiant colors

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CAROLINE ELLEN


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from way beneath the surface

from Diamond Nouveau Collection by P A U L M O R E L L I


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green in all its splendor

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THE LOCKET COLLECTION Every locket reveals a story. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your story? From left to right: four-image locket in 18k gold (also available in sterling silver without diamonds), two-image rectangular gate locket designed in sterling silver and 18K gold, two-image oval gate locket with diamond border in 18k gold, two-image teardrop locket in 18k gold, two-image vine locket designed in sterling silver and 18k gold, and two-image stone locket designed in 18k gold and sterling silver.

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NEWRULES FOR BUSINESSCASUAL You heard it here first: Casual Fridays are becoming less casual, even on Fridays, even in the summer! The new Business Casual is just as relaxed but nowhere near as sloppy. Clothes that fit. Colors that flatter. Luxury fabrics that beg to be touched. (Well, maybe not in the office…) Score points with the boss, with the women, with your mother… PERFORMANCE Look better, feel better, perform better. Here, in the pages to follow, the new rules for ENHANCING Business Casual.


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IMPORTANT: IT’S OKAY TO LOOK LIKE THE BOSS! You’ll never be denied an opportunity because you look too professional. On the other hand, clothes that work for the gym or backyard could very well hold you back. As the saying goes: Dress for the job you want, not the one you’ve got…


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Why not try a modern unconstructed version, (unlined, minus the padding) worn with a lightweight knit top or shirt and tie? (Bows are back, especially for young guys!) Note too the five-pocket pants in nondenim fabrics. Fit is key!

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BEST FOOT FORWARD.

Women know, and guys are learning: it’s all about the shoes! For spring 2013, we love lace-ups in soft leather or suede; have fun with color!


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FOCUS ON ACCESSORIES.

Cool socks: check! Perfect watch? Essential. Bracelet? Adds personality. A great bag or backpack? Of course! And don’t overlook your belt and wallet. Make sure they convey the impression you want to make.

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INVEST IN A GREAT SPRING JACKET!

Since you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a whole wardrobe of them, pick something really special. (Suede in the spring is very Italian!)

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v-neck ROBERT GRAHAM jacket ISAIA jeans ETRO shoes TO BOOT shirt, tie ETON jacket ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA jeans AGAVE shoes MAGNANNI

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JEANS IN THE OFFICE:

Unless you’re meeting with formal clients, jeans are okay. Just make sure you’re wearing perfectly fitted premium denim in an even-tone dark wash. Paired with a sportcoat, a cardigan, or even a shirt and tie, dressed-up denim is fine with us. (Just ditch the big baggy stuff and wear great shoes!)


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A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE PHILIPPE COUSTEAU MAKES ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LOOK GOOD. BY DONALD CHARLES RICHARDSON

TOP RIGHT COURTESY BBC. BOTTOM LEFT AND NEXT PAGE COURTESY ADAM LARKEY.

hen Philippe Cousteau was a boy, he wanted to be a fireman. Then, on his 16th birthday, his mother and sisters gave him a present: a research trip to Papua New Guinea. Since then he’s been traveling the world, from enduring the cold of Antarctica to providing humanitarian aid in war-torn Sarajevo. A self-described “explorer, social entrepreneur and environmental advocate,” Philippe Cousteau is the 32-year-old son of Jan and Philippe Cousteau Sr. He is also, of course, the grandson of legendary Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. “My grandfather taught me to always innovate... always question,” he says. “Each of us has the responsibility to make the world a better place.” Cousteau takes this responsibility very seriously. For him, exploring the connections between humans and the environment is as important as exploring nature itself. He is cofounder of Azure Worldwide, a strategic environmental design, development and marketing company. Along with green site design and planning, eco-tourism and new media, they’re using interactive gaming “to help people understand how their actions impact the environment.” Cousteau is also a special correspondent for CNN International, hosting the Going Green series and reporting on environmental and humanitarian issues. He serves on the boards of directors of The Ocean Conservancy, the Marine Conservation Biology Institute, the National Environmental Education Foundation and the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund. He has also testified to Congress on ocean management and off-shore drilling.

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In addition, Cousteau is president of EarthEcho International, a non-profit organization he founded with his sister and mother, whose mission is to encourage youth to take action that restores and protects our water planet. “My grandfather was a wonderful storyteller and communicator,” Cousteau reveals. “He believed you could change society through kids.” Following this philosophy, EarthEcho combines education, balanced advocacy and a commitment to action, providing programs and tools for students to undertake local projects to help the environment. It also includes training in citizen journalism, workshops that teach young people how to write and tell stories about the environment and the world they live in. “If they can learn [how to write], their words have meaning. They have power,” he emphasizes. Cousteau is the co-author, with Cathryn Berger Kaye M.A., of Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving the Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands (Free Spirit Publishing, 2010) and Make A Splash!: A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands. “We’ve seen firsthand the passion young people have for the environment. EarthEcho’s focus is to empower youth to make a difference…. Adults often tell me they now recycle because their kids insist on it.” xtending his social and environmental work to the financial realm, Cousteau has partnered with AdvisorShares Investments to launch the Global Echo Exchange Traded Fund on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: GIVE), as well as to form the GlobalECHO Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) for which he serves as co-founder and chairman. “The GlobalECHO Foundation is dedicated to supporting projects and organizations that have the power to transform communities and inspire positive change well beyond their geographic boundaries,” he explains. Despite the seriousness of his business, Cousteau

has a charming sense of humor. His personal style is both classic and delightfully unique. In a dress shirt (no tie), a vest and jeans (with a jacket draped over his suitcase), he also wears two cords around his neck—one featuring a carved cow horn from

“ADULTS OFTEN TELL ME THEY NOW RECYCLE BECAUSE THEIR KIDS INSIST ON IT.” Zanzibar, the other a silver shark tooth—as well as numerous bracelets, including one made of wooden beads from South Korea, another of Guatemalan embroidery, and a silver one from his fiancée. Due to his busy schedule, which on any given day might include taping a television segment during a jungle trek, then attending a fundraiser or making a personal appearance, Cousteau has had to learn which clothes work for him in various settings. For TV appearances in the wild, he chooses blue cotton shirts and khaki pants; he even has the pants tailored for a perfect fit. For casual wear he likes jeans (which he lets his fiancée pick out), and on dressier occasions, he prefers three-piece suits. (Recently Cousteau “is into vests,” in part because they offer pockets for his latest passion: pocket watches.) The sense of adventure that has taken Cousteau all over the globe for his work is also reflected in his private life. He even has a list of things he thinks he (and every man of style) should be able to do: fix things around the house, ride a motorcycle, drive a stick shift, tie a bow tie, choose the best wines and spirits, prepare good meals, and barbeque. And what does a man who travels 300 days a year do for vacation? Cousteau smiles. “When work is swimming with great white sharks, a day off is sleeping in.”

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CAN A MANʼS TROUSER OR JEAN, A BASIC ITEM OF CLOTHING, BE TRANSFORMED INTO A “MUST HAVE?” ̶THE MITCHELLS FAMILY OF STORES THINKS SO

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A GRAPE NIGHT’S SLEEP LUXE WINERIES THAT ACCOMMODATE BEYOND THE TASTING ROOM. BY SHIRA LEVINE

Sleeping where you drink doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a wellpickled grifter, but the warm buzz from a few glasses of pinot noir undoubtedly nudges most of us into a deep rest. When spending a snug few nights within a winery, exclusivity, top-notch amenities and epic landscapes combine to make a sensational bottle taste that much better. We got our teeth red to bring you three of our favorite winery refuges, encouraging you to toss the keys on the mahogany table, stay the night, and wake up to a crisp sparkling white…for breakfast!

CASTELLO DEL TREBBIO IN PONTASSIEVE, ITALY

Anyone can drink good wine in Italy, but not everyone can say they’ve clinked glasses and spent the night in a medieval castle.

Located atop the San Brigida hills roughly a half-hour from Florence, the castle-turned-mansion villa is surrounded by lush grape vines, olive groves and saffron crocuses. Trebbio offers a subtle modernity while respecting history and tradition. (Castles are made of stone and get cold, so central heating and electricity are fêted where they can be found!) The castle tower that once protected the fortress still stands, but now serves as a welcoming entry. The estate warden, although retired, still greets guests in traditional clothing, and the dungeons with their once murderous hooks remain to hold Chianti hostage in Trebbio’s wine cellar. The cave-like restaurant is a relatively recent addition, whose dishes enhance the celebrated Riesling/pinot grigio blend and the aforementioned Chianti. Built by the Pazzi family, Renaissance-era Florentine bankers, the castle first changed hands in the 14th-century after a bloody clash with the Medici clan. But today, romance is the main focus on Trebbio’s 800 acres. The property hosts many a bride and groom from around the world, as well as those seeking a fairy tale setting for any occasion. The villa is separated into three apartments, each rustic and cozy with its own patio, private garden and swimming pool. (Those who plan to cook or bring a chef should request the one previously occupied by the owners; it has the most modern appliances.) Guests can arrange activities like Italian language courses, painting or cooking classes and horseback riding. Hiking and biking trails lined with chestnut trees and olive groves lead from the villa to the lake and the local village.

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JORDAN WINERY IN HEALDSBURG, CALIFORNIA The picturesque roads that snake through Northern California’s wine country don’t just lead to Napa and Sonoma. About an hour northwest is Healdsburg, an insider’s enclave. Filled with fab foodie spots, the town is rich with wineries that reap their fruits from the crossings of the Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. Within that dynamic topography lies the 1,500-acre, family-owned Jordan Winery. Tastings are open to anyone with a palate, but a night’s stay within the 18th century-esque château (actually built 37 years ago for a reported $15 million) is only for oenophiles in Jordan’s loyalty program. Earn reward points through the purchase of two award-winning wines, a cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay that have impressed chefs and sommeliers since 1976. Built by the architects responsible for George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, the château includes seven unique rooms, each with high wood beamed ceilings, red tiled floors and authentic Louis XIII antiques. Below the suites is the regal dining room and Chef Todd Knoll’s kitchen, where he and his hospitality director wife Nitsa marry epicurean innovation with tradition using the freshest ingredients from the plentiful garden outside. Fava greens, cremini mushrooms and haricots verts are just a few of the treats served on Baccarat crystal and Madeira linens to overnight guests like Bono, Pierce Brosnan and Michael Mina. After dinner, the lucky are invited to enjoy a glass (or two) in CEO John Jordan’s private 1920s-style hangar. Besides a bar, pool table and vintage shuffleboard, he keeps his bright yellow piper cub plane and a museum quality collection of World War I and II-era memorabilia on display to dazzle those who wander in

MATETIC WINERY IN CASABLANCA VALLEY, CHILE The Casablanca Valley, a midway point between Valparaiso and Santiago, is a wine region just 11 miles from the water, bathed in cool breezes and morning fogs from the Pacific. The result: a ‘premium cool valley’ where chardonnay and sauvignon blanc vines can thrive. Just southwest of Casablanca is the futuristic-looking Matetic Winery, discreetly tucked into the slope of a hillside within the San Antonio Valley. Pioneering 21st-century enotourism, the avantgarde property features a dramatic oval barrel cellar and two swish tasting rooms replete with a waterfall. Try the organic pinot noir, syrah, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay within the gleaming wood and glass winery, then take a short drive to the elegant yet rustic La Casona. The traditional colonialstyle estancia and hacienda is also a working family ranch and vineyard that sits on 27,000 acres hugging the Rosario Valley. The adobe guesthouses are chic and stylish thanks to a 2004 renovation. Seven rooms are each named after a wine and enhanced with a private terrace. They boast four-poster beds and rich damask curtains that flank windows with views of palm trees and verdant wild gardens (though the views from the swimming pool are some of the most staggering). Dining options include the gourmet restaurant Equilibrio or a private chef who prepares indulgent breakfasts and dinners. Organic and sustainable is the agenda, so guests can expect mostly handcrafted ingredients, from homemade breads and sheep’s milk cheeses to honeys and jams made from grape, fig, papaya and pomegranate trees growing on the land. (There’s even a family-run cheese operation to tour on the property!)

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In order to help you better integrate your new seasonal purchases with the old, we offer our clients a complimentary closet consultation. One of our professional sales associates will personally visit your home to inventory your closet, providing suggestions on how to creatively mix and match your existing wardrobe. One of our experienced tailors can also be on hand, to provide any fitting or re-adjustments you may need. And if you so desire, we will provide a photographic catalogue of your wardrobe for further reference.

Our long-term sales associates have been with us for an average of 16 years, and are passionate about counseling our customers and advising them on all clothing and accessory matters. They are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that your shopping experience is a pleasant one, and they’ll even take a trip to your home or office to give you a personal closet consultation, providing suggestions on how to creatively mix and match your existing wardrobe.

In the hectic world in which we live, many simple pleasures are lost. Sometimes a hot cup of coffee, or a friendly, familiar face is the best comfort for the soul. We’re happy to provide both, and more.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

GIFT CARDS

COMPLIMENTARY ALTERATIONS

Developing lasting personal relationships helps our sales associates select items that they know you will enjoy, and ease your shopping experience.

A Mitchells/Richards/Marshs gift card is the gift that always fits! Our gift cards are available for purchase in store or over the phone, in any denomination. If you can’t make it to the store, just give us a call — we’ll wrap the gift card up and ship it to the recipient for you!

In order to ensure that the fit is just right, we offer complimentary alterations on all of our clothing. Down to the detail of the stitching, we ensure each article is tailored specifically to you. Our on-site team of world-class tailors is ready to assure that you always bring home a perfect fit.

HOME DELIVERY We understand your busy schedule and want to do all we can to lessen the demands on your time. This is why we provide local delivery to your residence, or anywhere in the United States. If you need it in a pinch, count on us to be there.

ABUNDANT PARKING To ensure your shopping experience is as stress-free as possible, we provide you with ample complimentary parking that is both convenient and secure — a real luxury in downtown Greenwich.

PICTURE PERFECT Trust our professional sales associates to put together the ultimate outfit and coordinate you from head to toe. To alleviate confusion when you get home, we will happily photograph your ensembles, providing a catalogue you can refer to time after time.


SERVICE IS PARAMOUNT. COMPLIMENTARY GIFT WRAP

RETURN POLICY

We offer complimentary gift-wrapping for your purchases, on any day you want. You concentrate on choosing the perfect gift; we’ll do the rest.

We have a liberal return policy, where you can bring your purchases back if you are not satisfied with them within a reasonable period of time. We want to make sure you love your new items when you get home, as much as you do in the store.

CLOTHING DONATIONS Service is important to us, not only in our store, but also in our community. We will help you clear out those unwanted items that have been cluttering up your closet, while providing for a good cause. All discarded items will be donated to a local charity — we will coordinate the donation and make the delivery ourselves.

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As a family business, we feel that it is essential to create a shopping experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family. At Mitchells, Richards, and Marshs we provide interactive play areas so that your time with us can be more relaxed, and your children can still have fun.

Our personal shoppers are available to make your experience here as effortless as possible. For your convenience, they will pre-select a wardrobe to fit your clothing needs, placing the garments in a private fitting room. Once our associates have learned your style and needs, they can keep an eye out for specific items you might be looking for in the future. Call Debbi O’Shea at 203.622.0551 for more information.

IN AN EMERGENCY If you find yourself in a pinch after hours, dial the main store number and follow the prompts to be connected directly to one of our family’s home numbers. We’re always available to come to your rescue!

A loose thread or button can be just the thing that unravels your day. Bring in any suits or outerwear with buttons that need assistance, and we’ll re-attach or tighten them for you, on site and free of charge. We like to see you looking your best, down to the details.

It impacts every facet of our business, from our ability to bring you worldclass fashions to the friendly, knowledgeable sales associates who help and guide you. You, our customers and friends, are ultimately at the heart of all that we do, and we strive to constantly exceed your expectations. If for some reason you feel that the level of service we provide does not meet your expectations, please let us know.


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"M Lifestyle" Spring 2013