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FOOT NOTE Stuart Weitzman, designer of some of the most coveted shoes around, offers quick advice on what shoes to pack and how to pack them. What are the key shoes men and women should have in their wardrobes? Soft-as-butter boot, black modern boot and whatever helps a woman feel sexy and beautiful. What type of shoes should men and women take with them when traveling? Whatever they can walk the farthest in and be the most comfortable. What is your best tip for planning one’s travel wardrobe? Pack your favorite items, but pack lightly so it allows you the opportunity to shop on vacation. What is the best way to pack shoes and handbags for travel? In a cloth bag. The Kooples’ West Coast flagship, on South Robertson Avenue

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Euro Chic High-end French high street brands are de rigueur in some of L.A.’s swankiest shopping areas, from North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills (Iro, Maje, Sandro) to One Colorado in Pasadena (Cop. Copine). Not to be outdone, trendy Robertson Boulevard recently said “bonjour” to the West Coast flagship of The Kooples, which offers its contemporary mens- and womenswear in a luxe, marble-lined space. For fall, the brand sets “Punk,” “Swinging London” and “Military” moods in its main collection, which it pairs with its slightly more casual The Kooples Sport

collection, packed with wardrobe workhorses. The overarching aesthetic is streamlined with a moody palette, and many pieces boast tailoring from Savile Row’s Norton + Sons and subtly edgy details such as detachable leather collars or lace that, like a Magic Eye image, reveals itself as tiny skull-andcrossbones under your gaze. Superfans, take note: Of the three West Coast locations planned for the brand’s North American rollout, the Robertson store is the only one to offer the complete fall line. 100 S. Robertson Blvd., L.A., 424.335.0041, thekooples.com

If you could impart one piece of fashion wisdom to travelers, what would it be? Make sure to pack at least one heel, as nothing has been invented yet that beats the high heel for making a good pair of legs look great and a great pair look fabulous!—Jennifer McKee Stuart Weitzman 437 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.860.9600; Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 310.289.0720; visit stuartweitzman.com for additional locations.

Stuart Weitzman, designer of the Queen pump in quartz-sugar lace, above

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: COURTESY THE KOOPLES; STUART WEITZMAN HOLDINGS LLC

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