FALL 2019 THE LIFESTYLE MITCHELLS | RICHARDS
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WE’VE BEEN CURATING THE IN-STORE EXPERIENCE FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS! THI S FA LL, W E ARE EXCITED TO LAUNCH A NEW “AT MI TC H E L L S ” A N D “AT R I C HARDS” CAMPAIGN CELEBRATING TH E E XP E RI E NC E W E B E L I E VE IS COMPLETELY UNIQUE AND HAPPE NS ONLY I N O UR STO R ES. I T’S THE C A P PUCCINO WHEN YOU WALK IN. THE LONG-T E RM STYLE A DVI SORS WHO HELP YOU DEFINE YOUR PE RS ONAL ST Y L E OVE R Y E A R S. THE JOKES. THE HUGS. THE FRIENDS YOU RU N I NTO. THE UN E X P E CTED FINDS AND DESIGNER EVENTS YOU H AP P E N UP O N . THE N EW BOUTIQUES AND COLLECTIONS P OP P I NG U P. G E TTI N G LOST FOR HOURS OF “ ME TIME.” FITTIN G ROOM P OWWOWS. BEING TAILORED TO PERFECTION. W HI LE THE O NLINE SIDE OF OUR BUSINESS (THE “@ MI TC H E L L S ” A N D “@ R I C HARDS” ) CAN ADD CONVENIENCE, TH E STORE I S T H E HE A RT O F TH E COMMUNITY WE’VE ALL BUILT TO GE T H E R. THE STO R E I S WHERE IT ALL HAPPENS. CO M E I N TO SEE OUR MAGNIFICENT FA LL E DI T A ND LET US MAKE YOU LO O K GR E AT AND OF COURSE, FEEL G R E AT. CO M E IN FOR THAT MAGICAL E X P E R I E N C E YOU CAN FIND ONLY I N O UR STO R ES.
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STYLE GUIDE FEATURES 56 FOR THE ADVENTUROUS NATURE LOVER...BUBBLE HOTELS 58 DAVID WEBB: THE ICONIC FAVORITE OF COLLECTORS & CELEBRITIES 64 FASHIONISTAS: PLACES TO GO & THINGS TO SEE 70 HOTEL INDIGO 80 FOOD: PERU, MEET JAPAN 84 PROFILES: THE BLDWN EVOLUTION
FASHION 20 AUTUMN EVERLASTING 36 WHAT’S NEW: WOMEN 42 CARROUSEL 60 WHAT’S HOT: WOMEN 66 WHAT’S NEW: MEN 72 COLD FRONT 88 WHAT’S HOT: MEN 94 TWICE AS NICE 102 TUX TIPS
DEPARTMENTS 3 WELCOME LETTER 6 COMMUNITY 8 SCENE & HEARD 18 RESERVE IN STORE 34 MAKING IT PERSONAL 104 IN-STORE SERVICES
FALL 2019 THE LIFESTYLE
CONCEPT /CREATIVE DIRECTOR
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EDITOR IN CHIEF Rita Guarna CREATIVE DIRECTOR Stephen Vitarbo EDITOR AT LARGE, FOUNDING EDITOR
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FASHION FORUM MAGAZINE IS PUBLISHED IN 10 REGIONAL EDITIONS FOR MEMBER STORES OF THE APPAREL FORUM. COPYRIGHT © 2019. FASHION FORUM MAGAZINE IS A WAINSCOT MEDIA PUBLICATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. WAINSCOT MEDIA, ONE MAYNARD DRIVE, PARK RIDGE, NJ 07656. THE PUBLISHERS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADVERTISERS’ CLAIMS, UNSOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS OR OTHER MATERIALS. NO PART OF THIS MAGAZINE MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE PUBLISHERS. VOLUME 22, ISSUE 2. PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.
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we used to be “just a store.”
NOT ANYMORE. Being a place where you can buy clothes was just the beginning. For more than 60 years, we’ve been evolving into a community “heart” where we offer much more than that.
n 1958, when Ed and Norma Mitchell opened our original store, a store was mostly... just a store. But every day since, particularly over the past 20 years, that’s just a part of what we are and what we aspire to be to our communities. On an obvious note, today we also are an online business. But more meaningful to us are the ways our business, both in-store and online, serves our communities in unique, long-term and purposeful ways. Here are just a few...
HUB FOR LOCAL PHILANTHROPY Our local communities mean everything to us, and we are passionate about helping those who need it most. We take great joy in offering our large retail spaces to be used as venues for community and fundraising events. Our doors are open to help those in need, be it for Near & Far Aid, Pink Aid, Shatterproof, Staples Sports teams or countless other events we host. Our commitment to teaching the upcoming generation about giving back is both our duty and a privilege.
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STEWARD OF FASHION EDUCATION
RENOWNED DIAMOND & JEWELRY PROGRAM
Always offering a world-class range of classic and trend-forward designer fashions, our staff receives constant education from fashion professionals and our designer vendors in how to wear the latest styles. Our Style Advisors are here to educate you on everything from hem lengths to bow tie and scarf tying. We also post many informative “how tos” online via our blog and style editor.
Since introducing fine jewelry to our stores more than 20 years ago, we’ve cultivated one of the most esteemed diamond and gemstone businesses in the industry. All of our Jewelry Advisors are educated or certified by the Gemological Institute of America. With the collective buying power of our stores and a far-ranging international diamond circuit, we are able to offer quality, competitive pricing and value we are proud to stand behind.
SOCIAL GATHERING CENTER What to do on a Saturday afternoon or a weekday with time to kill? Come in for some casual browsing and chatting. More often than not, you will run into friends, get some ideas and enjoy a pleasant break from your day. We love to see you, no obligation to buy!
MEETING PLACE FOR INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS
CURATOR OF GLOBAL RUNWAYS Paris, Milan, London and New York Fashion Week. Several times a year, our buyers are at the runways and at market, personally selecting product with our customers and communities in mind. Each of our eight stores has a custom edit, hand-picked for the distinct desires and lifestyle of our customers.
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Our relationships with some of the world’s most renowned designers are often decades deep and unique to our family business and the way our buyers work. Some of the countless designers that have come to our stores and with whom we enjoy long-term friendships include Brunello Cucinelli, Gildo Zegna, Temple St. Claire, Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik and Sylva Yepremian, to name a few.
COFFEE SHOP And last but not least…since 1958 we’ve been a gathering place where there’s been a pot of coffee brewing (now latte and cappuccino, too)! Come in and join us for a cup. Enjoy bagels on Saturdays, pretzels, M&Ms and our kiddie corner, too!
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MITCHELLS AT 60!
CELEBRATING THE ITALIAN WAY Brunello Cucinelli and Mitchells families celebrate a 60th-anniversary milestone.
STYLE AMBASSADORS Brunello Cucinelli's president Massimo Caronna and CEO Riccardo Stefanelli
To celebrate their decades-long partnership and Mitchells’ 60th anniversary, the Cucinelli and Mitchell families gathered together for a very special dinner in June. Bringing the essence of Solomeo to Westport, the evening began with a presentation of the Brunello Cucinelli fall 2019 collection, followed by an Umbrian-inspired dinner prepared by celebrity chef and Food Network star Christian Petroni. Throughout the cocktail hour, the charcuterie boards came to life as hand-sliced prosciutto and Parmigiano-Reggiano made their way to the tables. Petroni’s team from Fortina restaurants partnered with the catering extraordinaires at Marcia Selden Catering to create the interactive meal. Each course featured Petroni’s spin on the classics, with the finishing touches of vegetables, meats and fish roasted to perfection in Fortina’s traveling wood-fired pizza oven. From the authentic Italian farm tables to the freshly potted plants and herbs, not a detail was spared on the elegant décor, which transported everyone to Italy for a few hours. CEO Riccardo Stefanelli, President Massimo Caronna and many other Brunello Cucinelli executives traveled from Italy for this special milestone and Brunello himself delivered his good wishes via a virtual personal message. ■
BUON APPETITO Bob Mitchell and celebrity chef Christian Petroni presenting the evening's menu.
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INTERNATIONAL CALL Guests receive a personal message from Brunello Cucinelli.
STYLISH LOOKS Guests shop the fall 2019 collection with Mitchells' Brunello Cucinelli style specialists Zach Hanson and Carmela Roach.
FASHIONABLE HOSTS L to R, Riccardo Stefanelli, Bob Mitchell, Luca Lisandroni, Massimo Caronna, Russ Mitchell
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E V E N T S NEAR & FAR
CHANGE A LIFE, HAVE A BALL Mitchells and Near & Far Aid event targets poverty and changes lives.
The theme of this year’s Near & Far Aid Gala was Modern Ball, a bold and bright expression of fashion-forward fun. Mitchells presented a dynamic fashion show full of brilliant colors and patterns that signaled the coming of spring, all set to a live DJ music mix. Marcia Selden Catering served up fun at every turn with electrifying cocktails, innovative hors d’oeuvres and late-night bites. Guests danced the night away during the after party, complete with dice games. Fundraising was the focus of the evening as guests and donors showed their support through direct contributions and bidding on unique and exclusive items in the silent, live and wine auctions. Near & Far Aid aims to break the cycle of poverty in our area by granting more than $1 million annually to programs and agencies that serve the community’s day-to-day needs. ■ nearandfaraid.org
MASTER OF CEREMONIES Emcee David Price welcomes the crowd.
Bob Mitchell poses with this year's event co-chairs and board members. BRIGHT OUTLOOK Models present spring 2019 fashions.
CHANGING LIVES Live and silent auctions raise funds for the cause.
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SHATTERPROOF AT RICHARDS
WE WERE SO HONORED
Bob and Bill Mitchell accept the 2019 Brian Mendell Award from Shatterproof Founder and CEO Gary Mendell.
The Mitchell family receives the 2019 Brian Mendell Award At the Third Annual Shatterproof Benefit held at Richards this April, the Mitchell family was honored with the 2019 Brian Mendell Award. Created in memory of Shatterproof founder Gary Mendell’s son, Brian, who passed away as a result of addiction in 2011, the award is given to an individual or individuals who are committed to ending the stigma of addiction in their community. The Mitchell family—with a long lineage of recovery—is so very proud of its members in recovery and the work Shatterproof has done to help reverse our nation’s addiction crisis. This year’s benefit featured delicious food and drinks, a silent auction and moving remarks by Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, emcee Dave Price, members of the Mitchell family and Gary Mendell. The Mitchells are grateful for their partnership with Shatterproof and to the more than 250 generous attendees who raised close to $870,000 at the event. In all, Shatterproof has raised a total of $2.1 million for its mission to end the devastation of addiction. Together we continue to celebrate recovery and take addiction out of the shadows and into the light. ■ shatterproof.org
Shatterproof founder and CEO, Gary Mendell, inspires the crowd on how they can do their part to help end the stigma of addiction.
The Mitchell family and Gary Mendell
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FILLING IN THE BLANKS
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FASHION MAKES A DIFFERENCE ITALIAN TRADE AGENCY
FROM THE RUNWAY Models wear fashions from spring 2019. Bill Mitchell with FITB co-founders Tina Kramer and Shawnee Knight. MANGIA BENE A taste of Italian food and fashion at Mitchells and Richards
Filling in the Blanks’ Fifth Annual Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show put a fresh spin on the season’s trends. Through commentary by Mitchells’ women’s buyer, Aisha Bennett, guests learned how to wear curated items from day to night and mix them with pieces they already own. Guests viewed and shopped everything from casual wear to runway styles. Proceeds were donated to Filling in the Blanks, a Norwalk, Connecticut-based nonprofit with the mission of ending hunger in our area by providing needy children with meals on the weekends. ■ fillingintheblanks.org
EMPOWERING WOMEN A stand against domestic violence
Mitchells and Richards partnered with the Italian Trade Agency for a season-long celebration of Italian artisan designers…complete with an abundant display of Italian bites and wines. ■
In March, YWCA committee members modeled fresh spring looks in a Richards fashion show that was commentated on by style advisors Josephine Campanella-Furlin and Kathy Paulus. Richards proudly donated a percentage of sales from the luncheon to the YWCA, whose important efforts empower the community through education programs, seminars, counseling, support groups and free domestic abuse services, which they have been providing for over 35 years. ■ ywcagreenwich.org
MORE IN-STORE MILESTONES We honored Mitchell Stores chairman and master hugger, Jack Mitchell, with an in-store celebration on his 80th birthday.
CONTEMPORARY EVENT We were excited to celebrate spring with an event featuring A-list
contemporary and denim designers, fun beats, giveaways, sips and bites and an expanded selection of styles for three days only. This year’s lineup included coveted contemporary brands like Vince, Nili Lotan, SPRWMN and more. JEWELRY DINNER This May, three fabulous jewelry designers, Sylva & Cie, Mariani and
Hoorsenbuhs, transformed our women’s shoe and bag department into their own themed spaces for an exclusive night of shopping and dining. Chef Luke Venner of Elm Restaurant in New Canaan prepared the small plate tasting dinner. FASHION SPEAKS OUT This year Mitchells partnered with friends at A.K. Rikk’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as four other specialty retail stores around the nation, to speak out to end the silence around mental illness. Speaks Out is a social movement that’s changing the culture of mental health as depression and anxiety affect 560 million people worldwide. For even more info, visit fashionspeaksout.com.
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BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE
JUNIORS WALK FOR A CAUSE This year’s Breast Cancer Alliance Junior Fashion Show featured junior committee members in fresh spring looks from Richards. Twenty local teens hit the runway to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer in our community and beyond. ■ breastcanceralliance.org/teen-bca
FROM THE HEART Top: Bill Mitchell and Liz McCarthy Right: St. Vincent's models walk the runway.
WOMEN AT HEART Fashion show and auction fundraiser benefiting underinsured women in Connecticut
STRIKE A POSE BCA junior models pose for a photo before the spring fashion show.
This April, more than 200 people gathered in Westport for the Eighth Annual Women at Heart event to benefit St. Vincent’s Regina L. Cozza Center. The center’s mission is to fight heart disease and inspire our community to be proactive about heart health. Record funds were raised and inspiring speeches were given before Mitchells closed the show with an empowering fashion presentation featuring survivors and their caretakers. ■ stvincents.org
GREENWICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
CELEBRATING THE VISUAL ARTS Richards hosts the Greenwich International Film Festival Kickoff.
THE ENVELOPE PLEASE Ginger Stickel, Wendy Stapleton and Colleen deVeer
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Richards was proud to host the Greenwich International Film Festival Program Announcement Party, kicking off the festival’s fifth and most epic year yet! Founders Colleen deVeer, Wendy Stapleton and executive director Ginger Stickel shared with more than 200 guests the amazing lineup of films and events featured during the festival. ■ greenwichfilm.org
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FALL TRUNK SHOWS & EVENTS
E V E N T S SEPTEMBER
4-3 STEPHEN WEBSTER NO REGRETS LOUNGE 4-5 KITON MEN’S & WOMEN’S / GREENWICH GREENWICH 12 CAROLINE ELLEN / WESTPORT personal appearance 6-7 ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA / GREENWICH KATHERINE JETTER / GREENWICH 17-19 BRUNELLO CUCINELLI WOMEN’S / GREENWICH personal appearance 18-19 BRUNELLO CUCINELLI MEN’S / GREENWICH 7 ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA / WESTPORT TOM FORD WOMEN'S / WESPORT 12 OLIVINE GABBRO / GREENWICH 19 ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA / GREENWICH personal appearance MARIA CANALE / WESTPORT 13 TEMPLE ST. CLAIR / WESTPORT PAUL MORELLI / WESTPORT 13-14 BRIONI / GREENWICH STANTT CUSTOM SHIRTS / WESTPORT 14 CAROLINE ELLEN / WESTPORT 22 TOM FORD WOMEN'S / GREENWICH personal appearance PAUL MORELLI / WESTPORT 24-26 BRUNELLO CUCINELLI WOMEN’S / WESTPORT STANTT CUSTOM SHIRTS / WESTPORT 25-26 AARON HENRY / GREENWICH TEMPLE ST. CLAIR / GREENWICH BRUNELLO CUCINELLI MEN’S / WESTPORT personal appearance JULEZ BRYANT / WESTPORT 20 OLIVINE GABBRO / WESTPORT personal appearance 25 TEMPLE ST. CLAIR / GREENWICH 19-21 SYLVA & CIE / WESTPORT 26 TEMPLE ST. CLAIR / WESTPORT personal appearance STANTT CUSTOM SHIRTS / GREENWICH 20-21 BRIONI / WESTPORT
GRAVATI / WESTPORT JULEZ BRYANT / GREENWICH 21 CAROLINE ELLEN / GREENWICH
STANTT CUSTOM SHIRTS / GREENWICH 27-28 GRAVATI / WESPORT TOM FORD MEN'S / GREENWICH 28 ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA / HUNTINGTON MARIA CANALE / WESTPORT STANTT CUSTOM SHIRTS / HUNTINGTON
1-2 AKRIS / GREENWICH THE ROW / WESTPORT TODD REED / WESTPORT
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STANTT CUSTOM SHIRTS / HUNTINGTON 8-9 MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION / GREENWICH 14-15 BRUNELLO CUCINELLI WOMEN’S HUNTINGTON
KATHERINE JETTER / WESTPORT personal appearance
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16 KATHERINE JETTER / GREENWICH
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MARIA CANALE / WESTPORT PAUL MORELLI / WESTPORT AKRIS / WESTPORT TEMPLE ST. CLAIR / GREENWICH PHOTOS WITH SANTA
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MARIA CANALE / WESTPORT PAUL MORELLI / WESTPORT TEMPLE ST. CLAIR / WESTPORT CAROLINE ELLEN / WESTPORT personal appearance
KATHERINE JETTER / GREENWICH
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FOR AN UPDATED LIST OF EVENTS, VISIT MITCHELLS.COM
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PINK AID CONNECTICUT 9TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW
PINK AID LONG ISLAND 6TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW
BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE ANNUAL LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW
MITCHELLS WESTPORT 11:30AM - 2:30 PM
MITCHELLS HUNTINGTON 11:30AM - 2:30 PM
HYATT REGENCY GREENWICH 11AM - 2 PM
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THE SELECTION By using our Reserve-In-Store feature! It’s as easy as...
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Browse products online and select as many items as you want using the “Reserve in Store” button.
Your Style Advisor will round up all your requested items and contact you to come in at your convenience.
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If you don’t love it, you haven’t bought it and don’t have the hassle of shipping it back.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: SERGIO KURHAJEC
HAIR/MAKEUP: ANNELIESE WARDROBE: WENDY MCNETT
opposite page on her turtleneck, top & skirt: Akris on him leather jacket, blazer, sweater, shirt, pants & shoes: Brunello Cucinelli cover, on her jumpsuit & shoes: Brunello Cucinelli on him tuxedo, shirt & bowtie: Brunello Cucinelli
EVERlasting AT LONG LAST, there’s a crisp,
cool breeze and the anticipation of shorter days soon to come. Savor the start of a fresh season full of promise in some of fall’s most beguiling new designer looks.
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this page vest, sweater, shirt & pants: Altea opposite coat: Carolina Herrera bag: Tom Ford
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Lose yourself on a long autumn jaunt. Revel in the brisk air and the rich, cozy textures of the season.
this page jacket, sweater & pants: BLDWN opposite jacket, sweater & shirt: Peter Millar
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Get your fall palette on. Embrace neutrals, cool and warm, rich golds, deep reds and hues found in the nature that surrounds you.
this page THIS PAGE suit & shirt: TUXEDO: Akris SAMUELSOHN shoes: SHIRT & BOWTIE: Manolo Blahnik ETON OPPOSITE RINGS & BRACELET: SYLVA & CIE
opposite coat: Etro bag: Tom Ford
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this page jacket, hoodie & THIS PAGEpants: CP Company SWEATER, SHIRT, opposite, on her PANTS: coat & scarf: BALDESSARI Rani Arabella OPPOSITE pants: SUIT: Brunello Cucinelli ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA on him SHIRT: BAGUTTA vest, sweater & TIE: CHARVET shirt: Peter Millar SHOES: pants: Frame SANTONI
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this page dress: Gabriela Hearst necklaces: James Banks opposite suit & shirt: Akris bag: Valextra shoes: Manolo Blahnik
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Experiment with layering. With luxe, beautifully made pieces, warm and cozy never looked so good.
coat, sweater, shirt & pants: Corneliani
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Really getting to know you — there are many ways your long-term Style Advisor (and friend!) can make your life easier.
he “special sauce” that makes our in-store (and online) experience different from all others are the long-term personal relationships and friendships our Style Advisors develop with their customers. The trusted relationships
we build with our customers last for years and decades, even generations. As our Style Advisors get to know you and understand your lifestyle, they are able to offer a deeper and more informed level of guidance to help you cultivate your personal
style and build a well-thought-out wardrobe. There are so many ways your Style Advisor can make your life easier. Letting them know about your lifestyle, travels, events and milestones can keep them attuned to your needs.
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Six ways to keep us informed, so we can serve you better:
UNDERSTANDING YOUR LIFESTYLE
WEDDINGS & GALAS
Do you have additional homes you travel to at certain times of the year? Do you have a career that requires a certain wardrobe, be it dressy and suited or casual? Yearly business or charity events you regularly attend? If you share this information with your Style Advisor, they will help prepare for life’s adventures and events with inimitable style, offering selections at many price points.
Have a wedding in the family coming up? A bar mitzvah? Going to a black-tie event or gala? Let us know and we will help you put together a sensational outfit, top to toe. We offer stunning tuxedos and gowns, both off-the-rack or custom, from the world’s top fashion houses. Easy access to our stores makes fittings and alterations a breeze. We are here when you need us!
New to town? Don’t know where to go for lunch? Even if you aren’t, sometimes you need suggestions for a restaurant, doctor, electrician or florist. As a family business that has been entrenched in the community for decades, we enjoy offering this informal “concierge service.” Just ask us and we will give you our top picks. And if the Style Advisor or person you ask doesn’t have an answer, we’ll get an answer! It’s our pleasure.
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Let us know your anniversary and the birthdays of your spouse and other key family members. We are happy to send reminders and inspired gift suggestions that fit your budget (and are sure to keep you out of the doghouse!).
Is your child graduating from college? Are you headed to your high school reunion? Opening night at the ballet? We have dressed our customers for every possible occasion. We will make sure your outfit hits all the right notes and that you are as classic or edgy as you want to be and always on trend.
We all have them every now and then. The dress you misplaced. A last-minute invitation you weren’t prepared for. If you are having a fashion emergency, we have a 24-hour hotline. Call us and we will arrange to have someone meet you off hours.
“The key to really helping my customers is being a good listener. I was taught that 90% of the time I should be listening and 10% of the time talking. It flows naturally. My clients let me know what they want and need as it suits them. I also look at body language. I can pick up on cues I need to be aware of. I can tell when a client is truly satisfied and feeling great.” —MARILYN WALLACH, STYLE ADVISOR, MITCHELLS WESTPORT
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// RISING STAR //
SALLY LAPOINTE The Sally LaPointe collection empowers women to make their own statement. A signature monochromatic color palette defines each look, while an emphasis on infusing comfort into luxury creates a wardrobe of intuitive dressing for the modern woman. LaPointe graduated with a BFA in apparel design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 and soon moved to New York, where she founded her eponymous collection in 2010.
// FEMININE & STRONG //
DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER For almost 30 years, Dorothee Schumacher has been putting female strength at the heart of each design. Headquartered in Mannheim, Germany, the brand is true to the designer's vision: “My fashion is a modern complement to the confident unconventional woman: playfully elegant, strong and uncompromisingly feminine— an eclectic self-awareness.”
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// THE ART OF SEDUCTION //
GIANVITO ROSSI Gianvito Rossi, son of shoe designer Sergio Rossi, launched his brand in 2007 and is at the forefront of a new generation of shoe designers. Rossi’s styles are elegant with just the right amount of edge. The designer has always been influenced by the cool-girl crowd, looking for an alternative to mainstay luxury brands. Today, the designer is as sought-after as his more seasoned rivals.
INTRODUCING SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING DESIGNERS IN FASHION TODAY, NEW TO OUR STORES FOR THIS SEASON. COME IN AND DISCOVER YOUR NEW FAVORITES!
// MODERN FRENCH FUR
YVES SALOMON With a century of experience, Maison Yves Salomon has revolutionized the fur industry. A passion for skins has led the brand to modernize its approach and ethical standards, changing the image of fur in the world of fashion and luxury. Lightweight, trend-driven and often combined with other materials, stunning new designs are introduced each season.
// EXCEPTIONAL OPALS //
KATHERINE JETTER Katherine Jetter creates luxurious opal jewelry for the international market. Each piece reflects her attention to detail and imaginative design. The color palette embraces the deep blues of the endless Australian Outback sky and its saturated burnt red earth below.
// SENSUALITY & MOVEMENT //
FERNANDO JORGE Brazilian born jewelry designer Fernando Jorge takes inspiration from the laidback attitude and effortless sensuality of his home country. Fernando’s pieces are imbued with sensuality, energy and movement. He often uses locally sourced gemstones and minerals, giving them his signature finish, including unique cuts and the use of delicate gold snake chain. The result has a distinctly sculptural feel that is both elegant and modern.
// EVERYDAY, PERFECTED //
ALEX MILL Alex Mill was founded by Alex Drexler and Somsack Sikhounmuong, previously design directors at J. Crew and Madewell. Timeless, not trendy, Alex Mill takes the core styles that every person wants and they do something radical: They don’t change them all that much. They preserve what makes each piece iconic, so you can stop searching for that perfect, uncomplicated jacket or shirt. It’s right here. Wake up, get dressed, don’t overthink it. (Sounds nice, right?)
// RELAXED YET FABULOUS //
ANDAMANE Created by the sister duo behind beloved shoe label Paris Texas, Andamane is a newborn readyto-wear Italian label, where cool yet simple shapes, colorful tones and beautiful prints define each silhouette. All of this comes to life to dress the most modern and confident women, who are always looking for special, yet easygoing pieces to enrich their closets.
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// NOW IN WESTPORT!
// REFINED EASE & SOUL //
THE ELDER STATESMAN
We are thrilled to introduce Christian Louboutin, the sought-after French designer known for his exciting design and signature red sole. The FW19 collection is an ode to Louboutin’s passion for travel and the whimsical places that inspire the Maison’s creativity. A reference to Louboutin’s love of landscapes, the snow-capped Himalayas served as inspiration for several fall styles.
The Elder Statesman is a Los Angeles-based label founded in 2007 by Greg Chait. The brand is defined by exceptional quality and impeccable craftsmanship, with a signature refined ease and soul. Driven by a deep appreciation of artisan disciplines, the label is committed to producing highend products, manufactured in the finest way.
// AWARD-WINNING NEWCOMER //
CADAR Founded in 2015, Cadar is one of the most compelling new luxury brands in fine jewelry. It has received numerous accolades, including “Gold Designer of the Year” in the 2018 Town & Country Jewelry Awards. Cadar is modern and timeless, embracing subtle references to Art Deco, Art Nouveau, spiritual geometry and Japanese artistic motifs. Each collection tells a story through sophisticated symbolism.
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// EFFORTLESS LUXURY //
NOUVEL HERITAGE Nouvel Heritage is a fine jewelry brand inspired by effortless luxury and the evolution of women’s lifestyle. Capitalizing on decades of savoir faire, Nouvel Heritage creates jewelry that embodies women’s intimate emotions and stories.
// YESTERDAY + TOMORROW //
Loewe's expertise in leather making and obsessive focus on craftsmanship connects the house's past, present and future. Founded by craftsmen in 1848, their knowledge has been handed down for over 170 years. Based out of Loewe's workshop in Madrid, master artisans combine traditional techniques with new technologies and modern thinking. They constantly explore forms and materials in an ongoing quest to define modernity and desirability in leather goods.
// MODERN BRITISH COLOUR //
ROBINSON PELHAM Robinson Pelham has more than 20 years' experience and spent the first decade solely creating bespoke jewels. Today, their ready-to-wear jewelry is designed for modern life. Most pieces can take you from day to evening while making a grand statement.
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P H OTO G R A P H Y: S E R G I O KU R H A J E C H A I R / M A K E U P : A N N A L I E S E W A R D R O B E : W E N DY M C N E T T
A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR, EXOTIC PRINTS AND A L L T H AT G L I T T E R S
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FALL 2019 THIS PAGE TOP & PANTS: SALLY LAPOINTE
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THIS PAGE DRESS: ANDAMANE SHOES: JIMMY CHOO OPPOSITE COAT, BLAZER, PANTS & BAG: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI
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DRESS TO EXPRESS
create looks that tell your story
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THIS PAGE COAT: YVES SALOMON TOP: R13 PANTS: ROSETTA GETTY OPPOSITE DRESS: AKRIS BOOTS: LAURENCE DACADE BRACELET: MARINA B
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THIS PAGE COAT: MICHAEL KORS BOOT: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN OPPOSITE NECKLACE: BAYCO
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THIS PAGE TOP: DOLCE & GABBANA PANTS: MICHAEL KORS OPPOSITE BAG: CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE
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DRESS TO EXPRESS
create looks that tell your story
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THIS PAGE TOP & SKIRT: ANDAMANE HAT: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI OPPOSITE SWEATER: THE ELDER STATESMAN PANTS: SPRWMN
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THIS PAGE SWEATER, SCARF, BELT, PANTS: MICHAEL KORS BOOTS: PRADA
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for the adventurous nature lover...
BUBBLE HOTELS Discover the next generation of glamping. Luxury and nature have never been so spectacularly intertwined as at bubble hotels... now in some of the most remote and picturesque places on the planet.
ver wonder what it would be like to watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of a warm and cozy bed? Or to wake up in the middle of a scenic desert valley before sandstone mountains? Or in an enchanted forest right out of a storybook? Or peering over the edge of a canyon? When it comes to experiencing the great outdoors, bubble hotels are the newest in bespoke nature travel, popping up (literally) all over the world. Transparent bubble rooms offer an opportunity to see and hear the nature you are living in, with views of the sky and surrounding landscape without walls and ceilings getting in the way. For those that like some separation between their sleeping quarters and the elements, most bubble rooms offer heat, air conditioning, floors; many even have indoor
bathrooms and wifi. Bubble rooms vary greatly and regionally. At Finn Lough Resort in the Irish forest, for example, you can sleep in a four-poster bed with heated floors and Ferrari linens. At exotic Bois ChĂŠri in Mauritius, you can stay in a double bubble, with a living room and space for additional guests. Campera Hotel Burbuja in Mexico stocks the mini bar with local red and white wine produced from the vineyards surrounding the bubbles. Many bubbles have hot tub decks or kitchenettes complete with hot chocolate or even Nespresso machines. For a private and secluded experience, many bubble hoteliers can arrange custom meals prepared al fresco, and curated opportunities to further experience the hiking, wildlife, vineyards and nature of their regions.
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Opposite: Ridgeback Lodge Dream Domes in New Brunswick, Canada allows you to reconnect with nature, snuggled up in bed or soaking in a private outdoor wood-fired tub. This page, top to bottom: Aire de Bardenas in Tudela, Spain has been awarded 26 prizes for innovations in architecture and interior design; Buubble in Iceland has been coined â€œthe 5 million star hotel,â€? where you can enjoy midnight sun in summer or Northern Lights in winter; Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp in Jordan offers expansive views of sandstone mountains and camel rides in the desert.
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In June 2019, David Webb’s Zebra Bracelet was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for its permanent collection.
the iconic favorite of collectors & celebrities
DAVID WEBB From Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie Kennedy to Amy Adams and Reese Witherspoon, the world’s most glamorous women have been wearing David Webb for more than 70 years.
he quintessential American jeweler of distinctly original modern jewelry, David Webb is best known for carved and enameled animal bracelets, dramatic gold necklaces, colorful sautoirs, Maltese cross brooches, dynamic use of pearls and diamonds and exquisite rock crystal pieces. All David Webb jewelry is made in New York, as it has been since 1948. David Webb was born in “dogwood country” Asheville, NC with a thirst for big-city life. He
began honing his creativity as an apprentice for an uncle in jewelry manufacturing. Arriving in New York City in 1948 at the age of just 23, he opened shop. Manhattan was fast and fun: Daytime visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dinner parties with clients. By the age of 25, his jewelry appeared on the cover of Vogue, and in 1962 he became First Lady Jackie Kennedy’s choice to make the official Gifts of State. David became quickly known for his
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“Animal Kingdom” collection. His first animal bracelet was created in 1957, and by 1963 the company had a bestiary all its own. Frogs, horses, zebras, monkeys, snakes, elephants and all the “big cats” are part of his famed repertoire. By the end of the 1960s, women of society all wore David Webb animal bracelets. Elizabeth Taylor, a devoted client, even wore her own diamond-studded lion and pearl David Webb jewelry in her films. Known as the “Houdini of gold,” David’s ambition was to make the new look old. To do so, he analyzed the composition of gold and came up with alloys that had the patina of ancient gold; he went on weekly trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and studied gold objects from the Incas, Turkey and Syria, from Egyptian artifacts unearthed in the tombs of Tutankhamun, and refashioned them in his own hand. David Webb, the modernist, tended toward more geometric and architectural forms over figurative, which shows up in many ways: cascading Celtic forms and Mayan stepped pyramids decorate pendants; tightly wound curls on chunky necklace links; inverted C-scrolls dominating brooches. David Webb jewelry is not gold for the timid, but for the bold. If there is one message from his collections, it’s that women are powerful in their taste and actions. David Webb understood how something ancient could also be so refreshingly modern. Many changes occurred in 1975 at David Webb. The company was producing one winning collection after the next: rock crystal bracelets with diamonds in yellow gold, multi-strand pearl necklaces with carved lapis pendants, totem pieces of brightly colored stones, jewelry with bold geometric motifs in hand-painted enamel and gold. By this time, David Webb had been featured on the covers of such fashion magazines as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country. But in December that year, David Webb tragically died of pancreatic cancer
David Webb in his New York City salon
at the young age of 50, a little more than a quarter-century after founding his company. Nina Silberstein took the reins as the president of the company and in 2009, the third and present ownership of the company passed to Mark Emanuel and Robert Sadian. Since that time, the owners have diligently worked with the archive of nearly
40,000 drawings and designs, faithfully restoring David Webb’s original designs and presenting them for today’s clientele. As distinctive pieces continue to be created directly from the David Webb archive, today David Webb can be seen in museum collections around the world and on many of the world’s boldest and most memorable women.
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FOR FALL/WINTER 19/20, OUR BUYERS HAVE BEEN BUILDING EXPANDED COLLECTIONS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS’ MOST SOUGHT-AFTER DESIGNERS. HURRY IN; THEY GO FAST!
// NOW IN GREENWICH & WESTPORT //
DOLCE & GABBANA We are happy to be re-introducing Dolce & Gabbana this season in Greenwich and Westport. Look for a much wider selection of ready-to-wear from a fashion house that has never been hotter.
// CAN'T GET ENOUGH //
SAINT LAURENT By popular demand, we have made a much larger commitment to the iconic house of Saint Laurent. Look for groundbreaking formal and super-luxe casual this season.
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// ON FIRE! //
TOM FORD Since we introduced Tom Fordâ€™s women's collection in spring 2019, our customers canâ€™t get enough of the designer everyone's talking about. This season, look for greatly expanded collections of Tom Ford's ready-to-wear and accessories. This collection sells out fast!
// EVERYONE'S BUYING
VICTORIA BECKHAM Since launching in 2008, Victoria Beckham has developed a distinctive and modern language of clothing. We are thrilled to re-introduce the sought-after designer back into select stores.
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For those who have a vision Your home is more than a building or an address. It’s where you experience life, family, connection, growth. Your home should be as exceptional as you are, and as you are going to be. For a lifestyle inspired by your potential, there is only Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.
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FASHIONISTAS: places to go & things to see!
Come see the expanded fall Fendi collections in all our stores!
Rhinoceros sculpture in front of the 5th Century Arch of Janus at Palazzo
WHEN IN ROME...
ALDA FENDI’S NEW CULTURAL HUB
teps from the River Tiber, amidst the earliest settlements of ancient Rome, a very contemporary vision has come to life. Housed in a restored 19th-century palace, Palazzo Rhinoceros Esperimenti, a combination art gallery, performance space and apartment building, is the newest cultural hot spot in Rome. The project, created by Fondazione Alda Fendi - Esperimenti, is the brainchild
of Alda Fendi, the youngest of five daughters that turned their family brand into a global powerhouse. Fendi’s vision was to break down the traditional barriers between art, theater, literature, music, performance and living. “It’s a neighborhood under one roof,” says Fendi. “It’s a building in constant motion, and anyone can come here and become part of the experiment.” The 24 residences, available for rent,
were designed and furnished by awardwinning French architect Jean Nouvel. On the fifth and sixth floors, next to gallery and performance spaces, is Caviar Kaspia Roma, an outpost of the Paris-based restaurant that serves Russian-Italian fusion cuisine and features 360-degree views of the city. “Our space is not like other art spaces in Rome: We want to do something counterculture in our palazzo, to give freedom to art and to take inspiration from the culture of the street,” Alda Fendi told Forbes. Whether or not you stay in the palazzo, a visit to see the project’s centerpiece, a lifesize resin rhinoceros designed by Raffaele Curi, lit magnificently in front of the 5th century Arch of Janus, is an absolute must. The symbol of the rhinoceros harkens back to ancient Rome and the concepts of strength and unconventionality.
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ince the early 2000s, the fashion film genre has been increasingly on fire. From high-budget advertising films from the world’s top fashion houses to fashion documentaries and feature films themselves, fashion films have captured the imagination of fashionistas and laymen alike. This film craze has given birth to a growing international circuit of fashion film festivals, which can now be found in an astounding 46 countries across five continents, with some of the most famous being La Jolla, London, Berlin, Milan and Buenos Aires. This growing festival category celebrates innovation in design, art, photography and culture. The festivals showcase the craft of fashion storytelling, and explore diversity and the creative complexity of this uniquely mesmerizing industry. The most renowned is the La Jolla International Film Festival, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in July. Touted as the “Cannes of the Fashion World,” it is the most important event for professionals in the field and provides an annual view of what’s trending worldwide. It’s topped off by an invitation-only benefit that has a guest
WHERE CELEBRITIES, CREATIVITY & FASHION MEET
FASHION FILM FESTIVALS list and red carpet only rivaled by the Met Gala itself. If you want to grab a girlfriend for a fashionable and inspiring trip, check out one of these festivals, coming
this fall 2019—LA Fashion Festival: Sept. 19-21; BFI London Film Festival: Oct. 2-13; Fashion Film Festival Chicago: Oct. 15; Seattle International Fashion Film Festival: Oct. 12; FFF Milano: Nov. 7–11.
Throughout her career, Goodman has made the famous stylish and the stylish famous. This book charts Goodman’s career from her modeling days through to her reign at Vogue and explores her personal life. Her stories about some of the world’s greatest photographers, models, celebrities and designers of our time are illustrated throughout, along with behindthe-scenes and personal photos.
NEW BOOKS ON YSL & BY VOGUE’S TONNE GOODMAN
FASHION BOOKSHELF TONNE GOODMAN: POINT OF VIEW Tonne Goodman has been the fashion director of Vogue since 1999. Her storied career took her from The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of
Art (where she was a special assistant to Diane Vreeland), to The New York Times Magazine, Life, Calvin Klein and Harper’s Bazaar, where she was the fashion director.
YVES SAINT LAURENT: THE COMPLETE HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTIONS, 1962–2002 Founded by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent would soon become one of the most successful and influential haute couture houses in Paris. Introducing Le Smoking, the first tuxedo suit for women in 1966, Saint Laurent also presented iconic artinspired creations, from Mondrian dresses to precious Van Gogh embroidery and the famous Ballets Russes collection. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house, followed by a brief biographical profile of Yves Saint Laurent, before exploring the collections themselves, organized chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with a gallery of carefully curated catwalk images. These showcase hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway.
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// TRADITION + INNOVATION //
WHITE SAND Born from tradition, evolved through design, White Sand is a contemporary brand that combines neoclassicism and innovation, tailored for the people who want to explore bold new visions.
ZEGNA COUTURE We are excited to introduce Zegna Couture to our stores. “Couture” is the pinnacle of the Ermenegildo Zegna tailoring offering, characterized by handmade, rich, luxurious details and exclusive fabrics.
// THE GREAT AMERICAN SOCK //
AMERICAN TRENCH American Trench manufactures USA-made, luxury products, involving as many Americans as possible. The success of their trench coats has allowed them to venture into accessories, with their luxe socks, knitted in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, recently written up in both GQ and Esquire.
// EVERYDAY WITH A TWIST //
LO.WHITE Lo.White delivers high quality and contemporary styling for a man who wants distinction and style injected into his everyday footwear. Look to this brand for a modern take on classic favorites.
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// ICONIC BRAND NOW IN HUNTINGTON! //
ISAIA A successful family enterprise that became an international business, Isaia was founded in Naples in the 1920s. Today, Isaia is recognized as one of the most boldy elegant, fashion-forward lines in Italian menswear. We are thrilled to bring it to our customers in Long Island!
INTRODUCING LOTS OF EXCITING DESIGNERS NEW TO OUR STORES, SPECIALLY CURATED BY OUR MEN’S BUYING TEAM TO SUIT OUR CUSTOMERS’ LIFESTYLES
// FOR THE WELL-DRESSED MAN //
TOM FORD We are thrilled to be introducing one of today’s most revered designers to our male customers. Each piece in the Tom Ford Men’s collection is exquisitely crafted from the finest materials, reflecting the designer’s unparalleled eye for detail. The iconic designer uses indulgent trims, deep tones and a quiet nod to the 1970s throughout his new collections.
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// LUXE BASICS //
PYA This line of luxury basics by Patrick Assaraf embodies his rich career of over three decades in men’s fashion. Inspired by the elegance and tailoring of Italian menswear, the line is a contemporary take on luxury. The simple silhouettes allow for the elevation of what he calls “extravagance.” This extravagance exists in the high-end fabrications of Peruvian cotton, choice fabrics and a novel vibrant color palette.
// CITY MEETS COUNTRY //
GREY NEW YORK GREY NEW ENGLAND
The brand is inspired by creative director Simon Kneen, who lives both in New York City and in a farmhouse in Litchfield, Connecticut. Grey New York reflects the dynamic and sporty side of the city, and Grey New England the refined, quieter side of the country. The brand offers exclusive leather accessories designed with city and country in mind and handmade in Italy.
// THE 'IT' LIST //
SAXX LOUNGEWEAR A pioneer in revolutionizing underwear, Saxx goes back over 10 years. In 2006, former baseball player Trent Kitsch was on a fishing trip and after hours in a cold, clammy ocean suit, he knew there had to be a better way to prevent chafing. Today, Saxx equips you with game-changing, next-level apparel that allows you to move freely. It feels like it’s barely there.
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// ANY CITY. ANY CONDITION. //
UBR Inspired by the harsh Norwegian climate, UBR makes tailored city apparel based on advanced outdoor technology. Creating products that help you stay warmer, travel lighter and look sharper, UBRâ€™s design philosophy is based in Scandinavian simplicity. Through clean lines and new functional solutions, the company creates a modern technical look that stays in fashion regardless of trends.
// PRE-WASHED LUXURY //
GMF 965 Based in Ancona, Italy, the Taccaliti family has been making luxury shirts since 1911. GMF 965 is their latest collection focused on a casual lifestyle of refinement, utilizing soft, washed Italian fabrics with elegant details such as grosgrain trimming to create a timeless shirt.
// QUALITY + DESIGN //
EMANUEL BERG Established in 1989 by Jaroslaw Berg-Szychulda, Emanuel Berg is a family company and symbol of exclusivity in shirts of the finest Italian fabrics. Their respect for sartorial legacy stems from their passion for travel and is reflected in the impeccable quality and smart design seen in all of their shirts.
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Room with a view! Hotel Indigo’s Penthouse Suite on the 25th & 26th floors offers stunning downtown vistas.
HOTEL INDIGO The ideal spot from which to explore Manhattan’s Lower East Side. 71 Ludlow Street, NYC
ital, energetic and constantly changing, the Lower East Side is a quintessential New York City neighborhood. As one of the oldest in Manhattan, the area gets its personality from the rich tapestry of its history. It was once home to immigrants passing through Ellis Island in the 1920s and specters of that era remain, including Katz’s Delicatessen, Russ & Daughters and original tenements still standing amidst the new construction. The neighborhood evolved into a creative playground in the 1960s as a wave of musicians and artists took up residence. The area became known for its rebellious,
young and edgy nature, from the famous graffitists of the ’ 80s and ’ 90s to the style makers of today. The LES is one of NYC’s most soughtafter neighborhoods, whether you’re catching up at a coffeehouse, dining out or partying until dawn. In the heart of the LES sits the awardwinning Hotel Indigo, a boutique-style urban oasis. The hotel expresses the vibrant voice of the LES’s street style, people, galleries, tastes, flavors, libations, sounds and fashions. Hotel Indigo has 294 spacious guest rooms, including four suites and a duplex penthouse suite with stunning terraces way
THE PARTY IS AT MR. PURPLE! Mr. Purple, the rooftop bar and restaurant on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo, captures the artistic spirit of today’s LES. Designed by acclaimed design firm Crème Design, the space recreates an artist-loft ambiance with indoor and outdoor areas of reclaimed wood
structures, juxtaposed with concrete, metal and hanging lights. Using downtown New York as a backdrop, the interior space is accented by two terraces. The smaller terrace is perfect for an intimate gathering or hosting a smaller event, while the large terrace
up high. The rooms have Frette linens, C.O. Bigelow bath products, mini-bars stocked with local products (Sixpoint craft beer, Brooklyn Winery wines) and spa bathrooms. Guests relax and meet friends in an expansive lobby on the 14th floor with high ceilings, sweeping views and a 24hour Lobby Bar & Lounge, serving local goods like Irving Farm Coffee and Russ & Daughters bagels. With his 40-x-16-foot mural depicting some of the people and stories that shaped the Lower East Side on the lobby ceiling, legendary subway graffiti artist Lee Quinones has given his personal stamp of approval to Hotel Indigo.
has a pool, bar and many seating options. The menu features locally sourced ingredients. The bar offers a curated selection of small-batch spirits, regional craft beers, global wines and a rotating selection of The Gerber Group’s classic and modern cocktails, highlighting market fresh ingredients.
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COLD FRONT The seasonâ€™s outerwear forecast calls for a mix of textures and weights. Prepare to keep warm, dry and looking fly, no matter what Mother Nature has planned. Photography by Dan Springston
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BOMBS AWAY Leather bomber by Corneliani, knit cardigan by Faherty Brand, button-front shirt by Eton and jeans by AG.
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WALK IN THE PARKA Parka by Corneliani, CPO shirt by Faherty Brand and trousers by Patrick Assaraf.
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SAILORâ€™S DELIGHT Peacoat by Samuelsohn, quarter-zip sweater by Peter Millar, tie and shirt by Eton, trousers by Maurizio Baldassari.
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PUFFâ€™D UP Orange puffer by Herno, hooded sweater by Faherty Brand and jeans by AG.
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RAMBLINâ€™ MAN Navy travel coat by Corneliani, shirt by Peter Millar and trousers by Maurizio Baldassari.
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OVER THE TOP Topcoat and trousers by Corneliani, sweater by Patrick Assaraf.
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CLOSE TO THE VEST Vest, sweater and trousers by Eleventy.
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Two fish-loving nations get together in the kitchen, with delicious results. By Donna Rolando
There are chefs who cringe at the word “fusion” for its whiff of shallow trendiness. But whatever you call it, tasty things can happen when two cuisines collide, and one of the hottest such combos these days is Peruvian/Japanese fare. After making waves in Europe, this food phenomenon is catching on in cities like Miami and New York, and one taste of it will probably make you glad the two traditions met. This may be just the gastronomic sizzle you need to lift you out of your dining rut or make an impression on date night. The name Nikkei describes a population of Japanese who immigrated to Peru in the late 19th century, along with their descendants. But in time the word has also come to signify their cuisine itself, a reflection of life and culture built into recipes over generations that runs deeper than the word fusion might suggest. It is no stranger to mainstream Peruvian kitchens. We know that mere proximity—as with oil and water—does not make the right mix for any recipe, let alone many. So what is it about the marriage of spicy Peruvian and delicate Japanese cuisine that warrants your taste buds’ immediate attention? The answer lies under the sea. The two cultures have in common a heavy reliance on fresh fish in the diet, and the Japanese have put their own take on Peruvian ingredients, such as limes, corn, aji chili peppers, yucca and potatoes. Even the Peruvian staple ceviche has been reshaped in Japanese kitchens in a process that shaves hours off its prep time. Yes, Nikkei has flourished in the South American melting pot that is Peru, a land known for a bounty of cultural influences in the kitchen that have contributed to its reputation for world-class fine dining. The fact that the Nikkei eatery Maido in Lima recently ranked No. 7 on the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list, judged by a panel of 1,000+ culinary experts, says a lot. Yet if you live in the States, Nikkei is likely to have escaped your radar or hidden itself on the menu under the heading of Japanesestyle dishes. (Do Japanese curry-filled empanadas ring any bells? If so, you may have already sampled Nikkei.) Surprisingly for a country always searching for the next food revolution, America has been slow to jump on this culinary bandwagon, but restaurants such as Midtown Manhattan’s Sen Sakana (which translates to “one thousand fish”) are working hard to change that. Step inside Sen Sakana and you’ll find flavorful combinations, such as crispy seafood with salsa criolla or quinoa-crusted chicken breast with black vinegar nanban sauce, and sides that include corn, asparagus and Japanese sweet potato. The fact that octopus and eel are featured on the menu is a mark of the Japanese influence. The Japanese raw fish dish tiradito is an example of where “sashimi meets ceviche” in a Peruvian yellow pepper mango sauce. If Nikkei has more history than some combo cuisines, it’s also true that it’s still evolving. Says Sen Sakana: “It is a cuisine whose identity is constantly being redefined and enriched, making it an exciting one to work with.”
OTHER FUSIONS TO TRY Peruvian/Japanese cuisine, known as Nikkei, is just one example of the creative blending of two food traditions. These other cultural combinations are also worth sampling at some mealtime very soon: GREEK/AMERICAN What it is: The evolution of Greek cuisine prepared by Greek-Americans and their offspring under the influence of American culture. What to try: A Greek-American gyro with meat (perhaps lamb), olive oil, tomatoes, onions, french fries and tzatziki sauce (yogurt, garlic and cucumber) served as we’ve come to expect it to be—in a pita so crammed that two hands are required. A Greek-American taverna is also a good place to discover pastitsio, baked layers of thick pasta with ground meat; or souvlaki, chunks of meat and sometimes veggies served on a skewer. EAST ASIAN/ITALIAN What it is: It’s not just about the noodles, although that is an obvious connection between Italy and East Asian lands such as Japan or China. A culinary philosophy is also shared: letting ingredients stand out for their own qualities. What to try: Spaghetti with miso or linguine with tomato and uni (Japanese for sea urchin), the latter being no stranger to today’s restaurant menus across the country. Or go beyond noodles to indulge in a head-on fish prepared with Italian Castelvetrano olives, capers, Cantonese ginger and scallion. LEBANESE/MEXICAN What it is: Lebanese immigrants to Mexico have fused their culinary style into Mexican cuisine, even creating their own taco—the al pastor—among many novel dishes. What to try: Don’t be surprised on your travels through Mexico to find Lebanese-inspired kibbeh, a turnover-like fried dough fritter packed with minced ground beef and chopped onion. Or you can sample taquitos de parra, made of grape or cabbage leaves stuffed with ground meat, rice and garlic. JAMAICAN/PHILIPPINE What it is: The culinary influence of Asians who immigrated to Jamaica over the last century. What to try: Whole jerk roast duck flavored with Scotch bonnet peppers and allspice.
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the BLDWN evolution President and creative director Johnathan Crocker tells how a denim brand expanded, shed its vowels—and kept its soul. By Karen Alberg Grossman
It’s not too often a fashion brand comes along that’s modern but wearable, edgy but not over the edge. Yet Johnathan Crocker, new creative director and president of BLDWN (formerly Baldwin), had that vision for a celebrated men’s denim brand, seeking to turn it into a complete contemporary collection with denim at its core. With roots in Kansas City, Baldwin Denim was founded in 2009 by Matt and Emily Baldwin. Under their direction, the brand was named one of “The Best New Menswear Designers in America” by GQ in 2013 and was also a finalist for the Vogue/Council of Fashion Designers of America fashion award in 2015. Crocker
met the Baldwins in New York City two years ago and was soon asked to join their company. “I was just leaving a long tenure at AG and didn’t want to jump into something immediately,” he says. “So I began consulting for Baldwin in August 2017; after five months, I came on full time as president.” Crocker’s background includes a degree in communications, teaching English and history, advertising and working in publishing (The New Yorker, Details, Modern Luxury) before joining AG, where he collaborated closely with the design team and became VP of global communications. His first move at Baldwin was to open an office in Los Angeles (25 people) while keeping a satellite office (eight people) in Kansas City. “I believed that building a global brand required moving elements of the business (design, communications, production, retail, e-commerce, sales) from KC to LA,” he says. “We officially opened our LA office in March of last year. It provides us cost- and time-savings benefits and access to a larger fashion talent pool. Our headquarters (finance, HR and some logistics) and our heritage remain in Kansas City.” Crocker is passionate about maintaining that heritage while modernizing the collection, which now comprises both men’s and women’s fashion. “We use top-quality fabrics, mostly Japanese denim with minimal distressing and less rip and repair for a clean and elevated aesthetic,” he says. “All of our denim is substantial, meaning it feels like denim, not like yoga pants. Our focus is on fit and comfort.” Crocker also redesigned the logo (dropping two vowels to signal a change with the brand and to reflect a more modern and “architectural” direction) and began building a collection that’s contemporary but not stark and sterile. “American design is rooted in function and utility,” he explains. “With BLDWN, each snap, zipper and seam serves a purpose; every item is designed to be relevant now and in years to come.” The inspiration for BLDWN’s fall ’19 collection is NYC bohemian: a high/low juxtaposition influenced by artists and musicians of the late ’60s and early ’70s such as Lou Reed, Brian Jones, Stephen Shore and Glenn O’Brien. That calls for modern takes on American workwear, as the timeless, easyto-wear pieces in the fall ’19 collection examine the role these functional items played in music subcultures. “It’s a challenging time to be in the fashion industry,” confides Crocker, “but we’re incredibly excited to tell our story.”
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3 MAJOR TRENDS FOR MEN THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR FALL/WINTER 2019/20
KNITS ARE EVERYWHERE! Knits are not just for sweaters anymore. This season, knits are everywhere from head to toe. Think a great knit turtleneck or crew under a suit or sportcoat. A button-front knit shirt in place of a sport shirt. Knit shoes. Knit ties. Knit pants. Knit jackets. Warm and cozy, get your knits on.
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A RETURN TO ELEGANCE Wedding or special event coming up? Or maybe you have an elegant dinner that calls for bringing out all the charm? This season, we will be offering greatly expanded collections of tuxedos with new silhouettes at a large range of price points. We are also thrilled to announce the “return of the dinner jacket.” Nothing says “style” more!
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3. CORDUROY: NOT JUST FOR PANTS ANYMORE Pants. Sportcoats. Casual jackets. Even suits. Corduroy is very hot this fall. We will be featuring corduroy in many silhouettes and the season’s most sought-after colors from a wide range of designers.
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TWICE AS NICE A few key pieces can offer endless options for looking sharp when youâ€™re heading to the office, having drinks with friends or running weekend errands. Photography by Dan Springston
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High Performance A navy suit in a performance fabric will keep you comfortable while looking professional. For double duty, style the jacket as a layering piece to create a more casual vibe. Left, suit by Patrick Assaraf, shirt, tie and pocket square by Eton, shoes by Peter Millar. Right, jacket by Patrick Assaraf, sweater by Maurizio Baldassari, shirt by Emanuel Berg, pocket square by Eton, pants by Vince, shoes by Peter Millar.
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Mad about Plaid Think patterns are less versatile than solids? Think again. You can mix and match this seasonâ€™s coolest plaids into several looks. Left, coat by Corneliani, shirt and tie by Eton, pants by Canali, shoes by Alden. Right, jacket by BLDWN, shirt by Maurizio Baldassari, scarf by Vince, pants by Canali, shoes by Alden.
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Made in the Suede Suede jackets work as outerwear when thereâ€™s a chill in the air or can be swapped in for a textured alternative to a suit and tie. Left, jacket by Vince, shirt and tie by Eton, pants by Corneliani, shoes by Peter Millar. Right, jacket and sweater by Vince, shirt by BLDWN, pants by Vince, shoes by Peter Millar.
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Tight Knit Chunky cardigans are a go-to layering piece over a shirt and tie or a basic tee. Left, sweater by Faherty Brand, shirt and tie by Eton, pants by Maurizio Baldassari, shoes by Alden. Right, sweater by Faherty Brand, shirt by Vince, jeans by Hudson, shoes by Alden.
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TIPS Every man can look incredible in a tuxedo—as long as it’s the right one. By Darius Amos
Most of us aren’t walking the red carpet or accepting an Academy Award. But dressing to the nines for a wedding or gala is something we’ve all done—and it’s likely you’ll attend another formal event where looking sharp is part of the agenda. Of course, you don’t get to wear a tuxedo every day (not even George Clooney does that), so when you invest in the ultimate piece of formal wear, its style and fit should be nothing shy of impeccable. Consider these tips before you suit up for something special:
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The wing—a stand-up collar with downward points—is the most formal style, while the mandarin or band collar offers a more contemporary look. Prefer to wear a necktie instead of a bow tie? The wide spread collar is a great option.
Don’t overlook this detail. The padding of your tux jacket should not extend beyond the tip of your shoulders (no shoulder divot). If it does, your jacket is too big.
A shirt front with no placket and concealed buttons is clean and contemporary while a pleated front worn with studs adds textural interest. For a classic, elegant look, try a smooth bib-front shirt, perhaps in a pique fabric, with room for studs.
You know the choices: peak, shawl and notch. Wear a silk-faced peak lapel for highly formal occasions and a rounded shawl style when you want to soften your look. While versatile, a notch lapel is the least formal for a tuxedo.
While you can’t go wrong with a traditionalcut jacket, a modern fit, which is trimmer through the chest and shoulder, offers fashion-forward styling and a flattering silhouette—and it’s still appropriate for any black-tie event.
PANT LEG WIDTH
Find a cut that flatters your waist, thighs and calves. Pay attention to how the fabric drapes—anything too tight will create wrinkles, while too much material will be baggy.
PANT LEG LENGTH
Pants should have half or no break. See your tailor immediately if they are bunching at your ankles (or if your ankles are showing). The half break is the standard, showing a slight dent where the hem rests on the top of the shoe.
When paired with a properly fitted shirt, the jacket sleeve should show a half-inch of the shirt cuff—just enough for others to see your cuff links.
Patent loafers and oxfords, traditionally worn with a tux, are best suited for the most formal events. Both styles in suede or polished leather will give you a low-key look.
We’ll work with you if you’re an NBA center, but for the regular guy, the piece should cover your backside. Another guide: With your arms at your side, the jacket should end between your thumb’s knuckle and base.
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MADE-TO-MEASURE We are known for our extraordinary made-to-measure advisors, who help you create bespoke suits, shirts, sportcoats and more. Choose from exquisite fabrics, buttons, linings and details from the worldâ€™s top fashion houses. Custom shoes and other items are also available by request.
Our legendary Style Advisors are passionate about devoloping long-term, trusted relationships with customers and advising on all clothing, jewelry and accessory matters. They go the extra mile to ensure your shopping experience is easy, enjoyable and that you feel as great as you look.
Whether you purchase in-store or online, we offer complimentary expert alterations on all regularly priced merchandise. Down to the last detail, we ensure that each article is tailored masterfully just for you. Alteration fees apply only on sale items 40 percent off or more.
CLOSET CLEANING To help you integrate new purchases with old favorites, enjoy a complimentary closet consult. A Style Advisor will visit your home to advise on how to mix and match your wardrobe. A tailor can also be on hand for fittings and adjustments. If desired, we can even provide a photo catalog of your wardrobe for future reference.
COMPLIMENTARY GIFT WRAP The only thing that feels better than buying our merchandise is gifting it. We make it even more special with elegant complimentary gift wrap. Everyone gets excited when they see a gift from our stores!
BESPOKE JEWELRY As a full-service jeweler, we offer custom design services and can help you design the piece of your dreams. Work with your own sketch or with a famed design studio like Kwiat or Oscar Heyman to turn whatâ€™s in your head into something on your neck...or wrist...or ears...or finger!
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Don’t let a loose thread or button unravel your day. Bring in any suits or outerwear with buttons that need repair and we’ll re-attach or tighten them for you, on site and free of charge.
We want you to be 100 percent satisfied with everything you buy. If you are not completely happy with a purchase, feel free to bring it back within a reasonable period of time. We want you to love your new items as much at home as you did in the store!
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Come in for the in-store experience we’ve been perfecting for decades. Our customers and friends are at the heart of all we do, and we strive to constantly exceed your expectations. Online, we offer an extension of these services as well. We are available 24/7 via email or at 203.227.5165.
CLOTHING DONATIONS Service is important to us, not only in our stores, but also in our community. We will help you clear out unwanted items cluttering your closet, while providing for a local charity. We will coordinate the donation and make the delivery ourselves.
FASHION EMERGENCIES You never know when a fashion emergency will strike. We’re always prepared for them, even after hours— just dial your main store number and follow the prompts to be connected to one of our family members and we’ll come to your fashion rescue!
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FUR STORAGE & SERVICES We offer a full array of fur services, including cleaning and climatecontrolled storage. Through Oscar de la Renta Furs, we also offer fur makeovers. Make an appointment for a free consultation and see how we can transform a dated fur into a stunning new favorite.
FAMILY FRIENDLY As a family business, we feel it is essential to create a shopping experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family. At all stores, we provide interactive play areas so your time with us can be relaxed and your children can have fun. We have treats and soft drinks for the kiddies, too.
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We understand how precious your time is. Call or email your Style Advisor for an appointment and we’ll get you in and out with record speed! Let them know what you’re looking for or “reserve in store” online and they’ll have it waiting!
VIRTUAL CLOSET Through long-term relationships, our Style Advisors help you develop your personal style. Through our MWorld services, we even keep a visual electronic inventory of your wardrobe to remind us of what you own and in what size. A wardrobe is a serious investment. There is no substitute for building it wisely alongside someone who takes the time to understand your lifestyle and needs.
HOME DELIVERY We know you have a busy schedule and so we do all we can to lessen the demands on your time. To that end, we provide local delivery if you live in a reasonable proximity to our stores.
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