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August 22, 2014
By Kareem Rashed | Shopping, Fashion

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Courtesy of Vault Couture; Nataniil/Getty Images / Farfetch; Adrianna Williams/Getty Images / Courtesy of Tinker Tailor; © Nikolai Golovanoff/Corbis / Courtesy of Crest & Co.;PC Plus Magazine/Future Publishing; Getty images.


The latest fashion websites are luxuries unto themselves.

FarFetch.com
The one-stop shop brings together the best independent boutiques, from São Paulo to Stockholm. Shop old favorites like L’Eclaireur in Paris and discover new gems like Mumbai’s Le Mill.

VaultCouture.com
For the globe-trotting clotheshorse, or for anyone with an over­subscribed closet, Vault Couture.com stores clothes and photos of each piece to create a digital wardrobe. Using its site, you can create looks as you would an iTunes playlist and have them delivered to either your home or travel destination.

TinkerTailor.com
Customize pieces from your favorite designers on this ingenious four-month-old website launched by Aslaug Magnusdottir, the brains behind e-retailer Moda Operandi. Longer sleeves? A different shade of faille? Your wish is TinkerTailor.com’s command.

CrestandCo.com
Debrett’s fanatics will curtsy to this veritable online cabinet of curiosities offering rare items with a royal pedigree, such as cuff links by Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia and briefcases by Böle, purveyor to Swedish royalty.

August 22, 2014
By Kareem Rashed | Fashion, Accessories, Style

New Collectible: M2Malletier
Photo courtesy of James Wojcik

Architectural lines and sumptuous skins give Barcelona-based M2Malletier’s handbag gloriously understated elegance. A detachable shoulder strap makes it as wearable as it is streamlined. Bag, $1,520; owennyc.com.

August 22, 2014
By Kareem Rashed | Fashion, Accessories, Style

New Collectible: Maison Dauphin
Photo courtesy of James Wojcik

The French are known for their exquisite haute bijoux, but Charlotte Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld is using only diamond pavé and gold to design pieces that are graphic, geometric and voluminous. Cuffs, $37,400 each; maisondauphin.com.

August 22, 2014
By Shannon Adducci | Fashion, Style

New Collectible: Dior
Photo courtesy of James Wojcik

Raf Simons’s “new look” is ladylike with a distinctly modern edge—take these pumps, in organza with intricate embroidery, that recall Roger Vivier’s extravagant mid-century designs for the house. Supremely chic, then as now. Shoes, $2,100; 800-929-3467.

August 22, 2014
By Shannon Adducci | Fashion, Style

New Collectible: Bruno Cucinelli
Photo courtesy of James Wojcik

Consider navy the new evening standard. The Italian clothier’s handsome version is 100 percent cashmere, with two buttons and available in a silk peak lapel or shawl collar (shown here). Tuxedo, from $8,065; 212-627-9202.

June 30, 2014
By Shannon Adducci | Fashion

Serious Jewelry in the Rocky Mountains: Todd Reed
Photo courtesy of Jens Mortensen

Boulder, Colorado—despite its name—is not exactly the first place one thinks of for ten-carat fancy diamonds, but that’s exactly what designer Todd Reed is working with (in recycled form) at his studio on Pearl Street. Reed will bring his mountain artistry ocean-side in August with a second shop, in Venice, California. Be forewarned: The cuff here is $113,850. toddreed.com.

June 30, 2014
By Shannon Adducci | Fashion, Style

Haspel's Summer Style
Photo courtesy of Haspel

Seersucker may have its true origins in colonial British India, but the puckered summertime fabric got its true start in America with Haspel, a New Orleans outfitter that used it for lightweight work wear and, eventually, the modern seersucker suit. Fast-forward 104 years and a few licensing agreements gone awry, and the company is back in the hands of the Haspel family, who enlisted New York designers Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos to create a new look for the brand.

Their interpretation includes the essential summer suit (from $970) done in a densely woven seersucker that the duo sourced from Italy, along with sportswear basics like colorful chinos (from $195), checked shirts (from $195) and clean polos (from $135)—items new to the traditionally formal brand but inspired by founder Joseph Haspel Sr. himself. “Mr. Haspel enjoyed leisure. He wore seersucker suits, no socks, and lived life to the fullest,” says Halmos. “He was our best inspiration.” haspel.com.

June 30, 2014
By Ingrid Skjong | Fashion, Accessories

Bottega Veneta Olimpia Handbag
Courtesy of Bottega Veneta

For Bottega Veneta, designing an accessory that both breaks new ground and holds to tradition is an attractive premise. Its new Olimpia bag, which debuted in late June, does just that, representing a never-before-done style for the iconic label.

Creative director Tomas Maier christened the bag after the venerable Teatro Olimpico, a structure by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio located in Vicenza, Italy, where Bottega’s atelier is located. The new arrival features the brand’s signature intrecciato hand weaving in an array of rich colors, including aubergine, brown and a textured dark gray. (We’re partial to the Signal Blue [$2,580] pictured here.) Snakeskin versions ($5,250) come in chartreuse and light gray.

Similar to Vicenza, the bag is sure to develop into nothing less than an international classic. Available at Bottega Veneta boutiques worldwide; 800-845-6790; bottegaveneta.com.

June 23, 2014
By Caroline Tell | Fashion, Accessories, Style

American Designers: Dannijo
Photo courtesy of Jens Mortensen

Sister designers Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder Morel have gained a following with their colorful statement bibs and earrings, and now they’re taking the high-impact approach to leather pouches and totes stamped with their signature chain detailing. From $495; dannijo.com.

June 23, 2014
By Shannon Adducci | Shopping, Fashion, Style

 Chloe Gosselin
Photo courtesy of Jens Mortensen

It takes guts to get into the shoe business these days, as even the most astute novices have to stack up against the Manolos, Christians and Giuseppes of the world—which is why newcomer Chloe Gosselin started small. “I wanted to clearly define my language: a timeless shoe with a little twist,” she says of her 12-piece collection, which debuted at New York Fashion Week in February. For the 29-year-old former model and fiancée of magician David Copperfield, that means ’50s-era rounded toes in rich, painterly colors. From $680; chloegosselin.com.

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