September 23, 2011
By Amanda Friedman | Lifestyle, Retail

Beaded chevron Zelda throw pillow. Photo by Polo Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren’s new One Fifth home collection was inspired by one of New York City’s swankiest addresses, and its Art Deco–style pieces are very Marlene Dietrich–ish, very film noir–ish. With a dramatic black-and-gold palette and rich textures such as gold leaf on shagreen and beaded chevron, the line is a departure from Lauren’s all-American, equestrian-esque designs. Likewise, Mr. Lauren’s Deco state of mind was in full force on the runway of his fall womenswear show. The collection ranges from $40 for a glass to $14,250 for a mahogany server and is available at Ralph Lauren, 888 Madison Ave.;

February 15, 2011
By Dispatch Departures | Shopping, Retail


Lanvin's fourth stateside boutique, a 4,520-square-foot space that recently opened on Rodeo Drive, adds a bit of old Hollywood glamour to the house's signature style: Mixed in with antique chandeliers, parquet flooring, animal-print rugs and brushed steel panels are Art Deco accents and black-and-white photos of Lanvin models from the 1930s. The first floor is home to women's and men's accessories, while the ready-to-wear collections—in addition to the Blanche, 22 Faubourg, Denim and Swim capsules—are on the lower level, along with made-to-measure and tailoring services. A corridor of mirrors leads to a private fitting area. It wouldn't be Lanvin without a dose of whimsy, so in addition to more traditional gift items like umbrellas, stationery and perfume, the boutique offers playing cards, music boxes and hand-painted porcelain dolls. At 260 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills; 310-402-0580;

Photo Courtesy Lanvin