Balthazar

With shirts crafted from the finest Italian cotton, hand woven scarves made from Peruvian alpaca wool and sterling silver cufflinks from England, Balthazar puts the local dandy in touch with worldly traditions. Owner Fabián Venturino accents the store’s signature collections with sturdy weekend bags, sharp fedoras and handmade silk ties, all surrounded by a lavish mixture of masculine furnishings and
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Balthazar Sale

Located around the corner from its sister shop, Balthazar Sale isn’t your typical outlet store. Upon passing through the neon-clad façade, visitors are greeted by the sound of vinyl music and a decoupage of retro athletic magazines from floor to ceiling. Sports buffs will wax nostalgic over the antique polo and fencing equipment and style-conscious gents will discover a well-edited
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Covered in Color

Above Left to Right: Seventeen Magazine 1972, Vogue 1944 Above: Cosmopolitan Magazine 1972 Above Left to Right: Ladies Home Journal c. 1950s, Vogue 1941 Above: Life Magazine c. 1960s Above: Salvatore Ferragamo 1938
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totes away

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Gaga Barbie

Veik, a 29-year-old doll designer from Beijing, has combined two of America's most-loved icons, musician and performance artist Lady Gaga and the ever-youthful Barbie Doll. Re-creating some of Gaga's most notorious outfits, including the Alexander McQueen lobster claw shoes, Kermit the Frog dress and Louis Vuitton bunny ears, Veik's Gaga doll takes Barbie from her vanilla beach house in Malibu ...
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Dutch Premium Blue Blood Label Expands

Blue Blood is expanding and has formed a new business partnership called Blue Blood International between owner and creative director Steve te Pas and Joseph Sfez and Martine Mang, who are operating the Hong Kong and Los Angeles locations of the HTP Group. Amsterdam’s city center will be home to the Blue Blood International HQ, where the offices of design, ...
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cuffed pant

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Stue

Owner Heike Marie Rädeker and designer Ilke Penzlien are the team behind this charming stop. “Stue” means living room in Danish, an accurate description of this cozy store, which offers a well-edited selection of vintage furniture, ceramics, glass and china from Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Most pieces are reworked and upholstered onsite, using exclusive Danish fabrics. Located in trendy Mitte,
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Sportivo

Opened in 2001 by partners Oscar Gala and Gregorio Otreo, Sportivo caters to Madrid’s fashion-conscious male professional and has formed a loyal fan base in the city. The shop is stocked with a well-edited selection of men’s clothing from lines such as YMC, Garb Store, Folk, Lee Vintage and Acne. Its unique cosmopolitan and eclectic vibe is derived from
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Mini

Stocking labels such a Dries van Noten and Haversack, Mini also offers bespoke tailoring and elegant accessories including handmade shoes and silk ties. Comfortable elegance, reworked classics and cutting edge menswear coexist perfectly at this chic fashion den. Don’t miss the cool cowboy wallpaper custom-made for the shop! Calle de Limón 24, 28015 Madrid Tel: + 34 915480835 http://www.gruposportivo.com/stores.htm
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Oak

Opened in 2009 by siblings Manuel and Laura Losada, Oak is an exciting addition to the Madrid retail scene. Sophisticated and elegant, this gallery-like space is both inviting and inspiring. Many of the labels offered are making their Madrid debut including Trovata, Hannoh, Gryphon, and Dunderdon. A must-visit for its sophisticated yet understated atmosphere and apparel, Oak is a retail
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The Crochet Bag c. 1940

Above (All): Latest Crochet handbag fashions c. 1940 This handicraft is reemerging in contemporary fashion via chic interpretations by designers like Chanel and Missoni, but these hooked handbags are nothing new. The inspiring vintage photos show how knitted and crocheted handbags have looked smart for over 50 years. Check out The Crafty Crochet Bag Speed to Market Report for the modern versions ...
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hat explosion

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Bro-darte

After making quite the impression on the womenswear market, Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy have focused their efforts on a small capsule collection for their fans' boyfriends, now available at Opening Ceremony. The sisters' signature "spidery" techniques on sweaters translate well for a season full of hand-crafted, crochet-like creations. While the retail price of $2760 is certainly steep, the ...
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Young Forever: Jay-Z + FDR Skatepark

We are total suckers for Jay-Z's newly released cover of Alphaville's 1984 title track Forever Young. Mr. Hudson hits the nail on the head with his spot on rendition of the original chorus which basically provided the emotional soundtrack to every 8th grade dance in America. The best part -- the video was shot in Philly with scenes filmed at ...
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