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Five Favorites from Boerum House & Home
Retail store, museum gallery or apartment: the newly opened Boerum House & Home joins the row of stores including jewelry designer Erica Weiner and fragrance boutique Twisted Lily on Atlantic Avenue that make the Boerum Hill block a formidable shopping...
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Merchants On Long
The brainchild of retail heiress Hanneli Rupert, Merchants on Long is a unique two-story boutique dedicated to contemporary African fashion. The Art Nouveau building houses an eclectic range of items, such as beautiful woven sweaters by Laduma Ngxokolo...
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Ink, Beijing
It’s easy to imagine how important the concept of VIP is in a country where individuality is easily lost in an immense multitude of people. Among Chinese men, the older generations are still quite status-oriented and fashion is often simply a tool...
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Lee Allison Bow Ties
Nearly 20 years ago, after leaving a job as an advertising copywriter, Lee Allison, with no experience designing ties, embarked on an adventure and has never looked back. Now, the Lee Allison Company occupies 4,500 square feet of open loft space in...
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Unionmade
Originally dedicated to high-quality American labels, Unionmade has expanded and now carries a wide offering of well-designed, timeless clothing and accessories from brands around the world. These include Taylor Supply, American Optical, Levi's Vintage...
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Aether
Just a few years ago, Aether—the clothing brand for the outdoorsmen and women in the city—put together their first permanent space, and unlike most retail stores, they actually built it from the ground up. Aether teamed up with Paris-based designer...
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Union Way
With the always present coffee and foodie scenes maturing and the likes of established cultural influencers like The Ace Hotel moving in, Portland seems to be growing up. The most significant sign of which is the opening of Union Way, a renovated alleyway...
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Tanner Goods
Up W Burnside in the heart of old town Portland lies Tanner Goods' flagship storefront. The home grown leather goods maker has grown in recent years to much fanfare from around the world. With everything from leather wallets, belts, bracelets and camera...
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Outerlands & The General Store
Because these two SF locales are neighbors and appeal to the all the same cozy hankerings, it’s best to knock them both off your list at once—they’re well worth a detour to Outer Sunset district. First, we recommend a visit to Outerlands on a Sunday...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Belgrade
by Emily Millett Warehouses, barges, malls and mansions, you name it—if it's derelict and abandoned, Belgrade's next generation is reclaiming it and breathing new life into the Serbian capital. What better symbol of a city on the brink of rebirth...
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Word of Mouth: San Sebastian
This summer saw all kinds of action in San Sebastian, Spain, and those festivities aren't over yet. With July's International Jazz Festival, the Semana Grande with parties, bullfights and fireworks, and the Zinemaldia International Film Festival...
STYLE
Interview: Scott Meleskie of Clark Street Mercantile
Opening just over a month ago, Clark Street Mercantile is a modest boutique in Montreal aimed at the discerning gentleman. Clothing, footwear, apothecary, pens and paper, magazines, accessories, artwork, bags, blankets, tonic and grenadine, razors...
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Interview: Michael Chen of Aloha Sunday
It's potentially easier to spot a killer whale off San Diego's coast than to find a one-stop men's clothing store that features up-and-coming local designers—at a reasonable price. Seeing the void in the market in the area, Aloha Sunday was started...
DESIGN
Interview: Mirjam Vogt of Magazin
With one large window facing the street, Magazin looks out onto one of Amsterdam's newest design districts. The artisanal shops lining the long street of Czaar Peterstraat seem to have appeared almost overnight, although locals will tell say it's...
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Interview: Kristen Lee of TENOVERSIX
Housed inside a landmark building in Dallas, boutique hotel The Joule is in the final phases of a two-year expansion and renovation featuring new guest rooms, retail space, a spa and restaurants. Set in the heart of downtown Dallas, The Joule bridges...
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Word Of Mouth: Madrid
by Emily Millett Populated by a dynamically passionate and exuberant people who never seem to need an excuse to indulge in recreational hedonism, Madrid is varied and rewarding when it comes to pursuits of decadence. Eating delicious tapas, drinking...
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Neighbour's Vancouver Storefront
Neighbour, a small men's clothing boutique in Vancouver's Gastown area, gets the mix just right through owner Saager Dilawri's personal picks of lesser known brands and unique collaborations. Since the shop's opening, Dilawri has consistently impressed...
CULTURE
Interview: Nathan Zhang
Waste is one of the dark sides of development, especially in fast growing-country like China, and Beijing is no exception. With massive urbanization bringing crowds of mostly unskilled rural workers to the city and a literal ring of garbage dumps...
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Poketo Store
Eight years after Angie Myung and Ted Vadakan of Poketo moved from San Francisco to LA, they've fulfilled their dream to open a store for their successful business. Located in the downtown Arts District, the newly opened 4,000-square-foot boutique...
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Word of Mouth: Tel Aviv
Head of External Relations at the Design Museum Holon just outside Tel Aviv, Eyal de Leeuw is not only a natural tour guide, but as co-founder of Israel's leading men's fashion blog Ha-Garconniere, he is clued into some of the most interesting city...
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The NoMad Hotel
You know a neighborhood has made it in New York when it receives its own abbreviated nickname. The latest addition to the map is NoMad—short for North of Madison Square Park—which is also fittingly the name of Andrew Zobler's newest lifestyle...
CULTURE
Pelicans & Parrots
London's East End is globally renowned for playing host to some of the world's most stylishly eclectic fashion houses, art galleries and bars. But it's the small gems you won't necessarily hear about—unless you're a local—that continue...
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Word of Mouth: Hong Kong
Designer mega-brands have established Hong Kong as a luxury shopping destination for some time now, but recently, a surge of smaller, independently minded businesses have been infusing the city's neighborhoods with a bit of bohemia. Craft coffee culture...
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Tantalo Hotel
Panama City's recently opened Tantalo Hotel offers hospitality with an artsy edge in the city's historic Casco Viejo neighborhood. Located in what is generally considered Panama's arts district, the micro-boutique hotel houses just 13 rooms; each...
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