3 posts tagged "Goyard"
We get excited about customized gifts. (Who could say no, for example, to a personalized Goyard bag or a fur with one’s initials embroidered in the lining?) Delfina Delettrez is offering a much less traditional take on the idea with her silver finger ring, which comes with a bottle of nail polish. It’s a concept that’s frankly both creepy and creative, and it left us wondering: 1. Should you match your jewelry’s mani to your own? and 2. Whatever will they say—and charge—for a polish change at the local nail salon?
About $370, www.delfinadelettrez.com.
No escape plan in place for the Fourth of July? There’s plenty of fun to be had within the five boroughs, starting at Bergdorf Goodman. The Fifth Avenue store has partnered with Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum to create the most fantastical window displays this side of Christmas. But the real treat comes when you step inside, and we’re not talking about the air-conditioning. A giant pink poodle named Fifi (who happens to be a kinetic sculpture by the artist Theresa Segreti and the museum’s de facto mascot) is wedged between the Verdura, Hermès, Goyard, and Prada counters on the store’s first floor. According to Bergdorf’s Linda Fargo, “Fifi has become a bit of a tourist attraction, and the salespeople, though overcome at first with shock, have definitely been cheered by her presence. A nice lady peered through the front door of the store, and after seeing our new pet, exclaimed, ‘That’s exactly what the world needs right now!’ ” After meeting Fifi, you can take advantage of the sale; the majority of spring merch is deeply discounted.
“Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.” Thus spake long-ago Vogue editor Edna Woolman Chase, and in these credit-crunched times, hers is a good motto to bear in mind. Jessica Kagan Cushman liked the sentiment so much, she’s emblazoned it on one of the waxed-canvas totes in her new range of bags. Currently available at Colette—and selling out fast—the JKC totes put a puckish spin on Goyard’s St. Louis carry-all, and like Cushman’s trademark bracelets, they serve as a handy medium for messages worth remembering. “I’m always looking for new vehicles for the quotes I collect, and the tote bags were the perfect canvas, so to speak,” notes Cushman. “Plus, I’m a total bag-o-holic; I buy them frantically, all the time, so if I was going to expand beyond jewelry, bags seemed like the natural next thing.” The standard-size JKC tote runs $125—i.e., for the cost of a St. Louis, you could turn your closet into a miniature Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations—and though Cushman plans to develop more “special” (read: pricy) bags down the line, for the moment she’s focused on keeping her satchels “fun and accessible.” “We’re going to be introducing more sizes,” she says, “but the idea is, you know, these are bags you can zip around town with.” Fashion is expensive. Style is free. A tote bag reminding you of these facts: somewhere in-between.