Pretty in a square – Hermès introduces new Cape Cod designs for men

Categories:Jewelry & Watches


Hermès’ Cape Cod watch is a classic, but even classics need an upgrade every now and then! The maison is giving their beloved square dial watch a makeover with four new styles: Manufacture, Bicolore, Cadran laque and Bracelet de force all created especially for men. The watches come in new colors but they still feature your favorite details including saddle stiching. Check out the new styles below:


TGM Manufacture:
Available in a number of colors with alligator, or calf leather strap option, this watch features the in-house Manufacture H1912 movement. It has a power reserve of 50 hours and provides the hours, minutes and seconds functions with the date at 6 o’clock. The silvered dials match the straps in colors like Blue, Anthracite and Black or Opaline for the tan strap.


TGM Bicolore:
This watch has a Quartz movement and plain white dial, but the decorative element is the two-color smooth calfskin strap. Choose from two colorways Etoupe/Malta blue or Malta blue/Hermès red.


TGM Cadran Laque
Featuring a lacquered dial, raised rhodium-plated Arabic numerals, silvered transferred square minute track, and rhodium-plated hands the Cadran Laque is low-key without being invisible. It comes with a 17mm Barenia calfskin leather strap and is available in Hermès red or ebony.


TGM Bracelet de Force
Choose from impressive cuff-style straps in Veronese green alligator, Black alligator, Natural Barenia calfskin or Black Barenia calfskin. Like the Bicolore and features the opaline silvered dial seen also on the Bicolore.

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CHLOE’S SPRING 2017 CAMPAIGN FEATURES SUNNY STYLES

Categories:Fashion

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Chloe unveils its spring-summer 2017 campaign featuring perfectly sun-drenched images. Photographed by Charlotte Wales, models Luna Bijl and Ulrikke Hoyer pose in bohemian inspired styles for the advertisements. From ruffled off-the-shoulder dresses to cropped tops, the girls wear airy and ultra-feminine fashions. Jane Howworked as stylist for the campaign with Odile Gilbert on hair and Aaron de Mey on makeup. In addition to the print advertisements, Luna and Ulrikke also appear in a short film where they hit the streets set to upbeat tunes.

CHLOE SPRING/SUMMER 2017 CAMPAIGN

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The Future of Designer Fashion: More Affordable and Fast

Categories:Designer Shoes

The internet has changed everything. People don't really buy DVD's, cable is on its way out, and we have access to world-wide information 24/7. Even designer fashion has changed significantly, and it's only going to get better.

20 years ago, if you wanted to get your hands on an authentic vintage Chanel bag at 25% the retail price, you can just forget about it. With the internet, that has changed. The most coveted fashion pieces are available in online resale at competitive pricing and vast selection.

It's clear that the internet is changing nearly every aspect of our lives, and mostly for the better.

So, when I read about Tamara Mellon's new company, I found the fresh approach to be intriguing.

Tamara Mellon with lots of Jimmy Choo shoes

For those who don't know, Tamara Mellon is the co-founder of Jimmy Choo. She has since left Jimmy Choo and is currently running a new shoe line, Tamara Mellon.

black patent studded Tamara Mellon heels

Submission sandals

Now here's what's so intriguing. Tamara Mellon strives to provide quality high-end designer shoes with one big difference. No wholesalers. This means, that the shoes are never sold at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, etc. Because of this, buyers can enjoy lower prices (think $350 instead of $600 for a pair of classic pumps), and order new styles immediately once they're available.

caged ankle shoes

Goddess sandals

Cutting out wholesalers for a 40% discount is compelling. But, the jury is still out on whether this business strategy will work.

It appears that even an ex co-founder of Jimmy Choo may be having a hard time exposing her beautiful brand to customers. We've spotted several of her beautiful shoes on sale at wholesalers, in spite of the brand stating that they will not use wholesalers just a couple months ago. Here are some of the beautiful shoes on sale: leopard ankle bootie, suede knee boots, seashell-embellished ankle bootie.

strappy beige pvc sandals

Frontline sandals

What do you think? In this digital age, is it possible for designer brands to thrive without the branding and exposure that wholesalers offer?

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Man Bags – The New Men’s Fashion Accessory

Categories:Other Brands

Girls, let this list guide you to your newfound treasure for your loved one, a man bag.

Weekend Bags for Men

If you notice yourself taking time out of your busy schedule to enjoy a weekend getaway, a man bag can be just what you need for a short trip. Finding a good weekender bag for men comes across as an easy task but with multiple styles out there, how do you choose your favorite one?

Adidas National Duffle Bag

Adidas National Duffle Bag

One design that won’t break the bank is the Adidas National Duffle Bag. For the sporty types, this bag with its honeycomb and slight reflective pattern, it has a space on inside for the few outfits you need. Zipper compartments easily accessible use this bag for multi purposes such as a few days away or take it to the gym. This duffel can be picked up in store or online at Urban Outfitters.

Jack Spade Barrow Leather Duffle

Jack Spade Barrow Leather Duffle

Men’s weekender bags don’t always have to have a sporty finish. Take things up a notch with the Jack Spade Barrow Leather Duffle. Overall sleek and smooth design, this man bag is ready to take on everyday wear. Just like the beloved Kate Spade, Jack Spade never upsets in the men’s style department. You can shop this look at JackSpade.com

Tracksmith Limited Run Club Duffel

Tracksmith Limited Run Club Duffel

Get in a preppy mode when it comes to a weekend man bag with the Track Smith Limited Run Club Duffel. Navy fabric bag with an accent center white stripe, this lightweight design it easy to throw in the car or carry on a plane. Easily pack your day and night wear and look like you are ready to take on any seaside town. Shop this specific look only at TrackSmith.com

Ghurka Cavalier III No 98 Vintage Chestnut Duffel Bag

Ghurka Cavalier III No 98 Vintage Chestnut Duffel Bag

If you want a man bag to last for years to come, the Ghurka Cavalier III No 98 Vintage Chestnut Duffel Bag has to be one of the top best men’s weekend bags out there. This bag was built for the innovative gentlemen who are ready to take on business or play. If you are not a fan of the chestnut leather, there are multiple color options to choose from on Ghurka’s site.

Replica Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Keepall Bandouliere

replica Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere 45 Damier Graphite fake bag

For the replica go-getters, Louis Vuitton is one of the best designs to purchase as a remake. The Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Keepall Bandouliere is an excellent choice for a high-end replica duffle bag. If you are looking to budget wisely but still want a stunning travel bag, this Louis Vuitton is the way to go. You can find a lot of LV Keepall bag review here, on Spotbags.

Work Bags for Men

A busy guy always needs to carry around the goods with him to get through his workday successfully. A man bag to stash everything from his laptop to work documents needs to fit his personality for a feel good look. Office bags for men are gaining popularity more and more these days, and who doesn’t love a hard worker with style?

Frye Logan Messenger Bag

Frye Logan Messenger Bag

Show off a rugged design that is all about craftsmanship, the Frye Logan Messenger Bag will match all your work wear attire. Single over the shoulder strap made with fine leather, this masculine style is ideal for all work encounters. You can shop this bag at just about any high-end online retailer such as Neiman Marcus.

Replica Burberry Check Messenger Bag

Replica Burberry Check Messenger Bag

If you have more of an upscale taste, the Burberry Check Messenger Bag will fill that void. The classic check in a deep brown tone mutes the overall pattern for a subtle look. Effortlessly stylish, this is one of the go to side bags for men that will add flare to his work meetings.

Herschel Supply Co. Gibson Messenger Bag

Herschel Supply Co. Gibson Messenger Bag

At a great price point and a sturdy making, the Herschel Supply Co. Gibson Messenger Bag is functional in all the right ways. Easy to wear and pack for the day with top handle straps or and an adjustable shoulder strap, Herschel always provides trusted designs that are ready to last for ever. Shop this specific man bag at Nordstrom.

Replica Gucci Supreme Canvas Messenger Bag

Replica Gucci Supreme canvas messenger bag

Gucci has unisex messenger bags that will fit all your work gear. With the signature Gucci pattern, this Gucci replica Messenger Bag pulls out all the stops you need for a masculine accessory. Adjustable shoulder strap and just enough space to fill with anything you need to get the workday started, Gucci replicas will give you top-notch style.

Heading out for work, a carry on for your flight or simply going to the beach, any man bag will suffice your needs to have access to your belongings. Clean smooth leather or a designer’s touch, there is always room in your closet for a durable duffle or over the shoulder accessory. Man bags are the new men’s fashion accessory!

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9 of the Best Smartwatches You'll Actually Want to Wear

Categories:Jewelry & Watches

These timekeepers look traditional, but they're packed with an array of smart features and advanced technology. 

Breitling

Pilots and world travelers have always loved Breitling, and their latest Exospace B55 links to your phone to make multiple time zones, chronograph timing functions, and even messaging a breeze.

Exospace B55 ($7,170), breitling.com

Michael Kors

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An oversized gold watch has become a trademark of Michael Kors; the latest rendition syncs with your mobile phone to provide an activity tracker, messaging, and music controls. It can even snap a selfie!

Access Slim Runway Gold-Tone Hybrid Smartwatch ($250), michaelkors.com 

Mondaine

One of the first analog hybrid smartwatches, the Helvetica is as easy-to-use and legible as the font for which it's named. The smartwatch features an activity tracker and boasts two years of battery life and water resistance to 3 ATM (about 96 feet).Helvetica 1 Smart

Fossil

Some watches on this page (like the ones from Michael Kors and Misfit) are part of the Fossil Group, a leader in the fashionable hybrid analog smartwatch category. Fossil's namesake brand continues to push boundaries; their new Accomplice is a slimmer, and very appealing, wearable whose most attractive feature might be the fact it doesn't look like a smartwatch at all.

Q Accomplice Hybrid ($175-$215), fossil.com

Misfit

You'd never guess from the minimalist exterior exactly how much the Phase Silver can do. From fitness tracking and alerts to an array of customizable notifications, the undercover smartwatch also comes with tons of optional straps perfect for multiple looks—or disguises. 

Misfit Phase Silver ($195) and Misfit Phase Assorted Straps 3-Pack in Seaside ($60), misfit.com

Frederique Constant

Frederique Constant was one of the first Swiss watchmaking brands to court and introduce new technology into watches made with traditional watchmaking techniques. Here, activity and sleep tracking, messaging, and a world timer all come in an attractive steel case with a mother-of-pearl dial set with eight diamonds. 

Horological Smartwatch ($950), us-smartwatch.frederiqueconstant.com

Tag Heuer

The TAG Connected might be fully digital, but it was one of the first smartwatches to base its looks entirely on the traditional analog wristwatch. It comes in luxurious rose gold, but the owner of the watch has the option to exchange it for a Carrera Calibre 5 mechanical watch once the two-year warranty expires.

TAG Heuer Connected Rose Gold ($9,900), tagheuer.com

Withings

Part of the Nokia group, Withings makes this Steel HR, which combines the classic analog watch with a fully-featured connected activity tracker. A 25-day battery life eliminates the constant charging, and advanced heart-rate monitoring keeps track of all relevant health data. 

Withings Steel HR (36 mm, $180; 40 mm, $200), withings.com 

Skagen

Austere Scandinavian design informs this hybrid watch from Skagen (part of Fossil) with features like text and e-mail notification, music selection, date and time adjustment, and activity and sleep tracking. No endless charging here—the watch's battery will last four to six months. 

Hagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch ($225 and available 1/25), skagen.com

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A HISTORY OF FENDI; A TIMELINE

Categories:Other Brands

Fendi Bag

Fendi is synonymous of Italian style and craftsmanship. What started off as a leather and fur shop in Rome has now become an empire, thank to none other than by Karl Lagerfeld. Explore the history of this luxury house in the timeline below.


History of Fendi [infographic]

1925. Fendi is founded by Adele and Edoardo Fendi in Rome as a fur and leather shop.

1946. Adele and Edoardo’s five daughters begin to enter the family business, giving Fendi a fresh look.

1965. Karl Lagerfeld joins Fendi as Creative Director of the Fur and Ready-to-Wear lines. Within the next five years he would introduce the iconic double F logo.

1966. Fendi releases its first couture collection.

1969. Fendi creates their first Ready-to-Wear fur collection.

1977. The Fendi Baguette is introduced.

See: Iconic Handbags

1990. The Fendi Uomo (Menswear) line is launched.

2005. The Spy bag is created.

2006. The B bag is launched.

2007. Fendi becomes the first fashion line to have a show on the Great Wall of China.

2009. The Peekaboo bag makes it debut.

2012. The Fendi 2Jours bag is launched.

2014. The 3Jours bag is introduced. That same year, Fendi invest 2 million euros to help restore the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

2014. The Fendi By The Way bag, also known as the Bauletto, is launched. That same year, the Fendi Monster bag charms are introduced.

2016. The Fendi DotCom bag enters the market.

Tags: Fendi

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