Out and About
A geographic take on Gotham City shopping.
by Samantha Marcus Yanks and Lauren Terrill
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Prada travel accessories; Look by Chadwick Bell; In Aisce bag; Nike Sportswear store; Brioni.
Why not pack in style for your last getaways of the season? Prada has a whole range of colorful travel accessories in all shapes and sizes, crafted from the brand’s exclusive saffiano leather. Form, function and divine design unite at last. Prada, 841 Madison Avenue, 212-327-4200
Yes, you’ll need to make an appointment to shop the latest collection from Chadwick Bell. But believe us—it’s worth it. A design school degree and years of retail experience have allowed creative director Bell to hone his eye for a woman’s sartorial needs and desires. Along with managing director Vanessa Webster he crafts refined silhouettes and clean lines from all-natural fabrics. Chadwick Bell, 31 Union Square West, 212-388-0450
In-house production and attention to detail pay off for In Aisce—almost everything the line produces is dyed, constructed and finished in its Brooklyn atelier, and the craftsmanship is visible. The collections of industrial, avant-garde men’s clothing and accessories blend classic integrity with a rock ’n’ roll edge that’s sure to stand out in any crowd. Available at Amalga New York, 114 Wooster Street, 212-334-1014
Not only does this month mark the one-year anniversary of the Nike Sportswear store—the fi rst of its kind in the world—but the brand is also introducing Nike iD Bespoke, an innovative by-appointment process available exclusively at the 21 Mercer location in which you can customize your own pair of kicks. So get ready to get creative—you can handpick up to 31 different aspects of the shoe, with 82 colors and materials at your disposal. Nike Sportswear, 21 Mercer Street, 212-226-5433
FROM LEFT: Etiqueta Negra; Look by Brunello Cucinelli; Canali.
If you’re at all like us, you pay almost as much attention to the wardrobe choices in a film as the casting, and spring’s blockbuster Angels & Demons was a treasure trove of well-fitted menswear. The responsible party is Brioni, which lent its signature tailoring and ultraluxe Vanquish II suit—made of an exclusive fabric woven from three different fibers—to the A-list cast. Brioni, 57 East 57th Street, 212-486-0500
For the first time in the line’s history, Brunello Cucinelli has created a selection of tuxedos that are simply irresistible. Ladies: Don’t miss the incredibly luxe—and deceptively comfortable—shoe collection. Brunello Cucinelli, 379 Bleecker Street, 212-627-9202
Etiqueta Negra, already a national symbol in Argentina, is bringing its sleek equestrian styles Stateside. Think Ralph Lauren with a South American flair and even bigger polo influence—the brand is co-owned by Argentina’s champion La Ellerstina Polo Club. Creator Federico Álvarez Castillo even donated an antique car from his famed collection to be displayed in the store, definitely a must-see. Etiqueta Negra, 273 Lafayette Street, 212-219-4015
Fans of fine men’s tailoring have reason to celebrate this year— Italian luxury house Canali is celebrating its 75th anniversary. So pop into the sartorial legend’s shop Downtown to check out expertly crafted suits, comfy knitwear and stylish leather goods. Canali, 25 Broad Street, 212-842-8700
Gotham Magazine hosted its latest issue featuring the current cast of Saturday Night Live at the Four Seasons Hotel on Monday, February 23.