Malia Mills

Inside a swimsuit design studio in the heart of NYC's garment district

“Save the Garment Center” urges the sign in the middle of swimsuit designer Malia Mills’ garment-district studio in New York City. Haphazardly stuck in one of the many racks of patterns that fill the workspace among rolls of fabric, sketches and other evidence of a busy design hub, the sign reads like a battle cry for the eponymous 20-year-old line. Mills, a poster child for …

CH Book Giveaway

Tweet to win a book and iPhone case in our giveaway

Spanning indie zines to extensive cookbooks, the plethora of books sourced for our holiday pop-up with the Gap last year are all penned by NYC-based authors. Our city’s literary bounty can now be yours—we’re giving away the backstock to a handful of lucky CH readers along with our special-edition Cool Hunting iPhone cases. To win, tweet @coolhunting with the link to your favorite Cool Hunting …

CH Local: Chicago

From modern haberdasheries to hole-in-the-wall taquerias, our latest jumping-off points for navigating the Second City

Known alternately as the Windy City and Second City, Chicago may be more known for what it isn’t (New York), than what it is. Home to the third-largest South Asian, Mexican and Puerto Rican populations in the U.S., a just-announced bike-sharing program and a growing cast of restaurants serving up much more than just deep-dish, there’s plenty of reasons to check out the northerly metropolis. …