Totokaelo Opens in Soho, NYC

The fashion brand makes a statement with its East Coast arrival in a dream apartment-like space

It’s rewarding to be able to grow alongside a brand you love and follow its evolution. And as longtime Totokaelo fans, we’ve observed the thoughtful fashion purveyors develop and extend their philosophy far beyond the doors of their original brick-and-mortar store in Seattle—from their first dive into e-commerce in 2008 to the launch of their sister brand Totokaelo Art-Object in 2012, offering handmade art and …

Five Favorites from Boerum House & Home

The new Brooklyn store designed to look like an apartment and entirely furnished with shoppable objects

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 pitstop. Creative collective Partners & Spade (the folks behind diverse ventures from travel luggage to Shinola’s campaign with Bruce Weber) have filled the space—built by …

Ink, Beijing

The Hong Kong-based men's concept store brings its anti-commercial, underground yet high fashion labels to 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 used to express power and wealth, while the younger generations—in the last 10 years—have become big spenders on street-inspired clothing, giving value to …

Word of Mouth: Belgrade

Industrial spaces and unused barges are transformed into floating bars, fashion boutiques and more in the Serbian capital

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 than the evidence of so many run-down and unused spaces being hauled back from the precipice of disrepair by the creativity and enthusiasm of local …

Word of Mouth: San Sebastian

Europe's best city beach, the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum, pintxo bars and designer boutiques

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 later in September, the city keeps summer alive for as long as possible. But it’s actually best to go during quieter monthsin the fallwhen you can discreetly observe the …