Reparations Club Tote

This durable tote bag proudly supports LA’s Reparations Club, a concept bookstore and creative hub founded and owned by Jazzi McGilbert. Available in neon yellow or black and emblazoned with the words “Black-Owned / Women-Owned,” the tote is made in the US by workers who earn a livable wage. Crafted from 100% cotton, 13-ounce bull denim, it’s big enough to carry books, groceries, records and …

Word of Mouth: Athens, Greece

Classic cuisine, contemporary cocktails, concept stores, modern art and more in the Greek capital

Athens is overflowing with ancient treasures and modern-day gems, with views of the Acropolis at almost every corner and a decidedly vibrant, contemporary vibe. Named for Athena, the goddess of wisdom and courage, the Greek capital buzzes with character, culture and creativity. From the historic hillside Plaka neighborhood to the Acropolis Museum, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and striking views from Mount Lycabettus, there are countless …

Merci’s “Upcycling” Collection Spotlights Sustainable Luxury

Coinciding with Paris Design Week, the high-end concept store's shoppable installation

Merci, an eclectic concept store in the Marais, contributes to the lengthy itinerary of Paris Design Week (6-14 September) this year with an exhibition of their own. The shoppable display, titled Upcycling: A New Lease on Life, features dozens of products made by skilled craftsmen and talented designers—each employing sustainable materials or highlighting a reused object. The collection comes complete with call-outs to the source …