2011 May 31
Jack Spade Embossed Vertical Card Holder
WHAT: Jack Spade Embossed Vertical Card Holder
WHY: Swim with the tide on Father's Day by gifting your homme du jour with a nautical souvenir from the open waters. Whether he's a swashbuckling mariner or a land-loving urbanite, he'll give his true-blue seal of approval to Jack Spade's navy leather wallet embossed with burnished anchors. Inside, you'll find six handy card sleeves and two slip pockets lined in vintage tattoo artwork because every sailor needs some sea cred, real or imagined.
AVAILABLE: $95, JackSpade.com
2011 May 27
Missoni Malika Beach Towel
WHAT: Missoni Malika Beach Towel
WHY: Well hello darlings, it's finally Memorial Day weekend! Brighten up your first trip to the beach with this luxuriously large cotton terry beach towel in multi-colored zig zag stripe with "Missoni" burnout logo at the border. Like your favorite frocks and closet-dwelling fineries, the towel is made in Italy and is dry clean only--so don't get too rambunctious with your ray-catching action! We recommend some careful sunscreen application to keep this couture beach accessory looking tres snazzy.
AVAILABLE: $225, Barneys.com
2011 May 26
Illesteva Leonard Sunglasses in Spider
WHAT: Illesteva Leonard Sunglasses in Spider
WHY: Wearing sunglasses at night has that obnoxiously unnecessary badass aura year-round, but your quest for a parfait pair is a little more meaningful once summer kicks off and the rays actually call for a serious pair of shades. Shroud your orbs in these smoky hued Illesteva spectacles for a slightly retro, completely chic visage. Deep blue lenses are nestled in grey frames wrought with a spider's web of black threads woven throughout. And when humidity gives way to thunderstorms? Well, these optical treats are so fab, we give you our stylish seal of approval to don them in a downpour. Or, you know, indoors, if that's really your thing.
AVAILABLE: $165, Illesteva.com
2011 May 25
Mark Cross Beaumont Saffiano Chain Clutch
WHAT: Mark Cross Beaumont Saffiano Chain Clutch
WHY: Minimalism doesn't have to mean banal. Turn up the volume on a Plain Jane sac à main with heady hues conjuring up your favorite warm weather delights--watermelon, sunflowers, and ocean-front views. Nothing makes us happier than a splash of saffron mid-afternoon! That's where Mark Cross' leather clutch comes in. No fancy trimmings or over-the-top detailing needed. The proof is in the pop.
AVAILABLE: $450, select Saks Fifth Avenue stores