Shopping Guide: Marrakech

August 20, 2018

Centuries of design, culture and architecture are seeped into the ancient city of Marrakech. Explore the city’s contemporary design landscape through its unique concept shops and boutiques, wander through its maze-like souks for handicrafts and keepsakes, and indulge in traditional Moroccan fare at its excellent restaurants. A trip to the local museums, hammams and historic city squares rounds off the complete cultural experience. SHOP Topolina: French designer Isabelle Topolina’s stores...

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Shopping Guide: Mexico City

August 13, 2018

The capital city of Mexico is an intriguing mix of history and modernity, with cultural and architectural remnants of its Aztec heritage mixed in with Art Nouveau mansions and Neoclassical palaces. Hip neighborhoods like Condesa and Colonia Roma, known for their Art Deco architecture, are now home to an eclectic mix of shops, galleries and restaurants. Whether it’s local artisan-made goods or high-end luxury products you’re looking for, there’s plenty...

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Shopping Guide: Goa

June 05, 2018

Conquered by Portuguese merchants in the 16th century, Goa’s cultural heritage is evident in the crumbling old European-style villas and churches that dot the state. The modern face of Goa, however, is equally well represented—in the beach side shacks serving cold beer and the fresh catch of the day, globally-inspired restaurants, unique concept stores and boutique hotels.    SHOP Paper Boat Collective: Housed in a charming bungalow, this concept store stocks...

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Style Crush: Sara Beltran

April 15, 2018

A charm crafted out of aquamarine to mimic the waves of the ocean, rose quartz carved to look like a seashell, and a shark fin-shaped tiger eye are just some of the pieces you’ll find in Sara Beltran’s ocean-inspired fine jewelry line Dezso by Sara Beltran. Expanded to become a lifestyle brand, Dezso (which means ‘desire’ in Latin) now also offers cotton pouches printed with images of palm trees and...

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Insider's Guide: Tulum

April 05, 2018

There’s really no better place to escape the stress of your 21st century life than Tulum. From the pristine beaches to the ancient Mayan ruins to the eco-friendly resorts, the focus is on unwinding, relaxing, and resetting. When you’re not spending your days lazing on the beach, doing yoga or taking long walks, pop into one of Tulum’s many boutique shops, each full of character, personality and unique finds; have...

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Shopping Guide: New York City

September 30, 2017

When it comes to shopping, few cities can compete with New York. Whether it’s high-end department stores like Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman you’re after or concept stores full of unusual finds, whether you’re on the hunt for vintage treasures or contemporary designs by up-and-coming designers, you’ll find it all in NYC. Shop Latitude rounds up the 20 stores that need to be on your radar. Totokaelo: This beloved Seattle boutique...

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Daniela Bustos Maya

July 28, 2017

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Designer Daniela Bustos Maya may be from Argentina but it’s her connection with Mexico that fuels her eponymous label. What started out as a jewelry line using antique Mexican coins and an ancient Yucatan technique of thread-weaving has evolved into a label spanning clothing, home décor and accessories. Pleasing neutrals—think creams, beiges and greys—dominate her collections of bed linens, dresses, hats and more, while her jewelry line tends to experiment...

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The Eco Gypsy

June 22, 2017

The Eco Gypsy is a label that spans genres—fashion, travel and living. What started out as a magazine dedicated to eco-travel has expanded into a sustainable fashion label specializing in handmade dresses, beachwear, jewelry and handbags, and its latest adventure involves eco-friendly rental properties. The mastermind behind the Bali-based company, Electra Gillies, describes her aesthetic as “barefoot, but not basic” and the brand reflects her personal taste for luxury and...

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Shopping Guide: Nairobi

April 21, 2017

A Maasai Mara excursion may be your prime reason for visiting Kenya, but be sure to carve out a couple of days to spend in the capital. Dubbed the Silicon Savannah for its burgeoning tech scene, Nairobi is also the hub of Kenyan art, fashion and culture. Browse the local arts and crafts markets, catch an exhibit by contemporary African artists or a performance by local musicians, pick up vibrant...

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Meyelo

April 20, 2017

Carmen Myers gives traditional Kenyan craftsmanship a contemporary spin with her accessories label Meyelo. Handmade by Maasai artisans in Kenya, the brand’s brass rings and cuffs, pendant necklaces, tote bags and carryalls are sleek and elegant, perfect for everyday. Bonus: they support a worthy cause! 10% of the proceeds from each purchase of a Meyelo product are donated to Myer’s philanthropic organization, A Voice Is Heard, which provides community development and...

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