Think Saint-Tropez and images of pristine sands, glamorous women and jet-setting billionaires come to mind. And this little town on the French Riviera more than lives it up to its reputation. If your idea of an idyllic summer getaway involves siestas by the sea, long, leisurely walks and impossibly chic French boutiques and cafes, then Saint-Tropez is the place to be. (image courtesy of Design Hotels) SHOP Atelier Rondini The...Read More
Jacqueline Lopez’s breezy beachwear label Jaline is everything you want for a fuss-free vacation—relaxed silhouettes, playful details like fringe and tassels, and lightweight fabrics. No wonder her label is a favorite with A-listers like Priyanka Chopra. Her tunics, caftans and separates range from solid neutrals to bright prints, and the best part is they’re all handcrafted by women artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. Shop Latitude chats with the founder about the line,...Read More
Go behind the scenes and witness how Jaline’s handwoven garments are made by Oaxacan artisans. The workmanship is like a dance of balance and strength. Every artisan works on her own loom, manipulating the warp and weft of the loom, each creating unique one-of-a-kind variations. Supporting sustainability and tradition, Jaline works with female artisans committed to showing the true value of craftsmanship. Check out this stunning video and get to know Jacqueline López, the woman behind Jaline, then shop her collection!
Dree Hemingway joined Shop Latitude on our quest for authentic treasures from the world's best marketplaces. Our destination was Rio de Janeiro - land of sizzling hot bodies, tiny swimsuits, and the best 70s style fashion and architecture.
Our first stop was Ipanema's famed Feira Hippie Market. Only open on Sunday, this bustling market is ground zero for retro chic, a place where patchwork cowhide bean bags, macrame chairs, and feather earrings abound. Channeling her family's famous 70's fashion style, Dree wore a mash-up of classic boho picks for our shopping day.
"I love the eclectic mix of products at this market," Dree says. "My favorite look is to combine the old and new from around the world. Today, I wore an Indian peasant blouse, Preekka Greek sandals, and a mochila bag from Shop Latitude, with my beloved vintage suede skirt."
We spent hours strolling the stalls and munching on Cuscuz tapioca, a traditional Brazilian sweet. Sufficiently sated, we headed to the ultra-chic boutiques of Leblon, Rio's answer to New York City's West Village. After browsing at Poeira, a one-stop design mecca overflowing with a mix of pillows, poufs, and custom-designed surfboards, we wandered next door to Granado, where Dree exclaimed, "This is my favorite shop! It's a cross between Kiehl's and my favorite Italian brand, Santa Maria Novella. I'm in heaven."
Leblon is our favorite place to hang out in Rio. This leafy neighborhood feels like a glamorous village filled with the city's best low key restaurants and designer boutiques. The vibe is more West Village than Fifth Avenue. After you're finished shopping, plan to spend the afternoon munching on organic salad at one of the many outdoor cafes.
One of the oldest beauty brands in Brazil, this quaint shop is filled with artisanal soaps, creams, candles, and make up all wrapped in the chicest packaging.
R. Primeiro de Mar?o, 16 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20010-080, Brazil, +55 21 3231-6747, www.granado.com.br
This shop is Rio?s design mecca, featuring custom designs by owner Monica Penaguiao as well as Europe's best design sources.
Rua Dias Ferreira 480, 22431-050 Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, +5521 2580 05 13, email@example.com, www.poeiraonline.com/html/loja.asp
Bold printed dresses in an exclusive but beachy store enviorment.
Boutique Beach Hotel, Rua Dias Ferreira, 64, Sala 101, Leblon, 22431-050, +55 21 2512 3320, www.adrianabarra.com.br
Exceptional quality leather garments and homewares. The leather fringe belts and biker jackets are to die for!
Rua Dias Ferreira, 417/401 Leblon, 22430050, +55 21 25129467, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.patriciaviera.com/en/index.php
The best organic salad bar in the city, sit inside or out at this charming cafe.
Rua Dias Ferreira, 199, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, 22431-050, Brazil, +55 21 2274-7843, http://celeiroculinaria.com.br/
Those lucky enough to be in Rio on a Sunday can check out Ipanema's famed Feira Hippie Market. There, you will find reasonably priced cowhide rugs, retro chic bean bag chairs, and every style macrame bag, bikini, or bracelet you could hope for!
Praça General Osório, s/n, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20410-020, Brazil, +55 21 8746-10822
It’s fair to say that Dutch designer Marie-Anne Oudejans is exhilarated by travel. What else can you conclude about someone who has lived in half a dozen countries over the course of her life? Her love for adventure brought her to Jaipur seven years ago, and as much as she has imbibed from it—its energy, creativity and vibrancy—she has given back. Oudejans is the mastermind behind the regal beauty of...Read More
Although I’ve been a New Yorker for 20 years, I’m still a Hong Konger in tastes and habits. If you can imagine, New York is laid back for me compared with the concrete jungle of Hong Kong. My old boss sometimes joked how learning to bike in a parking lot shaped my psyche. Let’s just say it prepared me for life in the big apple. Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan...Read More
A visit to Cartagena, a vibrant port on Colombia’s northern coast, is like stepping back in time. Rather than adhering to an itinerary, spend your time wandering around the historic 16th century walled city that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, browse the local markets and shops, admire the colonial architecture and colorful buildings, and enjoy leisurely meals of fresh seafood over live music at one of the many open-air cafes and bars...Read More
Oversized straw baskets, monochrome striped cushions, textured throws and rugs—what do all these products from Colombian home décor label Azulina Home have in common? They’re all 100% handmade. Launched by Melissa Moriarty in 2013, the label is a celebration of artisanal craftsmanship and age-old traditions. The Cuatros Tetas baskets, for example, can take up to three weeks to make and are handwoven by indigenous Canaan women in the Pacific rainforests...Read More
Growing up in Mexico City with a family of artists, sisters Phoebe and Annette Stephens were raised with an appreciation for unique beauty drawn from a multitude of inspirations. The design duo of Anndra Neen make it their priority each season to combine influences from their American education, travels to Europe and Asia, and Mexican heritage. With such a global perspective, the young design team is certainly one to turn...Read More
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...Read More