WHEN HOTELS WERK IT: FIVE HOTEL FASHIONS TO TAKE HOME THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
We’ve already spoken about how the hotel gift shop has levelled up in recent years, with designer garms and creative collaborations more likely to be hanging from the racks then sad branded towels or toothbrushes. As the holiday season hits, we’re looking to the latest wave of hotel shops-cum-concept-stores for our seasonal wish list. Are you listening, Santa…?
The incredibly cool, forever bohemian Hotel San José in Austin sells their multi-colored kimono robes on their website. The unisex and one-size-fits-all robes are actually made for the hotel in a government-sponsored co-op in India that promotes indigenous weaving and dyeing techniques. ($180 USD.)
As part of their new Council of Fashion Designers of America collection, W Hotels enlisted women’s designer Sachin & Babi to create an homage to the bohemian beach vibe of Goa with this stunning beach tote ($595). Looking for a less expensive alternative? Sachin & Babi designed coconut bead earrings ($275) and there’s also the W Dallas Tiara Tote, complete with instructions on how to make a perfect tiara ‘do ($136.50).
Paige Russell created one of her special “deranged Technicolor ramblings on silk” especially for the Ace Hotel New Orleans, featuring the city’s sacred serpent dance and a nod to Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau’s pet snake. Described as “polychromatic bacchanal, equal parts poetry and magic”, the scarf is also unlike any other hotel fashion collaboration we’ve seen ($112).
Grab one of these joggers as soon as the Standard High Line re-opens their ice-skating rink! The jacket features chevron piping on the sleeves and a giant snowflake on the back. Nab a Standard Skate hat and scarf to fully trick out your skating duds ($65).
The just-opened Thompson Nashville hotel is offering a special shopping package for its guests featuring a one-on-one consultation with imogene + willie denim specialist, an in-room fitting and styling session, and a pair of custom-made premium imogene + willie jeans stamped with a imogene + willie x Thompson Nashville label (packages start at around $345 a night).