November 7, 2016

Zara Steals

Zara on Paseig del Born
Zara on Paseig del Born in Palma De Mallorca

I wrote a piece about Zara about a month or so ago. I focused in on their Studio collection for men and the great coats they had for Fall 2016. Like so much in fashion, it’s often hard to get a real feel for clothes from a picture and with all the styling that goes into those images it’s often impossible to get an honest feel for what it is, how it fits and how it feels. Let’s not forget the other crucial question: how is it made and in what fabric.READ MORE >

November 1, 2016

Rialto Living: My Happy Place

Rialto Living

There’s nothing that puts a smile on my face faster than landing in a beautiful place with great shops. Retail therapy sounds suspect but I’ve found after 30 years in the business of fashion there’s some truth to it. The weather can suck so loud you hear it, but if the window shopping or actual shopping is good I don’t care if a tornado is on the way. Palma de Mallorca was just that sort of city; an unexpected treat with some world class shops!READ MORE >

October 27, 2016

Istanbul: Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar Istanbul
The Grand Bazaar Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar is the largest covered bazaar in the world. With about 4 thousand shops selling everything from gold, precious jewels, antiques, fabrics and carpets, to spices, tea merchants, faux designer merchandise and Viagra, this place has it all and every merchant is approaching you to come into their shop to buy. READ MORE >

October 7, 2016


Gucci in Metzingen
Gucci in Metzingen

Now that an early grave has been temporarily put on hold. Now that I’ve sufficiently been punished for some of my sins: sloth, envy, vanity, greed, lust, wrath, gluttony, hubris, a bad attitude at times and other sins I’ve yet to commit, maybe just a little GRATIFICATION is in order…READ MORE >