Legendary Bootmaker Of The American West, Lucchese, Announces New Collaborations And Retail Partnership With Neiman Marcus

Ralph Lauren, Brandon Maxwell, King Ranch, and Erin Wasson Help Mark the Brand’s 135th Year in Business

Lucchese Bootmaker, headquartered in El Paso Texas, is celebrating its 135th anniversary this year with a variety of partnerships and capsule collections. Known for making the finest cowboys boots on the planet, Lucchese has always balanced rugged, frontier traditions with an appeal to those focused on aesthetic.

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Below are a few of the highlights of how Lucchese is marking its anniversary this year:

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Erin Wasson in the Jacqueline Boot: Designed with Texas native Erin Wasson, the Jacqueline boot ($1,595 with free ground shipping) is a traditional western silhouette for the modern woman. The smooth black goat is accented by white stitch pull holes and piping. Single stitch welt construction. Leather sole. Handmade in Texas.

  • ERIN WASSON: Continuing their presence in the style arena, Lucchese just released a limited collection of fashion-focused boots with model/designer Erin Wasson. The brand has partnered with another iconic Texas brand — Neiman Marcus – to provide wider access to both traditional boots and fashion boots alike. This move signifies a shift in consumer demand, as exotic cowboy boots are now becoming a staple in consumer wardrobes, available at a wider range of retailers ranging from Western-focused to luxury fashion.

    The King Ranch Barn Boot

    The King Ranch Barn Boot

  • KING RANCH: Lucchese has partnered with another legendary Texas brand, the King Ranch, to produce a limited edition collection of boots that are rugged enough for the harsh environment of South Texas. In addition to this partnership, Lucchese has released a well-reviewed technical product called the Barn Boot, its first foray into the “work boot” category. The mud and grime releasing outsole and cushioned insole was an immediate hit with both new and long-time Lucchese loyalists.
  • RALPH LAUREN: In addition to staying true to its roots with traditional products, Lucchese was in the spotlight during New York Fashion Week in September. Ralph Lauren, who has worn Lucchese boots for many years, selected them as his favorite bootmaker. Lucchese worked with Mr. Lauren to create co-branded boots which debuted in Central Park at the legendary designer’s 50th-anniversary collection show.
  • BRANDON MAXWELL: Fashion designer and fellow Texan Brandon Maxwell used custom boots as the invite for guests at his Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week show.”It was a dream to work with Lucchese on our invitations,” said Brandon. “Lucchese is a quintessential Texas brand so to share this bit of my home state with our guests immediately showcased hospitality. Seeing videos of friends and guests receive this big Texas dose of generosity made it all the more special.

Texas-based Lucchese is a legendary bootmaker and iconic brand of the American West. Applying the same craftsmanship principles and techniques since 1883, Lucchese artisans use only the finest leathers, preeminent materials and a proprietary twisted cone last to construct boots of unrivaled quality, fit, comfort and style.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Real Deal Brazil Takes the Stress Out of Holiday Shopping with its 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure and Outdoors Enthusiasts

Unique gifts that are one-of-a-kind and indestructible, made from 100 percent recycled Brazilian canvas cargo tarps, and versatile to withstand every day adventures like a trip to the farmers market to more extreme adventures like climbing Kilimanjaro.

Holiday shopping can be a stressful time as shoppers search to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. To help elevate holiday shopping stress, Real Deal Brazil, the company responsible for Woody Harrelson’s iconic hat in the Hollywood blockbuster hit “Zombieland,” today revealed its 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure and Outdoors Real Deal Brazil logoEnthusiasts in your family and amongst your friends.

Perfect for those seeking new adventures, Real Deal Brazil offers a collection of unique one-of-a-kind indestructible hats, bags, and accessories made from 100 percent recycled canvas tarps from Brazil. After making cross-country trips and protecting cargo from the country’s rugged terrain and extreme weather, Brazilian trucking companies throw these canvas tarps away, which Real Deal Brazil then recycles to create a variety of durable and unique products. Real Deal Brazil products made from this recycled materials are distinctly different, carrying along the history and story of the canvas tarp’s former life. These products are not only environmentally friendly, but they also have the ultimate cool-factor unlike any other hat, bag or accessory available this holiday season.

Real Deal Brazil’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide features a selection of unique, indestructible hats, bags and accessories that are versatile to withstand every day adventures to more extreme adventures like climbing Kilimanjaro, all under $100.

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The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat features authentic salvaged truck tarp and reclaimed steel from truck tires, and can handle rough journeys through harsh elements and shifting climates.

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The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat ($49.99)

  • The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat ($49.99): Clearly not an off-the-department-store-shelf hat, the style is part fedora with a touch of the Aussie Outback. The brim is made from a thin band of steel reclaimed from old truck tires, allowing wearers to customize its look.
  • Recife Duffle Bag ($99.99): Designed to withstand any adventure on an adventure-seekers’ to-do list, the Recife Duffle features side and front pockets and three overlapping front zippered flaps, offering plenty of space for journeys of any length of time.

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    Real Deal Brazil offers hat and bag combos, including the Olinda Tote & Floppy Travel Hat Combo, for a quick way to gear up from head to toe for your Real Deal Adventures.

  • Floppy Travel Hat ($39.99): Formerly known as The Pretty Ugly Hat, The Floppy is a compact, handcrafted hat that can go anywhere, made from upcycled truck tarps. It’s flexible, yet sturdy, and ready at all times to shade and protect from the sun.
  • Iguape Messenger Bag ($99.99): This weathered messenger style bag blends the efficiency and sleekness of the over-the-shoulder courier style with the rich ruggedness of the Real Deal Brazil brand. It’s a briefcase + backpack + recycled tarp = all-in-one!

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    Teresina Organizer

  • Teresina Organizer ($39.99): The latest addition to the Real Deal Collection, this unique organizer is not only durable, but it also has a zip closure and features eight card slips, three interior sleeves, and an outside zipper pocket. Can also hold phone, keys, and a passport on the inside when traveling or for day-to-day activities.

Products featured in the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide are available to buy online at RealDealBrazil.com. Additionally, Real Deal Brazil is offering 15% OFF all orders (no minimum) plus free shipping with the coupon code SAVE15. The offer is valid through December 31, 2018.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Lands’ End Makes It an Easier and Merrier 2018 Holiday Season Filled with Great Gifts, Traditions, and Warmth

Look to Lands’ End for a social, snuggable, shoppable and smart holiday seasonLands End Heritage Logo

There are gifts, and then there are gifts from Lands’ End. Each item is thoughtfully designed, meticulously crafted and made-to-order with ease so that the gift giver and recipient alike can experience the delight of quality, the heart of five-star customer service and the integrity of a company that cares. Lands’ End today unveils its 2018 Holiday and Christmas Collection filled with something special for everyone on the list. The complete collection can be found in the Holiday Shop at landsend.com.

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With its new Scientific Warmth Ratings Guide Families on Outerwear Choices, Lands’ End Offers a Coat for Every Level of Warmth this holiday season

There’s a quality at Lands’ End that permeates everything we do. From our designers to the pickers and packers in the warehouse, we carry with us the heart of first-rate customer service. We strive to make the holiday season easier for busy families with quality gifts that they’ll be proud to present,” said Gill Hong, EVP, chief merchant and head of international at Lands’ End.

Lands’ End offers timeless, classic style and is a part of many family traditions with gifts such as fine cashmere sweaters and our handstitched, personalized Needlepoint Stockings. But we’re also modern, with gift ideas that are social media friendly, easy to shop and heartwarming during this busy season, making Lands’ End the smart stop for all our customers’ holiday shopping.”

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Lands’ End Makes It an Easier and Merrier 2018 Holiday Season Filled with Great Gifts, Traditions, and Warmth

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‘Tis the season for sharing memorable moments on social media. Soon, pages and profiles will be lit up with holiday scenes including favorite gift ideas. Lands’ End offers gifts ideas for social media mavens that will look great when scrolling on smartphones and tablets.Hol_hires_1

For a primo family photo “op,” family Christmas pajamas in the same Rich Red Multi Plaid will look fantastic for the Christmas day around-the-tree shots. Kids’ graphic tees in holiday themes including snowflakes, a Christmas tree and snow plows bring personality to holiday baking pics. For outdoor snow play shots, consider colorful down coats and jackets with faux fur trim around the hood along with vivid, cold-weather accessories including the Fair Isle Stripe Scarf, Beanie Hat and Convertible Mittens. Buffalo Check in red and navy can be seen throughout the Lands’ End gift collections in sweaters, wraps, slippers, accessories and more. This pattern stands out in just about any photo and brings the holiday spirit. Felt Animal Slippers for women with delightful creatures such as a sheep, polar bears, and even a cow will pop on the page when shown photographed alongside the Kids Critter Slippers with a snowman, a penguin and more.

Even the family dog has a place at Lands’ End. Look for a complete collection of dog vests, dog beds, collars, leashes and even dog treats and a new Pup Tent at Lands’ End. Since pets are special, plus make the most adorable photos, customers are encouraged to tag their dog sporting the latest looks from Lands’ End with #LandsEndPets. Continue reading

Tommy Bahama and Pendleton Collaborate for Fall 2018

Tommy Bahama and Pendleton Woolen Mills have joined forces on a new collaboration that celebrates these two iconic lifestyle brands’ love of the great outdoors and commitment to quality and style. This comes to life in the Tommy Bahama & Pendleton collection of men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and home products. Tommy Bahama, based in Seattle, WA, and Pendleton®, based in Portland, OR, share a Pacific Northwest sensibility and a unique appreciation of the outdoor lifestyle and love of the beach and the surf.

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Combining their boundless dedication to open-air living, Tommy Bahama & Pendleton features the signature level of comfort, style, and quality that Tommy Bahama and Pendleton guests have come to expect. The brands’ shared sensibilities and authentic values are exemplified in two, new collaborative fabric patterns: the Aloha Harding Print unites Pendleton’s Harding design with overlaid tropical florals and the Island Serape Stripe features a tropical leaf pattern jacquard with Pendleton’s classic blanket stripe. These fabric patterns are used in a men’s vest, cardigan, camp shirt, and swim trunk and in a women’s serape poncho, dress, blouse, swim and activewear along with blankets, coffee mugs and more. Adding to the special nature of the Tommy Bahama & Pendleton collaboration, fabrics and blankets are made exclusively in Pendleton’s own Pacific Northwest mills for this collection.

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Tommy Bahama and Pendelton

This year also marks the 25th anniversary of Tommy Bahama, the iconic island lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men’s and women’s sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear, and a complete home furnishing collection. A successful retailer and pioneer in the concept of the combined restaurant and retail sites, Tommy Bahama locations allow guests to fully experience its hospitality and the brand anthem… Long Live the Island Life.

Tommy Bahama is part of Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries, Inc. With corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama owns and operates over 160 Tommy Bahama retail locations worldwide, 18 of which offer a Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar.

For 25 years, Tommy Bahama’s mission has been to Live the Island Life,” said Bradley O’Brien, EVP of Product Design for Tommy Bahama. “To celebrate this milestone, we have partnered with Pendleton Woolen Mills on this unique collaboration. Warm, stylish, relaxed and approachable are the essential elements, which dovetail our two brands. It is a true celebration of the simple pleasures of living the good life on the beach, in the mountains or in your own backyard.”

Setting the standard for classic American style, Pendleton is a lifestyle brand recognized worldwide as a symbol of American heritage, authenticity, and craftsmanship. With six generations of family ownership, since 1863, the company celebrates 155 years of weaving fabric in the Pacific Northwest in 2018. Known for fabric innovation, Pendleton owns and operates two of American’s remaining woolen mills, constantly updating them with state-of-the-art looms and eco-friendly technology. Inspired by its heritage, the company designs and produces apparel for men and women, blankets, accessories, home décor, and gifts. Pendleton is available through select retailers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Australia as well as Pendleton stores, company catalogs and direct-to-consumer channels including the Pendleton website, www.pendleton-usa.com.

Bob Christnacht, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Pendleton said, “Pendleton is pleased to partner with Tommy Bahama, bringing to our consumers a distinctively different look, with a completely compatible collision of tropical florals and western jacquard patterns. The result, dramatic and creative fashions that reflect our similar roots and commitment to quality.

The Tommy Bahama & Pendleton collection launches on October 4th at select Tommy Bahama stores, www.tommybahama.com, select Pendleton retail store locations, and www.Pendleton-usa.com.

Christie’s Presents What Goes Around Comes Around 25th Anniversary Sale

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Public Exhibition: New York, 7-17 September

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the premier luxury vintage retailer What Goes Around Comes Around will partner with Christie’s to present a special one-off auction of rare collectible fashion items this autumn. Sneak preview exhibitions of this exciting curated sale, which features one of a kind items and coveted vintage pieces from a wide range of designers including Hermès and Chanel, will be open to the public in New York in September following an opening reception in Beverly Hills. The auction, comprised of classics, collection items & novelty luxury pieces sourced from around the world, will be timed to immediately follow the Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week on September 18.

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CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND 25TH ANNIVERSARY SALE

Matthew Rubinger, International Head, Christie’s Luxury Handbags and Accessories states, “We are so pleased to be partnering with the team at What Goes Around Comes Around and my friend Seth Weisser on their 25th anniversary. In our new market, this is a major achievement and will be celebrated throughout the year, culminating in a ground-breaking auction in September 2018 of important pieces from the firm’s history, and top collector pieces sourced from around the world.”

The sale includes some outstanding pieces, which are true symbols of their moment in fashion history and represent bold artistic expression from the most visionary designers of the modern era. Highlights include: Hermès Rouge Impérial Porosus Crocodile Lisse Kelly Sellier Bag, Philippe Barland x Chanel Limited Edition Blue Carbon Surfboard, Hermès Vert Celadon Alligator Lisse Kelly Sellier Bag, Hermès Yannick Manier 30’s Bag, MONSTER x Chanel Black Quilted Adjustable Headphones and a customized Rolling Stones Leather Jacket Hand-Painted by Charlotte Watts (Charlie Watts’s granddaughter) for the 2016 Rolling Stones Exhibitionism launch. It is one of two made and was owned by Tommy Hilfiger.Christies

This landmark partnership, which will be on view during Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week, is sure to be a focal point for consumers with an appetite for luxury fashion, accessories, and collectibles. The live auction is expected to draw international participation from the highest echelons of fashion enthusiasts. Continue reading

Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes Now Open at Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum for Final and Only North American Stop

The Bata Shoe Museum, a North American cultural landmark with a strong international reputation, has announced the opening of the highly anticipated traveling exhibition MANOLO BLAHNIK: THE ART OF SHOES, a stunning, well-received retrospective by one of the world’s most influential figures within the fashion industry. After being showcased internationally at venues in Milan, St. Petersburg, Prague and Madrid, between May 16, 2018, through January 6, 2019, Toronto is excited to host the final and only North American stop on this world-class tour.

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Mr. Manolo Blahnik at the opening of “Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes” exhibition at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. (Photo Ryan Emberley) (CNW Group/Bata Shoe Museum)

For over 45 years, Blahnik’s inventiveness and superb artisanship have crossed boundaries between fashion and art, inspiring elegance and perfection. The underlying theme of the exhibition – that shoes are art – aligns perfectly with Blahnik’s own approach to creating footwear. Using architectural and sculptural lines within his work, Blahnik exquisitely captures the imagination, transforming an everyday accessory into masterpieces of contemporary design.

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Sketch by Manolo Blahnik, Carmencita, 2002 Collection. (CNW Group/Bata Shoe Museum)

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