It’s Friday once again. That means we’ve rounded up a few of the best global happenings to add some variety to your weekends. This time around we’ve got Brooklyn boutiques, Munich pop-ups, comfy London hotels, trips to prison and much more.
NEW YORK: Crest & Co. Pop-up
Crest & Co.’s curated online shopping platform is going brick and mortar. From tomorrow, November 15, through December 31, the private commerce site will make a home in Turnbull & Asser for a holiday pop-up shop. On offer will be over 14 artisan luxury brands representing six countries. The edited selection boasts pieces ranging from $125 to $25,000.
50 East 57th Street
MUNICH: Vitsoe Furniture’s Tsatsas Exhibition
British furniture makers Vitsoe offered luxury bag maker Tsatsas a full run of their Munich storefront. The latter promptly mounted an exhibition to share their unique craft. Inside, you can find evidence of the atelier Tsatsas’ passion in neatly laid-out tools, scraps of unworked leather, and of course, the finished bags. The pop-up exhibition will be on location through November 26.
Türkenstraße 36 80799
HONG KONG: New Maison Goyard Boutique
Details are still sparse, but if a Goyard trunk is up your alley then you’ll want to make it to the maison’s November 15th opening at Pacific Place. So far, the company has been tight-lipped, only releasing a handsome black and white original sketch of the soon-to-be unveiled facade. We can’t wait to see more.
DENVER: “Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century” Exhibit
Following their almost 300-page tome, Cartier continue to celebrate their rich heritage with an exhibition at the Denver Art Museum. Entitled the same as the hardcover book, “Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century” features the stunning pieces previously only seen on two-dimensional pages. Spanning from 1900 to 1975, the pieces include the most precious stones and luxury accessories. On view through March 2015. Find ticketing info here.
100 W 14th Avenue Parkway
NEW YORK: Billy Reid‘s Second NY Shop
American designer Billy Reid adds a second boutique in New York. The new space stocks Reid’s men’s and women’s collections as well as special one-of-a-kind items exclusive to the new West Village door. Featuring handmade fixtures and furniture made in Reid’s hometown of Florence, Alabama, the store also carries his newly-launched MLS Denim collection. The Billy Reid brand is expanding, as it rightfully should; They plan on opening four or five more stores nationwide this coming year.
94 Charles Street
NEW YORK: Topshop‘s Second NY Shop
Reid is not the only one to open a second store in NY. Topshop, who was previously only in Manhattan’s SoHo, recently joined the ranks of other luxury brands on the city’s infamous 5th Avenue. The new Topshop/Topman store is a massive four stories with full-fledged beauty and shoe sections alongside exclusive 5th Avenue items.
608 5th Avenue
Hard-to-find Japanese label Bedwin & The Heartbreakers pops up at the Folk store on Dray Walk in East London. This is your shot to pick up your favorite piece from their Fall/Winter 2014 “Don’t You” Collection that took inspiration from The Breakfast Club.
11 Dray Walk
LOS ANGELES: Parabellum Holiday Pop-Up
American bag specialist Parabellum open up shop inside of The Grove in Los Angeles for an extended pop-up experience. Open from November 15 through January 31, the space will stock their full range of fine leather goods. Stop in for holiday shopping!
101 The Grove Drive
TOKYO: New COS Flagship
COS’ quest of world domination takes them to Ayoma, Tokyo for their first-ever Japanese retail location. We have no problem with simple, quality goods being literally everywhere. Keep doing your thing, COS.
LONDON: New Hunter Boots Flagship
Hunter open up their first-ever flagship location on London’s Regent Street. The shop floor is a re-approriation of traditional British countryside style that together make up a surprisingly contemporary space. A first shop is always an exciting accomplishment — Hunter can now truly present their brand ethos to the world.
83 Regent Street
SAN FRANCISCO: Ai Weiwei’s @Large Exhibition
A contemporary artist of immense renown, Ai Weiwei is still under a government-imposed detainment in his home country. But that’s not stopping him from creating art. In a new exhibition ironically entitled @Large, Ai Weiwei transforms the bathroom of the medical wing of Alcatraz Prison into a “delicate” and “innocent” space. Find ticketing info here.
LONDON: The Hoxton Hotel
Whether it’s a vacation, stay-cation or just an afternoon lunch, The Hoxton Hotel offers value, modern design, and some pretty good eats. So, bed down in some 280-thread-count sheets or check out one of the public spaces like the Hubbard & Bell restaurant or our personal favorite, the Chicken Shop.
199 – 206 High Holborn
BEIJING: New Canali Store
Canali moved forward with its Chinese expansion plans opening a ninth boutique in Beijing. If a 260-square-meter space with marble finishes and varnished crystal sounds like the ultimate sartorial backdrop, then drop by the China World luxury shopping mall. Fans of bespoke suiting should note that this newest location offers the brand’s Su Misura service; that means a certified Master Tailor will personally guide you through the creation of a custom garment. Fancy.
Beijing China World Trade Center, West Wing, 1 Jianwai Avenue, Chaoyang District
LONDON: Stighlorgan Flagship
Even though they’re Irish at heart, the folks at Stighlorgan channeled the Big Apple’s energy into their inaugural London flagship. The newly-opened space offers duffles, weekenders, outdoor packs and more in a subway station-like space complete with metal train benches and chrome rails.
Stighlorgan, 1 Stoke Newington road, Dalston, N16 8BH
KANAZAWA: Porter Classic Store
Porter Classic’s French flea market-inspired temporary store aims to be the antithesis of a typical mall experience. To transform the space, the brand called on exposed lightbulbs, hammocks and vintage photography to create an unfinished feeling. Clothing options aren’t lacking, either; You’ll find classic denim and reimagined workwear in abundance.
Yubinbangom 920-0849, Ishikawa Prefecture
BROOKLYN: Concrete + Water Boutique
Adhere to the Brooklyn way and spread some love this weekend. Drop by the newly opened Concrete + Water boutique in Williamsburg and check out their edited stock of hard-to-find labels like Soulland, Hentsch Man, and more. There’s 600-square-feet of men and women’s selections to be looked through.
485 Driggs Avenue