The first word that comes to mind when stepping foot inside one of The Royal Poinciana Plaza’s newest boutiques, 100% Capri, is crisp. As the store opens its doors one late morning in November, a customer confirms this thought: “It’s so white and clean, my goodness!” Rows of linen clothing delicately hang inside the space that features lightly colo...

We all know that Milanese women possess an old school glamour that (rightfully) cements the city's place as one of the most stylish in the world. How often, though, do we give the Milanese nonnas (that's 'grandmothers' in Italian) credit for their chic looks? Luckily, Instagram account Sciuraglamis seeking to do just that. Founded by Angelo, a dent...

On the blistering Fifth Avenue streets, armed with bustling tourists and haute couture icons, there lies a piece of Italy: the Armani Ristorante Fifth Avenue. Posted inside Giorgio Armani’s New York flagship store, this contemporary and elegant midtown gem presents a unique sensory experience—with eyes set on Central Park in the background—lending...

Out in the rolling curves of the Umbrian countryside, Brunello Cucinelli is indulging his utopian urges. Headquartered in the 12th-century hilltop village of Solomeo, once largely ruined but now restored and fruitfully occupied, the cashmere mogul runs an experiment in what he calls ‘humanist capitalism’. This is not fantasy or folly, though there...

Clemente Dimonda climbed into the barber chair, explaining how he came to operate a barbershop in Manhattan, and to cut the hair of a generation of men’s wear executives, including Ralph Lauren. “I used to work on Jamaica Avenue,” in Queens, Mr. Dimonda said. “One of the old men, Sicilian guy, he used to work in the shop where I used to work.” In t...

È la nuova destinazione fashion. A Los Angeles inizia a delinearsi un nuovo palinsesto pensato per promuovere l’eccellenza Made in Italy sulla West Coast. L’iniziativa, che nasce dalla collaborazione tra Made Strategy, società di consulenza guidata dall’imprenditore emiliano Paolo Galli, e Iaccw-Italy America chamber of commerce west, ha debuttato...

Italian cosmetic, fragrance and personal care brands offer a singular, unparalleled quality and excellence, and are poised for growth in the U.S. market. Opportunities abound, but challenges with niche brands’ marketing and promotional strategies need to be conquered. And they must learn more about the specific consumers they are targeting and hone...

We are in the 1950s, the years after the Second World War, in Sandra, a village near Lake Garda in the province of Verona, it was here that the history of fashion in Verona began. A history marked by the work of small craft tailors craft that with the commitment, the sacrifices and the support of a network of small family businesses became an indus...

In this season of holiday gift-giving and round-the-clock shopping, you might wonder about the origins of the madness: How did we become such ardent consumers? When did shopping become a social/leisure activity? Look no further than 15th and 16th century Renaissance Italy for answers.

THE GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI BOUTIQUE in River Oaks District is already small, but it felt positively cramped Sunday night when some of Houston’s biggest—and tallest—stars came out for the Urchin Rocks sneaker launch. The new special-edition sneaker is a collaboration between the famed Italian luxury designer and Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker, a self...