Becoming an octogenarian is something to celebrate whatever your line of work – but to turn 80 in fashion, and still be a household name worn on underpants, watches and accessories around the world, is a bit special. Such is the happy fate of Giorgio Armani, who reaches his ninth decade on Friday. Here are eight things you might not know about the...

by Rex Davenport   If you have always wanted to look like an Italian movie star — scarf trailing behind you as you tool around town in your red two-seater convertible — your dream may be closer to reality. Your Alfa Romeo sports car will be waiting for you at a local dealership.   Palmen Auto Stores is one of a small group of dealersh...

Il richiamo alla mitica Graziella è abbastanza esplicito: una bicicletta piccola, pieghevole, con grande cura per ogni dettaglio, dalla sella al campanello. Un oggetto comodo per chi vive in grandi città e ha bisogno di una due ruote piccola che occupi poco spazio, in modo da poter essere portata in appartamento o in ufficio per non correre il risc...

Officine Panerai opened its first ever flagship store in the Americas this month. The boutique of the Italian quality sports watchmaker is situated in the heart of the Miami Design District, an area of the city which has recently been transformed into an exclusive luxury shopping destination. The boutique features the new retail design concept...

By Justin Fenner   No offense to your boss, but Brunello Cucinelli sounds like the greatest person on the planet to work for. To wit: The king of Italian cashmere makes his employees take a 90-minute break every day at 1 P.M., when many of them eat a subsidized lunch in the company cafeteria.   (And this isn't your standard break...

In Italy, an incredible arts heritage and the ancient handicraft tradition converge into a unique collection of contemporary jewels. Orodautore features over 300 unique pieces designed by worldly renowned artists, architects and designers, and produced by expert goldsmiths. The project was launched in 1987 by Arezzo Fiere e Congressi to promote the...

Sarà il fatto di essere cresciuta nell'era dei giochi transformer ad averla condizionata. Alexandra Alberta Chiolo, 27enne torinese con occhi grandi e dolci ha studiato scienze della comunicazione come molte delle sue coetanee ma poi non ha resistito all'idea di realizzare quello che le balenava in mente: scarpe da moderna principessa tutte componi...

by Mixing Bowl   "I never knew this was here," said Ellen, a new customer who stumbled across the store with her husband on a walk from their 33rd street home on Saturday morning.   "We get ladies in all the time who thought that shops catering to them had long since left the Georgetown neighborhood. But we're here to prove otherwise,...

Christmas is definitely the right time for shopping (and of course for family and friends). Wether online purchases are globally increasing of about 15% on these holdays nothing could replace traditional shopping travels.   Italy is among top spots for shopping in the world. Russians, Chinese and Americans came to "Bel Paese" in 2013 more th...

Putting their best "jeweled" foot forward, Capri Girl Sandals is bringing sleek and chic back, unapologetically putting glamour back in sandals this summer. On Saturday, July 19th through Tuesday, July 22nd amidst the pure energy that is Miami Fashion Week, Capri Girl Sandals will debut their Italian handmade Jeweled Sandal Collection at the Miami...