Bridging the gap.

Fair trade is familiar territory for the North American fashion and home decor market, and Far & Wide Collective builds on that recognition by putting a face to each product.

Retro grade.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Colorado Eighty-Five shoe, J.Crew has partnered with Onitsuka Tiger to release two new outdoor-inspired colourways.

The TOMS manifesto.

With TOMS shoes, social entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie pioneered a for-profit business model known as “one-for-one”. The nine-year-old company now sells eyewear, handbags, and coffee—but its bona fide product is the power of giving.

Ways of seeing.

“The more glasses you have in your wardrobe, the better. There’s less anxiety in the morning” says Cutler and Gross design director Marie Wilkinson, laughing. “If you only have four pairs to choose from, it’s hard. But if you’ve got 20, I think it’s much easier.” Torontonians are in luck then, as the London-based eyewear brand has reopened its flagship boutique in Toronto.

A lesson in menswear.

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne are convinced that timing is everything. The designers behind the award-winning New York menswear label Public School attribute much of their success to being in the right place at the right time.

Hublot launches the Kobe Vino Bryant.

Napa Valley was the chosen location for the launch of the Kobe Bryant Hublot watch, Vino. This is the second timepiece Hublot has produced with the basketball legend, after the success of the King Power Black Mamba Chronograph.

Colourful souvenirs.

Half the fun of taking a trip abroad is finding something memorable to bring back home. Adding to its repertoire of coveted chevron items, MissoniHome has released a beach and travel collection, available exclusively through Four Seasons resorts’ Seaside Luxe boutiques.

Precious mettle.

For 33 years, Paloma Picasso, the youngest child of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso and French artist Françoise Gilot, has inspired devotion among women. Picasso’s bold, sensual designs and her use of coloured gemstones have resulted in some of Tiffany & Co.’s acclaimed showpieces.