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Posts by Mimi Lombardo

New Shop Openings Fall 2014
It’s strange to think that we have to define the term shop as either brick and mortar or strictly online, but the rise of virtual shopping hasn’t stopped br... Read More
Inspired by Tulum: Coqui Coqui for Club Monaco Collection
  The next-best thing to a trip to Tulum: Coqui Coqui for Club Monaco, a capsule collection overseen by Francesca Bonato, an Italian designer and co... Read More
What to Bring to the Beach
I spend summer weekends in East Hampton and I always bring more than I need. Any tips? —Geena Oritzia, New York, N.Y. Nailing down a foolproof packing st... Read More
Introducing VIX Valise
Ok so you’re staying at the Trump Soho NYC on business and you never dreamed you’d have any down time but here you are with a few glorious hours of leisur... Read More
Jet-Setter Must-Have: Burberry Trench Coat
Lightweight and rainproof, Burberry’s tartan-lined trench has risen from utilitarian staple to jet-setter’s must-have. The Origins: In 1879, English outf... Read More
Moynat Paris Comes To NYC
Francophiles and luxury aficionados take note. The Parisian maker of the finely crafted handbags, Moynat, has a pop up shop at the Dover Street Market in ... Read More
Packing Tips: Maximize Your Wardrobe With Convertible Clothing
Q: I’m headed to Napa for a food festival and need to keep my luggage light (so I have plenty of room for edible souvenirs!). How can I maximize my travel... Read More
Packing Tips: Lightweight Rain Gear
Q: We are hotel-hopping through europe and we want to be prepared for mixed weather. any suggestions for lightweight outerwear? —Julia Stuopelis, via e-ma... Read More
Packing for a Business Trip
Q: I take a lot of business trips. what pieces travel best? —Janet Dewitt, Highland Park, Tex. A: For a classic shape, we love the wrinkle-free shirtdres... Read More
Lafayette 148: A New York Shopping Experience Like No Other
Devotees to the clothing brand Lafayette 148 can now have a shopping experience fit for a princess. Walk into their New York City concept store at the bra... Read More
Cartier Shows Off Style and History at Grand Palais Exhibit in Paris
If you are looking for things to do in Paris now, don’t miss the Cartier: Style and History, at the Grand Palais, which closes February 16th. Curators fro... Read More
What Should You Wear On a Plane?
When it comes to picking the right travel clothes, it's all about fabric, fit, and comfort. Here's a look at what to wear on your next flight. Mimi Lomba... Read More
Ferragamo Opens Fashion Pop-Up Shop in Los Angeles
In 1923, the driven but humble Salvatore Ferragamo came to Hollywood and became the shoemaker to the stars, cutting his teeth by fitting the weary feet of... Read More
Fashion Line Shoplatitude Releases Travel-Inspired Clothing Collection has a new attitude. Starting November 1st, the armchair traveler’s favorite shopping e-tailer will sell its own collection of fashion and... Read More
Shoe Designers' International Inspirations
Paul Andrew The Place: Patmos, Greece. The Shoe: The Aphrodite, a silk slingback ($895). The Trip: Andrew, a onetime protégé of Alexander McQueen, visi... Read More
Lauren Santo Domingo's Guide to Cartagena
Lauren Santo Domingo, the founder of online fashion boutique Moda Operandi, considers herself an unofficial guide to Cartagena, Colombia (her wedding to C... Read More
Trip Doctor: 3 Simple Steps for Packing Shoes
There is a definite method to packing shoes for a trip. Here are 3.  1. If you are not using a shoe bag then keep the soles towards heaven or facing aw... Read More
Trip Doctor: Packable Summer Dresses
Read the article Having problems downloading the file? Download Adobe Acrobat Reader Mimi Lombardo is Travel + Leisure’s style director. Packing is rare... Read More
Trip Doctor: Lolë’s Quick-Dry Swimsuit
Q: I’m so tired of my swimsuit taking eons to dry. Help! —Kay Ekblad, via e-mail A: Here’s the solution: this one-piece from Montreal-based Lolë ($70). T... Read More
Pastel Fashion for Summer
As refreshing a sight as Miami’s Art Deco hotels, pastels are the hottest hues of the summer. Read the article Having problems downloading the file? Dow... Read More