Derek Lam, the new wunderkind-in-residence at Tod's, has distilled a woman's wardrobe down to its basics—very sumptuous basics, that is. Nine flawless pieces—including a perfect beige trench, a polo (available in cashmere or cotton piqué), an embroidered suede skirt, and a water-resistant jacket ($1,450) comprise an on-the-go capsule collection (at Tod's boutiques nationwide; 800/457-8637; www.tods.com). All the items can be mixed and matched, and make packing virtually stress-free.
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