T+L Reports: Designer T-shirts
Just when you thought fashion minimalists were talked-out on the subject of T-shirts and tank tops, along comes Robert Merloz. T-beauty, his serene new Paris boutique, is filled with nothing but. The hook: colors borrowed from makeup, including this fall's most happening shades of lipstick, blush, and shadow (the palette changes from season to season). Fabrics are limited to "semi-gloss" cotton and supple wool jersey. In case you missed the point, Merloz is determined to take the guesswork out of shopping. T-beauty, 17 Rue de Tournon, Paris; 33-1/56-24-46-60.
For their latest collection, French design duo Jamin Puech—known for their delicate beaded purses—looked to the Breton coast. Canvas "destination bags" ($300) are silk-screened with prints of circa-1900 bathers. Jamin Puech, 252 Mott St., New York; 212/334-9730.