If you want to attain individual style, you should head for an independent fashion retailer. Here is our selection of what we believe are some of the best menswear stores, shops and boutiques around the world.
Located near the Louvre in the heart of Paris, this popular concept store features the most current fashion trends as well as books, music, toys, tech gadgets and grooming products. Colette’s modern multi-level retail space doubles as a gallery for exhibitions and special events. If you need a break from browsing the wide variety of merchandise, head down to the Water Bar on the lower level. There you’ll find more than 100 different types of water and a health-conscious menu.
213 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
Maurizio Marinella of Naples is the best at what he does, which is making neckties. These are not ordinary neckties, but extraordinary works of art that grace the necks of some of the most powerful and famous men in the world. The Marinella shop has been in operation in the heart of Naples since 1914, when Maurizio’s grandfather Don Eugenio opened it. Very little about the small shop has changed over the years. Marinella has a staff of less than 20 people and sells about 100 neckties a day. In an age of mass produced style, a craftsman who puts passion into his product is truly unique.
Riviera di Chiaia 287 / A, 80121 Naples
Opening Ceremony has been called the world’s coolest mega-boutique, featuring fashions from cutting edge designers as well as its own private label collection. With stores in New York City, Tokyo and Los Angeles, this trendy boutique is best-known for spotlighting the best fashion designers from a different country each year. Using the Olympic Games as a model, Opening Ceremony merges fashion, business and global participation. Countries that have been included in the Opening Ceremony annual program include Hong Kong, Brazil, German, Sweden, Japan and France.
35 Howard Street, New York NY 10013