Now that PCPC’s annual meeting has landed at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Fla., attendees should feel right at home in the haute hub for Fortune 500 CEOs. After you’ve hit the links in this golfer’s paradise, check out your brand presentation at these top retail destinations. Naturally being the Bentley capital, best rent a brand-new luxury car to get the job done, lest locals mistake you for a Sarasotan! Fore!
PUBLIX/CVS/WALGREENS There’s no excuse to skip this trio a sand dollar’s throw from the Ritz. Simply head west on Vanderbilt Beach Road to Tamiami Trail/U.S. Highway 41. CVS at 8863-H Tamiami, 239-597-1093, and Publix at 8833, 239-596-0403, are located on the right in Marketplace at Pelican Bay, while Walgreens sits kitty corner across 41 at 8900, 239-597-8196.
ULTA/WHOLE FOODS A tad north and to the right on 41 lies the Mercato, an upscale, open-air development loaded with shops, restaurants and nightlife. Ulta at 9100 Strada Place, 239-514-0151, and Whole Foods, 9101, 239-552- 5100, appeal to high-heeled cougars rather than Florida panthers.
WALMART Still heading north on 41, pass Immokalee Road where a Wal-Mart Supercenter sits on the left at 11225, 239-591-4311. Mind cart-veering retirees from gated communities in nearby Bonita Springs.
COSTCO/KOHL’S/TARGET From the Ritz, stay on Vanderbilt Beach Road past 41 and continue straight to Airport Pulling Road North/ County Road 31. Turn right, and right again at Naples Boulevard, to find Kohl’s at 6381, 239-514-0184, and Costco at 6275, 239-596-6404. Staying south on Naples, turn left on Pine Ridge Road for Target at the intersection of Airport Pulling Road, 239-435-0051.
WATERSIDE SHOPS Take a left onto Pine Ridge out of Target’s parking lot and follow the gorgeous sunset over the gulf to 41 and turn right. On the left awaits the area’s glitziest shopping center with Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Hermès and more. COASTLAND CENTER Anyone with enough stamina to play 36 holes can surely tackle another mall. For those up to the challenge, drive south on 41 for Macy’s, Dillard’s, J.C. Penney, Sears and Trade Secret at 1900, 239- 262-2323, on the left. Learn where locals hide during sweltering summers.
FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH SHOPS/THIRD STREET SHOPS Count the cars costing more than most mortgages along these two high streets that cull the crowd from glamorous Gulf Shore Boulevard. Driving south on 41, turn right into Fifth Avenue South for a string of national brands, indie boutiques and cafés. For designer fashions, turn left on Third Street South for Marissa Collections at 1167, 239- 263-4333. Already carrying Smashbox and Cellcosmet, the family-owned mainstay plans to expand its beauty offering. Switch left onto 12th Avenue South for La Femme Perfumery at 351, 239-434-7444, an Art Deco wonderland in Schiaparelli pink and black since 1984. Its chic French-Canadian owner stocks Clarins, La Prairie, Fusion Beauty and 700 fragrances from Acqua Di Parma to 4711.
Get a Solid Start:FOOD&THOUGHT In a region glutted with greasy spoons, this organic café and market beckons like a sweet summer day in the dead of winter. Relish tropical temps on its terrace while fueling up on sprouted-grain pancakes and free-range eggs from an Amish farm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner,Mon.-Sat. (2132 Tamiami Trail North, 239.213.2222, foodandthought.com.) Experience the Reel Deal: RANDY’S Often coming straight from the plane, regulars including name-brand heirs and the speaker of the House inhale stone crabs, blackened grouper sandwiches and homemade Key lime pie. To beat two-hour waits, dine between 2-6 p.m. Lunch and dinner daily. (10395 Tamiami Trail North, 239.593.5555, randysfishmarketrestaurant.com.)
Visit a Local Lure: USS NEMO It gets as packed as sardines in season at this homage to seafood amid a submarine setting. What’s the catch? Spicy tuna tartare tacos followed by pan-seared Mediterranean bass and foie gras in pomegranate goodness. Lunch, Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. (3745 Tamiami Trail North, 239.261.6366, ussnemorestaurant.com.) Meet a Salty Dog: SEA SALT This hot spot highlights sea salt from smoky to spicy varieties in hues that would make Pantone proud. Sit beside the glowing glass scrim for grilled whole fish deboned tableside and peruse an 18-page wine list. Lunch and dinner daily. (1186 Third Street South, 239.434.7258, seasaltnaples.com.) New Kid on the Block: BARBATELLA Sea Salt chef Fabrizio Aielli plays up his Italian-stallion side here. He means business, considering the four-ton wood-burning oven imported from the other Naples. Oenophiles sample 100 wines by the glass, as décor buffs drool over 1,400 kelly green plaster medallions. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. (1290 Third Street South, 239.263.1955, barbatellanaples.com.)
Sip & Smoke:OSETRA AND BURN According to legend, young bright things exist in Naples; they just don’t come out until late to wash down Petrossian caviar with bubbly brew at Osetra. (469 Fifth Avenue South, 239.776.7938, osetranaples.com.)
Golfers gather to brag/fib at Burn, a swanky cigar bar. (9110 Strada Place, 239.653.9013, burnbyrockypatel.com.)
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews