BARNEYS’ TRUNK SHOW: Barneys New York is hosting a special trunk show, but this time around, none of the goods are for sale. Goyard, the upscale French luggage and accessories firm, shipped several vintage trunks to the store, which are currently...
BARNEYS’ TRUNK SHOW: Barneys New York is hosting a special trunk show, but this time around, none of the goods are for sale. Goyard, the upscale French luggage and accessories firm, shipped several vintage trunks to the store, which are currently being displayed on the specialty store’s main floor. It’s said that vintage Goyard trunks are even more difficult to find than those by Louis Vuitton. Barneys, inside its main Madison Avenue entrance, boasts two Forties custom trunks from the Duchess of Windsor collection; one from around 1926 designed for Bugatti cars; master pianist Arthur Rubinstein’s partitions cases, and the traveling desk of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, on which he’s said to have penned the Sherlock Holmes novels. The trunks will be on display for two weeks. "When we put the Duchess of Windsor’s cases on display, they were the chicest, snottiest things we ever had in the store, and our customers almost started curtsying," said Simon Doonan, creative director. "The patina reeks of history and scandal."
WATCHING PRADA: Prada will launch a limited-edition watch line with Richemont-owned Swiss watchmaker IWC, confirming reports in these columns. A Prada spokeswoman said the watch line, which will be limited to 2,000 units, was created to mark the America’s Cup 2003. Prada chief Patrizio Bertelli will hold a news conference in MilanThursday, upon his return from New Zealand, where he has been following the first round of the Cup’s races with his boat Luna Rossa. Georges Kern, chief executive of IWC, will also be at the news conference.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)