Elie Tahari is speeding into summer via a new partnership with Vespa Brooklyn. Memorial Day shoppers in the designer’s East Hampton, SoHo and Fifth Avenue stores will be the first to eye the scooters Tahari-ized with his name and fabrics from the spring and sport collections, which include mesh, red-berry Neoprene and tie-dyed blue silk inspired by Santorini’s Aegean Sea.
Although Tahari will only be showcasing his designer scooters at the boutiques until July 4, he will be buying one. “It is a fun thing for summer,” the designer said. “My older brother, Avi, used to have one when I was a kid. He still has one. Now I’m going to get the latest model and make him jealous.”