TRAVEL EXPENSES: The Ritz Paris has invited Laure Hériard Dubreuil, founder and chief executive officer of The Webster, to put together a capsule collection of travel essentials for its new concept store. She has tapped brands to create exclusive products in the spirit of her Miami boutique, with a first drop now and a second in September.
Hériard Dubreuil asked the designers to work with her store’s signature shade of pink and vintage wallpaper motifs, which will also feature in the decor of the corner. “I’m always living out of a suitcase, so it made sense,” she said. “The products are designed in a fun and tongue-in-cheek spirit.”
Maison Michel contributed a bellboy hat; Mark Cross designed a passport cover and suitcase, and Olympia Le Tan came up with a clutch embroidered with the cover of Ernest Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast” — a nod to the writer who spent so much time at the Ritz that the hotel named a bar after him.
Other products include pajamas by Francesca Ruffini’s FRS label; a packable hat by Gigi Burris; Tabitha Simmons shoes; an Edie Parker clutch in the shape of Place Vendôme; a Sonia Rykiel travel blanket and socks, and a Lisa Marie Fernandez swimsuit.
In addition, there are branded notebooks, pens, stickers, iPhone covers and a lollipop, as well as novelty items like pink granola from Maisie Café and a pink cashmere flamingo from The Elder Statesman, which Hériard Dubreuil came up with as a companion to the Ritz Paris stuffed teddy bear.
The Ritz plans to invite a new guest editor every six months.