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TUMI Opens Flagship Store on Regent Street, London – Designed by Dror Benshetrit

Leading travel brand TUMI has opened a flagship store on Regent Street, designed by Dror Benshetrit.

 

The shop itself is a glamorous giant of a store, combining glitzy LED lighting and polished metal fixtures with wood detailing. Decor includes walnut-finished wooden fins, with seaforth marble plank floors, laid in an asymmetrical pattern, tying the colour palette together. And that’s where we trotted off to to discuss the latest collections with GQ’s Online Fashion Editor Nick Carvell. Here he is!

 

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“We took a holistic approach, consistent between the product, interior, design and absolutely everything that is a part of the brand’s DNA,” said Dror Benshetrit.

 

“When you look at a TUMI bag, there’s a lot of logic and reasoning behind the design. Whether you’re creating a bag or a store, you’re designing for that same customer. We wanted to add a sense of hierarchy within the space to provide a seamless experience—moments where the consumer is guided towards what they’re looking for. TUMI customers know exactly what they want.”

 

 

NEW DESIGNS – LAUNCHED JUNE 2014

In addition to a whole new shop, Tumi has just announced the arrival of its new summer range, including more improvements to its core Alpha 2 travel collection – which boasts no less than 14 patents! Upgrades include newly designed 360° wheels, recessed into the body of suitcases to give a lower center of gravity, stable multidirectional navigation and a roomier interior compared to carry-on bags with surface-mounted wheels.

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COLOUR

The spring/summer 2014 collection spotlights three classic neutral colours: Black, Espresso and a colour blocked Grey/Orange.

 

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Another bold new addition to the brand is a collection launched in collaboration with American potter, designer, and author Jonathan Adler. Known for his use of geometric patterns and bold colours, the collection reflects his spirit of irreverent luxury and is both playful and practical.

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Adler’s iconic prints and cheeky sayings land on TUMI’s best-selling styles. In true Adler fashion, the assortment makes a statement! “Are We There Yet?” is my personal favourite…

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CANINE COMPANIONS

Of course man’s best friend must also travel in style, and for this reason Tumi has launched a new collection of contemporary accessories for man’s (and woman’s ! ) best friend. Collaborating with Berlin-based pet accessories label Cloud7, the four-piece collection is comprised of smart, durable design solutions for stress-free travel with pets. TOO CUTE.

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While taking flight, four-legged companions can enjoy a ride in the duffel style Flight Bag. Designed to fit under the airline seat, the plush bag is enhanced with a main zip compartment that reveals a spacious interior, complete with removable and washable wool lining, interior leash and a pop-up lid that allows your pet to peek its head out. It’s also functional – the shoulder strap doubles as a lead!

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Lightweight in design, the Travel Bed is a versatile landing pad whose slim profile allows it to be easily packed into a suitcase or carried by hand by holding onto its soft, leather top carry handles. Available in both small and large sizes, features of the Travel Bed include wool padding and iconic elements such as a leather co-branded luggage tag, monogram patch, and leather tab details with Velcro® closure. When it’s time for a meal or water break while on the go, a stylish, practical and compact set of bowls will help serve this up.

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The Travel Dog Bowl unzips into two portable bowls for your pet’s food and water and also comes equipped with a water-resistant lining. Crafted from TUMI’s signature Anthracite material, a leather monogram patch is applied to stamp your furry friend’s initials, letting other pals know when they’re barking up the wrong travel case.

 

Visit TUMI on Regent Street to see the whole collection of travel, business, women’s, lifestyle and tech accessories.

 

TUMI,
211 Regent Street,
W1B 4NF 

Website: www.tumi.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tumitravel
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tumitravel

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London Shop: Brooks Brothers

At a recent in-store event at Brooks Brothers’ swanky Regent Street store London’s fashion bloggers were introduced to something a little bit special…

The holy grail of shirts. The perfect white shirt. The shirt to end all shirts. Here is the shirt!

 

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It was unveiled with plentiful pomp and ceremony by fashion blogging superstar Sasha of Liberty London Girl. Sasha’s a big fan of this historic brand. It was the first ever American ready-to-wear fashion emporium, and over the years it’s become an institution, shaping the way Americans dress. Sasha told us it was the perfect place for essentials such as the white shirt, navy cardigan and beige bermuda, and once I got my hands on one of their non-iron shirts I quickly saw why.

 

The latest and greatest offering from this premium brand, the ‘great white shirt’ is made from 100% cotton and it resists wrinkles too! It’s available in sizes 6-18 and can even be cut according to your specific wishes – classic, fitted or tailored.

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The famous faces are loving this one, supermodel Alex Wek and actress Diane Keaton have already snapped theirs up. And did I mention you don’t have to iron it… EVER?

 

Brooks Brothers can count anyone and everyone amongst their clientele. They’ve dressed 39 of the 44 American presidents. They dressed Barack Obama during his inauguration speech in 2009. They even provided Jennifer Aniston’s tie in that famous 2008 GQ cover. See, this is a shirt you can go out and change the world in. Or just go to work. Up to you.

 

Price: £95

 

Available at:

Brooks Brothers,

150 Regent Street,

London W1

 

020 3238 0030

brooksbrothers.com