The Ultimate Luxe Gift Guide
by evelyn crowley
photography by david hamsley
Have you ever checked into a five-star resort with single-star baggage? It’s a humbling experience. Luckily Ralph Lauren has designed a sumptuous, buttery-soft leather weekender travel bag ($5,995) worthy of the most exclusive of hotel luggage carts. “The price tag is more than justified by the exquisite craftsmanship, classic masculine design, and effortless Ralph Lauren signature style,” says celebrity stylist Neil Rodgers. Of course, the bag—the Cooper—is as functional as it is chic, with a detachable shoulder strap, metal hardware and buckles, and roomy internal pockets. Hand-stitched and made from the finest French calfskin, it comes in both an inky black and a rich camel. “It’s at the top of my Christmas wish list this year,” says Rodgers. “I’ll take one in black, too!” 444 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-281-7200
photography by jessica boone (surf boards); styling by linda keil for halley resources (surf boards)
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.