Can One Designer Serve Two Masters?

For years in fashion, it was trendy for one designer to helm two brands: their own, usually a relatively small one, and a big heritage house at which they acted as, essentially, talent for hire. John Galliano did it, so did Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang and Karl Lagerfeld (well, he actually ran three brands). Then, … Read more

Inside Bart’s Books, California’s most iconic outdoor bookshop

It’s the open-air bookshelves and palm trees standing sentry in the courtyard. It’s the inventory of more than 100,000 books, including rare finds such as a first American edition of Jane Austen’s “Northanger Abbey,” It’s the Instagram-famous cats that have dwelled at the shop through the years. It’s the long-standing traditions, like selling some books … Read more