John Varvatos Star USA Leather Duffel Bag. The boyfriend. Decidedly the most difficult person to buy for – until now. With buttery, calfskin leather, a convenient crossbody strap, and enough room for a weekend’s worth of essentials, this rugged duffel couldn’t be more perfect for that mid-winter getaway you have (secretly) planned.

The Get Gifty: Our Holiday Gift Shop Boutique is now open.

November 24, 2012

They were nice enough to invite you over (and during the hectic holiday season, no less), so as Emily Post has taught us, it’s only appropriate we thank them with a thoughtful gift for their hospitality.

The 12 Days of Merry: Kate’s Verbena Hostess Gifts Boutique opened Tuesday, November 20 at 11AM ET.

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November 20, 2012

Every year those holiday check lists get bigger and bigger. And knowing what to get for each person on the list? It’s a challenge in itself. (Never mind actually scoring the right things before they sell out.) That’s where our Brookstone® Boutique steps in. From movie buffs and wine connoisseurs to the iPad® obsessed and anyone who’s ever lost their keys (guilty), stock up on these high-tech extras for a season’s worth of go-to gifts. Promise: you’ll get total gift-giving glee from watching the lucky recipients’ faces when they unwrap these oh-so-fitting gadgets.

Our Brookstone Boutique opens Sunday, November 18, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 18, 2012


Tory Burch “Alice” Nylon HoboFrom the rich navy nylon exterior and gleaming black accents to the roomy interior and space-saving compartments, this handbag has “gift for Mom” written all over it. All that’s left? Stuffing it with a few of her favorites (like a new planner for all her organizing tendencies).

The Get Gifty: Our Holiday Gift Shop Boutique is now open.


November 14, 2012

Happy Father's Day

In honor of Father’s Day, we asked our colleagues around the office about their favorite passed-down-from-papa pieces and were moved (almost) to tears.

Ira M., EVP & Chief Merchandising Officer
“My grandfather gave me his father’s silver pocket watch. I wore it on my wedding day, and even though neither my grandfather nor great grandfather were there, in some way, it felt as if they were sharing the day with me. I keep it in a safe place and look forward to passing it on to my son one day.”

Rachel S., Copy Director
“My father gave me his prep school letter sweater. It’s now about 65 years old. I love the thick navy wool, classic boat neck shape, and giant maroon “B” – in high school I wore it with jeans and felt so cool. Today, it’s on a display ledge in my closet. I loved the nostalgic look of it, but more than that, I love knowing that my dad was once a kid, and that he wanted me to have this. It’s like he’s sharing his dreams with me.”
Continue reading “Things Our Father Gave Us” »

June 18, 2011



We’re in love with Rosanna’s whimsical, upbeat, and perfectly modern pieces. Here, we sit down with Rosanna herself for an insider take on home and entertainment style.

Rue La La: We are just dipping into the world of mixing prints in fashion. What are some rules of thumb for print-mixing at home?
Rosanna: There are no rules anymore. You can make anything your own. Be creative, do what you like, mix old and new. The La Vie Boho is a mixed pattern – it’s a combination of six different periods of design, and they each complement the next.

Rue La La: What’s a home trend right now that makes you say “It’s about time”?
Rosanna: I’m glad to find that many families are again eating together at the table. We need to focus on our home and remember it as the center of everything good. Families should unplug from their email, computers, and electronic devices and focus on each other.
Continue reading “Five-Minute Pow-Wow: Rosanna Talks Home, Style, and Entertaining” »

April 11, 2011