Category Archives: On the Road

HABITUAL Trail: Four Fashion Hotels

Posted by The E on December 6, 2013

Yes, we’re the kind of girl who gets inspired by a closet. Looking through Tablet (our go-to for all of our travels), the image of a fabulous dress hanging in Paris’ Royal Monceau launched a thousand fantasies of our next trip. With the idea of a fashion destination in mind we found a few other places well-suited for travelers like us, whether thematically or for their locations in fashion-oriented areas.

1) As the recent collections proved, Paris is still the fashion capitol and what better way to experience it than at the recently renovated Royal Monceau.

2) Hotel Americano has the benefit of not only being close to the garment district, nearby the Fashion Institute of Technology and where several local labels like Rachel Comey still have their clothes made, but also among the many amazing Chelsea art galleries.

3) With the kind of surreal austerity only seen in Europe, Maison Moschino feels something like a Richard Meier-designed Alice in Wonderland.

4) Sydney’s QT Hotel puts visitors in the heart of the city’s culture, nightlife and of course fashion, while also being close to beaches.

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A Walk in the Rain

Posted by The E on May 22, 2013

A new exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art in New York allows you to stay dry while walking through the rain.  Design group, Random International created this beautiful and interactive exhibition as a part of MoMA PS1′s “EXPO 1: New York” series.  The installation takes over an adjacent lot next to the museum and offers visitors the experience of controlling water. The falling drops pause when it detects a human body, although viewers will see a sheet of rain in front of and behind them, depending on how many people occupy the space.  Viewers are encouraged to think about the ecological challenges we are facing and the roles that science, technology and human ingenuity play in the environment as they stroll through the rain.

The “Rain Room” installation runs from May 12 to July 28.

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Memorial Day Weekend: Big Sur

Posted by The E on May 17, 2013

We are looking forward to the official Memorial Day start of summer this month and have been eyeing some weekend escapes. Big Sur evokes a relaxed and beautiful getaway destination, dramatically positioned along the Pacific Ocean. Ventana Inn & Spa founded by writer Lawrence A. Spector, is a luxury resort that specializes in escapism and on the top of our list. Also, Tablet approved, which we love!

Cedar-and-redwood cabins with stone fireplaces were designed to blend into and be at one with the landscape and the resort’s walking trails meander through forests teeming with deer, fox and wild turkeys.

The Big Sur shores below reveal a stretch of wild and unspoiled coastline with cedar-walled Japanese hot tubs that are open to relax under blue skies or starry nights.

Happy Summer!

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Pearl & Ash

Posted by The T on April 15, 2013

We recently had the pleasure of dining with a couple of our favorite fashion editors at culinary rising star, Richard Kuo’s new Pearl & Ash at 220 Bowery and we were instantly enamored.  The name is said to have come from a story from Chef Kuo’s childhood that “a fine jewel does not need a showy setting”.  However, the atmosphere in the 60 seat room was energetic and the decor warm and refined.  It was packed with an eclectic, hip crowd of foodies that can no doubt appreciate the unexpected and fresh offerings.   No specific recommendations needed as we dined family style and shared almost every item on the menu!  Can you blame us?  (This is how we love our menus and our collections… focused and best of the best.)  Service was spectacular as every team member worked in harmony and seemed to exude a passion for food & wine.   Bravo all around.  If you can snag a reservation, take it and enjoy!

Quality over quantity always.

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On the Road: Fashion Coterie NY

Posted by The E on February 25, 2013

It’s that time of the year again! Make sure to check us out this year for Fashion Coterie at the Javits Center in New York.  We are located at Pier 94 Booth #2408.  See anything you like?

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On the Road: Fashion Coterie NY

Posted by The E on September 20, 2012

New Patterned Coated Denim

We are on the road! This week, we are in New York for Fashion Coterie at the Javits Center. If you stop by, we are on Level 3 Booth #7815. Here’s a sneak peek at some of our new patterned coated denim and new styles! What do you think of them?


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On The Road: Intermezzo NYC

Posted by The E on May 7, 2012

Intermezzo Collections 2012

HABITUAL is back in New York City this week for the Intermezzo NYC show. If you plan on attending, come stop by booth 2600 to check out our new collection!

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On The Road: Scoop Chicago

Posted by The E on March 29, 2012

Scoop Chicago

We’ve heard that Chicago has been unusually warm this year, which is perfect for the colored HABITUAL denim options at Scoop Chicago!  We recently visited our friends at Scoop Chicago to have a look at what’s in stock. From turquoise, alabaster, acid red, licorice and chianti, you find all of our favorite colored Habituals at Scoop Chicago locations in Bucktown and Gold Coast. Don’t be afraid to add some fun to your look by anchoring it with some colored pants, which are certainly in for this season and is not going away this summer!

Scoop Chicago 2

Scoop Chicago:

Gold Coast Location:
1009 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.649.9880

Bucktown Location:
1702 North Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: 773.227.9930

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On The Road: LA Market Week

Posted by The E on March 12, 2012

Fall 2012 - LA Market Week

HABITUAL is presenting our Fall 2012 line at LA Market Week this week!  You can find HABITUAL at Designers & Agents, New Mart Building, 3rd Floor. Unfortunately Elvis, the poodle, will not be in the booth this time.

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On the Road: Raoul's Soho

Posted by The E on February 28, 2012

Raoul's, Prince St. Soho, New York

Opened in the mid-seventies, Raoul’s is a Soho standard with an air of Europe, the way Soho used to be, before it became a haven of yuppies, communal tables, and high-fashion boutiques. While we try to hit the latest and greatest in New York hotspots whenever we’re in town, it’s hard to resist the consistent perfection of Raoul’s Steak au poivre with crispy frites, al dente haricot verts and the charming French décor: pressed tin ceiling, bistro tables, and Degas-style nudes. It might be old, but it still feels rightly hip to us, even if you can get away with a reservation on Open Table.

180 Prince St. (Cross street: Sullivan)
New York, NY 10012

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