Burberry & Hilfiger Limited Editions, Coach & Hermès Going for the Guys

Hello- Hello!

We are experiencing a bit of a Friday Frenzy here at the Prepatorium, but nothing like that caused by the big snow, yikes! We hope all of our friends impacted by the nasty weather are able to stay warm and dry.

In light of the inclement conditions a look at Burberry’s collaboration with French retailer Colette seems in order:


This may shock some readers, but TP rather likes what Burberry did with this piece.  (Calm, remain calm. We have no intention of purchasing one, so there is no peril you’ll have to cross the street when you see us coming.)  The details are a little over the top for us:


Besides, knowing our propensity for careening into walls and walking into furniture that has been in the same place for years, it seems likely we might injure ourselves on the studs.

We are not as fond of the trench in its longer version.


But then, we have never been accused of being fashion-forward. Hee-hee-hee.


Also available at Colette, the Tommy Hilfiger collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation.



The limited edition collection officially launches in September, but the chic French firm has pieces available now for men, women and children.

The Children’s Rain Boot above shows the iconic Haring motif, as does this hi-top tennis shoe.

A pair from the Men’s collection.

All of them are fun, with the touch of whimsy one might expect from such a pairing.


As we are on the footwear topic, we share a few pieces from the Sorel fall  collection.

Courtesy Photo via WWD.com

Here are some of the boots we shall see in the fall:

Not unlike several styles currently available at the Sorel online shop, here are two more from next winter’s collection.

We had a pair of Sorels that were acquired in another century, they were absolutely fabulous. Sadly, they have been sent on to their next life for a variety of reasons unrelated to their warmth, high quality or waterproofing capabilities.


Word of a few companies recognizing the men in our lives, beginning with Coach. Come May the first Coach store for men only opens in the West Village, a great spot for such an establishment.  According to this story in WWD the new shop will offer  a broad selection of men’s leather goods and accessories, sunglasses, footwear and coats.

And the new Hermès MAN shop on Madison Avenue opens this Tuesday, the first stand-alone men’s store for the fabled brand.


We leave with two brief items, first a new bag offered by Louis Vuitton; in the blogosphere it is being called the “Trashbag Purse”.

LVMH via Refinery 29

Some readers may have already seen these on our Facebook page, over at the Coterie blog, perhaps elsewhere, we are actually rather tardy with the story. But because of our October post related to the brand and trashbags, we couldn’t resist sharing the latest. (Below is the October photo we are referencing.)

Via Trendhunter

Also noted on our FB page, the Tory Burch Valentine’s Collection,

This is the designer’s first Limited Edition Artist’s Series, done with illustrator Leanne Shapton.

We hope everyone can sit back and relax this weekend!


Filed under preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion

10 responses to “Burberry & Hilfiger Limited Editions, Coach & Hermès Going for the Guys

  1. MRM

    Really? A trashbag purse? Really? I am dying for one of the Tory Burch pieces though!

  2. LPC

    I love those TB Valentine’s pieces too. Cute.

  3. Tory Burch has hit the mark for Valentine’s Day 😉 Sorry, I couldn’t resist using that allusion 😉 The trashbag purse. Really LV? Thanks, but no thanks. I guess that is the ultimate ego, the designer that knows women will buy a trash bag because it is an LV. I love your posts. Mine have become so-so. I’m hoping I haven’t lost all my readers!! xoxo

  4. I am loving the Tory Burch Valentine line, but the others may be a little flashy for this conservative girls blood!

  5. Hurrah for Hermes

    Hope that you had a wonderful Birthday.

    Always Bumby

  6. Amy

    Trashbag purses. Surprised it took this long for a fashion designer to be inspired by the Zoolander movie. Geez!

    On another note, I actually like that Burberry/Collette coat, the short one. Kinda has a feminine touch to it. Though the studs would potentially injure me as well.

  7. Kiki

    love those TB jammies. i normally love trenches, but the detailing on the collar is a bit over the top. looks like something i can do with a bedazzler. take care.

  8. wow!
    Who wouldn’t love to have those Burberry pieces?
    I love that!

  9. I love the Tommy Hilfiger pieces– you’re right, they’re exactly what you’d expect!

    Not a fan of the Burberry, though…

  10. The official measurement here at our house is 25 inches of snow! I am so ready for spring.

    I do like that Burberry/Colette jacket and it is so different for Burberry. I do not like that new LV purse and don’t know why anyone would want something like that. The actual LV trashbag is too funny.

    I asked Geof for one of the Tory Burch/Leanne Shapton cosmetic bags for Valentine’s Day. We will see if I get it 🙂

    I hope you’re having a nice weekend.

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