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  • Adirondack Style: Designers and Craftsmen

    Abiding Branches - Rustic Furnishings by Anto Parseghian, King Ferry, New York (315-364-7982).
    Adirondack Museum Rustic Fair - Blue Mountain Lake. Held annually at the Adirondack Museum the first weekend after Labor Day.
    Adirondack Rustic Creations - David Daby, Vermontville, New York (518-891-2557).
    Adirondack Rustic Furnishings - Phil Kellogg, South Glen Falls, New York (518-792-0017).
    Adirondack Rustics Gallery - Barry and Matthew Gregson, Schroon Lake, New York (518 532-0020).
    Adirondack Trading Post - William Betrus, Saranac (518-293-1240).
    Bald Mountain Rustics - Steve Bowers, Keene, New York (518-576-9116).
    Bookman Rustic Furniture - Russ DeFonce, Long Lake (518-624-6015).
    Thomas W. Brady Furniture Maker - Bolton Landing, New York (518-644-9801).
    William R. Gleaves Woodworking - Northville (518-863-6927).
    Jason Henderson - Contemporary rustic furniture. Bolton Landing, New York.
    George Jaques Rustic Furniture - Keene Valley, New York (518-576-2214).
    Gone Wild Creations - Antler chandeliers created by Brant G. Davis, Ellicottville, New York (716-699-6300).
    Ralph Kylloe Rustic Design Gallery - Lake George. Kylloe is an authority on the Indiana Hickory Furniture Movement and is a designer for the Old Hickory Furniture Company in Shelbyville, Indiana.
    Major Pieces - Jay Dawson, Saranac Lake, New York (518-891-5075).
    Meet the Masters of North Country Folklife - Profile of Tom Phillips, rustic furniture maker (04/06/04). North Country Public Radio, Project of TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York).
    Tom Nicholas Custom Woodwork - Schuyler Falls, New York.
    Red Truck Clay Works - Located in Chestertown (518-494-2074) and Blue Mountain Lake (518-352-7611).
    Rustic Cottage - Jeffersonville, New York (845-482-4123).
    Rustic Homestead - Tom Welch, Minerva, New York (518-251-4038).
    Sampson Bog Studio - Barney Bellinger, Mayfield, New York (518-661-6563). Bellinger will be presenting a lecture on November 15th for the Doyle+Design series at Doyle New York: "Founded by furniture artist Barney Bellinger, Sampson Bog Studio is more than a rustic furniture manufacturer. It is an art studio where bark, twigs and natural materials are gathered into the hands of an individual inspired by the romance and mystery of logging trails, wildlife refuges, fly fishing sites, and the Great Camps of the Adirondacks. Mr. Bellinger's understanding of various woods is part book-learned and part inherited wisdom from a grandfather who worked in lumber camps in the early 1900s and spent cherished time in later years sharing secrets of the woods. Furniture created by Mr. Bellinger has been exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Adirondack Museum, and the Ralph Kylloe Gallery, and appears in the permanent collections of the Orvis Company and the Smithsonian Institution."
    Saranac Hollow Woodworking - Saranac. Owner Hal Moore makes Furniture and sells flooring, doors and lumber.
    Pete Schoonmaker - Gloversville, New York (518-725-4521). Makes a very handsome Adirondack Westport chair in teak-oiled mahogany ($525).
    Traditional Arts in Upstate New York
    Youngs Studio and Gallery - Jay. Sue Burdick Young and Terry Young.

    American Indian Arts and Crafts

    Keshi Zuni Collection - Arts and crafts from the Zuni Pueblo. Items for sale include traditional Zuni jewelry, fetish carvings and medicine bags:
    Turtle Fetish - "Carved from serpentine and features turquoise inlaid eyes as well as nostrils."($54.00).
    Lapis Badger Fetish - "Carved from vivid lapis, with a strip of golden pyrite flakes." ($140.00).
    Source Directory of Arts and Crafts Businesse - U. S. Department of the Interior
    Steger Mukluks - Ely, Minnesota firm sells native styled moosehide winter boots and moccasins. DL likes the Traditional Maple Natural Mukluks

    Antiques

    A La Vieille Russie - Jewelry, snuff boxes, Faberge, silver, Russian icons and works of art.
    Wartski - London. “Founded in North Wales in 1865, Wartski is a family owned firm of antique dealers specialising in the work of Carl Faberge, Russian Works of Art, Fine Jewellery and Silver.”

    Arts and Crafts

    American Craft Council
    Art Baird Pottery - Holland Patent, New York. Wheel thrown and hand built stoneware. See Bird feeders.
    Bear Creek Glass - Founded in 2004 by Joseph Thompson in Birmingham, Alabama. Artisans in the studio create chandeliers, pendant lights, bowls and vases.
    Bucherie - Paris. Needlepoint kits, accessories, patterns and wool.
    Fine Furnishings and Fine Craft Shows
    CCAA Glasgalerie Köln - German glass gallery sells Reproductions from Römisch Germanisches Museum and Art Glass
    Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) - Directory of French companies that do what the French do best: équipements professionnels, patromoine bâti, décoration, arts de la table, gastronomie, culture et loisirs, mode et beauté. "Marque de reconnaissance de l'Etat mise en place pour distinguer des entreprises françaises aux savoir-faire artisanaux et industriels d'excellence."
    Holmegaard - Art glass (in Swedish only).
    Maison Fey - Firm, founded in 1910, specializes in grainerie (working with leather). 15, Avenue Daumesnil, 12th Arrondisement (01 43 41 22 22). Cordova leather, faux books, gilding, desk items, furniture.
    Mueller - German crafts "wide range of traditional goods, made by craftsmen and women from the Erzgebirge mountain [area]."
    Oregon Wool Growers Association - Gilkeson Family Farm sells small wool rugs, hats and felted soaps.
    Peterman Baskets and Bowls - Spencer Peterman, Turners Falls, Massachusetts.
    Project Alabama - "Exceptional work of over 150 artisans."
    SOFA - Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Expositions - Holds two shows annually in Chicago and New York.
    Venini - Italian art glass.
    Wee Forest Folk - Small family business in Carlisle, Massachusetts, hand casts and paints miniature mice. See, for example, the Thanksgiving Family Gathering.

    Auction Houses / Galleries

    Adam A. Weschler's & Sons - Washington, D.C.
    Bonhams London
    Bukowskis Auktioner - Stockholm.
    Christie's - New York & London auction gallery.
    Dorotheum Auction House - Austrian auction house.
    Freeman's Auctioneers - Philadelphia.
    Galeries Lafayette
    Gazette de l'Hotel Drouot - Paris auction house. With catalogues, a search engine and links to auctioneers. Gazette Web is the auction sales weekly magazine.
    Lunds Auctioneers & Appraisers - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
    Nagel Auctions - Stuttgarter Kunst Auktionshaus
    Phillips New York
    Skinner - Boston.
    Sloan & Kenyon - Chevy Chase, Maryland.
    Sotheby's - New York and London.
    Stockholms Auktionsverk - Stockholm.
    Swann Auction Galleries - New York

    Bath and Body

    Acca Kappa - "An Italian legend of luxury."
    Limited Edition toothbrush - "Using the same detailed hand crafted methods of production used by Acca Kappa in the early 1940's. Each toothbrush is hand cut, milled and handle shaped, from biodegradable cellulose acetate, then infused with bundles of pure bristles or nylon. The tips of each tuft are rounded to protect tooth enamel, maximize cleaning efficiency and gently massage gums."
    Soap Collection Gift Set - "Featuring 22 triple cold-milled soaps and a soap dish made from Italian Olive Wood."
    Annick Goutal Parfums - Paris.
    Antica Farmacista
    Archipelago Botanicals
    Aveda - Plant-based beauty products, with a strong environmental sustainability policy.
    Badger - "Simple blends of traditionally processed botanicals brimming with life force. They are completely natural and chemical-free."
    Barclay-Crocker - Fine soaps and toiletries.
    Baronessa Cali - Known for Tarocco olive oil and blood orange skincare products.
    Bigelow Chemists - New York. (Bath & Body Works sells their Premium Shave Cream with eucalyptus oil for $10).
    Bobbi Brown - Cosmetics.
    Body Shop - Skin and hair care.
    Bronnley - "Makers of the best soaps in the world."
    Burt's Bees
    Cacharel
    Canus - Ville St. Laurent, Quebec. Goat's milk skin care products. Look for the soap bars in Canadian drug stores.
    Castle Forbes Collection
    Caswell-Massey - Soaps, toiletries, gifts.
    Clarins - Paris.
    Claus Porto - Italian luxury soaps.
    Clinique
    Côté Bastide
    Coty
    Crabtree & Evelyn
    Decleor - Paris.
    Diptyque - Paris. "Parfumeur parisien depuis 1961."
    Dr.Hauschka Skin Care - "Natural skin care with organic ingredients."
    Drugstore.com
    East Coast Tropics - Haverhill, Massachusetts. Lovena Harwood sells hand-made soaps and other bath products that are "Hawaii-inspired".
    L'Erbario Toscano - Bath, Body & Fragrances.
    Eskandar
    Etat Libre d'Orange - Paris.
    European Soaps Ltd.
    Floris of London - Perfumers to Her Majesty the Queen.
    Fragrance
    Fresh - Known for their hand-milled soaps.
    Fuller Brush Company
    Geo. F Trumper - London. "Gentlemen's fragrances and grooming products."
    Gessato - Men's luxury skin care products. Founded in New York in 2005 by Cristina Lanza and Davide Carbone.
    Gianna Rose Atelier - "Fine soap and personal care gifts and accessories."
    Gilchrist & Soames - London.
    Guerlain
    Honey House
    Jane de Dananche - Paris. Skincare products.
    Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics
    Jao Limited - "Our multi-purpose products are specially formulated without dyes, petroleum or artifical fragrances." Known for their Hand Refresher.
    Jardin des Monts - Rossinière, Switzerland. "We are partial to the edelweiss lip balm, a protective salve made from the antioxidant-heavy alpine flower. It's perfect for dabbing on the nose, lips and cheeks before swishing down a piste." (Alpine Apothecary, Alexa Brazilian, Wall Street Journal, February 23-24, 2013.)
    Kiehl's - New York pharmacy has been in business for over 150 years.
    Lancome - See also Lancome Paris
    Lush - "Fresh handmade cosmetics."
    Malin and Goetz - Skincare
    Mason Pearson - London. Brushes.
    Mediterranean Spa - Body butters.
    Miller et Bertaux - Paris. Perfume.
    Mistral - "Thirty soap fragrances, as well as a full range of Mistral-scented personal care products." shea butter hand creams (Melon Pear, Grapefruit Red Currant, Vanilla Apricot, Green Fig).
    Monoi Tiare Tahiti - Soaps and oils
    Mistral - "Thirty soap fragrances, as well as a full range of Mistral-scented personal care products." They sell lovely shea butter hand creams:
    Melon Pear
    Grapefruit Red Currant
    Vanilla Apricot
    Green Fig
    Molton Brown - UK.
    Neal's Yard Remedies - London. "Organic skin and body care, and natural remedies."
    Nesti Dante - Italian luxury soaps produced by the classical cauldron method.
    Nude Skincare - Created by Bryan Meehan.
    L'Occitane en Provence - Bath and body products.
    Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella - Via della Scala 16, Firenze / Florence. See Heaven Scent by Mishal Husain, Smithsonian Magazine, February, 2008.
    Origins - Skincare products.
    Panier des Sens - Soaps, bath oils, body lotions from Provence. They have a very nice Green Tomato Shea Butter Soap.
    Pecksniffs - "Pecksniff's is still family owned, and one of the last truly independent British fragance houses."
    Penhaligons - London. Their Fragrance Collection includes Bluebell a scent used by Tilda Swinton.
    Perfume
    Perfume Bay
    PerfumMania
    Perscriptives
    Prorasi - Italian shaving creams.
    ProTerra
    Rampal Latour en Provence - "Artisans Savonniers depuis 1828."
    Redken
    Roger & Gallet - Paris. "Créateur de parfums, eaux de toilette, eau de Cologne."
    Rosebud Perfume Company - Woodsboro, Maryland. Known for their Rosebud Salve. "Since 1895, this world-famous salve has been lauded by fashion magazines, make-up artists, and celebrities as their number one preferred lip balm."
    Sally Beauty Supplies
    Les Salons de Palais Royal Shiseido - Paris. Serge Lutens, Parfumier.
    Savon de Marseille - Olive oil soaps from the south of France.
    Scottish Fine Soaps
    Sephora
    Shiseido
    Shu Uemura
    Stila Cosmetics
    St. John's Bay Rum
    Taylor of Old Bond Street - London. "shaving, straight edge razor, aftershave, mens gifts, luxury gifts, skin products."
    Thymes Ltd. - Bath, body and home products.
    Tocca - Try their Stella Eau de Parfum
    Tom's Of Maine - "Natural personal care products."
    Truefitt & Hill - London. "In 1805, William Francis Truefitt opened his first Gentlemen's Barber Shop at 2 Cross-Lane, Long Acre, London. Over the years clients have included the Royal Family, CEOs, members of Parliament, dignitaries, and countless celebrities."
    Vy & Elle - Founded in 2002 by Nicola Freegard and Robin Janson who are "dedicated to eco conscious products."

    Bespoke

    Term used for custom-made suits, shirts and shoes. Journalist Peter Howarth, in Tailored to a Suitable Price (Financial Times, 27 November 2004) provides this explanation:
    In brief, the elements that go into making a pukka bespoke product: you start from scratch with measuring sessions, individual patterns are created, horsehair canvasses for inside the garment are washed, softened and hand-shaped over the knee, there's a great deal of hand-making, three fittings, six to 10 weeks waiting time, 65.5 manufacturing hours and a price tag of about £2,750 for a two-piece. Personal tailoring, on the other hand, is where you take an existing garment and make a version of it, largely by machine to the customer's specifications. You can change fabrics and linings and details and in four to six weeks have a pretty special result starting at that magical £695 for a two-piece.
    Further amplification is provided by Ray A. Smith in A Real Savile Row (Wall Street Journal, April 14-15, 2007):
    William Skinner worries that customers will think that made-to-measure, which typically involves using a stock pattern that is then adjusted to fit the client's measurements and taste, is the same thing as bespoke or custom...Custom suits are made entirely from scratch - mostly by hand, in a process that can take at least two or three fittings and at least eight weeks. More than 20 measurements are taken for a besopke garment.
    Saville Rogues: London's Rakish Tailors - Intelligent Life Magazine, Summer 2009.
    In the last analysis, the Savile Rogues are doing what tailors have always done: cutting their stylistic coats according to the commercial cloth. A bespoke outfit will cost the customer, say, £2,800 for a basic two-piece suit. The cloth will account for £750 or more of that, and there'll be an average of 75 hours' skilled labour involved in making it. The tailor will probably net about £500 to cover other overheads and profit - it's not the road to riches. However fine your craftsmanship, however heartfelt your aesthetic principles, if nobody is buying, you will not survive. The law of top-of-the-scale bespoke tailoring, like the law of the jungle, is find your niche.
    Other resources:
    Thomas Mahon provides much helpful information on his website English Cut. See What is Bespoke?.
    The London Cut: Savile Row Bespoke Tailoring - Exhibition held in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence in January and February 2007. London Cut: Savile Row Bespoke Tailoring by James Sherwood, style writer for Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, The Independent, and fashion critic at Royal Ascot for the BBC.
    Custom Tailors and Designers Association of America - Has a Find a Tailor database.
    Savile Row Bespoke - Association formed in 2004 “to protect and to develop the art of bespoke tailoring as practised in the Row and the surrounding streets” There is a member list.
    Handmade Shoes for Men (2000) - Book by Laszlo Vass and Magda Molnar.
    Bespoke tailors, many located on Savile Row, include:
    Anderson & Sheppard
    Dege & Skinner
    Ede & Ravenscroft
    Gieves and Hawkes
    Henry Poole
    Huntsman
    Norton & Sons
    Timothy Everest
    Bespoke shoemakers or bootmakers include:
    Berluti
    John Lobb
    George Cleverley & Co.
    Edward Green
    Foster & Son
    J. Amesbury & Co
    Bespone shirtmakers include:
    Coles
    Hilditch & Key - Jermyn Street, London.
    Steven Hitchcock
    Thomas Pink
    Turnball and Asser

    Boats

    Adirondack Guide Boat - N. Ferrisburgh, Vermont.
    Artisan Boat Works - Rockport, Maine.
    Caillou-Boats
    Duck Trap Woodworking - Lincolnville Beach, Maine.
    Echo Rowing Shells
    Electric Launch Company (Elco) - Athens, New York, company is the "recognized premier manufacturer of fine quality electric launches and electric drive systems."
    Hacker Boat Company - Silver Bay, New York (on Lake George).
    Harwood Watercraft - Port Sydney, Ontario (705-385-1452).
    Hilmark Boats - Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada. Known for their "high quality, handcrafted, traditional Wooden Boats including the Tyee Row Boat, the beautiful Campbell River Classic Row Boat, as well as new traditionally designed wooden lapstrake boats from W. J. Simmons of Duck Trap Woodworking."
    Hornbeck Boats - Peter Hornbeck, Simon Gardner and Chad Smith, Olmstedville (518 251 2764).
    Little Beaver Guideboats Works - Darlingtron, Pennsylvania. "Offers individually handcrafted boats in an array of styles, including wood ribbed models with composite hulls for those interested in retaining the "original" look of a late 1800's Guide Boat. Also available are wood-stripped versions of several models. In this day and age of specialized products with only single uses, Little Beaver Guideboat Works offers Adirondack Guide Boats with one simple hull design yet, with many uses."
    Lowell's Boat Shop - “Custom Built Dories & Skiffs Since 1793.”
    Norseboat - Belfast Prince Edward Island, Canada. “Swiss Army Knife of Small Sailboats.” See photo of 12.5.
    North Brooklin Boats - 740 Bay Road Brooklin, Maine.
    Ross Brothers - Florence, Massachusetts.
    West Point Skiff - Richard Nichols, 300 West Point Road, Phippsburg, Maine.
    Willie Boats - "Custom aluminum boat manufacturer specializing in drift and power boats" located Central Point, Oregon.

    Books

    Advanced Book Exchange
    Alapage - French online book and music store.
    aLibris - Used, rare, out-of-print.
    Amazon.com - Look for Today's Deals, Clearance, Friday Sale, amazon.com outlet and outlet recommendations.
    Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) - Lists dealers by specialty and has a Search Page.
    AddALL: Book Searching and Price Comparison - Allows you to search and compare book price at 41 bookstores.
    Advanced Book Exchange (ABE) - "Search 13,500 booksellers selling 80 million books."
    Antiqbook - Netherlands Antiquarian Booksellers' Network. "Unites more than 400 independent booksellers from all over the world."
    Barnes and Noble
    Best Book Buys - Bookstore comparison service searches 26 online bookstores.
    Biblio
    Bibliopoly - Multilinqual online database of rare books for sale from the stock of leading and specialised dealers.
    BookFinder - "Compare prices on over 100 million books for sale."
    BookSense - National marketing campaign on behalf of the independent bookstores of America. Book Sense Bestseller List is based on sales from over 350 independent bookstores across America. Book Sense 76 Picks is a bi-monthly selection of eclectic new books chosen by independent booksellers.
    Chinaberry - Online book store for families.
    DealTime, a comparison shopping engine for books, music and video,
    Ebay
    FNAC - French book, music and video retailer. Provides interviews, reviews and a daily cultural newspaper.
    ISBN - "Quick way to compare the prices of any in-print and many out-of-print books at 14 online bookstores."
    Librarie Alapage - "All the available books in France"
    Site de libraires professionnels du livre d'occasion, anciens et modernes - M. Pascal Chartier. "589 librairies, 3,060,687 livres d'occasion, anciens et modernes." The Annuaire électronique is searchable by region, name and specialty.
    Strand Bookstore - New York. "18 miles of books."
    Used Book Search - "Search 60 million used books worldwide."

    Canoes

    Reflections from Canoe Country - by Chris Angus, Syracuse University Press, 1999.
    The Canoe: An Illustrated History - by Jim Poling, Countryman Press, 2001.
    Rushton and His Times in American Canoeing - by Atwood Manley, Syracuse University Press, 1977.
    American Eagle Canoes - Cocoa, Florida.
    American Traders - Brattleboro, Vermont.
    Bear Mountain Boats - Kits. Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
    Bearwood Canoe Company - Parry Sound, Ontario.
    Bell Canoe Works - Princeton, Minnesota.
    Bending Branches - Canoe and kayak paddles.
    Bluewater Canoes - New Liskeard, Ontario.
    Carlisle Canoe Company - 482 Concession 11 E, Freelton Ontario (905-659-0883. Build your own canoe.
    Carrying Place Canoe and Boat Works - Kleinburg, Ontario. "For over 30 years, canoe builder and designer Joe Ziemba has been custom building wooden canoes in cedar canvas and cedar strip epoxy."
    Clearwater Design - Picton, Ontario.
    Clipper Canoes - Abbotsford, British Columbia.
    Cranberry Creek Canoes -Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
    Dagger - Easley, South Carolina.
    Dragonfly Canoe Works - 7264 Beadles Point Road, Cape Vincent, New York (315-501-4020).
    Esquif
    Feather - Sarasota, Florida. Cedar strip canoes.
    Fermon Canoes - Hawkesville, Ontario.
    Fletcher Canoes - Atikokan, Ontario.
    FoxWorx Canoe Paddles - Dale and Bev Fox, Bainbridge, New York. Their "canoe and kayak paddles are handcrafted from select woods strengthened with epoxy composites. The result is a lightweight, tough, attractive paddle that has superb balance and feel."
    Gatz - Köln (Cologne), Germany
    GRB Newman Designs - John and Gene Newman, Canton, NY (315-386-1363). Formerly Grasse River Boatworks.
    Great Canadian Canoe Co. - Sutton, Massachusetts.
    Grumman - Aluminum canoes.
    Headwater Wooden Boat Shop - Buckhorn, Ontario.
    Hellman - Nelson, BC, Canada.
    Hemlock Canoe Works - Dave Curtis, Hemlock, New York (585-367-3040).
    Hornbeck
    Hurley
    Joe River - Traditional birchbark canoes made in Alcove, Quebec (819-459-2477).
    Langford Canoe Co. - Dwight, Ontario. "Canada's oldest and most trusted manufacturer of canoes." They make classic cedar, assymmetrical and symetrical and specialized canoes. (800-337-1006). They provide a helpful Canoe Tutorial. There are several Factory Outlets.
    Little Beaver Guideboats Works - Darlingtron, Pennsylvania. "Offers individually handcrafted boats in an array of styles, including wood ribbed models with composite hulls for those interested in retaining the "original" look of a late 1800's Guide Boat. Also available are wood-stripped versions of several models. In this day and age of specialized products with only single uses, Little Beaver Guideboat Works offers Adirondack Guide Boats with one simple hull design yet, with many uses."
    Lost in the Woods
    Mad River Canoe
    Merrimack Canoe Company
    Mid-Canada Fiberglass
    Mohawk - Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Navarro
    Northwoods
    Nova Craft
    Oak Orchard
    Old Town Canoe - Old Town, Maine.
    Osagian Canoes - Lebanon, Missouri (417-532-7288 or 866-532-3565)
    Les Canots Pasquinel - 2490, boul. Thibeau, Trois-Rivières, Quebec. Canots de èdre (cedar canoes). (819-375-4385)
    Pakboats - Folding canoes and kayaks.
    Placid Boatworks - Lake Placid, New York (518-524-2949).
    Port Carling Boats - Among their Canoes is a "classic, authentic Birchbark canoe in original condition beautifully crafted many, many years ago in northern Ontario, Canada, this rare one-piece bark construction also has special lacing and spruce resin, ideal for the true collector. Authentic heritage 12 1/2 foot birch bark canoe with substantial 35 inch beam. Has been professional mounted, supported and displayed indoor for its entire life and never used, just water-tested once in the last 35 years. Simple take off the wall and slip into the water if desired." Price: $3985 ($7,000-10,000 value).
    Radisson/Sportspal
    Ranger
    Red River Canoe and Paddle - Lorette, Manitoba.
    Savage River
    Scott
    Shearwater
    Souris River Canoes - Atikokan, Ontario, Canada.
    Stockton
    Superior Canoes - Scott Smith.
    Swift - Gravenhurst, Ontario. Kipawa.
    Upper Canada Paddle
    Vermont Canoe and Kayak - (802-496-5889)
    Voyageur Canoe Company - Millbrook, Ontario.
    Wenonah
    Westport
    Wood Song.
    See also Maine Journeys Canoe, WCHA's Online Builder's Catalogs and Wooden Canoe Directory of Builders and Suppliers.

    Children's Clothing and Gifts

    American Terry Company.
    Angela West - Dallas, Texas. “For over 20 years Angela has designed and produced heirloom quality children's couture fashions sold throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean.”
    Armor Lux - Quimper, France, company manufactures classic striped cotton Breton sailor sweaters. Their infant and children's line includes the Duffle-coat Malo
    Artisanant Monastique - Wedding Clothes for litle girls
    Asprey - London. Luxury goods. Among the items for babies is a handsome:
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Sterling Silver Mug
    Baby Gap
    Baby Bespoke
    Best & Co.
    Bonpoint - Paris. Marie-France and Bernard Cohen. See also Merci.
    Bunnies by the Bay
    Carter's - Clothes for infants,
    Cyrillus - Paris. Founded by Danielle Tellinge in 1977 when she could not find children's clothing she liked. Primarily clothing and linens.
    Gymboree - Children's clothing and gifts.
    Gap Kids
    Hanna Andersson - "Soft clothes of the nicest European quality for kids and their families."
    Jacadi - Paris.
    Juicy Couture - See the Juicy Couture Baby line.
    Lilly Pulitzer: Children
    Maclaren
    Oilily - Dutch children's and women's clothing company.
    OshKosh B'Gosh
    Sons & Daughters
    Stella McCartney Kids
    Vertbaudet - Maternity and children's clothing.

    Chocolates

    Aeschbach Chocolatier - Switzerland.
    Amano Artisan Chocolate - Art Pollard.
    Arnaud Soubeyran
    L'Atelier du Chocolat - New York.
    Berzelii Choklad & Konfekt - Sweden.
    Bodega Chocolates
    Bombons Blanxart - Barcelona chocolate maker.
    Burdick Chocolate - Walpole, New Hampshire.
    Charbonnel et Walker - Chocolatier. "Purveyors of fine English chocolates since 1875."
    Chocolat Chapon - Paris.
    Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut
    Les Chocolats de Chloé - 546 Avenue Duluth Est, Montréal..
    Chocolates El Rey - Venezuela.
    Chocolove
    Chuao Chocolatier
    Claudio Corallo Chocolate
    Cocomira Confections Inc. - Toronto. Creator of Hazelnut Crunch, Espresso Crunch and Maple Crunch.
    Cocoa and Chocolate Links
    Cocoa Mill Chocolate Company - Lexington, Virginia.
    Cote d'Or - Belgium.
    Craft Chocolate Makers of America
    Cupuaçú (Theobroma grandiflorum) - Fruit grown in the Amazon basin is in the Cacao family and tastes like a combination of chocolate, bananas and passion fruit. Produced coo-poo-uh-sue.
    Dagoba Organic Chocolates - "On July 7, 2001, Frederick Schilling and his girlfriend, Tracey Holderman, arrived in New York to attend the Fancy Food Show and launch Dagoba, an organic-chocolate company." Notes of a Gastronome, "Extreme Chocolate," by Bill Buford, the New Yorker, October 29, 2007, p. 68. Now owned by Hershey.
    Dolfin - Belgium.
    EH Chocolatier - Somerville, Massachusetts. Founded in 2010 by Elaine Hsieh and Catharine Sweeney.
    Éclat Chocolate - Christopher Curtin, West Chester, Pennsylvania.
    Fauchon - Paris.
    Fleurir Hand Grown Chocolates - Washington DC
    Fouquet - Paris.
    Ghirardelli
    Ghraoui Chocolate - Damascus, Syria.
    Godiva Chocolatier
    Green & Black's - Organic.
    Guittard - California.
    Hedonist Artisan Chocolates - Rochester, New York.
    Hershey Foods
    J. Emanuel Chocolatier
    Jacques Torres Chocolate
    Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolatier - Las Vegas.
    Joseph Schmidt - San Francisco.
    Laughing Moon - Stowe, Vermont.
    Linda Grishman Chocolates - Burlington, Vermont.
    Lindt
    Maglio - Italy.
    La Maison du Chocolat - Paris. Their $10.00 Cuana bar is 73% cocoa.
    Mast Brothers Chocolate - Brooklyn.
    Michel Richart
    La Praline - Sweden.
    Recchiuti Confections - San Francisco.
    Sahagun Chocolates - Portland, Oregon.
    Scharffen-Berger
    See's Candies
    Tcho - San Francisco. See Hoping Chefs Will Melt for Tcho Chocolate by Glenn Collins, New York Times, November 2, 2010.
    Teuscher
    Toblerone
    Tumbador Chocolate - Brooklyn. See Ring Dings, From the Heart by Ralph Gardner Jr., Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2011.
    Valrhona
    Venchi - Italy.
    Vosges - Their Aztec Elixir Couture Cocoa is made with ancho and chipotle chillies, cinnamon, vanilla bean and dark chocolate.
    William Dean Chocolates - Belleair Bluffs, Florida.
    Yves Thuriès - Chocolatier

    Consumer Resources

    Advertising Standards Authority - ""egulates the content of advertisements, sales promotions and direct marketing in the UK."
    Best Things - "Company devoted to the sale of high quality goods offered at the best possible prices without sacrificing service."
    Biz Rate - Shopping comparison service also evaluates and rates stores by category.
    Become - Search engine for shopping research is in beta. You need to register to try it out.
    Better Business Bureau Search - You can also Locate A Better Business Bureau
    Boing Boing - "Directory of wonderful things."
    Buy.com
    Buyer's Index
    Catalog City - Umbrella site for catalogue retailers.
    CatalogSite
    Chelsea Premium Outlets - Woodbury Commons in Central Valley, New York, near Harriman, off the NY State Thruway (I-87) in Harriman, has 220 outlet stores, including Eileen Fisher, Fendi and Oilily.
    ConsumerSearch - Excerpts of product reviews from various publications.
    CostHelper - Costs of Services.
    DealTime - "Free, independent, comparative shopping service that scours the entire Web, including online retailers, auctions, and classifieds, for products consumers want at the prices they are willing to pay."
    FatWallet
    1stDibs - "The most beautiful things on earth."
    Froogle - Google.
    Gilt Groupe - "Flash sales." Registraton required. See What's a Dress Worth? by Andrew Rice, New York Magazine, February 22, 2010. “Gilt’s sales last just 36 hours, and afterward, items are removed from the site. It is all meant to look very discreet.”
    Gizmodo: the Gadgets Weblog - See Search and Destroy: Nick Denton's Blog Empire by Ben McGrath, New Yorker, October 18, 2010, pp. 50-61.
    Groupon
    How to Spend It Magazine - Financial Times.
    Leo J. Shapiro & Associates - Chicago.
    LetsBuyIt.com - Swedish "co-shopping" site, founded by John Palmer, where items are offered for sale for a designated period, and as more people buy, prices drop.
    Luxury Finder - Shop by category or brand.
    Lycos Bizrate
    My Simon
    National Retail Federation
    New York Magazine: Shopping
    New Yorker Magazine
    Letter From Nova Scotia: Rag Time: What I Bought Last Summer - By Calvin Trillin, New Yorker Magazine, September 25, 2006. Article about the bargains at Guy's Frenchys.
    Nextag
    Organic Consumers Association
    Overstock - Sells products from failed e-tailers.
    PriceGrabber
    Priceline.com
    Refund Please - Retail Price Drop Tool. A similar service is Price Protectr.
    Retrevo - Consumer electronics search engine. Compares prices and provides product reviews.
    Robb Report: Magazine for the Affluent Lifestyle - "Features articles about the latest exotic and collector cars, speed and luxury boats, art and collectibles, audio and video equipment, trends for the home, and the hottest vacation spots."
    SeenON - Search for clothing and accessories and other products seen on television. A similar site is Starstyle and StarBrand.
    Shopzilla
    The Find
    Vivre - Founded by Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti in 2001 to meet the needs of the affluent online shopper.
    Yahoo Shopping - See their SmartSort
    Woot - "One day, one deal...online store and community that focuses on selling cool stuff cheap."

    Coupons, Rebates, Alerts

    CouponCraze.com
    CouponMountain.com
    Ebates.com
    FareAlert.com
    FatWallet.com
    GottaDeal.com
    Groupon
    MrRebates.com
    SlickDeals.net
    Smart Source
    WOW-Coupons.com

    Delivery Services

    The following companies provide shipping, mailing, delivery services:
    DHL
    Federal Express
    United Parcel Service
    United States Postal Service. All offer printable shipping labels and customs documents, online tracking and arrival confirmation.
    UShip - "Community of feedback-rated mover, carriers, transporters and independent drivers", ships furniture, cars and other large objects. See their categorized directory.

    Department Stores

    Allders - UK.
    Au Printemps - Paris.
    Barneys New York
    The Bay - La Baie - Hudson’s Bay Company was founded in 1670. Here you can purchase Hudson Bay blankets made in England by John Atkinson & Sons, a division of A. W. Hainsworth & Sons Ltd. For more information see HBC Point Blanket FAQs and The Blanket, an Illustrated History of the Hudson's Bay Point Blanket by Harold Tichenor.
    Beatties - UK.
    Bergdorf Goodman - USA
    Bloomingdale's - USA
    Le Bon Marché - Paris.
    Bon-Ton - USA.
    Carson Pirie Scott - Regional department store chain (Chicago, Milwaukee, and central Illinois).
    Century 21 - Discount designer emporium. "Fashion worth fighting for."
    Debenhams - "Britain's favourite department store."
    Federated Department Stores
    Fenwick - London.
    Galeries Lafayette - Paris.
    Gumps - "Legendary San Francisco house-and-home store"
    Harrods - London.
    Harvey Nichols - UK.
    Holt Renfrew - Canada.
    House of Fraser - UK.
    Hudson's Bay Company - Canada.
    J. C. Penney
    John Lewis - UK.
    Kmart - USA
    Kohl's - USA
    Lord & Taylor - USA
    Lowe's
    Macy's
    Marks & Spencer UK
    Muji - Japan.
    Neiman Marcus
    Nordstrom
    Ogilvy - Montreal. Bagpiper marches in the store between 12 - 1 p.m.
    Peter Jones - London.
    Le Printemps - Paris. Owned by François Pinault of the PPR Group.
    Saks Fifth Avenue - New York.
    Seibu Department Stores - Toyko.
    Selfridges & Co - UK.
    Spiegel - USA
    Stockmann - Helsinki, Finland.
    Takashimaya - Japan.
    Target - USA
    Wal-Mart - USA

    Directories

    Bilans Gratuit
    Campaign for Wool
    Dallas Market Center - Has an Exhibitor List
    Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) - Directory of French companies that do what the French do best: équipements professionnels, patromoine bâti, décoration, arts de la table, gastronomie, culture et loisirs, mode et beauté. " Marque de reconnaissance de l'Etat mise en place pour distinguer des entreprises françaises aux savoir-faire artisanaux et industriels d'excellence."
    Federation of Danish Textile and Clothing - With Company Guide
    Furniture Society - Trade group of independent craftsmen has a List of Members.
    HomePortfolio - Searchable directory helps locate thousands of home products, including furniture, appliances, tile and stone and lighting.
    International Council of Shopping Centers
    Merchandise Mart (MMPI) - Chicago.
    National Retail Federation - They select the Customer Choice Awards.
    New York International Gift Fair - February. Has a searchable Exhibitor Directory.
    Retail Advertising and Marketing Association
    Royal Warrant: Members Directory - See Royal Warrants in a Digital Age by Benjamin Seidler, New York Times, Special Report: Luxury, November 8, 2010. “For generations members of the British ruling family have allowed merchants to display their coats of arms and use them in advertising — a practice called royal warrants, a kind of seal of approval for good merchandise and loyal service.”
    Yoox

    Discount Stores

    Bluefly - "Outlet store in your home" sells Prada, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Gucci at a discount.
    Campmor - "Gear for camping, backpacking, mountaineering, hiking, trekking, canoeing, kayaking, in-line skating, and bicycling."
    Century 21 - 22 Cortlandt St. New York. Discount store for designer clothers (212-227-9092).
    Marshalls
    Sierra Trading Post - Closeouts, overstocks and seconds.

    Electronics

    Abt Electronics - Chicago
    Bang & Olufsen - Danish company manufactures high-end audio and video products.
    Best Buy
    Bose - "Acoustic wave music system."
    Circuit City - Computers, electronics.
    CompUSA
    Gadget Guru Online - Andy Pargh
    Gizmodo: the Gadgets Weblog - See Search and Destroy: Nick Denton's Blog Empire by Ben McGrath, New Yorker, October 18, 2010, pp. 50-61.
    Hammacher Schlemmer
    Jawbone - Bluetooth headset designed by Yves Béhar of Fuseproject.
    Lyra - Personal digital player.
    Outpost - Computers.
    Pacemaker - See For Disc Jockeys as Well as Desk Jockeys by Ann Eisenberg, New York Times, January 20, 2008. "One of the new players, the Pacemaker (520 euros, or about $760), created by a small Swedish company, Tonium, reduces the basic D.J. equipment of dual players and mixer to a device the size of a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich. The Pacemaker has a 120-gigabyte hard drive, fits in the palm of the hand, runs on batteries and has a built-in mixer to layer tunes seamlessly so the music never stops."
    Price Watch - Computer resources.
    Samsung
    Wal-Mart
    Zero Halliburton - Aluminum laptop cases.

    Fashion Designers

    Alphabetical by last name:
    Haider Ackermann
    Philippe Adec
    agnès b.
    Alena Akhmadullina
    Akris
    Hardy Amies
    Aquascutum - See Guardians of Heritage: At Aquascutum by Robb Young, New York Times, Special Report: Luxury, November 9, 2010. "“At the moment, I’m working with our design team to provide historically accurate garments for a film remake of the classic John Le Carré novel ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ featuring Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth,” she says."
    Gustavo Arango
    Giorgia Armani
    Badgley Mischka
    Christopher Bailey - Burberry. See Technology and the Trenchcoat: Burberry Finds Its Future by Mining Its Past video interview by Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribune / New York Times, November 11, 2010.
    Balenciaga
    Pierre Balmain - Paris.
    Band of Outsiders
    Rocco Barocco
    Armand Basi
    Baum und Pferdgarten
    BCBG
    Geoffrey Beene
    Antoni Berardi
    Bershka
    Anait Bian
    Dirk Bikkembergs
    Graeme Black
    Lie Sang Bong
    Bottega Veneta
    Anne Bowen
    Veronique Branquinho
    Thom Browne - 100 Hudson Street, New York.
    Dana Buchman
    Burberry - See Technology and the Trenchcoat: Burberry Finds Its Future by Mining Its Past video interview with Christopher Bailey by Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribune / New York Times, November 11, 2010.
    Burkman Brothers
    Stephen Burrows
    Ally Capellinio
    Isabela Capeto
    Pierre Cardin
    Casch - Copenhagen.
    Oleg Cassini
    Robert Cavalli
    Celine
    Richard Chai
    Georges Chakra
    Hussein Chalayan
    Chanel
    Igor Chapurin
    Cherry Chau
    Chloe
    Jimmy Choo
    Doo Ri Chung
    Franco Ciambella
    Claudia Ciuti
    Kenneth Cole
    Christophe Coppens - Tokyo. "An innovative milliner, Coppens boasts an oeuvre of witty headwear that has gained him fame at home, where he counts members of Belgium's royal family as clients, as well as further afield." (Mad as a Hatter, Charlotte Vaudrey, Frame Magazine, Nov/Dec 2006)
    André Courrèges - Paris.
    Emma Cook
    Zero Maria Cornejo
    Esteban Cortazar
    Costume National
    James Coviello
    Brunello Cucinelli - Perugia, Italia. Cashmere.
    Custo-Barcelona
    Oscar de la Renta
    Giles Deacon
    Anne Demeulemeester (1959-) - Born in Kortrijk, Belgium.
    Diesel
    Christian Dior Couture See Lady Blue Shanghai directed by David Lynch., with Marion Cotillard, Chapter 3 in the Lady Dior Saga.
    Dolce & Gabbana
    Duckie Brown
    Alber Elvaz - Lanvin
    Eleykishimoto Ellesse
    Engineered Garments - Daiki Suzuki's menswear line.
    Erotokritos
    Etro
    Cesare Fabbri
    Nicole Farhi - London.
    Jacques Fath
    Tracy Feith
    Fendi
    Gianfranco Ferre
    Erin Fetherston
    Anne Fontaine
    Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949)
    Bruno Frisoni - Paris.
    John Galliano
    Jean-Paul Gaultier
    Nicolas Ghesquiere - Balenciaga
    Elspeth Gibson
    Romeo Gigli
    Gina Shoes
    Marithe and Francois Girbaud
    Givenchy
    Georgina Goodman
    Martin Grant
    Gucci
    Sari Gueron - "A '97 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Sari apprenticed with John Galliano in Paris and has worked with Oscar de la Renta in New York."
    Anna Gulmann - Copenhagen.
    Douglas Hannant
    Anne Valé rie Hash
    Heatherette
    Hermes
    Carolina Herrara
    Allegra Hicks
    Anya Hindmarch
    Lisa Ho
    Monique l'Huillier
    Iceberg
    Roksanda Illincic
    Marc Jacobs
    Julia Jentzsch
    Jean-Claude Jitrois - Paris.
    Betsey Johnson
    Stephen Jones Millinery
    Wolfgang Joop
    Charles Jourdan
    Donna Karan
    Rei Kawakubo
    Dice Kayek
    Kenzo
    Waleed Khairzada
    Calvin Klein
    Jean Paul Knott
    Sophia Kokosalaki
    Michael Kors
    Holly Kristen
    Atil Kutoglu
    Christian Louboutin
    Christian Lacroix
    Karl Lagerfeld
    Derek Lam
    Adrienne Landau
    Helmut Lang
    Lanvin
    Ralph Lauren
    Nanette Lepore - See Lepore's trip to fashion's fast lane by Samantha Critchell, Daily Herald, July 11, 2006.
    Luella
    Lutz & Patmos
    Jenne Maag
    Stella McCartney
    Alexander McQueen
    Maison Martin Margiela
    Catherine Malandrino
    Marni
    Marcel Marongiu
    Joanna Mastroianni
    Toni Maticevski
    MaxMara
    J. Mendel
    Michael Michalsky - Berlin
    Carlos Miele
    Nicole Miller
    Missoni
    Miu Miu
    Edward Molyneux (1891 - 1974) - See his red Day dress, 1942 at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
    Moncler
    Roland Mouret
    Angelo Mozzillo
    Munthe plus Simonsen - Copenhagen.
    MySelf Kai Kuehne
    Hiromichi Nakano
    Kosta Naum
    Charles Nolan
    Nolita
    Akiko Ogawa
    Dragana Ognjenovic
    Rick Owens
    Oysho
    Thakoon Panichgul
    Phoebe Philo (1973-) - British designer, born in Paris, designs for Chloe.
    Bruno Pieters
    Stefano Pilati - Yves St. Laurent.
    Alexandre Plokhov (Cloak).
    Paul Poiret (1879 - 1944)
    Ports 1961
    Zac Posen
    Paco Rabanne
    Ports 1961
    Prada
    Project Alabama
    Emilio Pucci
    Gareth Pugh
    Lilly Pulitzer
    Paco Rabanne
    Tracy Reese
    Brian Reyes
    Doo.Ri
    Clements Ribeiro
    John Ribbe
    Nina Ricci
    Stefano Ricci
    Rochas
    Rodarte
    David Rodriguez
    Narciso Rodriquez
    Alice Roi
    Cynthia Rowley
    Sonia Rykiel
    Elie Saab
    Behnaz Sarafpour
    Yves Saint Laurent
    Jil Sander
    Rupert Sanderson Shoes
    Fausto Sarli
    Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) - See her Hand-knitted wool jumper, 1927 (Image from the Victoria & Albert Museum, Number T.388-1974)
    Proenza Schouler - Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough.
    Jasmin Shokrian
    Sigerson Morrison
    Denis Simachev
    Raf Simons
    Dominique Sirop
    Hedi Slimane - Dior Homme. See Pretty Things, a profile of Slimane by by Nick Paumgarten in the March 20, 2006 New Yorker.
    Paul Smith
    Peter Som
    Franck Sorbier
    Kate Spade
    Camilla Staerk - London.
    Stefanel
    Olivier Strelli - Belgian designer
    Gharani Strok
    Jill Stuart
    Anna Sui
    Elie Tahari
    Jun Takahashi
    Rebecca Taylor
    Alice Temperley
    Yeohlee Teng
    Thakoon
    ThreeasFour
    Olivier Theyskens - Rochas
    Zang Toi
    Nadya Toto
    Ellen Tracy
    Philip Treacy
    Trussardi
    Undercover
    Emanuel Ungaro (1933- ) - See his Day dress and jacket, 1966. (Image from the Victoria & Albert Museum, Number T.320&A-1978).
    Valentino - See Michael Specter's profile of Valentino The Kingdom: In the Court of Valentino, New Yorker Magazine, September 26, 2005.
    Giambattista Valli - See How a Designer Woos Power and Celebrity by Christina Binkley, Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2007.
    Carmen Marc Valvo
    Dries Van Noten
    Af Vandervorst
    John Varvatos
    Louis Verdad
    Ashleigh Verrier
    Viktor & Rolf
    Adrienne Vittadini
    Roger Vivier
    Diane von Furstenberg
    Saeyoung Vu
    Louis Vuitton
    Vera Wang
    Junya Watanabe
    Vivienne Westwood
    Matthew Williamson
    Christian Wijnants
    Yohji Yamamoto
    Yeohlee
    Gaspard Yurkievich
    Zaldy
    Ronit Zilkha
    Zoran - 214 Sullivan Street, New York.

    Eyewear

    Arnette Sunglasses
    Bolle
    Costa del Mar - check out "Deep Blue" and "the Howler"
    Ilori - New York.
    Kaenon
    Maison Bonnet - Paris. “Haute Lunetterie.” Made-to-measure tortoiseshell spectacles.
    Marcolin
    Maui Jim
    Meyrowitz - Paris.
    Native Eyewear
    Numaa Tactical
    Oakley
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Optic Nerve
    Persol
    Puma
    Ray-Ban
    Revo
    Smith
    Sunglass Hut International
    Thierry Lasry
    Uvex
    Vuarnet
    Zeal Optics

    Florida Citrus

    Note: Honeybells, technically known as minneola tangelos, look like bell-shaped oranges but are actually a cross between a Duncan grapefruit and a Dancy tangerine. Available in January only.
    Florida Gift Fruit Shippers Association has a list of members.
    Al's Family Farms - Vero Beach. Indian River Citrus, Honeybells, Gift Baskets, Vidalia Onions, Pecans, Cakes, Tomatoes.
    Cushman's Fruit Company - West Palm Beach.
    Dereus Groves - Lakeland (863-688-8893 or 800-311-7455).
    Florida Orange Shop - Citra (800-672-6439).
    Hale Groves - Wabasso (800-562-4502).
    Lang Sun Country Groves - Lake Alfred (863-956-1460 or 800-535-1199).
    Nokomis Groves - 800-426-5274 or 941-488-5274.
    Orange Ring - Haines City (863-422-1938).
    Palm Beach Groves - Lantana (800 327-3208).
    Spykes Grove - Davie (800 327-9713).

    Footwear

    A.P.C. - Paris.
    A. Testoni - Founded in Bologna, Italy by Amedeo Testoni in 1929, the firm makes shoes and accessories for men and women.
    Addison Craig
    Adidas - Athletic footwear.
    Airwalk - Athletic footwear.
    Aku - Trekking and outdoor footwear.
    Alden Shoes of Carmel
    Alden of New England - Men's shoes. Middleborough, Massachusetts.
    Aldo Shoes
    Alfred Sargent - Shoemaker.
    Allen-Edmonds - Men's shoes. Port Washington, Wisconsin.
    Allens Boots - Austin. Especially the Ladies' Old Gringo Leopardito.
    Aquatalia
    Attilio Giusti
    Arche Shoes
    Ariat - Riding boots. See the Women's Cognac Lizard Print Mules
    Asics - Footwear for running, volleyball, track and field.
    Audley
    Avventura - Men's shoes, boots and leather goods.
    Baffin - Boots "designed for extreme conditions."
    Bally
    Barker Black - "Epitome of English refinement....on select shoes the skull and crossbone logo is painstakingly tacked into the sole by hand."
    Barneys New York
    Berluti - Paris. "Ready-to-wear and bespoke shoes and leather goods."
    Bettye Muller
    Bexley - "Fine [French] shoes for men."
    Birkenstock
    Berluti - Men's shoes.
    Bleu Flret - "100% French made socks, tights, leggings with natural fibers."
    Blundstones - Boots, footwear (Tasmania)
    Born Shoes
    Bottega Veneta: Women's Shoes
    Brian Atwood
    Bruno Frisoni - Paris.
    Bruno Magli
    Buffalo Boots
    Buscarlet - Paris. Gloves
    Camper
    La Canadienne
    Caress
    Castañer
    Chaco - Footwear for outdoors.
    Charles Jourdan - Paris.
    Cheaney - "Shoemakers since 1886."
    Chie Mihara Shoes
    Chippewa Boots - See also Snakeboots.
    Church's English Shoes
    Clae - Athletic footwear.
    Clarks
    Claudia Ciuti
    Clog Store - Located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, it claims to be the largest clog store in the world.
    Coach
    Coclico
    Cole Haan
    Cool Shoes
    Common Projects - “collaboration between designers Flavio Girolami and Prathan Poopat. Inspired by the lines and shapes of everyday objects, they design their pieces with tailored approach, using the finest materials and techniques.”
    Converse - Athletic footwear. (Owned by Nike). The Skidgrip was introduced in 1940.
    Crockett & Jones - London. "Makers of fine English footwear since 1879."
    Crocs
    Danner Footwear - Insulated and steel-toed boots. The Factory Store is located in Portland, Oregon (503-251-1111).
    Dansko - Clogs. See also Dansko Outlet
    Devi Kroell
    Dexter Shoe Company
    Dionella
    Dkode
    Donald J. Pliner
    Dubarry of Ireland
    Dublin Clothing - Offers a selection of boots including the Dublin River Tall Boots.
    Dunham Boots - Founded in 1885 in Brattleboro, Vermont by George and Charles Dunham.
    Ecco - Denmark. See also Ecco Usa
    Edward Green - Jermyn Street, London. Bespoke shoes and boots. "Finest shoes in England for the discerning few."
    Emma Hope - London. "Regalia for Feet"
    Endless - "Built by Amazon.com in response to customers' desires to shop a destination dedicated to shoes and handbags."
    Etienne Aigner
    Eugène Cloutier: Laurentian Chief - Quebec. Moccasins, mittens, gloves.
    Faryl Robin
    Fendi
    Finish Line - Athletic Footwear.
    Foot Locker - Athletic footwear.
    Foster & Son - 83 Jermyn Street, London. "One of the oldest-established handmade bespoke shoe and boot makers in the World."
    Franchetti Bond - Handbags, shoes, gifts and accessories.
    Fratelli Rossetti - Italian shoes.
    French Sole - New York store offers "world's best and most original ballet flats. With over 500 styles."
    Frye Boots
    G. H. Bass
    Garmont - Hiking Boots and gear for trekking and mountaineering.
    George Cleverley & Co. - London. Bespoke footwear and leather goods.
    Georgina Goodman - Designer shoes, UK.
    Geox - Montebelluna, Italy, company makes "ventilated" footwear.
    Gianmarco Lorenzi
    Gina Shoes
    Goody Goody Shoes
    Grenson Shoes - "England's master shoemaker,"
    H.S. Trask - Men's shoes.
    Happy Socks - Designed in Sweden
    Hardrige
    Harry's Shoes
    Havaianas Sandals - "World's best rubber flip flops"
    Hunter Boot Limited - Wellingtons. The UK site has better selection than Hunter Boot USA
    Hurley - Footwear and swimwear for the skateboarder and surfer. (Owned by Nike)
    Il Maestro - Mischa Bergshoeff, Dutch shoemaker, Gouda.
    J. Amesbury & Co
    J. M. Weston - Moccasins made by hand near Limoges.
    J. W. Cooper - "Fine handmade boots, belts, buckles and accessories."
    James Taylor & Son - London.
    Jildor Shoes
    Jimmy Choo
    John Lobb - See also John Lobb Ltd and John Lobb Paris
    Johnston & Murphy - Footwear and accessories for men.
    Josef Seibel - "The European comfort shoe."
    Judith Lieber - Evening bags, jewelry, shoes.
    Kate Spade
    Keen Footwear
    Kenneth Cole
    Kino Sandals - Key West. "Vversatile and inexpensive."
    Kurt Geiger
    Loake Shoes - U.K.
    London Sole - Ballet flats.
    Lorenzo Banfi - Milan.
    Lowa Boots - “We are one of the few boot manufacturers who still builds boots with buttery soft leather linings. We take pride in the extremely high quality of the leather that goes into our boots. We're also proud of our skilled leather cutters, who are among the most experienced workers in our industry.”
    Ludwig Reiter - Men's shoes (Schuhmanufaktur). Vienna.
    Maison Clairvoy - 17, rue Fontaine, 9th arrondissement, Paris (01 48 74 44 03). Owned by Nicholas Maistriaux and Guillaume Gonin. Men's shoes. They also make shoes for theatre, film, opera, circus and caberet.
    Manolo Blahnik
    Marie Shoes - Mukluks and moccasins. Kamloops, British Columbia
    Marithe & Francois Girbaud - Paris.
    Matt Bernson
    Mephisto - Footwear (France).
    Merrell - Outdoor footwear.
    Montrail - Outdoor footwear.
    El Naturalista
    New & Lingwood - Jermyn Street, London.
    Nike - Athletic footwear.
    Nine West
    Nocona Boots - Western boots, many in exotic leathers (crocodile, ostrich, snake, lizard, stingray, shark). For additional information about the company see the entry on Nocona Boot Company in the Handbook of Texas Online.
    Oh Deer
    Patrick Cox
    Pataugas
    Pedro Garcia
    Pierre Hardy
    Piperlime - "Fresh, online shoe shop from the Gap Inc."
    Puma - Athletic footwear.
    Quoddy - Hand-sewn shoes. 1041 US Route 1, PO Box 129 Perry, Maine 04667 (207-853-2488).
    Reebok
    Repetto - French made ballerina flats
    Robert Clergerie - Paris. “Chassures de luxe pour femme.”
    Rockport
    Rupert Sanderson Shoes
    Russell Moccasin Company - Berlin, Wisconsin. See Vanishing Wisconsin: Cobblers' handmade crafts carry cachet by Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 14, 2009. "The company's boots and shoes, popular both with big-game hunters in Africa and fashion-conscious young men in Tokyo, are still made much as they were when Russell opened in 1898. That means moccasin-style construction that cradles the foot in a hammock-like vamp rather than the more common practice of sewing each side of the upper to the sole."
    Salvatore Ferragamo - There is a Salvatore Ferragamo Museum. See also Guardians of Heritage: At Salvatore Ferragamo by Robb Young, New York Times, Special Report: Luxury, November 8, 2010. “Before landing a job at Ferragamo in 1984, Ms. [Stefania] Ricci worked in the costume gallery at Florence’s Pitti Palace where, as a young art and costume historian, she attracted the attention of the Ferragamo family. They hired her to organize an early exhibition, then the brand’s archives and, a decade later, its own museum in Florence.”
    Sebago - Rockford, Michigan. Casual footwear.
    Sergio Rossi - Italian footwear.
    Shipton and Heneage Shoes - London.
    Shoebox
    Shoeline
    Shoemania
    Sigerson Morrison
    Simon Carter - London.
    Sofft Shoe Co.
    Solvang - Clogs.
    Sorel - "Durable, comfortable, cold-weather footwear since 1908."
    Sperry-Topsider
    Steger Mukluks - Ely, Minnesota firm sells native styled moosehide winter boots and moccasins.
    Stegmann - Woolfelt Clogs.
    Stuart Weitzman
    Stubbs & Wootton - Shoes and accessories (Palm Beach, New York, South Hampton). "The Stubbs and Wootton name is synonymous with slipper." Here are a few:
    Tassel Grey AP
    Corzine Cuadrille
    Nitenday
    Sue London - Foldable calfskin flats.
    Sutor Mantellassi - Milano.
    Tamino Crisci - Milan. "Finest shoemaker since 1919"
    The Tannery - Boston.
    Taryn Rose
    Timberland - “Boot. Brand. Belief.”
    Tod's - Founded by Diego Della Valle and known for its classic gommino (racing moccasin or driving shoe). See Tory Burch Fashioned a Business Model First by Teri Agins, Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2008.
    Trickers - London. "Hand-made and bench-made English footwear since 1829."
    UGG Boots - Australia.
    Ulu Boot
    Vael Project - Atletic footwear.
    Vasque - Hiking boots. The Luna (women) and Zephyr (men) are recommended for day hiking.
    Valenkis - Russian wool boot.
    Via Spiga - Footwear.
    Wellington Boots
    Yuketen - "Since 1985, designer Yuki Matsuda has paid homage to the American crafts and traditions by treasure hunting for outstanding examples of footwear and luggage in remote locales spread out across the rolling Appalachians to the high Sierras." See, for example, his Fringe Chukka.
    Zappos - Over 500 shoe brands.

    Gardening

    Authentic Provence - West Palm Beach.
    Burpee Seeds and Plants
    Coveside Conservation Products - "Handcrafted habitats for threatened and endangered species."
    Dewit Hand Tools / Dewit Gereedschappenfabriek - Holland-based forging company makes high quality carbon steel gardening tools including the Cape Cod weeder (product number 3097) and the Dutch handhoe.
    Digital Librarian: Nurseries and Catalogs
    Fiskars - Tools, home and garden.
    Florists' Transworld Delivery (FTD)
    Gemplers - Their Landscaping and Horticultural Supplies include:
    Bahco Horticultural Knife ($19.95)
    Wolf Garten Professional Bypass Pruner ($28.50)
    Wolf Garten Diamond Duo Hoe Tool with 2 Tines (attachment) ($9.95)
    Goldsmith Birdhouses - Rochester-based artist Karl Goldsmith specializes in creative birdhouses.
    Hunter Boot - “Hunter's most famous welly, the original Green wellington, was made over 50 years ago in the winter of 1955. It was the first orthopedic boot that we made and was launched alongside the Royal Hunter - another boot that remains in Hunter's range today.” Look for their Royal Horticultural Society line.
    Jackson & Perkins - World's largest grower of roses.
    Kelly-Moore Paints
    Lee Valley Tools
    Marston and Langinger - Garden rooms.
    West Country Gloves
    White Flower Farm - Litchfield, Connecticut.

    Golf

    Ashworth - "Golf inspired sportswear."
    Bridgestone
    Callaway Golf
    Edwin Watts Golf
    Footjoy - Golf shoes. Their Reelfit shoe uses a dial on the back of the shoe instead of laces.
    Golfsmith - Custom-built golf clubs.
    Page & Tuttle
    Ping
    Pinnacle Golf
    Taylor Made - Golf shoes.
    Titleist
    Walter Genuin - Golf and sportswear.

    Gourmet Foods, Ethnic, Organic....

    Agata & Valentina - New York.
    Ahmad Tea - London.
    Balducci's
    Blue Bell Creameries - Brenham, Texas. This ice cream was on Forbes Magazine's "50 of America's Best list" in 2001.
    Callies Charleston Biscuits
    Chefshop
    Conifer - "Purveyors of specialty foods". Canterbury Cuisine, Canterbury Naturals, Fisher Fair Scones.
    Dakin Farm - Ferrisburgh, Vermont. Specializes in cob-smoked bacon, sausage and ham, as well as maple syrup and cheddar cheese.
    Dammann Frères - Teas.
    Daylesford Organic - Gloucestershire
    Dean & Deluca - Gourmet foods.
    Edwards Ham - S. Wallace Edwards and Sons.
    EthnicGrocer - Sells ingredients for ethnic foods.
    Fauchon - Paris.
    Fortnum & Mason - London store "supplying gourmet and quality goods to the world since 1707."
    Fouquet - Paris
    Gouranyat & Son - Paris. See Paris: Goumanyat & Son Royaume, New York Times (Travel Section), November 18, 2007. "The shop's signature product is the noblest of spices: saffron, which the Thiercelin family has been buying, packaging and selling since 1809 when saffron was cultivated near their small farm in the Loiret region of France..."
    Harry and David
    Jacksons of Piccadilly - Teas.
    Kalustyan's - "Over 4,000 variety of spices, herbs, sweets, coffee, tea and healthy snacks."
    Koa Coffee
    Kusmi Tea - Paris
    Ladurée - Paris. See Ladurée Brings Its Macarons to New York , by Florence Fabricant, New York Times, August 30, 2011. "...this newcomer to New York from Paris brings almond meringue cakes with a pedigree like no other. Ladurée, which first established a tea room near the Place de la Concorde in 1862, is said to have originated the French macaron as we know it: not the little round cakes, but the idea of sandwiching a pair with a filling."
    Marché International Rungis - Paris market is the "largest wholesale market in the world for fresh products."
    Mariage frères - 35 rue du Bourg-Tibourg, Paris. Teas from around the world. "Maison de thé à Paris depuis 1854."
    Old Chatham Sheepherding Company - Old Chatham, New York.
    Oliviers & Co
    Omaha Steaks
    Paxton & Whitfield - British and French cheeses in London, Bath, Stratford upon Avon.
    Poilane - Paris boulangerie.
    Pop's Beef Jerky - Bishop, Texas.
    Sahadi's - Brooklyn.
    Le Sanctuaire - 2710 Main Street, Santa Monica, California (310-581-8999). "The Barneys of cooking stores" (Posh Spice, by Christine Muhlke, New York Times Magazine, March 4, 2007, p. 59).
    Shortbread House of Edinburgh Ltd
    SOS Chefs of New York
    Swiss Colony
    Thomas Honey - Lake City, Florida. They sell honey at reasonable prices (Gallberry, Orange Blossom, Wildflower, Clover and Tupelo) as well as beeswax by the pound ($9) and hand-rolled beeswax 8 1/2 inch taper candles ($8 for two).
    Torn Ranch - Novato, California.
    Trader Joe's Specialty Grocery Stores
    Turkey Joints - Seasonal candy, available from October until May, created in Rome, New York.
    Twinings
    target="_blank">Utz - Hanover, Pennsylvania, compnay makes snack foods, including Gramdma Utz's Handcooked Potato Chips
    Terra Chips
    Valvona & Crolla - Edinburgh.
    Vermont Cheese Council - With links to cheesemakers.
    Williams-Sonoma
    WholeFoods Market - Search for Stores
    Zabar's - New York deli at 2245 Broadway at 80th St.

    Handbags

    727 Sailbags - French company recyles sails into sacs (bags)
    Asprey - London.
    Botkier - Founded by Monica Botkier. See How a Bag Designer Banishes Purse Clutter by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2009. "Monica Botkier, founder of handbag label Botkier, understands firsthand how hard it can be to deal with all the clutter inside your purse. Ms. Botkier, whose line is sold in Barneys New York and Neiman Marcus, often has to carry around provisions for her two children—both under the age of 5—as well as herself."
    Bottega Veneta
    Brady Bags - Walsall, United Kingdom.
    Windsor Bag
    Sutherland Bag - See details
    Brahmin Leather Works
    Clovis Backpack Co. - Custom backpacks.
    Coach
    Cole Haan
    Devi Kroell
    Donald J. Pliner
    Dooney & Burke - Leathergoods. Their factory is in CT. (1 Regent Streeet, Norwalk, 06855, Phone: 203-853-7515) The Annual Dooney & Bourke tent sale is held in December. (Call 800-347-5000)
    Etienne Aigner
    Fendi
    Fiorelli - Leather goods.
    Franchetti Bond - Handbags, shoes, gifts and accessories.
    Furla
    Ghurka - Norwalk, Connecticut firm sells travel gear, handbags and accessories.
    Gucci
    Hayden Harnett - Handbags and accessories.
    Hermes - Only 100 Birkin Bags are made each year and you can't get on a waiting list. The April 20, 2005 sale included eleven Hermes handbags from a single owner. See:
    The Ultimate Hermès Sale Auction prices for the luxury maker's signature Kelly and Birkin bags soar despite the downturn - By Christina Passariello, Wall Street Journal, November 14, 2009.
    Hermes Birkin Bag Sells for $64,800 at Doyle New York's Auction of Couture, Textiles and Accessories on April 20, 2005. There are photographs of:
    Royal Blue Ostrich Birkin Bag
    Etrusque Crocodile Kelly Bag
    Black Crocodile Birkin with Pave Diamonds - Sold for $64,800.
    Hideo Wakamatsu
    Isabella Fiore
    Jamin Puech - Paris.
    Judith Lieber - Evening bags, jewelry, shoes.
    Just Campagne - Paris.
    Kate Spade
    Lambertson Truex
    Lancel - Paris. " Sacs, sacs à main, bagages et maroquinerie de luxe."
    Longchamp - Paris
    Louis Vuitton
    Mandarina Duck
    Mismo - "In 2009 Mismo was honored with a Danish Fashion Award in the category of Best Accessory Designer."
    Mulberry - UK
    Palmgrens - Among their handbags designed by Thomas Sandell:
    #1
    #3
    Pickett - Burlington Arcade, London.
    Schedoni - Handbags, leather accessories.
    Sea Bags - "Since 1999 we have been making custom tote bags out of recycled sails. Every bag we make has sailed around the world before it even leaves our shop." 24 Custom House Wharf, Portland, Maine (888-210-4244).
    Smythson - 40 Bond Street, London. "Personalised stationery and luxury leather goods."
    Stone Mountain
    T. Anthony Ltd.
    Tanner Krolle - 38 Old Bond Street, London.
    Taryn Rose
    Timbuk2 - Messenger bags.
    Tumi - Backpacks, messenger bags.
    Vera Bradley
    Vuitton
    Vy & Elle - Founded in 2002 by Nicola Freegard and Robin Janson who are "dedicated to eco conscious products."

    Handmade

    Astier de Villatte - Paris

    Headwear

    Barmah Hats - "Australia's best bush hats." Kate Middleton wore the Foldaway bronco full grain at Gatacombe in August 2005. (Photo by Anwar Hussein for Life. More photos at Getty Images.
    Betmar Hats
    Christine A. Moore Millinery
    Christophe Coppens - Tokyo. "An innovative milliner, Coppens boasts an oeuvre of witty headwear that has gained him fame at home, where he counts members of Belgium's royal family as clients, as well as further afield." (Mad as a Hatter, Charlotte Vaudrey, Frame Magazine, Nov/Dec 2006).
    Eggcup Designs - "Hand made fine ladies hats."
    Grevo
    James Lock & Co. Ltd. - London hatters. "Ladies and gentlemen's hats and country clothing."
    Kangol - Hats.
    Lillie and Cohoe Hats
    Lock & Co. Hatters - 6 St. James's Street, London. See Lock's of London: Gentlemen's Hatter by Douglas Sutherland, New York Times, October 3, 1982. “ “Over the years many of America's richest and most distinguished people have called regularly to have their hats fitted: the Rockefellers, the Mellons, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., who once had a flat above the premises.”
    Mr. Song Millinery - Detroit (313-873-2998). See Aretha Franklin's Hat Sparks a New Line, Heard on the Runway, Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2009.
    Mühlbauer Hutmanufaktur - Founded by Julianna Mühlbauer in 1903 in a suburb of Vienna. Many hat images. The Lord Lee Men's Style Antelope is simple but stylish and the Udo Men's Style Parasisol Bleach has a crumpled look like it came right out of your grandfather's attic trunk.
    New York Hat Company
    O'Farrell Hat Company - Makers of custom-made hats, Durango, Colorado (800-895-7098).
    Philip Treacy - London.
    Stephen Jones Millinery
    Tilley Endurables - Hat and travel clothing company founded by Canadian Alex Tilley in 1980. There is a nice selection of women's hats including the Tilley Raffia Hat and the Women's Casablanca Hat.

    Home Furnishings

    ABC Carpet & Home
    Arnesco Scandinavia - Danish contemporary design products for home and office.
    Artelano - Paris. Contemporary furniture.
    Auping - Deventer, Nederland. Dutch company sells beds, linens and accessories. The Auping Auronde bed was designed by Frans de la Haye. The Aureo bed lamp fits on all Auping mesh bases.
    Bisazza - Manufacturer of glass mosaic for floors and walls located in Vicenza, Italy.
    Bombay Company
    Bulthaup étoile - Paris.
    C.H. Becksvoort Furniture Maker - New Gloucester.
    Cappellini - Arosio, Italy. Giulio Cappellini has commissioned designers and architects from all of the world to create a Collezione of contemporary furniture.
    Cassina - Contemporary furniture.
    Chelsea Clocks - Chelsea, Massachusetts.
    Company Store - Home products.
    Conran Shop
    Country Curtains - Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
    Crate and Barrel
    Danish Furniture Online - Association of Danish Furniture Industries. The Manufacturers' Index provides more than 120 links to Danish furniture manufacturers and exporters, listed alphabetically and by type.
    David Linley - "We concentrate on subtle details - hints of colour, contrasting textures and fine marquetry."
    David Smith - Handcrafted 18th century reproductions.
    Design House Stockholm
    DesignAddict
    Design Within Reach
    Dragons of Walton Street - London. Hand-painted children's furniture.
    Droog Design - The use of industrial and recycled materials is emphasized by this Dutch design firm established in 1993. "The Droog collection features over 180 designs by over a hundred designers, in the product categories of lighting, furniture, tabletop, kitchen, bathroom, accessory and various. Droog products are chosen or commissioned based on the curatorial criteria laid out by founders Renny Ramakers and Gjis Bakker. They need to combine functionality and conceptual clarity with a keen expression of awareness of cultural and technological references and contexts." Some examples:
    Birdhouse by Marcel Wanders, 2005.
    85 lamps chandelier by Rody Graumans, 1993.
    Treetrunk Bench by Jurgen Bey, 1999.
    Heat wave electric radiator by Joris Laarman, 2003.
    Earth and Elements - Furniture.
    Elvang - Danish company specializes in throws and pillows made from Alpaca wool.
    Ethan Allen Inc.
    Fine English Company - “Founded in 2009 by Benedict Wormald, the Fine English Company creates the finest bespoke furniture and interiors. Products are hand made in England. The Company supports British craftsmanship using traditional skills and materials updated with contemporary design to create future classics that will stand the test of time.”
    Frederick Duckloe & Bros. - Portland, Pennsylvania manufacturers of Windsor chairs.
    Frontgate - "Enhancing your life at home...needs for the home, pool, patio, and garden."
    Furniture Society - Trade group of independent craftsmen has a List of Members.
    George Smith - Hand-made furniture and fabrics.
    Gracious Home - New York.
    Gumps - "Legendary San Francisco house-and-home store"
    Harden Furniture
    Hay - Copenhagen and Horsens, Denmark.
    Herman Miller - Home and office furniture.
    Historic Charleston Foundation Online Store Collection
    Home Decorators
    Home Depot
    HomePortfolio - Searchable directory helps locate thousands of home products, including furniture, appliances, tile and stone and lighting.
    Horchow Collection
    IKEA
    Iznik Tiles and Ceramics - Istanbul, Turkey.
    Jasper Conran - Men and women's clothing, home furnishings, jewellry, fragrance (son of Terence Conran).
    Jeff Lind Fine Woodworking - South Berwick, Maine.
    Jhane Barnes - Textiles, home furnishings, carpets and furniture.
    John Derian - New York. See John Derian's Handmade Home Decor by Rita Konig, Wall Street Journal, WSJ Magazine, November, 29, 2012. With slideshow.
    Jonathan Adler Furniture
    Knoll
    Kreiss Collection - Furniture, fabrics, linens.
    Lars Bolander - "Antiques, accessories and interior design."
    Laura Ashley Home
    Levenger - Furniture and lighting for libraries.
    Liebherr - The 24 inch Freestanding Refrigerator and Freezer "is perfect for small space kitchens, condo living or for those who don't require large capacity refrigeration. It features New SwingLine doors with beveled edges and integrated opening mechanism make opening effortless and extremely energy efficient." Model CS 1301 door hinges left, without IceMaker.
    Lighting Universe
    Ligne Roset - Contemporary French furniture.
    Mackenzie-Childs - Aurora, New York. They have an annual Barn Sale - 7/15/2011 to 7/17/2011, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. See Customers camp out in Aurora for hours to get into MacKenzie-Childs barn saleby Pam Lundborg, Syracuse Post Standard, June 12, 2009.
    Maine Cottage Furniture - Yarmouth, Maine.
    Maison Fey - Paris firm, founded in 1910, specializes in grainerie (working with leather): Cordova leather, faux books, gilding, desk items, furniture upholstery. 15, Avenue Daumesnil, 12th Arrondisement (01 43 41 22 22).
    Marie Claire Maison - Directory of French furniture and textiles shops.
    Maurice Villency - Contemporary furniture. The Rivoli sofa - in the Living collection - has a handsome hardwood frame and is upholstered in Italian leather.
    Maxalto - Contemporary Italian furniture.
    Mitchell Gold - Furniture.
    Molteni & C - Contemporary Italian furniture.
    Natuzzi - Home furnishings.
    New Moon Rugs - The Mesa Collection by John Kurtz is a "collection of Classic Native American patterns and color schemes that have been transformed into contemporary interpretations that are uniquely American."
    Oriental Furniture - Wide assortment of Shoji Screens.
    Philippe Starck
    Phillips Collection - Home furnishings.
    Pier I Imports
    Pierre Deux French Country
    Pierre Frey - Paris
    Poltrona Frau - Italian furniture maker
    Pottery Barn
    Restoration Hardware
    Robin Bruce - Furniture
    Room & Board - Furniture and home furnishings
    Scott Jordan Furniture - New York.
    Shackleton Thomas - Bridgewater, Vermont. Charles Shackleton Furniture and Miranda Thomas Pottery.
    Simon Pearce - Glass and pottery designer located in Quechee, Vermont.
    Simple Human - "Tools for efficient living."
    South Cone Trading Company - "World leader in sustainable furniture."
    Staples Cabinet Makers - Stephen Staples of Plainville, Massachusetts, creates "hand crafted furniture art made from reclaimed antique woods of historic New England."
    Stickley Furniture - Manlius, New York.
    Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers
    Todd Oldham
    Furniture
    Textiles
    Umbra - Home decorative accessories, housewares and gift items.
    Uncommon Goods
    Vanguard Furniture - The Thom Filicia Home Collection features furniture with names from the Finger Lakes:
    Tully Cocktail Table
    Pompey Chair
    Skaneateles Sofa
    Greek Peak Side Chair
    Venetucci Manufacturers Outlet - 433 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, Connecticut (860-399-6477). Features new stock, prototypes, samples, closeouts, discontinued items and overruns of furniture, accessories, tableware and gift items.
    Weatherend Estate Furniture - Rockland, Maine.
    West Elm
    Workbench Furniture
    Yves Delorme - Part of the family-owned French company Fremaux Delorme, they sell fine linens for the bath and table, as well as furniture.
    Zara Home

    Housekeeping

    Caldrea
    California Closets
    Container Store
    Dyson - See Annals of Invention: How to Make It by John Seabrook, New Yorker, September 20, 2010. "Dyson had grasped what the companies trying to make hundred-dollar vacuum cleaners had forgotten: that a lot of people get their kicks from buying appliances, and are willing to pay a premium for a machine that will deliver an emotional experioence."
    Karl's Appliance Stores - New Jersey chain.
    The Laundress
    Method - Company founded by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry makes "naturally-derived, biodegradable" cleaning products.
    Miele Appliances - German manufacturers of high quality Vacuum Cleaners and other appliances.
    Oreck - Upright vacuum cleaners.
    Simple Human - "Tools for efficient living."
    Stark's Vacuum Cleaners - Seattle. (Shipping and handling costs are $10 to $15.)

    Jeans

    Adriano Goldschmied
    Blue Cult
    Chip and Pepper - Los Angeles. (Chip and Pepper Foster are brothers and identical-twins.)
    Citizens of Humanity
    Diesel: Denim
    Earnest Sewn
    Evisu
    French Dressing Jeans
    G-Star - "Jeans made by and for denim connaisseurs."
    Indigo Palms by Tommy Bahama - Hurricane Pass Outfitters.
    JBrand Jeans
    Joe's Jeans
    Kasil
    Lee
    Levi's - Capital E style is recommended, the Red Tab collection has 15 fits.
    Loomstate - Organic cotton.
    Lucky Brand - Created by Gene Montesano and Barry Perlman in 1990.
    Marithe & Francois Girbaud - Paris. Jeans and footwear.
    Paige Premium Denim - The Skyline Drive style is recommended.
    Paper, Denim & Cloth
    Replay
    Rock and Republic
    Self Edge - 714 Valencia Street, San Francisco. See Foraging San Francisco Self Edge New York Times, November 4, 2007. "According to Kiya Babzani, the owner of Self Edge, some of the labels sold at the store, which include Iron Heart and Flat Head, are available nowhere else in North America."
    Serfontaine
    Seven for all Mankind - The "Margot" style is recommended.
    True Religion Brand Jeans
    Tummy Tuck Jeans - “Not Your Daughter's Jeans”.

    Jewelry and Watches

    A La Vieille Russie - Jewelry, snuff boxes, Faberge, silver, Russian icons and works of art.
    Aaron Faber Gallery - 20th and 21st century jewelry.
    Asprey - London.
    Asprey & Garrard
    Audemars Piguet - Swiss luxury watchmaker.
    Bailey Banks & Biddle
    Baume et Mercier - Fine watches, Geneva.
    Bedat & Co. - Geneva.
    Bentley & Skinner - London. See their cufflinks.
    Betteridge Jewelers - Greenwich, Connecticut (and Palm Beach, Vail and Beaver Creek.)
    drop earrings
    Blancpain
    Boucheron - Paris
    Breguet - Swiss watch maker
    Breitling - German watchmakers known for their technical innovation.
    Buccellati
    Bulgari - Contemporary Italian jewellers.
    Carla's Beads - Carla Zeeman.
    Cartier
    Catherine Zadeh
    Chaumet - Paris.
    Chimento
    Chopard - Geneva..
    Cobra & Bellamy - J49 Sloane St., London.
    David Morris International - London.
    Dior Joaillerie
    Elizabeth R. Agte - "Elizabeth R. Agte (pronounced ahg-tee) has been making jewelry in the Rochester New York area since 1985." The Sincerely Squared bracelet "is by far and away my best selling bracelet. I have a growing list of people who have made a point of telling me that they never take this bracelet off. The elegant simplicity of this solid sterling silver bracelet stands by itself as well as mixing it up beautifully with others. The brushed and patinated surface requires little maintenance." DL likes:
    Picture Perfect Earrings - Sterling silver and lapis lazuli (US$75.00)
    Tents and Igloos Bracelet - Sterling silver and agate (US$350)
    F. P. Journe - François-Paul Journe, Geneva watchmaker.
    Favero Jewels - Vicenza.
    Fossil
    Fortunoff
    Franck Muller
    Fred Leighton
    Georg Jensen - Sweden.
    Geiger Watches - Austria.
    Girard-Perregaux
    Graff Diamonds - London.
    Gumps: Jewelry - "Legendary San Francisco house-and-home store%"
    Hamilton & Inches - Edinburgh. Jewellery and luxury goods.
    Hamilton Jewelers
    Harry Winston
    Hublot - Geneva watchmaker.
    IWC - International Watch Company, Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
    Jaeger-LeCoultre - "Manufacture de haute horlogerie."
    Jean Dunand
    Jewelry by Gauthier
    Joan Hornig
    John Hardy
    John Landrum Bryant - New York.
    Kaufmann de Suisse - Palm Beach, New York, Montreal.
    Keshi Zuni Collection - Arts and crafts from the Zuni Pueblo. Items for sale include traditional Zuni jewelry, fetish carvings and medicine bags.
    Lamsa - "Located in four cities in Saudi Arabia, Lamsa is a trading establishment which specializes in traditional and modern Saudi and Arabian dresses and fashion. It also offers a wide range of Arabic and Oriental silver antiques and jewelry."
    A. Lange & Söhne - German watches.
    Links of London
    Longmire - Cufflinks.
    Louis Glick
    Lux Bond & Green
    Mark Davis - Bakelite bangles
    Marion Cage
    Martin Braun
    Mauri Pioppo
    Michael C. Fina
    NOMOS Glashütte - German watchmaker.
    Monies - Utilizing stone, jade, bone, wood and amber. Danish designers Nicolai & Gerda Monies are the winners of the 2010 Dansk Fashion Award for Designer of the Year.
    Oh dis le moi - Paris. "Bijoux, joaillerie, créateurs"
    Oris - Swiss-made watches.
    Panerai - Neuchatel, Switzerland.
    Parmigiani
    Patek Philippe - Geneva.
    S. J. Phillips - Antique jewellery.
    Piaget
    Portofino
    Roger Dubuis
    Rolex
    Stephanie Sersich - Topsham, Maine. See the Temptress Collar of "handmade glass beads and button, turquoise, horn, shell, carnelian, glass beads, floss and waxed linen."
    Stephen Dweck
    Stephen Webster
    Swatch
    TAG Heuer - Swiss sports watches.
    Temple St. Clair - New York. "From the signature rock crystal amulets to one-of-a-kind cocktail rings, Temple St. Clair is known for modern classic style and an impeccable use of fine colored gemstones and distinctive gold work."
    Thomas Prescher
    Thierry Lefévre-Grave - 24, rue Durantin 75018 Paris
    Tiffany & Co.
    Tourneau
    Twist - “Has one of the most important collections of jewelry artists found anywhere in the country.” Founded in 1980 by Paul Schneider and Lauren Eulau.
    Earrings by Joli
    Chrysoprase Earrings - by Jamie Joseph (US$430.00)
    Horseshoe Amulet Earrings - by Gurhan (US$600.00)
    Turtle Charm - by Sally Sohn (US$2,750.00)
    Ulysse Nardin - Swiss watchmaker.
    Vacheron Constantin - Watches.
    Van Cleef & Arpels
    Wartski - London.
    Musée d'horlogerie du Locle (Watch Museum of Le Locle - Château des Monts, Neuenburg, Switzerland
    Yamron

    Kayaks

    Boreal Design Kayaks
    Current Designs Kayaks
    Dagger Kayaks
    Eddyline Kayaks
    Emotion Kayaks
    Impex Kayaks
    Liquidlogic Kayaks
    Necky Kayaks
    Nelo
    Ocean Kayak
    Perception Kayaks
    Pyranha Kayaks
    Riot Kayaks
    Wave Sport
    Wilderness Systems

    Kitchenware and Cookware

    Karl's Appliance Stores - New Jersey chain.
    Cookware
    All-Clad Metalcrafters - Located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, southwest of Pittsburgh. (724-745-8300). See High-end pots that no one would pan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 15, 2000. "All-Clad confines itself to an exclusive-in-this-area seconds sale twice a year at Crate in the Green Tree Shopping Center; Kitchen Shelf, Westmoreland Mall; and Ladbroke at the Meadows. Thousands of people come to the track looking for substantial discounts."
    Alessi
    Bodum - Kitchenware. See Tested: Bodum Canteen Glass, New York Magazine, August 13, 2007.
    Bourgeat - Professional kitchen utensils. The Excellence line can be used on induction cooktops.
    Le Creuset
    Cuisinart
    Dehillerin - Eric Dehillerin, located in Paris, has been selling copper cookware since 1820.
    Demeyere Cookware - Belgium. The Apollo, Sirocco, and Atlantis lines can be used on induction cooktops.
    Falk Culinair Copper Cookware - Belgium.
    Hackman - Finland.
    Lacanche - French professional kitchen ranges.
    Marcus Cookware
    Mauviel - Located in Villedieu-les-Poêles in Normandy, their Induc'Inox cookware line is specifically designed for induction (multi-layered multi-layered stainless steel 18/10, high conductibility - distributes the heat evenly and quickly, 2 mm thick).
    Oxo International - Kitchen tools and housewares.
    Pampered Chef
    Pillivuyt
    Le Sanctuaire - 2710 Main Street, Santa Monica, California (310-581-8999). "The Barneys of cooking stores" (Posh Spice, by Christine Muhlke, New York Times Magazine, March 4, 2007, p. 59).
    Simple Human - "Tools for efficient living."
    Staub
    Sub-Zero & Wolf
    Vic Firth Gourmet - "Professional quality peppermills, salt mills and rolling pins." Located in Newport, Maine. (800-894-5970).
    Viking
    William Bounds Limited - Salt and pepper mills.
    Williams-Sonoma

    Leather Goods and Luggage

    Agnelle - Saint Junien, France, glovemakers.
    Anya Hindmarch - London.
    April in Paris - San Francisco.
    Asprey - London.
    Avventura - Men's shoes, boots and leather goods.
    Bosca
    Brahmin Leather Works
    Canterbury Leather International Ltd. - New Zealand. Sheepskin footwear and outerwear.
    Cherchbi - British leathergoods and accessories company. They make a handsome Correspondent Satchel
    Coach - Leathergoods, including handbags, briefcases, footwear, men's and women's accessories, business and travel items.
    Dooney & Burke - Leathergoods. Their factory is in CT. (1 Regent Streeet, Norwalk, 06855, Phone: 203-853-7515) The Annual Dooney & Bourke tent sale is held in December. (Call 800-347-5000)
    Dunhill - London. "Luxury goods for men"
    Ellington Leather Goods
    Filson - Has an attractive selection of pullmans, duffles and field bags.
    Fishpond - Good selection of rolling duffels.
    Furla - Luxury and leather goods. See also Furla USA
    George Cleverley & Co. - London.
    Globe-Trotter - "British luxury since 1897."
    Ghurka - Norwalk, Connecticut firm sells travel gear, handbags and accessories.
    Goyard - Paris. "Maison E. GOYARD, Paris France - Malle Goyard, malletier de luxe, bagages de luxe."
    Hartmann - Business cases and personal leather accessories.
    Hidepark Leather Company - Check out their Ladies Gilets [vests] and Waistcoats.
    Donald J. Pliner
    Kale Miles - Leathergoods. See This Belt is $18,000, by Aja Mangum, The Annals of Excess, New York Magazine, January 21-28, 2008. The Hudson, Modernist, and Mercer belts have platinum buckles and are cut and assembled by hand in Maine. "For what the company says are 'competitive reasons', it won't release the name of the English tannery that supplies the leather, although it is supposedly the oldest in the world, founded during the Roman Empire. The leather is cut from a specific spot on a particular breed of cow. Typical cowhides cost a few hundred dollars; Kale Miles pays "in the thousands" for theirs."
    Lancel - Paris. Founded in 1876. "Sacs, sacs à main, bagages et maroquinerie de luxe."
    London Harness
    Louis Vuitton
    Martin Dingman Leather Goods - Diamond City, Arkansas.
    Millican - “Organic canvas bags and vegetable tanned leather accessories.”
    Nocona Boots - Western boots, many in exotic leathers (crocodile, ostrich, snake, lizard, stingray, shark). For additional information about the company see the entry on Nocona Boot Company in the Handbook of Texas Online.
    Paul's Harness Shop - Equestrian merchandise, Colorado Springs.
    Salvatore Ferragamo - There is a Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
    Samsonite
    Schedoni - Handbags, leather accessories.
    Smith & Canova - "Fine leathergoods and accessories."
    Smythson - 40 Bond Street, London. "Personalised stationery and luxury leather goods."
    Swaine Adeney Brigg - “250 years of Britsh craftsmanship.”
    Swiss Freitag
    T. Anthony Ltd. - "Theodore Anthony once designed cosmetic cases for Elizabeth Arden. But in 1946, he decided to set off in his own direction and open his own shop on Upper Madison Avenue in Manhattan."
    Tanner Krolle - 38 Old Bond Street, London. Leather goods.
    Tardini - Modena, Italia.
    Timberland - “Boot. Brand. Belief.”
    Tod's - Founded by Diego Della Valle and known for its classic gommino (racing moccasin or driving shoe). See:
    Tory Burch Fashioned a Business Model First by Teri Agins, Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2008.
    Italian Touch (2009) - Described by the publisher as "a collaboration between Donatella Sartorio, an Italian fashion and style journalist, and TOD's, one of the most important Italian companies producing luxury leather goods. It includes more than 100 Italians of different ages photographed with their families, friends, children and an assortment of dogs in splendid historic palaces and the countryside, representing the Italian way of living and a certain style that goes beyond fashion and time. This absorbing gallery of people includes all kinds of Italian citizens, like the sophisticated Tuscan prince, for example, who teaches International Law at university, edits a daily newspaper and manages his large winery at San Gimignano. There is the handsome Sicilian prince who rents the family palace for events, but who is also an entrepreneur and owns farms and eco-sustainable real estate. There is also the young marquis from Liguria who moved from Manhattan to Monferrato to manage the family company producing oil and wine. They are all very elegant in jeans and moccasins, all testament to a current but timeless style that is undeniably Italian and famous throughout the world. This is a book for enthusiasts of fashion and style, but it is also for those who love period interiors, city palaces, castles in the hills, and Italian landscapes, all ancient but alive and vibrant as ever."
    Lizzie Widdicombe (Department of Hoopla, "That's Italian,", New Yorker, November 2, 2009, p. 44) describes a recent party held at the Madison Avenue store marking the launch of the book. "A guest named Stephane Siboni who is French, said, "The main difference between the Italians and the French is that the Italians wear red pants. We don't."
    Tumi - Backpacks, messenger bags.
    Valextra
    Zero Halliburton - Aluminum laptop cases.

    Linens, Bedding, Towels

    Anali - Fine linens and accessories.
    Anichini - Tunbridge, Vermont. Luxury textiles. In the Glossary of Terms are explanations of such terms as Muga silk, Continental sham, and Boudoir pillow. There are also helpful care instructions. Has a Hospitality Division.
    Auping
    Avoca - 11 Suffolk Street, Dublin. There are some lovely, colorful throws in lambswool, mohair and cashmere “woven in Ireland at our mill in Avoca Village where there's been weaving since 1723.”
    Bardwil Home - Their Lenox Platinum towels are "made from a combination of ultra soft premium cotton and bamboo fibers. These fibers result in a yarn which creates an extremely soft and absorbent towel with the feel of cashmere."
    Bates Mill Store - Bedspreads (Lewiston, Maine).
    Bed Bath & Beyond
    Braquenie - Paris.
    La Cigale - Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania (717-964-2248 or 964-3313). French Provencal linens.
    Cotswold Woollen Weavers - Filkins, Gloucestershire, UK.
    Cuddledown of Maine - Down comforters, linens, bedding and furniture.
    Leron - New York. "Custom linens for bed, bath, dining and entertaining."
    Dewolfson - Down, linens, and Abyss Super Pile towels. "Winning our hearts was the $56 Super Pile Towel from DeWoolfson...our Best Overall" (Catalog Critic: Weighing in on heavy towels, Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2006).
    D. Porthault - Fine linens. Paris.
    Dewey Trading Company - Collection of Pendleton blankets.
    Elvang - Danish company specializes in throws and pillows made from Alpaca wool.
    F & B Specialty Linen - "Fine European linens for bed, bath, and table."
    Frette - Italian linens.
    Garnet Hill
    Gayle Warwick - Hand embroidered bed and table linens.
    Hudson's Bay Company
    Irish Linen Company
    Le Jacquard Français - French company specializes in damask linen for table, kitchen, bathroom.
    Johnson Woolen Mills - Johnson, Vermont. Manufactures woolen shirts, jackets, blankets and the famous iceman's pants.
    Kreiss Collection
    Libeco - "Belgian linen weaver, fabrics and household products."
    Linda Clifford Scottish & Irish Merchant - Bethel, Maine.
    MacAusland's Woolen Mills - Bloomfield, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
    Maine Woolens - 15 Paul Street, Brunswick, Maine. (207-689-8266)
    Martex
    Northwest Pendleton - Blankets.
    Peacock Alley - Bed and bath linens, blankets.
    Pendleton Woolen Mills
    Peter Reed - "Luxury linens since 1861"
    Pine Cone Hill - Quilts, bedding, furniture.
    Pratesi
    Primrose Bordier - French linens.
    Scandia Down - "Fine down and feather products" (comforters, pillows, linens, towels, bathrobes, booties).
    Schweitzer Linen
    Sferra Linens
    Westpoint Stevens
    Woolrich - To get information on the Woolrich Original Company Store, 39 Boardman Drive, Woolrich, Pa. (Avis) call 570-769-7401.
    Yves Delorme - Part of the family-owned French company Fremaux Delorme, they sell fine linens for the bath and table, as well as furniture.

    Menswear

    Alan Flusser Custom Shop - New York.
    Alexander McQueen
    Allen Solly - Relaxed formal wear.
    Anderson & Sheppard - Bespoke tailors, Savile Row.
    Anthony J. Hewitt - Savile Row bespoke tailors.
    Arnys - Paris. See photographs by David Henry of Staircase at Arnys and portraits of the owners - Jean Grimbert and Michel Grimbert.
    Ascot Chang - Shirtmaker.
    Austin Reed
    Battistoni - Guglielmo Battistoni started as a shirt maker in 1946.
    Belstaff
    Belvest - Milano.
    Benson and Clegg - "Exclusive tailors and shirtmakers."
    Boast - See No Country for Old Men, by Amy Odell, Bloomberg Businessweek, November 14, 2010, pp. 106-107. “After purchasing the trademart from St. John last year, Dowling and his partner, Alexander Tiger, both 38, have put aside their respective careers as documentary filmmaker and corporate lawyer to revive the brand for a new generation of irreverent prepsters.”
    Bogi - Milan.
    Brioni - Italian menswear.
    Brook Taverner - British orporate and retail tailors.
    Brooks Brothers - Check out the ties in the Audubon Collection.
    Brunello Cucinelli - Perugia, Italia. Cashmere.
    Burberry - See Technology and the Trenchcoat: Burberry Finds Its Future by Mining Its Past video interview with Christopher Bailey by Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribune / New York Times, November 11, 2010.
    Canali
    Cesare Attolini - Napoli.
    Charles Tyrwhitt - Makers of fine shirts, Jermyn Street, London.
    Charvet - Jean-Claude Colban. See What's My Line? Only the Most Prestigious Shirtmaker in the World by Josh Patner, New York Times Magazine, Spring, 2006, p. 88. "The stiching on a standard collar is four millmeters from the edge," he says, explaining the special magic of a custom-made shirt. "In bespoke we can make it closer if you prefer...And we never fuse collars. When the collar is fused, it is dead."
    Chester Barrie - Savile Row. "Classic, English and hand tailored."
    Coles
    Corneliani - "Fratelli Claudio & Carlalberto Corneliani S.p.A. with headquarters in Mantua, is an international leader in quality menswear, with decades of experience dedicated exclusively to fine men's apparel. Founded in the Thirties, Corneliani was one of the pioneers of clothing manufacture in Italy, and found definitive consolidation in the second half of the Fifties."
    Crombie
    Daks - London
    Davies and Sons - Savile Row bespoke tailors.
    Dege & Skinner - Bespoke tailors, Savile Row, London.
    Derby Gardeazabal - Bilboa, Spain.
    Dockers
    Dunhill - London. "Luxury goods for men."
    Ede & Ravenscroft - London.
    Edward Sexton - Savile Row, London.
    Emmett Shirts - 112 Jermyn Street, St. James, London. Ready-to-wear and made-to-measure service.
    Engineered Garments - Daiki Suzuki's menswear line.
    Ermenegildo Zegna - Menswear. See article - Annals of Technology: Solar Chic: Dressing Off the Grid by Henry Alford, New Yorker Magazine, September 24, 2007 about their Solar Ski Jacket. "He pointed out two two-inch-by-three-inch solar panels embedded in the jacket's removable Nehru-style collar. The panels are wired to a battery in the breast pocket which is the size of a deck of cards; with four hours' worth of sun, the battery can be used to charge five- and six-volt appliances like cell phones and iPods."
    Eterno - London. Italian shirtmakers based in Salerno.
    Erotokritos - Paris.
    Eton Shorts - 65 Kingsway, London.
    Ferdinando Caraceni Sartoria - Milan.
    Fox Brothers & Co. Ltd. - Wellington, Somerset, UK. "Woollen & Worsted Cloth Manufacturers Since 1772. Makers of the World's Finest Flannel."
    Geiger - Austria.
    Gieves and Hawkes - Savile Row, Lndon.
    Gianluca Isaia - Neapolitan tailor.
    Giorgio Armani
    Grosvenor Shirts - London
    Groupe Seize sur Vingt - New York. 243 Elizabeth St. (212-343-0476). Founded by James and Gwendolyn Jurney in 1998. "We make finely tailored clothing for men and women, whose fabrics and fit are both youthful and elegant. We have men and women's custom and ready-to-wear shirts and suits, sportswear, shoes, and beautifully made accessories."
    Hackett - Jermyn Street, London.
    Hart, Schaffner & Marx - Clothing for men.
    Hardy Amies
    Hart, Schaffner & Marx - Clothing for men.
    Harvie & Hudson - London firm known for their broad striped shirts. (They made shirts for Rudolph Valentino.)
    Hawes and Curtis - London shirtmakers.
    Henry Poole - Bespoke tailors, Savile Row.
    Henry Rose - Master tailor, London.
    Hermes - Ties.
    Hickey Freeman - Menswear. They have a factory outlet in Rochester, New York (1155 Clinton Ave. North (585-467-7021) open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
    Hilditch & Key - Bespoke shirtmakers, Jermyn Street, London.
    Hiltl - Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany. “The ultimate trousers.”
    Huntsman - London.
    Ike Behar - Miami Lakes, Florida, shirt-maker.
    Isaia - Napoli. "World's only true modern sartorial brand of men's apparel."
    Italo Ferretti - Men's ties (cravatta).
    J. McLaughlin - "Perennial preppy favorites" for men and women.
    J. Peterman
    J. Press - Menswear.
    James Lock & Co. Ltd. - London hatters. "Ladies and gentlemen's hats and country clothing."
    Jaeger - "Classic clothing for men and women."
    Jhane Barnes - Menswear collection, textiles, home furnishings, carpets and furniture.
    John Pearse - London tailor. See Saville Rogues: London's Rakish Tailors - Intelligent Life Magazine, Summer 2009.
    John Smedley - London. "World's finest knitwear."
    Jonathan Quearney - “Bespoke tailor, outfitter and clothier.” See Saville Rogues: London's Rakish Tailors - Intelligent Life Magazine, Summer 2009.
    Joseph Abboud
    JoS. A. Bank Clothiers
    Katherine Hooker - London. "Made to measure coats and jackets for men and women.
    Kendi Ties
    Kilgour - Savile Row tailors.
    King & Allen - London. "Bespoke tailoring."
    Kiton - Neapolitan tailors. See The Best of the Worsted: Why the old art of the tailor is still found in modern Naples by Michael Specter, New Yorker Magazine, January 17, 2000. "Kiton, which Paone started in 1953, makes some of the world's finest--and most expensive--clothes."
    Lands' End
    Lee Allison - Ties.
    Liberty of London - See Guardians of Heritage: At Liberty by Robb Young, New York Times, November 8, 2010. Anna Buruma isthe archivist for the Liberty department store in London. “The business primarily uses the archives overseen by Ms. Buruma as inspiration for its printed textile range, although sometimes its contents are mined for retail marketing campaigns too. And the wholesale fabric unit also calls on her to help clients who are ordering exclusive fabrics.”
    Loro Piana - "World's foremost cashmere manufacturer and the largest single buyer of the finest wools."
    Roadster Villa D'Este Jacket (Vicuña Storm Systems)
    Louis Boston
    Luciano Barbera
    Luigi Borrelli - Menswear.
    Lutwyche Bespoke - London.
    Maurice Sedwell - Savile Row, London.
    Mitchells and Richards - Westport and Greenwich Connecticut.
    Monitaly
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    New & Lingwood - "Shirtmakers, hosiers and shoemakers"
    Nick Bronson - Scarves (cravatte - vestaglie - foulard - sciarpe) Via Nicola D'Apulia, 9 - 20125 Milano.
    Norton & Sons - London. Savile Row bespoke.
    Odin New York
    Oxxford Clothes - Tailored clothing.
    Ozwald Boateng - London.
    Paco Rabanne
    Pal Zileri
    Paul Smith - U.K. See their socks for men and women.
    Paul Stuart
    Polo.com - Ralph Lauren.
    Pringle of Scotland - Womenswear, menswear, knitwear and accessories.
    Reiss - London.
    Richard Anderson - Savile Row bespoke tailor.
    Richard Gelding - London.
    Richard James - Savile Row, London.
    Robert Talbott - Ties, shirts and accessories.
    Rogue's Gallery - 41 Wharf Street, Portland (207-773-4900). Founded by Alex Carleton. In 2008 the sample sale was held on Saturday, November 1st at Fort Andross, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick. Spring 2009 LookBook was shot at Bailey Island. See also:
    L. L. Bean Tries on a New Look by Eric Wilson, New York Times, August 19, 2009. "L. L. Bean, like other outdoor companies, is planning an updated look with a collection called L. L. Bean Signature. The company has hired a name designer, Alex Carleton, the founder of Rogues Gallery, as its creative director. In March, it will introduce the line, including tailored linen blazers and buffalo plaid shirts for men and camp jackets and a madras shirtdress for women."
    Maine Attraction - By Josh Patner, Time Magazine, n.d.
    Making history: Maine firm turns images of the past into hip menswear by Emily Shartin, Boston Globe, June 29, 2006.
    Ron Herman - Los Angeles.
    Scabal - London. Quality fabrics, cloth, made-to-measure suits.
    Sir Tom Baker - London tailor
    Spencer Hart - British tailors. See Saville Rogues: London's Rakish Tailors - Intelligent Life Magazine, Summer 2009.
    Stefano Ricci - Menswear.
    Steven Hitchcock
    SU214 - UK.
    T. M. Lewin - Jermyn Street, London.
    Ted Baker
    Theory
    Thomas Pink - "The most beautiful shirts in the world." Jermyn Street, London.
    Timothy Everest - London. "We provide a full, handmade bespoke suit, crafted on the premises to Savile Row standards, but with a youthful edge."
    Tomas Maier - Swimwear.
    Tommy Bahama
    Tommy Hilfiger
    Truzzi - Milano. “Truzzi shirts are firmly established in the world's top 100 shops.”
    Turnbull & Asser - Shirtmakers and clothiers.
    Vilebrequin - Men's beachwear.
    Zanella - Founded in the late 1950s in Vicenza, Italy, it is known for its “igh quality men's and women's sartorial trousers.”

    Movies

    Blockbuster Video
    Critics' Choice Video
    DVD Discounts - "Lowest cost DVD Movies anywhere."

    Museum Shops

    Bodleian Library Shop - University of Oxford
    Boutiques de musées - French museum shops
    British Museum Store
    Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
    Heard Museum Shop - Phoenix, Arizona. American Indian pottery, jewelry
    Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston
    Library of Congress Shop
    Metropolitan Museum of Art Gift and Book Shop
    Museum of Modern Art
    Morgan Library Shop
    National Gallery of Canada - Ottawa
    Kayaks glass ornament - Designed by Jessie Oonark, an artist from Baker Lake.
    Smithsonian Store
    Victoria and Albert Museum Shop
    Winterthur Gifts

    Music

    Alapage - French online book and music store.
    Angel
    Anita's Ocarinas - Anita Feng makes these ancient folk instruments from a smooth, high-fire clay.
    Aquarius Records - Oldest independent record store in San Francisco.
    A Boite d'accordéon - "Réparation, accordage, vente, accordéons, bandonéons, accordinas." 8, rue du Sergent Bobillot, 93100 Montreuil, Ile-De-France. (33 (0)1 48 58 63 97)
    CDBaby - Online record store that sells CDs by independent musicians. Allows you to listen to generous portions of music (try Deb Talan's Forgiven from her Something Burning CD).
    CDnow
    CD Universe - Online music and video store.
    Descarga Online! - "Source for hard to find tropical Latin compact discs, videos, books, instructional material and percussion instruments."
    Deutsche Grammophon
    EMI
    FolkWeb
    Global Electronic Music Marketplace (GEMM) - Over 3,200.000 new and used cds and vinyl. Specializes in hard-to-find titles. For example, try a search for Tom Tom Club (Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, formerly of the Talking Heads).
    H&B Recordings Direct - Classical.
    Hänssler
    Harmonia Mundi
    Helix Musical Instruments - Australian James Corr specialises in unique hand made instruments which include, harps, lyres, psalteries, marimbas, xylophones, tuned and untuned percussion and a range of multi-cultural instruments.
    Kairos
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Mode
    Naxos
    Nonesuch
    RCA
    Reference Recordings
    SONY Classical
    Telarc
    Tower Records
    Virgin Classics
    Warner

    Outdoor Clothing and Gear

    727 Sailbags - French company recyles sails into chairs and sacs (bags)
    Adirondack Mountain Club Online Store
    Adventure Medical Kits - "First aid kits and survival tools for wilderness medicine, family outings, and travel."
    Aigle - Outdoor clothing "based on three common principles: quality, function, and gimmick-free elegance."
    Aku - Trekking and outdoor footwear
    Alpineer - Crested Butte, Colorado.
    Altrec - Outdoor gear.
    Arc'teryx - Outdoor clothing and gear.
    Armor Lux - Quimper, France, company manufactures classic striped cotton Breton sailor sweaters.
    Asolo
    Barbour - Men's and women's outdoor activity and country sport clothing. They have an outlet in Milford, New Hampshire, just off Route 101 at 55 Meadowbrook Drive (603-673-1313).
    Bass Pro Shops
    Black Diamond
    Blundstones - Boots, footwear (Tasmania).
    BMC - "Swiss cycling technology"
    Brasher Book Company
    Brunton - Their Wind River Range is one of the best camp stoves with 30,000 BTUs ($462). They also sell portable solar panels. The Solaris 26 ($451) is made for charging laptops. The L5 5-Watt LED Headlamp is the "brightest LED headlamp available."
    Buck Knives
    Burton - Gear for snowboarders.
    Cabela's - Hunting, fishing and outdoor gear.
    Campmor - "Gear for camping, backpacking, mountaineering, hiking, trekking, canoeing, kayaking, in-line skating, and bicycling."
    Carhartt - "Original equipment for the active worker."
    Cascade Designs
    Chaco - Footwear.
    Chatham Marine - British firm sells "casual, marine clothing and shoes for men and women."
    Chippewa Boots - See also Snakeboots
    Cintamini - Icelandic outdoor clothing.
    Coleman
    Columbia
    Cordings of Piccadilly - Makers of Luggage (see their canvas Extra Large Holdall) and Field Clothing (see their shooting stockings).
    Dale of Norwary - Sweaters. “World-leading producer of water repellent wool products.”
    Danner Footwear
    Delorme - Maps, navigation devices.
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    Driza-Bone - Queensland, Australia, company known for their oilskin coats.
    Dunham Boots - Founded in 1885 in Brattleboro, Vermont by George and Charles Dunham .
    Eastern Mountain Sports
    Empire Canvas Works - Solon Springs, Wisconsin. "Traditional outerwear for winter adventures. Hand crafted in northern Minnesota." Great mittens and boots.
    Ermenegildo Zegna - Menswear. See article - Annals of Technology: Solar Chic: Dressing Off the Grid by Henry Alford, New Yorker Magazine, September 24, 2007 about their Solar Ski Jacket. "He pointed out two two-inch-by-three-inch solar panels embedded in the jacket's removable Nehru-style collar. The panels are wired to a battery in the breast pocket which is the size of a deck of cards; with four hours' worth of sun, the battery can be used to charge five- and six-volt appliances like cell phones and iPods."
    Eureka Camping Center - Binghamton, New York, factory outlet sells tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, canoes, kayaks and camping accessories. They have an annual tent sale in March.
    ExOfficio - "Travel clothing for the adventurous spirit."
    Fjällräven - Swedish company founded by Åke Nordin.
    F. M. Allen - " Luxury African Safari specialists."
    Farlows - London. "Shooting jackets, country clothing, shooting accessories, men's and ladies' shooting jackets."
    Filson
    Gander Mountain - Hunting, fishing and camping gear.
    Garmont - Hiking Boots and gear for trekking and mountaineering.
    David Goldie - Skipton, North Yorkshire. “Town and Country Clothing”. “ Offers specialist coats for fishing, shooting, riding and dog walking, including Barbour, Musto, Aigle and Joules,...a large selection of headwear, probably the best in the UK, from flat caps to cashmere trilbys, together with walking sticks and folding seat sticks.”/
    Gordini - Essex Junction, Vermont.
    Gore-Tex Outerwear
    Gramicci - Outdoor clothing.
    Gregory Mountain Products - Backpacks. The Shasta is described as "for the traditionalist, "All i want is a tube with a suspension!" Stripped down to the essentials with a price to match."
    Grenfell Handicrafts, Ltd. - St. Anthony, Newfoundland. Where else could you find such lovely handknit socks (100% wool, $25)? Check out the High-Topped Ladies Duffle Slippers (100% wool, $51.00), made of "hand-embroidered wool with a Moosehide-lined sole and can be used as boot liners" and the Thrummed Mitts (hand-knitted 100% wool, $28.00). The cooperative is best-known for their hooked rugs, known as mats. I like the Flowered Mat (Navy, approx. 33" x 24", $763.75). For more about the collectible mats see Silk stocking mats: hooked mats of the Grenfell Mission by Paula Laverty ISBN:0773525068 (also in Google Books), Silk-stocking Mats: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and Rugs to Riches: Grenfell Hooked Textiles by Helaine Fendelman, March 4, 2004.
    Life Magazine photographer George Silk visited the mission (misspelled Grenfeld) in August 1949 and tool over 100 photographs (labels mine):
    Tents
    In the bow
    Fur-lined parka
    Adult and child
    Mother and daughter
    To learn more about Wilfred Grenfell and the Grenfell Labrador Medical Mission see Labrador doctor: my life with the Grenfell Mission by William Anthony Paddon. This book contains an interesting account of the author's experience on August 8, 1949 on board the Maraval, a 20 meter diesel motorsailer, in the high seas near Maidment Island. On board with him was the Life Magazine photographer George Silk. You can access the full-text of the following books via HathiTrust:
    Work and play in the Grenfell mission; extracts from the letters and journal of Hugh Payne Greeley, M.D., and Floretta Elmore Greeley - 1920.
    P & S on the Labrador: an account of the work of the Columbia unit of the Grenfell Mission at Spotted Islands, Labrador - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1921.
    With Dr. Grenfell in Labrador by Cuthbert Lee, 1914.
    Le Petit Nord; or, Annals of a Labrador harbour by Anna Grenfell and Katie Spalding, 1920.
    Dr. Grenfell's parish: the deep sea fisherman by Norman Duncan, F.H. Revell, [1910?]
    A Labrador doctor; the autobiography of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1919. In his autobiography, Grenfell talks about cold-weather clothing:
    Clothing must be light; to perspire in cold weather is unpardonable, for it will freeze inside your clothes at night. fortunately warmth depends only on keeping heat in; and we find an impervious, light, dressed canvas best. The kossak should be made with, so to speak, no neck through which the heat which one produces can leak out. The headpiece must be attached to the tunic, which also clips tight round the wrists and round the waist to retain the head. The edges may be bound with fur, especially about the hood, so as to be soft and tight about the face, and to keep the air out. The Eskimo cuts his own hair so as to fill that function. Light sealskin boots are best for all weathers, but in very cold, dry seasons, deerskin dressed very soft is warmer. The skin boot should be sewn with sinew which swells in water and thus keeps the stitches water-tight. These skin boots are made by the Eskimo women who chew the edges of the skin to make them soft before sewing them with deer sinew." (pp. 200-201).
    Our ideal has been to obtain light, wind-and water proof material, and a pattern that prevents leakage of the body's heat from the neck, wrists, waist, knees and ankles. Our skin boots, by being soft, water-tight, and roomy, remove the causes of trench feet. Later when I returned to England I was invited to the War Office to talk over the matter. The defects, either in wet and cold or in hot weather, of woolen khaki cloth are obvious, and when subsequently I visited the naval authorities in Washington about the same subject, I was delighted to be assured that on all smal naval craft our patterns were being exclusively used (pp. 384-385).
    Havlick Snowshoe Company - Mayfield, New York company sells aluminum and wood framed snowshoes and hand-woven pack baskets.
    Henry Hunt - “Pure British attire.” “Henry Hunt is the inspiration of 21 year old Fashion student Phoebe Garlick. Established in December 2009, Phoebe has developed the company with the help of her mother Jane and elder sister Hannah to create a new strain of country clothing.”
    Waistcoat
    Ladies Fedora Hat
    Isobel Tweed Jacket
    House of Bruar - Perthshire, Scotland. Country clothing.
    Hoggs of Fife - "Famous Scottish countrywear."
    Holland & Holland - London.
    Horny Toad
    Hunter Boot - “Hunter's most famous welly, the original Green wellington, was made over 50 years ago in the winter of 1955. It was the first orthopedic boot that we made and was launched alongside the Royal Hunter - another boot that remains in Hunter's range today.” The Balmoral Sovereign Wellie is described as the “ most luxurious and robust boot for those who demand the ultimate” and as “a boot that turns heads in the field and town.”
    Icelandic Design - Sweaters
    Integral Designs - "Innovative Gear for Self Propelled Adventurers."
    JanSport
    Kelty
    L.L. Bean
    Lafuma - French outdoor clothing.
    Latulippe - Quebec.
    Le Baron - Canadian outdoor products (Kamik, Sorel, Danner boots)
    Le Chameau - French firm. "Since 1927, Le Chameau has been dedicated to creating exceptionally comfortable and refined collections of boots, shoes and clothing for all lovers of nature.
    Lowa Boots - German hiking boots. “We are one of the few boot manufacturers who still builds boots with buttery soft leather linings. We take pride in the extremely high quality of the leather that goes into our boots. We're also proud of our skilled leather cutters, who are among the most experienced workers in our industry.”
    Lowe Alpine
    Mackage - See Critical Shopper: Mackage and Fjallraven: Winter of the Bunny or the Fox? - By Alexandra Jacobs, New York Times, December 4, 2012.
    Map Shop - Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire [UK].
    Marmot Mountain Works - Outdoor clothing and equipment.
    Merlin Bicycles
    Merrell - Outdoor footwear.
    Moncler - Alpine skiwear.
    Montrail - Outdoor footwear.
    Moosejaw Mountaineering
    Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
    Mountain Gear
    Mountain Hardwear - Outdoor gear and clothing.
    Mountain Sports - Arlington, Texas.
    MSR Mountain Safety Research
    Musto - Sailing clothing and gear.
    Norm Thompsom
    North Face - Outdoor clothing and gear.
    NRS (Northwest River Supplies) - Moscow, Idaho.
    Oakley
    Obermeyer - Skiwear.
    O'Farrell Hat Company - Makers of custom-made hats, Durango, Colorado.
    Orvis - "Total fly fishing resource."
    Osprey Packs
    Outbound
    Outdoor Research
    Outdoor World
    Papworth Travel Goods - UK.
    Patagonia - "Environmentally conscious makers of quality soutdoor clothing." See Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman (2006) by Yvon Chouinard. You can "search inside" this book at Amazon.com.
    Pearl Izumi - Broomfield, Colorado supplier of outdoor and fitness items.
    Performance Bicycle
    Petzl - "Gear and techniques for rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering."
    Prana
    Princeton Tec - Known for their headlamps.
    R. M. Williams - Australia. Boots, outdoor clothing.
    Rab - Outdoor equipment, clothing, sleeping bags.
    Rand McNally
    Randall Made Knives - Hand-crafted knives by Bo and Gary Randall of Orlando, Florida.
    REI - Outdoor gear and clothing. There's also an REI-Outlet
    Ridgeline - New Zealand
    Royal Robbins - Outdoor and travel clothes.
    Salomon Sports
    Scarpa
    Schwinn
    Scott Country Sporting Goods
    Senz Umbrellas - “The senz umbrella has been awarded all major design awards in the world.” See The Best Umbrella in the World - Really? by Amy Ma, Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2010. “When it was launched in 25 countries world-wide, all 10,000 Senz umbrellas sold out in just nine days."
    Sigg - Swiss engineered water bottles.
    Skeppshult Bikes - Swedish manufacturer of classic bicycles, many models have an upright seat position.
    Sierra Designs - Tents, sleeping bags, men's and women's outdoor clothing.
    Sierra Trading Post - Closeouts, overstocks and seconds.
    66 [Degrees] North - Iceland.
    Sorel - "Durable, comfortable, cold-weather footwear since 1908."
    Specialized - Mountain bikes.
    Speedo - Swimwear.
    Spyder - Skiwear.
    Steger Mukluks - Ely, Minnesota firm sells native styled moosehide winter boots and moccasins.
    Sugoi - Vancouver, British Columbia.
    Swiss Army - Watches, knives, sunglasses, travel gear, apparal. Now officially known as Victorinox Swiss Army. Any of the Classic SD sterling hammered pocket knives (Style Number: 53029) would make a fine gift (USD: $100.00).
    Swany America - Performance gloves.
    TDS Saddlers - Check out their Dublin Tall River Boots
    Teva Sport Sandals
    Thule Car Rack Systems
    Tilley Endurables - "Finest hats and travel clothing in the world."
    Timberland - "Boot. Brand. Belief"
    Tomas Maier - Swimwear.
    Valenkis - Russian wool boot.
    Vasque - Hiking boots. The Luna (women) and Zephyr (men) are recommended for day hiking.
    Wenger - Manufacturer of Swiss Army knives, footwear, outdoor gear, watches. See also Wenger Switzerland.
    Woods Canada - Outdoor goods.
    Wolsey Limited

    Pens and Stationery

    Stationery's New Followers - "Why the Tweeting Crowd Sends a Lot of Letters; Small-Batch Card Makers Log On, Cash In" by Katherine Rosman, Wall Street Journal, August 25, 2011 (appeared in newspaper as P.S. Fancy Stationery Returns.

    Acorn Designs - Trumansburg, New York. Bookmarks, notepads, journals and notecards. "Images from nature on ecological papers." (800-299-3997)
    A.T. Cross Co. - Pens.
    Aurora - Torino, Italy, manufacuturers of pens, leather goods, paper.
    Bernard Maisner - New York.
    Bexley Pens - Columbus, Ohio.
    Bittner - Carmel by the Sea, California.
    Boxcar Press - Syracuse
    Brause
    Caran d'Ache - Geneva.
    Carrot & Stick Press - Oakland, California. Antique letterpress stationery. The bamboo placemats are quite nice. (See Collection)
    Cavallini Papers & Co. - San Francisco.
    Conklin Pen Company - Englishtown, New Jersey.
    Conway Stewart - "Britain's foremost luxury pen maker since 1905."
    Crane - Stationery, invitations.
    David Oscarson
    Dempsey and Carroll - New York. "Stationery engravers since 1878."
    Diamine Inks
    Elco Paper
    Embrey Papers - Los Angeles.
    Fabulous Stationery
    Flax Art & Design - San Francisco art supply store.
    French Press - Buffalo, New York. Founded in 2006 by graphic designer Shelly Kuzniarek. "Specializes in letterpress wedding invitations, custom wedding invitations, and letterpress stationery."
    Graf von Faber-Castell
    Grifos - Champdepraz, Italy.
    Ink Flow - "Fine pen retailers."
    J. Herbin - Paris. "Calligraphy supplies, fine writing ink, calligraphy pens, sealing wax, pen ink cartridges, reed and bamboo pens."
    Jac Zagoory Designs
    Joon - New York. "Fine writing instruments."
    Julie Holcomb Printers
    Lallie
    Lamy - German company is "one of the leading writing instrument manufacturers."
    Letts of London - "World's most prestigious diaries."
    Maison Fey - Paris firm, founded in 1910, specializes in grainerie (working with leather): Cordova leather, faux books, gilding, desk items, furniture upholstery. 15, Avenue Daumesnil, 12th Arrondisement (01 43 41 22 22).
    Michel Perchin
    Mohawk Fine Papers - Cohoes, New York.
    Montblanc - Watches, pens, writing paper.
    Montegrappa 1912
    Monteverde Pens - Canoga Park, California.
    Mrs. John L. Strong - New York. "To touch a Mrs. John L. Strong envelope, always creamy vanilla and handlined in colored tissue, is to enter the Frette-linen world of stationery." (From Paper's Mate by Victoria Mather, Town and Country, November 2004).
    Namiki
    Neenah Paper - See their Eames Paper Collection, fine parchments inspired by Ray and Charles Eames.
    Office Depot
    Omas
    Papier Plus - Paris.
    Paper Wheel Press - Elizabeth Bailey Weil
    Parafernalia
    Parker Pens
    Pelikan
    Pierre Belvédère Essence du Papier - Montreal. Makers of Semikolon and Designwallas
    Pineider - Florence. "Produces hand-made papers and hand-engraved stationery, luxury leather goods, writing instruments and wedding necessities of highest quality."
    Rotring - Hamburg, Germany.
    S.T. Dupont - Paris.
    Saint Clair Stationers
    Set Editions - Brooklyn.
    Skripta-Paris - Fine pens and stationery, Paris. Other brands to look for: Omas, Pelikan, Namiki, Waterman, Shaeffer and Aurora.
    Smythson - 40 Bond Street, London. "Personalised stationery and luxury leather goods."
    Think Pens
    Tombow
    Visconti
    Stacy Claire Boyd
    Waterman Pens
    Watermark Stationery
    William Arthur

    Sample Sales

    Billion Dollar Babes
    Budget Fashionista
    Clothingline
    Daily Candy - Sends email announcements of sample sales to subscribers.
    Dallas Sample Sale - December.
    Gilt Groupe - "Flash sales." Registraton required. See What's a Dress Worth? by Andrew Rice, New York Magazine, February 22, 2010. “Gilt’s sales last just 36 hours, and afterward, items are removed from the site. It is all meant to look very discreet.”
    Lazar Shopping
    New York Magazine: Sales and Bargains - They have a 12-Month New York Sales Calendar
    Ruelala
    Showroom Seven
    Soiffer-Haskin
    Top Button
    Vente Privee

    Spa Shops

    Golden Door - Escondido, California.
    Mandarin Oriental
    Miraval Resort - Catalina, Arizona.

    Tableware

    Arte Italica
    Arthur Price of England - Silversmiths, cutlers. See DIME Working Papers on Intellectural Property Rights.
    Bennington Potters - Bennington, Vermont.
    Bernardaud - Paris. Fine China.
    Boda Nova - Sweden company designs cutlery, glass and serving items.
    Bordallo Pinheiro - Portugal. Pottery established in 1884 by Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro (1846-1905) known for its faience (majolica). Look in the Catalogo for:
    Abobora / Pumpkin Tureen
    Laranja / Orange
    Meloa / Melon
    Peixes / Fish
    Cachepots
    Pots & Ewers
    Lagosta / Lobster
    Pratos Decorativos / Decorative Plates
    Sardao / Lizard - Check out the turtles!
    Christofle - Paris.
    Cire Trudon - Paris. "Cires et bougies depuis 1643." The company claims to be the "oldest wax and candle maker still in operation".
    Corot - Porcelaine.
    Denby Pottery
    Dresdner Porzellan - Saxon Porcelain Manufactory was founded in Dresden in 1872.
    Fenton Art Glass
    Fortunoff
    Gense - Sweden. Producers of cutlery since 1856. They produce flatware, knives, salt and pepper mills, and cast iron pots and pans.
    Georg Jensen - Sweden.
    George Watts & Son - Milwaukee.
    Great Barrington Pottery
    Höganäs Keramik - Ceramics (in Swedish only)
    Iittala
    Le Jacquard Français - French company specializes in damask linen for table, kitchen, bathroom.
    Juliska Glassware
    Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum - Earthenware and tile factory was founded in 1594 and is considered to be the oldest company in the Netherlands. "Makkumer earthenware is entirely handcrafted and handpainted."
    Laguiole - "Coutellerie Française Artisanale Haut de Gamme." French cutlery.
    Lalique
    Lenox - Or Lenox Collections.
    Lynn Chase - Dinnerware.
    Mackenzie-Childs - Aurora, New York. They have an annual Barn Sale - 7/15/2011 to 7/17/2011, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. See Customers camp out in Aurora for hours to get into MacKenzie-Childs barn saleby Pam Lundborg, Syracuse Post Standard, June 12, 2009.
    Mappin & Webb - Silversmiths.
    Marc Blackwell - New York. Tabletop and home items.
    Michael C. Fina
    Mikasa
    Mottahedah - Dinnerware, giftware.
    Nambe - Serving pieces and decorative accessories.
    Noritake
    Oneida
    Orrefors - Swedish glassworks.
    Portmeirion
    Poschinger Glas - Frauenau, Germany. You can download the catalogue. See their lamps and glassware
    Puiforcat - Paris. Silver and cutlery.
    Reed and Barton - Silver.
    Richard Ginori - Sesto Fiorentiino, Italy. " By the 1930s, it employed some 2,000 workers, executing the visions of Gio Ponti, one of Italy's most renowned designers and architects." See:
    In Italy, a Factory Too Fragile for Its Time by Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, February 7, 2013.
    Monumental Urn, Circa 1924 - By Gio Ponti for Richard GinoriChristies, Sale 7578, Lot 58. Sold for $83,428 on 30 April 2008.
    Richard-Ginori 1737-1937. Ceramiche del Museo della manifattura di Doccia-Ceramics from the Manifattura di Doccia Museum (2007)
    Bowl (circa 1885) - Victoria & Albert Museum
    Manifattura Richard Ginori - Museo de Doccia
    Riedel - Georg Riedel is an Austrian manufacturer of stemware. Riedel also owns Spiegelau. In their July 7-8, 2007, Wine Notes column in the Wall Street Journal, Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher recommend the Spiegelau Vino Grande Burgundy wine glasses (#451 00 00, $49.95 for a set of six) as a good everyday glass that "will help both reds and whites show their best."
    Robbe & Berking - Germany. Silver flatware.
    Rörstrand - Swedish porcelain.
    Rosenthal USA - Dinnerware, flatware, stemware.
    Royal Copenhagen
    Royal Crown Derby
    Royal Doulton - Minton, Royal Albert. "Royal Doulton, as evidenced by the name, enjoys the distinction of a "Royal Warrant". A Royal Warrant is bestowed upon people or companies who have regularly supplied members of the Royal Family with goods or services. It is regarded as a mark of supreme excellence and quality. It cannot, of course, be bought or sold. King Edward awarded the first of five Royal Warrants to Royal Doulton in 1901. The Doulton Company then became The Royal Doulton Company."
    Royal Scandinavia - Royal Copenhagen, Orrefors, Kosta Boda, Boda Nova, Holmegaard, Höganäs Keramik and Venini.
    Royal Tichelaar Makkum - "Netherlands' oldest company." See tiles and ceramics.
    Royal Worcester
    Schott Zwiesel - Germany. See also Basic Bar Selection by Charles Schumann
    Simon Pearce - Glass and pottery designer located in Quechee, Vermont.
    Souleiado - Cotton printed fabrics and table linens found in the Provence region of France.
    Spiegelau
    Spode
    Steuben Glass - Corning, New York.
    Stilleben - Copenhagen. "Represents young Danish potters and ceramic designers as well as Scandinavian Porcelain manufacturers such as Royal Copenhagen, Hoganas and Iittala."
    Swarovski - Crystal.
    Thomas Goode - London. China, porcelain and glass tableware.
    Towle Silversmiths
    Victoria and Richard - Victoria and Richard Mackenzie-Childs, Aurora, New York.
    Vietri - Italian dinnerware.
    Villeroy & Boch
    Wallace Silversmiths
    Waterford Crystal
    Wax on Tap - Gilsum, New Hampshire. Soy candles.
    Wedgwood
    William Yeoward Crystal
    Williams-Sonoma
    Zensuke - Carries a wide and interesting selection of authentic Japanese products including ceramics, cast iron teapots, trivets, wind chimes and origami paper. Some favorites:
    Cherrywood Tea Canister
    Clay Poetic Donabe Pot Warmer
    Dimpled White Hakusan Cups
    Brown Sea Otter Cast Iron Paper Weight
    Japanese Tokoname Kyusu Teapot
    Multi Color Cut Technique Tokoname Kyusu Teapot
    Rope Texture Tokoname Kyusu Teapot
    Nerikomi Cut Design Tokoname Kyusu Teapot
    Shades of Green Tokoname Kyusu Teapot
    Sweet Swirl Tokoname Kyusu Teapot
    Tokoname Yuzamashi by Hosoji
    Iwachu Cast Iron Brown Trio Windchime
    Antique Brown Basket Weave Cast Iron Trivet
    Iwachu Black Hexagonal Hobnail Cast Iron Trivet
    Blue Ocean Fish Saucers - Depicting Bonito, Halfbeak, Flyingfish, and Flatfish.
    YOOX

    Textbooks

    Amazon.com
    Bigwords
    Cheapbooks
    eCampus
    efollet
    Textbooks.com - Division of Barnes & Noble.
    VarsityBooks

    Tools

    Bahco - "World's largest handtools manufacturers."
    Buck Knives
    Fiskars - Tools, home and garden.
    Lie-Nielsen Toolworks - "Makers of heirloom quality tools" in Warren, Maine.
    Lee Valley Tools - Woodworking and gardening tools. Sells carbon steel garden forks made in England.
    Randall Made Knives - Hand-crafted knives by Bo and Gary Randall of Orlando, Florida.
    Stanley Works - Tools, hardware and specialty hardware.
    Swiss Army
    Wenger - Manufacturer of Swiss Army knives, footwear, outdoor gear, watches. See also Wenger Switzerland.

    Toys

    Toy Awards:
    Family Life Best Learning Tool
    Family Fun
    Parents' Choice
    National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
    Dr. Toy
    Adora Dolls
    American Girl - Dolls.
    Au Nain Bleu - Paris toyshop. "Creatuer de jouets depuis 1836." Be sure to download the catalog (telecharger le catalogue en PDF). Look in particular for Swann, the rocking swan (le cygne a bascule) - "a replica of an original model made more than thirty years ago in our workshops, this majestic bird is one of Au Nain Bleu's most classic toys" and the Paris Hausmann dolls' house - a "magnificent three-story wooden dolls' house complete with electricity and decked out in a traditional Parisian style. There are nine rooms for her to arrange, all sumptuously decorated with wallpaper and featuring lights that really work!"
    Baby Einstein
    Boom Whackers - Whacky Music, Inc.
    Brainy Baby
    Breyer Horses
    Brio - Swedish toy manufacturer.
    Construction Toys
    Corolle Dolls
    Cranium
    Crocodile Creek
    Cuboro
    Darda
    Eeboo
    Edushape
    Ertl Toys
    FAO Schwarz
    Fatbrain Toys
    Fiesta Crafts - UK. Puppets include:
    Hand Puppets
    Finger Puppets
    Pencil Puppets
    Fischertechnik
    Fisher-Price - Division of Mattel.
    Folkmanis - Puppets.
    Gamewright
    Götz Puppenmanufaktur - Rödental, Germany. Dolls.
    Gregg Fleishman - Los Angeles architect designs playground structures.
    Haba
    Hamleys of London - "Finest toyshop in the world."
    HandsOnToys, Inc. - Toobers & Zots, Flashball, and Wiggly Giggly.
    Hasbro - Toys.
    Hansa Toys USA - Stuffed animals.
    Hearth Song - Toys, crafts, games.
    Holzspielzeug von Selecta (Selecta Wood Toys) - Germany. Check out the:
    Doll's Houses
    Hot Wheels
    Infinitoy - Creators of ZOOB construction sets.
    International Playthings
    Kapla - Building 'plank' designed by Tom van der Bruggen.
    Kazoo Toys
    K'nex
    Kids Preferred
    Learning Resources
    Le Toy Van - "We design, manufacture and distribute original painted wooden toys. Ranges include: Fairyland, dolls house, mini-world, traditional toys, farms, pirate adventure, fantasy, castles and EDIX modular medieval village inspiring imaginative play."
    Lego
    Lilliput Play Homes - Children's playhouses manufactured in Finleyville, Pennsylvania.
    Lincoln Logs - Designed in 1916 by John Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright.
    The Little Experience - "Creative things for children to make and do."
    Little Tikes
    Madame Alexander Dolls
    Magna-Tiles
    Manhattan Toy - Maker of Skwish Classic.
    Matchbox
    Meccano
    Melissa and Doug - 800-284-3948.
    Museum of Modern Art Design Store
    New York Public Library Shops
    Nilo Toys - Activity tables, accessories, storage.
    Oppenheim Toy Portfolio - With list of Platinum Award Winners
    Pastorini Spielzeug - Zurich.
    Playmobil
    Radio Flyer - Trikes, bikes, wagons.
    Ravensburger - Puzzles.
    Rokenbok
    Sassy
    Sirch & Bitzer - German firm makes handsome wooden sleds (rodelschlitten) and riding toys.
    Skullduggery - Fossil replicas and science kits.
    Small World Toys - Neurosmith.
    Sons & Daughters - New York shop sells children's clothing and toys.
    Tiny Love - Soft developmental toys for babies and toddlers.
    Tomy Toys
    Toy Industry Association - Sponsor of the American International Fall Toy Show in New York and the Toy of the Year Awards (T.O.T.Y.).
    Toy Wishes Magazine 2005 Hot Dozen - Pdf format.
    Toys'R'Us
    Uncle Goose Toys - Maker of Groovie Blocks.
    Uncle Milton
    Velocity Art and Design - Their Modern Playshed ($2995), a prefab designed by Ryan Grey Smith, can be customized by adding "deck, colorful floor tiles, indoor/outdoor colored panels, and whiteboard, chalkboard, or finished birch ply panels." See Bauhaus Meets the Playhouse In Homeowners' Backyards by Jessie Knadler, Wall Street Journal, April 15-16, 2006.
    Viking Toys
    Warner Brothers Studio Store
    Wild Planet

    Vintage, Thrift, Consignment, Resale, Used etc.

    Acquired Taste - 210 E. 10th St., New York City (212-995-5064)
    Allan and Suzi
    Cancer Care Thrift Shop, 1480 3rd Ave., New York City (212-879-9868)
    City Opera Thrift Shop - 222 E. 23rd St., New York City (212-684-5344)
    Closet Revival - 30 Broadway, Newport, Rhode Island (401-845-0592)
    Corner Consignment - 980 E Main Rd, Portsmouth, Rhode Island (401-683-1771)
    Designer Resale - 324 E. 81st St., New York City (212-734-3639)
    Elle W Collection - 864 Lexington Ave., New York City
    Encore Resale - 1132 Madison Ave., New York City (212 879-2850)
    Fashiondig
    INA - New York. Four locations: Soho:101 Thompson St. (212-941-4757); Nolita: 21 Prince St. Between Mott and Elizabeth (212-334-9048); Uptown: 208 E 73 St. Between 2nd and 3rd.and Soho Men: 262 Mott St. Between Prince and Houston (212-334-2210).
    Kavanagh's - 146 E. 49th St., New York City. Mary Kavanagh is the owner. (212-702-0152)
    Marmalade - 172 Ludlow St., New York City (212-473-8070)
    Michael's: the Consignment Shop for Women - 1041 Madison Ave., New York City (212-737-7273)
    Out of the Closet. 220 E 81st., New York City (212-472-3573)
    RustyZipper
    Spence-Chapin Thrift Shop - 1473 Third Ave., New York City (212-737-8448)
    Tamara's Pret-A-Reporter - 235 E. 81st St. (212-717-2691)
    VintageVixen

    Western

    Chippewa Boots - See also Snakeboots
    Clint Orms - Engravers and Silversmiths. "Our belt buckle styles are named after the counties of Texas."
    Comstock Heritage - James Stegman.
    Dewey Trading Company - Collection of Pendleton blankets.
    Ingrid's Handwoven Rugs - Paint Rock, Texas (800-752-8004).
    J. W. Cooper - "Fine handmade boots, belts, buckles and accessories."
    New Moon Rugs - The Mesa Collection by John Kurtz is a "collection of Classic Native American patterns and color schemes that have been transformed into contemporary interpretations that are uniquely American."
    Nocona Boots - Western boots, many in exotic leathers (crocodile, ostrich, snake, lizard, stingray, shark). For additional information about the company see the entry on Nocona Boot Company in the Handbook of Texas Online.
    Northwest Pendleton - Blankets.
    O'Farrell Hat Company - Makers of custom-made hats, Durango, Colorado.
    Pendleton Woolen Mills
    Rocky Mountain Clothing - Denver.
    Seidel's Saddlery - Cody, Wyoming.
    Sheplers Western Wear - "World's largest western stores andD catalog"
    Vogt's Silversmiths - Woodland, California.

    Womenswear

    Adrienne Vittadini
    Alain Gauthier - Chemises, Paris.
    Altona - Caroline Freese, Palm Beach. " understated, chic clothing suitable for a weekend in the country as well as life in the city."
    Amanda Wakeley - London.
    Ann Taylor
    Anne Klein
    April Cornell
    Barbour - Men's and women's outdoor activity and country sport clothing. They have an outlet in Milford, New Hampshire, just off Route 101 at 55 Meadowbrook Drive (603-673-1313 ext 24)
    Bebe - Women's clothing.
    Bedo - Montreal. Urban wear.
    Beklina - Organic, sustainable clothing.
    Betty Barclay
    Bleuforet
    Blue Willi's - Denmark
    Browns - London
    Brunello Cucinelli - Perugia, Italia. Cashmere
    Burberry - See Technology and the Trenchcoat: Burberry Finds Its Future by Mining Its Past video interview with Christopher Bailey by Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribune / New York Times, November 11, 2010.
    Burning Torch - Los Angeles company founded in 1999 by designer Karyn Craven. "Collections are driven by a vision that melds vintage, moder, organic and global sentiments. Unique to the company is Craven's commitment to recycling materials and to the idea that the energy of all time and history is in each and every garment."
    C&C California
    Chanel - See Remember Now by Karl Lagerfeld (The Short Movie) is set in St. Tropez.
    Chicos
    Cinzia Rocca
    Coldwater Creek
    Dara Lamb - New York. "Finest hand-tailored clothing for women."
    Donna Karan
    Donna Ricco
    Eileen Fisher
    Ellen Tracy - Women's clothing in natural fabrics.
    Erotokritos - Paris.
    Escada - Germany.
    Eskandar
    Esprit
    525 America
    Flax Designs - They have an annual Spring barn sale in Ithaca, New York.
    Geiger - Austria.
    Gentry de Paris - Fine lingerie.
    Graham Kandiah - Resort wear.
    Hermes
    Hourihan - "Jimmy Hourihan and family have been making women's quality capes and coats in Dublin, for more than 50 years."
    J. Jill - Women's clothing.
    J. McLaughlin - "Perennial preppy favorites" for men and women.
    J. Peterman
    Jaeger - "Classic clothing for men and women.".
    Jigsaw
    John Smedley - London. "World's finest knitwear."
    Joules Clothing - Their Womens tweed field jacket is very handsome.
    Kaight - New York. "Eco-boutique dedicated to advancing the image of green fashion."
    Katherine Hooker - London. "Made to measure coats and jackets for men and women." Kate Middleton has been spotted wearing the Alexander Jacket. See Winter Fabric Swatches.
    Kensie - "Dresses, party dresses, coats, club clothes, tops and bottoms that any twenty-something girl would wear to work or play."
    Lands' End
    Laura Ashley
    Liberty of London
    The Limited
    Loretta Caponi - Firenze
    Loro Piana - "World's foremost cashmere manufacturer and the largest single buyer of the finest wools."
    Mac & Jac
    Munthe plus Simonsen - Copenhagen. Women's clothing.
    Pangaya - "Online eco-chic retailer that cares about two things: sustainability and fashion" for women.
    La Perla - Bologna.
    Lilly Pulitzer
    Linda Loudermilk - "Luxury eco"
    Liz Claiborne
    Loeffler Randall
    Max Studio
    Neesh by D.A.R.
    Nicole Miller
    Paul and Joe - Paris boutique.
    Philippe Matignon - Italian hosiery. "Classic line... from very sheer to very opaque tights, stay-ups, stockings, knee socks and pop socks, maybe also embellished with fine stay-up laces and socks."
    Polo.com - Ralph Lauren
    Pringle of Scotland - Womenswear, menswear, knitwear and accessories.
    Rigby & Peller - UK
    St. John Knits
    Talbots
    Tall Couture
    Teri Jon
    Theory
    Tomas Maier - Swimwear.
    Tommy Bahama
    Topshop
    Tory Burch - Sportswear and accessories for women. See Tory Burch See Tory Burch Fashioned a Business Model First by Teri Agins, Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2008.
    Trovata - "Rustic prep" clothing line founded in 2001 by John Whitledge, Josia Lamberto-Egan, Jeff Halmos and Sam Shipley. See A Split in Fashiondom: Can This Label Be Saved? by Eric Wilson, New York Times, March 22, 2007, p. G1. "They designed the clothes they wanted to wear themselves," said Michael Macko, the vice president for men's fashion for Saks Fifth Avenue. '"The four of them really were the label, and there wasn't another one like them at the time."
    Via Spiga
    Zanella - Founded in the late 1950s in Vicenza, Italy, it is known for its “igh quality men's and women's sartorial trousers.”

    Youthwear: Clothing for Young Adults

    Abercrombie & Fitch
    Aeropostale
    American Eagle Outfitters
    Baby Phat
    Benneton
    Brooklyn Industries - T-shirts, hoodies, bags.
    Burton - Gear for snowboarders.
    Delias
    Enyce Clothing Co.
    Gap
    H & M
    Head Hoods - Brooklyn. Hand-printed by Clinton Van Gemert. See his:
    Obama Hoodie.
    Hollister
    Hurley - Footwear and swimwear for the skateboarder and surfer. Owned by Nike.
    Kidrobot
    Old Navy
    Pull and Bear Features Weekly Looks.
    Rocawear - Co-founded by Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter.
    Urban Outfitters
    Vans
    Yellow Rat Bastard - Urban fashion.
    Wet Seal - Teen clothing for girls.

    Miscellany: A to Z

    Agnes B. - Boutiques in Boston, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
    Alessi
    Amazon.com - To find sales, search for special offers, On Sale Now , clearance, Bargain Books, 4-for-3 promotion , Today's Deals, Friday Sale , amazon.com outlet , outlet recommendations , 50% off , 75% off etc.
    Andrew Marc - Leather jackets, traveling coats, bags, for men and women.
    Anthropoligie - Clothing, accessories, home decor and furniture.
    Ariat
    Armani Exchange
    Arnys - Paris. See photographs by David Henry of Staircase at Arnys and portraits of the owners - Jean Grimbert and Michel Grimbert.
    Auto - "Located in New York City's meatpacking district and co-owned by husband and wife Renata Bokalo and Roman Luba...sells design-driven home, fashion and baby accessories, bedding, fine jewelry, furniture, books, art and gift items."
    Banana Republic
    Armand Basi
    BCBG
    Bedhead - Pajamas.
    Bershka
    Bio Emerging Designers - 29 Prince Street, New York.
    Bisou-Bisou
    Blue Plate Fashion - "Young, contemporary fashion." Skirts, tops, bed spreads, dresses, shoes, bags.
    Bluemarine
    Boden
    Bol.com - "World's most international media and entertainment store." Offers books, music, dvd/video and gifts.
    Boussac Fadini
    Brigatti - Milan. "Tutto per tutti gli sport."
    Brookstone
    Browns - London. Created by Joan Burstein with her husband Sidney in 1970.
    BTC Elements - "Sustainable and fairly traded products" including bamboo and organic denim.
    Burlington Arcade - London. "World's very first shopping Arcade, opened in 1819 to great acclaim and now recognised as a historic and architectural masterpiece."
    Burlington Coat Factory
    Byblos
    Catherine Malandrino
    Chatham Marine - British firm sells "casual, marine clothing and shoes for men and women."
    Christian Louboutin
    Clint Orms - Engravers and Silversmiths. "Our belt buckle styles are named after the counties of Texas."
    Colette - 213 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris. "Style, design, art, food." See Paris: Reinventing Elegance by Fiona MacKay, New York Times, Special Report: Luxury Magazine, November 8, 2010. “The concept store Colette on Rue Saint-Honoré is the haute-hipster destination for a new generation of luxury consumers. Colette is known for its limited-edition stock — including HTC cellphones, Undercover sneakers and Balmain military jackets — and unique collaborations (such as Moncler X Pharrell Williams).”
    CourierWare
    Creation Baumann - Swiss textile company from Langenthal.
    Cyrillus - Paris. Founded by Danielle Tellinge in 1977 when she could not find children's clothing she liked. Primarily clothing and linens.
    DDC Lab - Roberto Crivello and Savania Davies-Keiller.
    Decorating Studio - Offers a number of home decorating, home improvement and interior design links.
    Diesel
    Dolce & Gabbana - With Sitemap
    eBay - Online auctions. Other auction sites include Bidville, Sell, Overstock Auctions and Yahoo Auctions
    L'Eclaireur - Paris.
    Ede & Ravenscroft
    Eddie Bauer
    eLuxury
    Eskandar
    Etro
    Façonnable
    Fila
    Fingerhut
    Fogdog Sports
    Fossil
    Galeries Lafayette - Paris.
    General Trading Company - Sloane Square, London.
    Giorgio Armani
    German Marketplace
    Glam
    Green Loop - "Eco-fashion"
    Grenfell Handicrafts, Ltd. - Hand embroidered clothing. P.O. Box 280, St. Anthony, Newfoundland, AOK450 Canada, info@grenfell-properties.com
    Gucci
    Guild
    Haggar
    Henri Bendel
    Höganäs Keramik - Ceramics (in Swedish only).
    Hudson's Bay Company
    Hugo Boss
    Inditex Group - Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
    Intermix
    Isabella Fiore - Handbags, small leather goods, footwear.
    J. Crew
    J. C. Penney
    J. McLaughlin - "Perennial preppy favorites" for men and women.
    Juicy Couture
    Just Campagne - Paris.
    Kamehemeha Garment Company - Tropical shirts.
    Kelly B Couture - "Organic cotton: cotton grown, processed, and produced without the use of pesticides and other toxic chemicals."
    Kinloch Anderson - Edinburgh. Tartans, tweeds, kilts, highland dress.
    Kleinberg Sherrill - Belts, handbags, jewelry, footwear.
    L.L. Bean
    Lacoste
    Lamsa - "Located in four cities in Saudi Arabia, Lamsa is a trading establishment which specializes in traditional and modern Saudi and Arabian dresses and fashion. It also offers a wide range of Arabic and Oriental silver antiques and jewelry."
    Lane Crawford - Hong Kong.
    Levenger - "Tools for serious readers"
    Liberty Graphics - Small company in Central Maine that sells screen-printed tee-shirt designs by talented nature artists using only water-based inks.
    Lillian Vernon
    Limited Brands - Parent company of Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, Express, the Limited, C.O. Bigelow, White Barn Candle Co., Henry Bendel.
    Lladró - Porcelain art.
    Louis Boston
    Loulou de la Falaise - Paris.
    Lululemon Athletica - "Yoga-inspired athletic apparel"
    Lyle & Scott
    Made in Scotland
    Madeleine Vionnet - "Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975) is recognized as one of the greatest dressmaker of the twentieth century."
    Mango - "Fast fashion" label.
    Manoush - Paris.
    Manufactum
    Marché International Rungis - Paris market is the "largest wholesale market in the world for fresh products."
    Marimekko - Finnish textiles and clothing company.
    Massimo Dutti
    Merci - 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris. Founded by Bernard and Marie France Cohen, all profits go to children's charity in Madagascar. See Fashion family decides to say "merci" by Jessica Michault, New York Times, March 6, 2009. "The resulting effect of the store is that of an oversized curiosity cabinet, filled with an eclectic and stylish mix of high and low pieces by famous designer names and unknown artists."
    Mitchells / Richards - Westport and Greenwich.
    Miu Miu - Paris.
    Modern Amusement
    Moss
    Movies Unlimited - "Movie collector's website."
    N. Peal - Luxury knitware.
    Net-a-Porter - Fashion website founded by Natalie Massenet in 2000 sells more than 50 luxury brands.
    Nicholas K - Women's and men's clothing and accessories.
    Parkleigh - Rochester, New York
    Peter Scott - Hawick, Scotland. "Finest Scottish Knitwear Since 1878."
    Pier I Imports
    Pleats Please - Issey Miyake.
    Practical Sailing Solutions
    Prada
    Pylones - French novelty store.
    Q Collection - Anthony Cochran and Jesse Johnson combine "high-end, stylish design with the purest and most environmentally-friendly materials available."
    Rag & Bone
    Real Goods - "Sustainable living."
    Redcats
    RedEnveolpe - Gifts.
    Rodeo Drive - Official site of "one of the most famous and elegant shopping districts in the world."
    Schott - Leather jackets and motorcycle apparel.
    Scoop NYC
    Searle - New York.
    Sears
    Sharper Image
    ShopVogue
    Sigrid Olsen
    SkyMall
    Small Luxury Hotels of the World - Collection of over 230 small luxury hotels worldwide, with full hotel details, photographs, on-line reservations; from Open World.
    Sovietski Collection - "Distinctive timepieces, optics, gifts and collectibles from a bygone era."
    Stewart + Brown - Organic clothing designed by Karen Stewart and Howard Brown.
    Surface to Air - Paris.
    Territory Ahead - "Exceptional clothing for men and women."
    Threadless -"Makes funny and satirical T-shirts. But they are a little different from those made by other T-shirt companies. All Threadless shirts are designed and approved by the site's members." See NPR story: Web T-Shirt Company Builds a Community, Business, NPR's Morning Edition, December 11, 2006.
    La Tienda - "The best of Spain in America"
    Todd Oldham
    20 ltd
    Vermont Country Store.
    Victoria's Secret - Lingerie, bath, fragrance, bedding.
    Vineyard Vines - Clothing for men, women and children.
    Zara - Owned by the Spanish company Inditex SA.

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