10 Hotel Shops We Absolutely Adore
Gone are the days when hotels were just a place to rest your head. They're now destinations in themselves, with celeb-chef restaurants, high-design interiors, and perhaps best of all, curated boutiques. Here, the 10 hotel shops we're obsessed with.
The Drake, Canada
If you combined a flea market and a museum gift shop, you’d get the idea behind The Drake’s General Store. The Canadian brand pulls from local purveyors to present an uber-curated collection of retro finds and funky, off-the-wall trinkets. Picture: a Mick Jagger vinyl record displayed next to a pin of Toronto-native Drake.
Leave it to the hipster-chic Ace brand to take the hotel-retail hybrid to the next level. Its Manhattan hub features outposts of NYC clothing boutiques Project No.8 and Opening Ceremony, which sells travel essentials by Proenza, Commes des Garçons, Wang and more. Or, take the hotel’s brand new New Orleans bolthole that paired up with Marfa’s famed Freda to showcase a line of apothecary items and accessories—we love the Earth Reverie jewelry made by Mara Gold, a hostess at the hotel’s restaurant. The brand even created an online store where you can browse art prints, handwoven throws and eclectic goods like Fragrance No. 1 "Hippie Shit" by cannabis connoisseur Mister Green.
The Line Hotel, Los Angeles
When LA’s red-hot Line Hotel tapped Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, the founders of Poketo, we knew they would cook up something extraordinary. The minimalist-chic outlet stocks indie magazines, brightly colored stationary and beauty products made exclusively for the store. Grab a geometric patterned journal to store all the memories you've made on the road.
SLS, Beverly Hills
Blink and you may miss Regalo, a high-end experience at the stylish SLS in Beverly Hills. The 2,500-square-foot “shop without walls” was designed by Philippe Starck who envisioned an open layout that would allow the hotel Bazaar's dining, lounging and shopping areas to flow into one another. Here, 35 floating vitrines are treasure chests full of Baccarat jewels, Assouline books and D.L. & Co home goods.
The Plaza, New York City
The Plaza may be the most iconic hotel in NYC, yet many are surprised to learn that underneath it is a mini-mall and market. It’s the perfect blend between designer goods—like Maurice fine jewelry and Krigler fragrances— and stores tailored to the Plaza. Take the Plaza boutique and beauty shop, which sells the hotel’s signature scent as well as its custom china tea set. Even if you don't have kids, it's worth popping by the Eloise store to check out the bright pink fashion room (with Eloise costumes) and catch some of the movie's charming clips.
Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico
On the hunt for an authentic souvenir? The Boutique at Rosewood Mayakoba will have it. The luxe Riviera Maya resort collaborated with local artisans to create custom pieces, including woven pillowcases and patterned passport covers. Our favorite score: a pair of hand-painted Toms, with prints inspired by indigenous Otomi cave drawings.
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Hotel San Jose, Austin
The shop inside Hotel San Jose may be small but that doesn’t mean it isn’t impressive. You’ll find mementos of your stay, from the hotel’s colorful kimono robes to its custom cheese boards, made by Austin woodworker and designer Kelly Dewitt of KKDW. Don’t miss picking up a copy of the cheeky manual, How to Be a Texan, to learn how to talk with a twang and get the Lone Star State’s style—cowboy boots and all.
Anvil Hotel, Jackson Hole
The Anvil Hotel has only been open for a month, and it’s already risen to become the new hotspot in Jackson Hole. Renovated from a 1950s motel, this little inn now houses concepts by some of America’s top bartenders, designers, and innovators. There’s the cocktail menu concocted by Death & Co., an Italian restaurant headed by ex-Pok Pok sous chef, Troy Furuta, and a general store of modern Western products by outdoors specialist Westerlind. Our must-buy item? A cozy Woolrich blanket custom-made for the Anvil.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
With not one, not two, but three on-site shops, the Four Seasons in Maui takes the crown. Though all carry elegant (read: pricey) resort wear, 22 Knots has the best collection of designer swimsuits and tropical caftans from the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch and Jimmy Choo. Keep an eye out for special trunk shows and pop-ups from local designers (Tamara Katz’s maxi dresses are always spot-on).
Wythe Hotel, New York City
In the lobby of this cooler-than-thou Williamsburg hotel is a rotating concept store aptly named The Shop. This spring, hipsters can browse vintage accessories and antique wares courtesy of Brooklyn pop-up shop, FORM. We’re especially partial to the emerald green 1940s Japanese Awaji vase.
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