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City Boots Opens in Autry Park The Stealth Wealth of Vicuña This Just In F ashion darling Adam Lippes opens his second US boutique in Houston's River Oaks District (the first is in NYC) at the end of this month, stocking his complete collection of womenswear and home objects. Known for unhurried elegance and understated design, Lippes began his fashion career at Ralph Lauren and became one of the youngest creative directors at Oscar de la Renta. Lippes is the Neiman Marcus guest designer for the PaperCity Philanthropy in Fashion Best Dressed Luncheon and Fashion show at The Post Oak Hotel on Tuesday, September 24. Adam Lippes, River Oaks District, 4444 Westheimer, N o r t o n D i t t o i s a bastion of gentleman's l u x u r y, a n d t h i s month, the venerable h a b e r d a s h e r y spotlights one of the rarest and finest wools in the world. Vicuña wool looks expensive For the first time during its annual spring custom show on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, Norton Ditto's flagship store in Upper Kirby offers vicuña sport coats and suits, bespoke-tailored by Oxxford clothes out of Chicago. Sport coats start at $35,000; suits, from $70,000. The family-run emporium, headed by Dick Hite for 25 years, opened in 1908 as Barringer-Norton downtown on Main Street; the name evolved into Norton's in the '20s, then finally Norton Ditto. Today, the store carries Eton, Ravazzolo, Canali, and Hagan, to name a few labels. Norton Ditto custom show featuring Vicuña, Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20; store open regular business hours, but the vicuña trunk show is by appointment only, at Norton Ditto, 2409 W. Alabama St., Caitlin Hsu L izzy Chesnut Bentley's stylish City Boots has found a Houston home in Autry Park, where the Fort Worth-based entrepreneur has opened the doors on 1,520 square feet of western footwear splendor. Celebrating her third brick and mortar after Fort Worth and Dallas, Bentley introduces a Houston collection: the Kirby, Memorial, Richmond, Montrose, San Felipe, and Fannin boots. Lauren Wills Grover of Wills Design Associates created the light and airy space stocking more than 30 styles of boots in myriad colors, including the brand's most coveted Heart and Lightning boots. City Boots, 3711 Autry Park Dr., cityboots. com. Shelby Hodge W ondering what's going into the precious former home of Krispen on We s t h e i m e r ? A f t e r the space's less than noble stints as a high-rise sales center, Reece Bath + Kitchen showroom opens mid-May, showcasing brands for bath, kitchen, outdoor, and laundry, such as La Cornue, Sub-Zero, Wolf, Thermador, Miele, GE Monogram, JennAir, Viking, Kohler, Dornbracht, and more, with live kitchen areas and a live outdoor kitchen in the courtyard. Watch for monthly events — cooking demos, wine tastings, and more. Reece Bath + Kitchen, 3723 Westheimer, BUZZ — and is. The sacred animal of the Incas, the vicuña is a South American camelid that lives high in the Andes Mountains and can only be shorn every three years, making its wool even more covetable. This lush fiber is cherished for its incomparable soft, warm, durable quality. As worn by Kendall Roy in Succession, vicuña is the ultimate stealth-wealth item — luxurious but discreet. Adam Lippes Spring 2024 Collection. Left: Norton Ditto dapper menswear. City Boots' Lizzy Chesnut Bentley BECCA WRIGHT JORDAN GEIBEL 20

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