Master sneaker maker Creative Recreation has teamed up with Saks Fifth Avenue to release the Turino as part of its high-end Italian line, Collection. This recently-released shoe packs a stylized punch with hidden laces, elastic gore panels, a slim silhouette and fine Italian leather. $295, Saks Fifth Avenue at Fashion Show.
Be like Haan
Footwear powerhouses Nike and Cole Haan partner again to launch a new hybrid line, FLX. The aerodynamics of Nike crossed with the supple style of Cole Haan won’t cause a flex in your pocketbook. Shoes $78-$138, accessories $110-$178, Cole Haan, available April 2010.
Ode to the Alligator
The laughing alligator and the clothing it emblematizes comes to life in Lacoste: The Element of Style (Assouline Publishing, 2010) by Olivier Margot. With 150 illustrations, this hardcover chronicle illuminates the legacy of René Lacoste and the “democratic luxuriousness” of his brand. $50, Assouline in Crystals at CityCenter.