What We're Reading
August 23, 2013 | by liana lozada | Pursuits
Hermès' Design District location may be the beginning of a nationwide push for boutique renovations and openings.
Hermès' temporary Design District outpost is one of three stateside expansions the brand is plotting over the next few years. Racked examines how the luxury atelier is also renovating its Beverly Hills and Atlanta stores, with investment eyes on Boston, Seattle, and Dallas. [Racked]
Virgin Hotels, an extension of Richard Branson's Virgin Group empire, has opened an office in Coconut Grove and is scouting real estate options for a future hotel. The company's first hospitality venture opens in Chicago next year. [The Miami Herald]
With fall fashions en route to retail racks, here is a refresher on the season's hottest trends, and how to wear them. [The New York Times]
Planning a Labor Day getaway? From cameras to Kindles, Condè Nast Traveler narrows in on the best gadgets to stay plugged in while you, well, unplug with this "road-tested" Travel Tech Guide. [Condè Nast Traveler]
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