Tag Archive: Designer



Once again, leave it to Italy.  When I saw this, it occurred to me that there is a GAPING hole in the designer market aimed at retail sluts.  People are out there spending HUGE amounts of money on fabulous marble bathrooms with high-end chrome fixtures and Pratesi, Frette or Versace towels that cost a small mint.  So why are we falling short on the ass-end, so to speak?

Armani Casa, with its beiges, tans, blacks and grays, could clean up.  Literally.  Hermes as well, though this is probably too vulgar for them, despite the fact that France is still fascinated with those little jacuzzi’s for “the man in the boat”.  They already sell scented drawer liners, for crying out loud.  (Set of 5 sheets 16″x24″ is $45)

Then there’s the logo crowd.  I can already think of a few people who would wet themselves on the spot if they saw a roll of toilet paper with the canvas patterns of Louis Vuitton, Gucci or Fendi.

So there’s another multi-million dollar idea I should have kept to myself.

Benvenuti in Seletti.


If you look at the world’s best high-end luxury houses, I don’t think you’re going to find a men’s leather wallet with this level of detailing.  Not Gucci, not Louis Vuitton, not Alfred Dunhill.  Even Hermes, in all of its Divine splendor, doesn’t stitch the top edges of the credit card slots.  Not even for $1,000, which is what a basic calfskin wallet will run you there.  EVERYBODY simply turns the top edges over, glues them, and scores a line across the top where the stitching should be.

This one below runs a whopping $75.  (But if you want to class it up, they’re more than  happy to make one on demand in alligator for about $620.)

Mulholland Luxury Leather Goods | All Leather Small Classic Billfold.