Well would you look at that – it's a monogrammed Bellroy wallet! We'll be taking our embossing machine into stores around the world, starting with David Jones right now as a treat for Australian Father's Day.
But you don't need to be in Australia to get in on the action. You could WIN a custom embossed wallet, by deciphering the initials in the image. The first five people to crack the code and comment the correct answer below win their choice of Slim Sleeve, Note Sleeve, Hide & Seek or Travel Wallet embossed with up to four initials. We’ll contact the winners via DM before 8pm (ET) Saturday August 24th. Good luck! 🕵️
The Bellroy embossing stations are at @davidjonesstore Bourke Street Melbourne, and Market Street Sydney, until Sunday 1st September during the following hours:
Thu, Fri 11am–4pm & 5pm–9pm
Sat, Sun 10am–4pm ...
2017年第一次走進由19世紀末德國銀行舊址改建的 Totokaelo 選品店，完全被策展人的美感收服——每件商品彷彿都能和其所處的歷史建築對話，所有的裝置都在為其所展示的設計師服務，而整個空間感受起來不像個零售店，反倒像在觀展。店裡地下室為古時銀行的金庫，金庫厚重的大門成為觀看的跳板與空間的裝飾，牆面任由斑駁爬行，毫不抹除時間的痕跡，然而當現代感的服裝、手袋和鞋履被安插其間、當老舊金庫成為現代更衣室，衝突的美感迸發卻意外顯得和諧。
當然遷址絕對是現實的考量，現實很殘酷，零售又進入另一個寒冬，連指標性百貨 Barney New York 前陣子都宣布破產，藝術這時候或許只能向商業低頭。
I can still remember how enchanted I was when I first stepped into the Totokaelo store at 190 Bowery in 2017. It was not merely a retail space. It was a space of wonder - the beautiful dialogue between the historical building and the commodities, the clothing and the installations, as well as the effortless elevated aesthetics generated within- all constructed a one of a kind shopping experience. I was in awe how artistic this retail space could be. It’s almost one and a half year for me to step into the store again. Totokaelo has now relocated at 61 Crosby. It has been turned into just another retail space - minimalistic, spacious and yeah you bet, boring, even banal. I hate to say that but it is how I felt when I entered the store last week. Retail is hard nowadays. Every store has its own reality to surrender to. I just hope someday I could see the 190 Bowery Totokaelo vibe reappearing in the retail world once more.