If you think you know luxury but you aren't familiar with La Perla, then you don't know luxury. If you know La Perla and have been to their fabulous new location at Buckhead Atlanta, then you know where I'm coming from... WOW! I learned a number of amazing things about the Italian label from my visit to the La Perla concept boutique yesterday afternoon. Their store manager, Rose Maruhn, provided me with a wealth of information, champagne and let me play dress up. And NO, not with the lingerie!
Did you know La Perla has a men's collection? Did you know that La Perla is more than lingerie? They feature a full range of clothing from underwear to outerwear to ready-to-wear. Oh and shoes... and just wait 'til I tell you about that; you're going to flip!
The La Perla men's collection, like the women's, features your staples like underwear and t-shirts, but they also move beyond, to the outside world, with items like track suits, beachwear, swim trunks and robe/coats which are so on trend. I'm pictured (above) wearing one of these fantastic robes. I tried on both, the full length and the shorter styles. The robes are made of raffia woven on a loom and lined in silk. How's that for luxury. The Spring/Summer 2015 collection was launched last June at Pitti Uomo in Florence. Every garment, from loungewear to hooded jackets are tailored to perfection. La Perla's creative director, Emiliano Rinaldi, was inspired and motivated by the surreal submarine life - an underwater fantasy world, and used the rendering of an oyster with wings, protecting a pearl, appropriately so, as a running motif throughout much of the collection. The Buckhead Atlanta store in one of eight locations in the country that carry the men's line - that's pretty special!
Let's move on to shoes. This is where I said (yelled) WHAT? WHO?? NO WAY!!! La Perla carries a small yet impressive collection of shoes for him and her. They are sleek, sexy and modern. Very elegant and cool at the same time. The designer La Perla collaborated with to design and create their beautiful footwear is none other than Guiseppe Zanotti! (I was with Caren West and we both nearly fainted when Rose said this.) FABULOUS! Zanotti's signature appears on the soles of every shoe.
So ladies and gentlemen, there is plenty to have and to hold at La Perla in Buckhead Atlanta. Experience luxury and indulge yourself. Enjoy a visit to the beautiful, Venetian inspired showroom and all that La Perla has to offer. You'll love it.