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Ties that bind

Alexandre Chapellier’s irreverent takes on men’s accessories have caught the eye of France’s most influential denizens – even the Élysée Palace’s current occupant. Chapellier’s label, Cinabre, is aiming still higher, ope…

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Coast to clothes

Beyond the city limits, warm sun, cool breezes and slow living ensure a novel approach to business. Here, we discover three island brands that could only have been founded where the shore meets the sea.

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Points of sale

Hotel brands are introducing five-star retail experiences offering exclusive designs and local finds.

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At the front

The price of tourists’ incivility, updates from Europe’s coastlines and more.

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A fair to remember

We look back at some of the key projects showcased at this year’s Salone del Mobile and ask industry leaders: what comes next?

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The Agenda: Design

Mobility aids reimagined and Gucci’s game-changing furniture reissue.

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The Opener

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Belgium’s election and this month’s takehomes.

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Perfect fit

Toteme’s shops combine Scandinavian minimalism with an inviting generosity. We meet the duo behind the brand.

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And the winner is...

The latest edition of the Monocle Design Awards is here to celebrate the year’s most inspiring and ingenious products, models and structures – and the people who conceive them – as they set the standard in both form and…

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The Fashion Top 25

Ollie Adegboye /As the fashion market becomes ever-more saturated, there has never been a better time to interrogate our understanding of luxury. A focus on timelessness and quality can reshape our perspectives and cut…

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Carrying the torch

With the French designer’s latest work about to be seen by billions around the world, he tells us how he hopes to reclaim nationalism from the far-right.

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Inside storeys

What makes a well-considered development? Our pick of new projects offer some intriguing clues and the resulting buildings are becoming industry benchmarks.

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The Opener

Monocle has a network of correspondents in cities around the world. Our brief updates here include news on an unexpected discovery in London, Bangkok’s marijuana U-turn and an arty theme park in LA.

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The Monocle Guide to Scotland

Our Scotland survey goes beyond the nation’s world-famous scenery to visit some of the makers, creators and company owners who make it such a dynamic 21st-century destination. Read on for a wee sample of what this great…

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Direction of Travel

Our team of well-journeyed reporters offer their thoughts on the route that forward-facing tourism should be taking in 2024, plus some personal perspectives on what makes a tour truly grand, be it on wheels, wings, rails…

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Creative resistance

The outbreak of war could have spelt the end for these Ukrainian businesses but the women running them are refusing to give up – and proving to be soft-power players.

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Persuasive manoeuvres

We celebrate the countries that have mastered the subtler arts of global influence.

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Design

A gallery-cum-showroom in São Paulo and why Dubai is the next big design destination.

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Ahead of the curve

Our annual overview of present and future pioneers in commerce, infrastructure and civil society includes news of the European nation getting sleeper trains back on track, the ride-hailing platform that’s expanding across…

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What’s The Big Idea?

We profile some of the brightest founders and firms that have identified new markets and revenue streams. Plus, how to build a charming co-working space, the perfect office chair and more.

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Warm reception

Upcycled cashmere jumpers, duffle coats, denim jackets and an elegant two-piece twill suit engineered for the slopes – with these pieces in your wardrobe, you can keep your temperature (and spirits) up as the leaves come…

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