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Sweet Fashions and Art at Caramel in Washington, DC

January 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In an age of corporate food purveyors from Walmart to Whole Foods, the family-run corner grocery store may seem like a quaint relic of the past. And the same is largely true of the neighborhood fashion boutique, hard as it is to compete with mega-discount emporiums… (more)
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A Truly “Purple” Pick at Violet Boutique in Washington, DC

December 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Though this little shop is somewhat of an oddball among the string of bars in DC‘s Adams Morgan, we were pleasantly surprised to find Violet Boutique, which practically had our name stamped all over it! The feminine, purple-accented clothing store (fitting for ladies like us!) caters… (more)
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Friday Finds: New York Fashion Week Essentials

September 6, 2013

It’s that time of year again for fashionistas everywhere: fashion week season is now underway! And with the start of New York Fashion Week yesterday, we can’t wait to scope out the latest looks to hit the catwalk. So whether you’re heading to NYC this weekend or are already there,… (more)
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The Hunt: Pieces of Pizzaz

August 8, 2013

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be.  This week we’ve been feeling flirty and fun, and decidedly need to spruce up our last solid months of summer and get bejeweled. Whether it… (more)
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Embrace Boho-Chic in NYC’s East Village

June 15, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA – Like Williamsburg, the East Village offers an interesting counterpoint to the posh and chic ambiance much of Manhattan provides. This traditionally immigrant neighborhood has been a mecca for the proverbial “striving artist” for decades. You’ll encounter plenty of scruffy beards, black-rimmed glasses, and skin-tight jeans… (more)
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Going gaga over fashion and more in the Meatpacking District in New York City

March 4, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA – When you think about the collision of meat and fashion, the first thing that might spring to mind is Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress. The raw-flank-steak get-up was certainly one of Gaga’s most outrageous fashion statements, but the singer is no stranger to the stylish… (more)
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The Best Places In NY’s Most Fashionable Neighborhood

February 4, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA — As winter continues in New York City, it’s time for fashionable New Yorkers to step out in their cold-weather finery. Decked out in on-trend knitted wool hats, faux fur coats and above-the-knee boots, the most sartorially astute get an opportunity to strut layer upon layer… (more)
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Solid gold styles at haute-coiffure guru Alexandre Zouari

November 30, 2011

PARIS, FRANCE – A trip to Alexandre Zouari in Doha, Qatar (yes! He has a small salon in the W Hotel there) this past weekend, has me thinking about my experience at the mother ship in Paris. As the richest country in the world per capita, it makes perfect sense… (more)
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Friday Finds: All About Paris

September 16, 2011

We’re in a decidedly Parisian state of mind this week, after our Purple gals wrote a spotlight on finding Paris in London, and with New York’s recent influx of all things French (from macarons to cult label Maje). As a result, we’re looking for a bit of Paris no matter… (more)
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Cutting out the middleman at Spitalfields Market

June 9, 2011

LONDON, UK – One of the things I love about farmers markets is that you get to buy direct from the source. You can ask a farmer about his growing practices, which vegetable is at its peak, and what are the favored preparations for the produce he’s hawking right on… (more)