Shopping at a hotel or resort used to mean little more than picking up a forgotten necessity at the gift shop—say, a baseball hat and sweatshirt or a coverup and some overpriced sunscreen. These days, however, luxury hotels and hotel brands around the world are collaborating with personalities, eco-friendly companies and some of the world’s top designers on exclusive items that you’d actually want to take home with you.
Some collections are inspired by the hotels themselves, like Zachary Weiss and Stubbs & Wooton’s slippers designed for St. Regis, while others, including Margherita Missoni’s pieces for the Luxury Collection, are inspired by travels to far-flung locales. And some are just plain fun, like Aquazurra’s cheerful slippers for Mandarin Oriental’s suite guests. But what they all have in common is that they serve as stylish reminders of your getaway—and that they help you hold on to some of that vacation vibe. As Weiss says, “product collaborations like (these) encapsulate the feeling you have when you check into a hotel, and all of the fun and frivolity you get to experience there.”
From a statement ring inspired by a Nantucket retreat to chic—and cheeky—resort wear evoking Ibiza and the Amalfi Coast, here are eight new hotel and designer collaborations that take souvenirs to the next level.