This Week in Luxury: Jimmy Choo joins forces with Malbon, Royal Mansour Casablanca reopens, De Bethune unveils DB28xs Purple Rain, and more

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: Berluti styles Team France, Tod’s Group helps restore the Palazzo Marino, and Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.1 checks into The St. Regis Venice

Jimmy Choo’s glamour meets Malbon’s world of golf. Photo by Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo joins forces with Malbon

For the first time, Jimmy Choo has collaborated with golf lifestyle brand, Malbon, and it’s no swing and a miss. This sports-inspired collection merges glamour and heavy-swing mastery, packing elevated golf essentials with sweet sophistication. The collection, now available globally in select Jimmy Choo stores, features effortless slip-on mules, golf trainers, a high-spec golf bag and more.

“Malbon are the masters of fusing fashion with function in golf wear. Blended with Jimmy Choo’s inherent glamour, you get a collection that’s playfully glamorous,” says Sandra Choi, creative director of Jimmy Choo.

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Team France in their new outfits. Photo by Berluti x LVMH

LVMH and Berluti style Team France

In this partnership between LVMH and the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, Berluti has stepped in to ensure its country’s athletes look their very best, at least for the opening ceremonies on 26 July and 28 August 2024. Under the creative direction of fashion consultant and stylist, Carine Roitfeld, and the knowledge of the athletes’ specific needs, the Maison’s expert artisans have created 1,500 outfits, spanning tuxedos, shirts, scarves, pocket squares, belts and shoes. Each outfit has been designed in France and made in Italy, and if all goes well, is primed to make a lasting (and stylish) impression during this grand occasion.


Inside one of the hotel’s 93 guest rooms. Photo by Royal Mansour Casablanca

Royal Mansour Casablanca reopens

The Royal Mansour Casablanca is back with a beating heart. In the middle of the White City’s town centre sits the same iconic monument, a destination hotel that is ready to please. Bringing to you the charm of the 1950s in Art Deco style, it comes complete with 149 luxurious accommodations (rooms, suites, private apartments), a spa fitted with a traditional hammam and plunge pool, and world-class dining. Book directly with them and enjoy exclusive benefits, such as fast-track service, airport transfers and more.

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The Palazzo Marino. Photo by Tod’s

Tod’s Group helps restore the Palazzo Marino

The Tod’s Group, a proud advocate of Made in Italy, is supporting the restoration of Palazzo Marino, a 16th-century landmark that has been a part of Milan’s Municipality since 1861. Designed by architect Galeazzo Alessi, the historic building is one of the truest expressions of Milanese architecture and has become an important point of reference for both citizens and tourists. The Tod’s Group hopes that through this, it can promote Italian art and culture while spreading the importance of civil participation in projects aimed at improving the quality of life for citizens.

Diego Della Valle, president and CEO of the Tod’s Group, says, “we are very pleased to do something important and concrete for Milan. The restoration of Palazzo Marino, which all citizens consider their home, allows us to give Milan and the Milanese a sign of respect and gratitude.”

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Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.1. Photo by Louis XIII

The St. Regis Venice welcomes the Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.1

Just last week, The St. Regis Venice welcomed an ultra-exclusive Rare Cask Cognac from Louis XIII. The Rare Cask 42.1, unveiled in 2023, offers a never-before-encountered expression of Louis XIII, and comes housed in a black crystal decanter made by some 20 master craftsmen. There are only 775 of these decanters around, available for purchase as a bottle or if you’d like, sips of 10ml, 25ml or 50ml at The St. Regis Venice, the only hotel in Italy to offer this experience. Prices start at US$1,270, but if you’re ready to spend even more, there is also a Louis XIII Rare Cask package that includes a stay the Santa Maria Suite, private transfers, butler service and a bespoke tasting on the suite’s private terrace.

The St. Regis Venice

De Bethune DB28xs. Photo by De Bethune

De Bethune unveils DB28xs Purple Rain

Luxury Swiss brand De Bethune, known for its innovative approach to aesthetics and functionality, just unveiled its latest masterpiece—the DB28xs Purple Rain. Packed with new craftsmanship techniques such as thermal oxidation of metals (a way to produce radiant colours through heating titanium), the timepiece features hardy sapphire crystal, supple alligator leather and the DB2005 calibre, a mechanical hand-wound movement. Adding to its aesthetic appeal is the shade of purple, a colour historically associated with royalty and creativity.

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