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The quest for securing a unique travel keepsake just got a lot easier. Stylist to the stars Anita Patrickson has partnered with Auberge Resorts Collection to offer unique versions of her made-to-order sandals to fashionistas on holiday. Patrickson’s eco-friendly brand — called Amanu — now has outposts at Esperanza and Chileno Bay Resorts & Residences in Los Cabos, Mexico. Amanu-trained artisans will assist guests during a personal 45-minute sandal design session featuring different sandal styles and a choice of vegetable-dyed leathers that complement the essence of the hotel.
Having gone through the process, I can confirm that it’s quite fun to dream up an ideal sandal, and then watch as a highly skilled designer makes magic around your foot. I also love that these built-to-last sandals are sustainable — using nails instead of glue, and made and cut to order (which minimizes waste). Currently, the only other location to get these sandals — worn by fans such as actress Salma Hayek and dancer Julianne Hough — is the flagship store in Los Angeles. The experiential shopping experience will launch in Mauna Lani in Hawaii and Malliouhana in Anguilla in spring 2020.
The DetailsAmanu www.amanustudio.com
Auberge Resorts Collection www.aubergeresorts.com