Smythson Insider: The Fashion Capitals

September. The air is cooler, the magazines are thicker and catwalk goers and creative types alike are descending on the world’s fashion capitals. As metropolitan mavens, we have over the years cultivated a highly curated selection of our favourite tips for navigating these chic cities.

Filled with Smython’s edit of the best places to shop, eat, drink as well as quirky cultural goings on that only a native would know, our Fashion Diaries are more than just a place to store your appointments, they are your secret social passport.

Fashion Capitals Stationery from Smythson

New York

When it comes to New York the best advice is to surrender yourself to the chaos, to the people watching, to the dizzying heights. When in the city that never sleeps, we like to indulge in everything from a cultural immersion at the new Whitney to downtown dining at Little Park, we won’t tell if you won’t…

Smythson Guide to New York

Smythson Fashion Capital Cards | The Whitney Musuem via @whitneymuseum | Little Park via @littleparknyc | The High Line via @highlinenyc


A Londoner’s insights to London, we could fill endless pages with places to explore; but our Fashion Diaries have been carefully edited to include a select few. During the hustle and bustle of fashion week, what we crave most of all is a bit of tranquillity. Tuck yourself away into a corner of Dean Street Townhouse for some necessary caffeine or go green with a Juice Well pick me up between shows.

Smythson Guide to London

Dean Street Town House | Smythson Fashion Capital Cards | Runway Notes’ Notebook | The Juice Well via @thejuicewellldn


A marvellous combination of traditional service and true decadence, Cova is a Milan institution. To stave off a post-pastry coma we recommend a good old-fashioned meander. For a city full to burst with art and artistry the Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano is truly a hidden gem of contemporary design.

Smythson Guide to Milan

Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano | Cova via Pinterest | Milan via Flickr | Smythson Fashion Capital Cards


There is a reason there is no English equivalent to the word ‘chic’. Parisians invented this seemingly indifferent approach to style and finesse. From the creative dishes at Bones to the Picasso of pastry that is Pierre Hermé, there is very little that we do not love about Paris.

Smythson Guide to Paris

Pierre Hermé | Bones via Pinterest | Smythson Fashion Capital Cards

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