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Here at Racked, we're dedicating this week to the kind of fantastical shopping that most of us only get to experience in dreams (or at 80%-off sample sales). Taking a page from casino parlance, we'll be talking a lot about "whales," those big spenders who feel perfectly comfortable dropping tens of thousands of dollars every night on roulette, or, in our case, on Cartier. Welcome to Whale Week 2013.
Photos by Anna-Alexia Basile
We snapped Mathieu Herip outside of Prada on a break from his gig as store manager at Art of Shaving in Union Square. He's wearing Tom Ford sunglasses, Gucci shoes, a Savile Row Company shirt, Louis Vuitton cuff links and a Zara suit. He describes his style as "snobby," and likes to shop at Hermes and Bottega Veneta. He says he's "got his eye on the LV President brief case."
Hmm, wonder if Art of Shaving is hiring?
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· A Couple in Union Square With Whale-Worthy Style [Racked SF]
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