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New York designer Nikki Kule’s motto? “Life is better in stripes.”
And it shines through in her eponymous label, Kule, which offers “classic clothes with a happy wink” ranging from tanks and tees to swimwear and pajamas, many featuring the preppy pattern. Emma Roberts, Jennifer Garner and Nina Dobrev are just a few of her famous fans.
Most recently, Kule teamed up with Air Mail to create a summer-ready tote bag featuring striped trim and eye-catching artwork by Donald Robertson.
As for what the designer stows in her own beach bag? Read on for a few of her hot-weather favorites.
“The oversized tote bag has become a staple in the Kule wardrobe. I’m always carrying lots of samples and swatches with me, so I love having a big daily bag. And of course, they are perfect for travel. The tote we created in collaboration with Air Mail is special because it’s the first time we’ve put an illustration on a bag (and we love Donald Robertson).
The fact that we only made 100 of these — and that a percentage of proceeds will be directed to Elephant Family, a nonprofit committed to protecting wildlife — makes it all the more special. It’s an ode to playfulness, travel, and classic style.”