Gucci Gear Slideshow

Gucci Gear Slideshow

Gucci

Hang ten like a supermodel
Most in the wave-riding community collectively groaned when Gucci waded into the surf market back in 2001—one of the first cases of such a retailer courting outdoor athletes. The high-end fashion label debuted a “surf collection,” which consisted of two boards, in red (7’ 6” long) and blue (6’ 3”), made at the Gucci factory in Italy. The design is simple, with nary but a small GUCCI, Made in Italy tag near the boards' tails. They originally retailed for $1,950 and $2,200, but these days, you may be able to score a used one for a whole lot less. Surfers now seem to look upon the Gucci boards as something of a retro, ironically trendy find.
Price Tag: Once a big-ticket buy, we've seen these going for as little as $250 on surfing forums today.
Where to Buy:
It’s always worth checking your local surf shop or scour online retailers like Amazon.com and even Craigslist.

Gucci

See the slopes through a high-end lens
More recently, Gucci has gone into the winter sports market by introducing a pair of ski goggles. The silver polyurethane slopes-shades have a 100% UVA/UVB protected lens, with a noticeable Gucci label positioned just above the wearer’s eyes.
Price Tag: $195
Where to Buy: gucci.com

Gucci

Cruise along in head-to-pedal Gucci
Gucci does cycling, as well. The design house has an 11-speed roadster—a black carbon-fiber frame with hydraulic-disk brakes—and two choices of matching helmets, one in black and the other in white, both with detailing done in Gucci’s signature red and green colors.
Price Tag: $15,400 for the bike; $960 for the helmet
Where to Buy: gucci.com

Aston Martin

James Bond’s road bike
Agent 007’s go-to car maker switched its focus to two-wheeled wonders last year with the limited-edition One-77 Cycle. The road bike blends signature features of the company’s One-77 model sports car—leather detailing and a sleek paint job in Aston Martin’s classic colors like Blue Pearl and Aston Martin Racing Green Pearl (shown)—with enough gadgetry to impress James Bond himself. The standout piece is a “motorsport-derived data logging system,” which makes more than 100 stats—like speed, temperature and rate of climb—accessible from a small computer set in the center of the handlebars. Start saving now if you want one.
Price Tag: £25,000 (about $38,910 USD).
Where to Buy: Order online and expect at least a four-month wait while the bike is custom crafted. In the meantime, you can tide yourself over with this.

adidas

Fashionistas no longer have to freeze on the slopes
The designer daughter of Beatle singer Paul McCartney partnered with Adidas to introduce a chic women’s ski jacket that’s just as functional as it is sleek. The slim-cut indigo coat incorporates CLIMAPROOF Storm–brand fabric and comes equipped with a Recco reflector chip, which helps search-and-rescue teams locate you in case of an avalanche.
Price Tag: $315
Where to Buy: adidas.com

Chanel

Turning the slopes into a runway
No high-end brand has embraced the great outdoors quite like Chanel. (Read on for more adventure offerings from the French fashion house.) In 2010, Chanel debuted a pair of skis made of rosewood, fiberglass and aluminum, with the company’s logo embellished in white on each ski’s tip. Shiny, fancy pretty things they are, but functional? Maybe not. The Chanel Skis were designed stick straight—the whole rocker concept, in which the tip and tail rise from the center, wasn’t taken into account.
Price Tag: $3,600
Where to Buy: Get a closer look on chanel.com, then try contacting your local boutique. If you're serious about buying, they'll find you a pair.

Chanel

A luxe step up from your dumpy plastic ski boots
Just the kind of thing Paris Hilton or her pals would don to tromp around the Sundance Film Fest, Chanel’s latest model of “après skis” (really just cozy, all-weather boots) are made of calfskin leather and lined with super-soft shearling. Chanel has several lines of ski boots on the market now—but of course. What else is one to pair with Chanel Skis? Obviously you need a matching set.
Price Tag: Around $1,200
Where to Buy: Get a closer look on chanel.com, then try shopping sites like eBay.

Chanel

The French brand keeps hitting the slopes
The most curious feature of this resin, wood and fiberglass piece from Chanel is that it has a genuine four-leaf clover inlaid on the board. You can’t help but wonder if one needs an extra bit of luck when relying on a high-end fashion brand to get you down a gnarly run.
Price Tag: $2,700
Where to Buy: Get a closer look at chanel.com, then try second-hand shopping sites like eBay.

Chanel

The best way to impress rainbow trout
Chanel’s carbon fly-fishing rod comes with a set of meticulously tied flies—each decked out with Chanel’s famous "double C" logo—and a quilted, black leather carrying case. It’s said that Coco Chanel herself used to be quite the angler, when she dated the Duke of Westminster back in the 1920s.
Price: $14,250
Where to Buy: Get a closer look at Chanel’s online shop, then try second-hand shopping sites like eBay. Our guess? This one isn't going to be easy to find.

Chanel

Two wheels from a high-end handbag brand
Your reaction to the phrase “couture bicycle” will predict your interest in this roadster. It’s detailed with quilted black leather handles, a seat made by Brooks Brothers, and—mounted behind the seat—quilted black-leather flap bags and a jewelry case, which can be detached and used as purses. Even the bike pump is covered in quilted black leather with, of course, the Chanel logo.
Price Tag: $17,000, though resale markups were hitting nearly $30,000 years ago
Where to Buy: Get a closer look at chanel.com, then try second-hand shopping sites like eBay.

Lacoste

Bicycles, surfboards, and golf clubs, oh my!
Not to be outdone by fellow French luxury-design house Chanel, Lacoste is rolling out a series of sports equipment—everything from a road bicycle to a set of golf clubs, surfboard and skis—through its Lacoste Lab Collection. The Lab gear first debuted in 2012, and this year, new editions of Lab pieces were introduced, as well, signaling that Lacoste may be in the sports line for good.
Price Tag: About 2,500€ ($3,200) for the bike
Where to Buy: At Lacoste Lab outlets (lacoste.com/lab) outlets across the U.S.

Hermes

Another French handbag house courts the cyclist set
The French company known for coveted purses, Hermés collaborated with Dutch bike manufacturer Batavus and introduced a set of road wheels. The Hermés three-speed bike is lacquered in black stainless steel and has leather seats and handlebars, with signature-stitching details.
Price: $4,650
Where to Buy: hermes.com

Hermes

Why let your horse look frumpy?
Long before Hermés gained fame for its handbags and clothes, the French design house specialized in crafting luxury saddles. They still carry a line of items—Hermés saddle soaps and grooming bags—for equestrians, along with eight leather saddles. The most expensive of the bunch, the Talaris, is built for jumping, with a soft layer of leather framed around a carbon and titanium base. The price tag? $10,000 and up.
Price Tag: $6,550 to $10,000 and beyond
Where to Buy: Hermes.com has a whole section devoted to equestrians, with all eight saddles for sale, from $6,550.

Porsche Design

Shades to match your sports car
The upscale German car manufacturer takes the swish lines of its sports cars and puts them to work on shades. Porsche sells 12 pairs of sunglasses, ranging from aviator to shield style, but we prefer the lightweight P´8418 model (shown), with good UV protection and unbreakable polycarbonate lenses—perfect for trail-running in style.
Price Tag: $690
Where to Buy: Find a store near you using porsche-design.com.

Marc Jacobs

High fashion for skater boyz
Leave it to every hipsters’ favorite fashion maven to design a trendy skateboard. New in 2013, the limited edition Road Rash is a 7-ply skate deck made of Canadian maple, with a graffiti-like collage of colors on the underbelly (see it in action here). Act fast if you want one: Just 150 will be for sale.
Price Tag: $69
Where to Buy: The boards will be sold at Jacobs’ flagship store, in New York City’s West Village area (403 Bleecker St; 212.924.0026) or online at marcjacobs.com.

Gucci Gear Slideshow