Supermodels, designers and fashion editors spend their lives jetting between breathtaking fashion shows, glitzy parties and star-studded events in Paris, Milan, New York — and this week, London.
Staying in some of the most stylish hotels on the planet, they appear to live the sort of glamorous and cosseted existence that seems out of reach for most of us — or perhaps not.
Thanks to the rise in online hotel shopping sites, we can all enjoy a little five-star luxury now — for a fraction of what it would cost for a room in say, the Dorchester, or (brace yourselves) the £17,600-a-night suite at the Excelsior Gallia Milan.
You can now buy products from some of the most stylish hotels like the Ritz, Standard High Line Hotel and the Dorchester (file photo)
From the fluffy bathrobes worn at the Ritz in Paris, to the bone china cups from which supermodels sip their green tea at the Charlotte Street Hotel in Central London, and the room spray that will make your home smell just like the Hotel Costes in Paris — all can now be bought at a click of a button...
The by-word for laid-back cool, Soho House hotels launched sohohome.com last year, selling everything from its signature furniture to the calico print china featured in their Chicago hotel.
The site also sells one-off vintage finds, luxurious linens — including its striped pool towels (£55, main picture) — and branded clothing.
Or get a taste of the Soho Farmhouse — the Oxfordshire hotel whose guests include Samantha Cameron and models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Georgia May Jagger — which offers its witty faux fur cow print wellies, £35 or posh waxed jacket, £185.
Where do celebrities and fashionistas stay during New York fashion week — or for the Met Gala Weekend? The achingly cool Standard High Line hotel, of course.
With fashion-forward music stars such as Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Madonna all spotted there, it's no surprise the hotel sells a fabulous line in hip T-shirts, from just £18 via its online store.
Its chevron Skate scarf, £25, would be a chic addition to your winter wardrobe too — all from standardhotels.myshopify.com.
The Ritz Hotel in Paris — where Coco Chanel lived for 35 years — has recently had a £150 million makeover and is now a magnet for celebrities and models including Cara Delevingne and Jennifer Aniston.
Its online shop sells everything from bedside clocks to towels, tea, and the Ritz’s legendary peach bathrobes, £177.
They were chosen by the founder of the hotel, Swiss hotelier Cesar Ritz, in the late 1890s, because he felt the colour flattered his female guests’ complexions.
Look out too for the hotel’s chic ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ Collection silk scarf, £222, decorated with Irving Berlin’s musical score, and the stylish, gold embossed notecards, £51 (ritzparisboutique.com).
RikRak is the chic bath collection for Firmdale Hotels, which includes the fashionable Charlotte Street Hotel in London, and the Whitby and Crosby Street Hotels in New York.
All three hotels host exclusive screenings for A-listers including Daniel Craig and John Travolta in plush on-site cinemas.
Formulated by hotel design director Kit Kemp, the RikRak range features the clean-scented Wheatgrass Bay Candle, £35 and Gardenia Greenleaf Lip Balm, with shea butter, £10, left.
You can also breakfast like a star by snapping up Kemp’s Mythical Creatures bone china range designed for Wedgwood, starting at £50 for two egg cups (firmdalehotels.com).
Enjoy a whiff of the luxury that the Dorchester hotel offers its A-list guests with their bespoke Fig & Cassis Scented Candle, £45 — or sip your green tea from a witty ‘I’d rather be at the Dorchester’ mug, £15.
If you’d like to look a million dollars, then its diamanté encrusted Prai Platinum Firm and Lift Eye Serum, £45, above, a ‘liquid eye lift’ which contains real platinum, could be just the job (shop.thedorchestercollection.com).
Fully booked during Paris Fashion Week, when it hosts after-show parties for the likes of supermodels Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, Hotel Costes in Paris is famous for its boho, sensuous atmosphere.
Give your home a little Costes glamour by spritzing your rooms with one of its four exclusive, colour-themed home fragrances, £38 each, brummelsoflondon.com.
The evocative ‘Brown’ fragrance, with its notes of waxed wood, mahogany, rum and bitter orange, is ideal for cosy nights in.
We also like the nail polish, £17, which comes in just one shade — Costes’ signature glossy red, a colour which features throughout the hotel (shop.hotelcostes.com).
A popular venue for major fashion parties, the breathtaking Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan offers a Maserati shuttle service to some of the best fashion shopping on the planet.
Grab a little of the Gallia’s glamour via its exclusive Luxury Collection Globe- Trotter suitcases, £1,922, or one of its signature scented candles for a less eye-watering £73. (luxurycollectionstore.com)