Known as ‘the poet of French couture’, Ted Lapidus is long considered the pioneer of the unisex look, introducing military and safari styles to haute couture. After a successful apprenticeship with Dior, Lapidus gained popularity in the ’60s with his own label, worn by celebrities like Brigitte Bardot, Twiggy and Alain Delon. Now the well-loved brand has launched an online store in South Africa selling luxury Parisian handbags, fragrances and accessories. The popular Fidelio and Fantasio handbag lines are also available. The 2015 range will soon be available for pre-order via firstname.lastname@example.org. Shipping and returns are free. For more information, visit tedlapidus.co.za.