What are Dean Fearing’s favorite shops to visit when traveling?
I always am on the lookout for the new boutique men’s shop. I love outerwear. I’m always looking for the new. I know great stores like Neiman’s and all of that will carry in new, but I love these new stores that are boutique in the sense of “we’re not going after the normal; we want the niche.” I love the niche stores that are going for a different look and a different design, and are more creative in finding designers, not just the mainstream.
I want to find the designer I don’t know. I’m always on the outlook for gadgets, for clothes, for boots, outerwear or little accessory items. I’m always looking for something someone else doesn’t have. The first thing I do when I walk into the hotel is to get a conversation going with the concierge on where the cool new shops are or the ones with one-of-a-kind items.