Gogobot, a social travel site that offers users tailored travel recommendations from friends and kindred spirits, based on information provided via their social networks, is amping up its stylish side. The site introduced travel guides and tips put together by several site members who also happen to be denizens of the fashion industry.
The celebrity wardrobe stylist Melis Kuris offers her top picks in and around Los Angeles (think cool consignment shops and healthy eating venues). Likewise providing expert tips around L.A. is Sarah Pollack, a celebrity stylist and public relations maven — Pollack has more than a few style outposts on her list. Over in New York, the fashion and accessories editor turned celebrity stylist Rebecca Resnick has offered a guide to her best hotel, restaurant, and shopping picks. Beyond writing mere lists of favorite places, all the contributors have put together short, useful blurbs and personal anecdotes on why they like the locations they’ve recommended.
We imagine Gogobot’s initiative appeals to a savvy demographic that would trust the opinions of editors and stylists over, say, Frommer’s, for hip recommendations in unfamiliar cities. After all, sourcing tips from members of the fashion industry seems like a good way to ensure a stylish trip — Gogobot’s members must think so too, as there are several future guides planned from some as-yet-unnamed stylists.