Gifts for The LadyHandbag
Every woman likes to put her best bag forward. So consider a fashion-forward choice that is hot (and green) with celebs and non-celebs alike. Vegan handbags—meaning no animal product or byproduct was used in their construction—by designer Matt & Nat are design-savvy and colorful with gorgeous structure and hardware. Ever hear of, ‘the whole world in his hands?’ Well, these spacious bags will fit her entire life chicly on her shoulder. Matt & Nat; start at $225, www.mattandnat.com, 888-44-M-AND-N.
Two of the hottest trends in accessories are large, sexy wrist cuffs and sparkly crystals. Combine the two in one and watch your loved one’s eyes twinkle. Designer Rachel Reinhardt’s Twilight Crystal Pave Openwork Cuff sports a modern swirl design that’s delicate on the wrist. It’ll be a sensation this holiday and beyond. Rachel Reinhardt New York City; $170, www.rachelreinhardt.com, 800-252-1320.
Do you have a friend who loves a spot of tea? Gift her a traditional teapot with a modern twist with Jason Miller’s “Seconds” Teapot from Clio of NYC. Featuring one of three birds—a blue jay, oriole or cardinal—positioned in unexpected ways, she’ll be singing a sweet tune while sipping her tea. Clio; $95, 212.966.8991 or www.clio-home.com.
Cashmere is a classic, cozy and timeless gift, and more than ever there is a multitude of designs to accommodate her any fashion mood. A argyle cardigan with sequins for the Gossip Girl set. A head-to-toe cashmere dress with floral appliqué for the mature woman. A brilliant shot of color to celebrate the brighter shades of the season. Whichever cashmere you choose, cater to her style.
Here’s a unique robe gift that will make her run from her covers! From the popular Web site www.etsy.com, a site where everything is homemade, an ultra soft bed jacket by Sandmaiden. Made of Lycra and eco-friendly wicking bamboo—a sustainable resource—this flutter sleeve design is darling enough to top a chemise or pjs. Once on, she’ll be hard-pressed to take it off. Available in four colors: black, avocado, deep rose and iris. www.ETSY.com, vendor Sandmaiden; $72.
For the gal who’s always on the road, check out these incredibly artsy bags from Flight 001 of NYC. From the Artist 22” series, these funky bags are incredibly stylish and fun. Way to find her luggage in baggage claim. Red Cars Duffle Trolley ($425), Three People Trolley ($179), Leopard Trolley ($220). Flight 001; www.flight001.com, 877.354.4481.