Trend Report: Oil Slick fashion by Barbara Bui, Ralph Lauren, Dior and more

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There’s something particularly festive about things that glimmer; though quite often the idea of a glittery gift feels like it lacks practicality or longevity. This holiday season we suggest tapping in to your inner Santa and giving shiny gifts that will last the test of time in varying shiny black fabrications. From patent leather to high-gloss lacquer and enamels, the sleek look of its impeccable sheen will keep you topping the list of favorite gifts for those who you love to see smile.

1. BARBARA BUI

A runway look from the F/W 2011 collection featuring patent leather accents for added shine, price upon request; available at Barbara Bui, 115 Wooster St., New York, 212-625-1938

2. RALPH LAUREN

Black Deco Box minaudiere with diamante accents and logo, $3,250; available at Ralph Lauren, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-861-2059; and 867 Madison Ave., New York, 212-606-2100

3. CHRISTIAN DIOR

Poudree Necklace in red velvet and black lacquer with black stones and pearl beads, $3,700; available at Christian Dior boutiques nationwide, 1-800-929-DIOR

4. LOUIS VUITTON

Pegase 55 black electric Epi leather trolley, $4,450; available at Louis Vuitton, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-931-3887; and 1 East 57 St., New York, 212-758-8877

5. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Pigalle pump with black spikes, $1,095; available at Christian Louboutin, Miami Design District, 155 NE 40 St., Miami, 305-576-6820; and 59 Horatio St., New York, 212-255-1910

6. Christian Dior

Dior VIII Grand Bal Broderie 38mm, automatic watch in black ceramic, diamonds and black mother of pearl from Vietnam, limited edition of 88 pieces, $28,500; available at Levinsons Jewelers, 888 E Las Olas Blvd.,

Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-8880; and Christian Dior, 17 E 57st St., New York, 212-931-2950

7. REED KRAKOFF

Boxer sandal in black patent leather, $695; available at Reed Krakoff, 831 Madison Ave., New York, 212-988-0560

8. TOD’S

Signature envelope clutch in black patent leather, $1,165; available at Tod’s, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-867-9399; and 650 Madison Ave., New York, 212-644-5945

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