Luxury is not typically thought of as conscious-consumerism. But with refined materials, hand-craft and elevated design luxury is built to last. So when the season calls for gifting, go for established brands that create gush-worthy pieces that stand the test of time. Case in point our covet list below which we hope will inspire shopping for that one special thing for loved ones.
For ladies, Fendi, the Italian family owned brand known for fur’s and baguettes’s has a painted python “peekaboo”. Its the latest incarnation of their “it” bag.
Or if you’re yearning for an American classic then do Tiffany & Co’s crocodile satchel. It will have a place in your bag museum for years.
It’s not a cliche’ that diamonds are forever- its truth. Cartier the venerable Parisian based jeweler’s diamond and emerald secret-watch is a one-of-a-kind show piece fit for a literal queen.
Chanel’s lion time-piece is pure lavishness for a wrist. Both are more of an investment than pure purchase.
If the lady has an unusually spicy style then go for these turquoise and emerald Chiquita dangles from deGrisogono. They too are one of a kind, and will make an ensemble look drop dead gorgeous.
For footwear, we chose Roger Vivier’s pink crystal encrusted ballet flats for intense foot-bling.
And Rene Caovilla’s kitten heel with mink poof are festive in holiday green.
There is something very delicious about wearing a fine fur. Its warmth and touchable softness are irresistible. I’ve never regretted buying a fur which gives me such a feeling of delight. Our picks are this brightly-hued chubby from Frenchman Yves Solomon and the of-the-moment must have, the fur vest; this one from Timo Weiland which is available at Barneys.
A watch is a sign of power and style for important men and you can’t go wrong with Swiss watch-maker, F. P. Journe’s chronometre’ or the Roman jeweler, Bulgari’s platinum Octo. Both have a masculine gentility that he will love and will become the go-to in his watch cabinet.
Salvatore Ferragamo’s lux crocodile sneaker is great for that business titan in your life who needs to look pulled together even when he plays.
Rimowa’s special edition luggage in partnership with Neville Wakefield, is their latest installment in practically indestructible travel-cases for globe trekkers.
The whimsical Hermes, is bringing back hand-written notes with their new pen, Nautilus, and envelope stationary.
And the best of the best in scented candles is Fornasetti which can become your home’s signature fragrance.
Happy shopping and a very haute holiday to all.