‘Tis the season! Here’s a quick round-up of our favorite brands and designs for all types of budgets!
Story by Min A. Lee and Narimi Baek
Featured Image: Kestan Flagship Store at 3313 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, California
KESTAN offers sustainable, contemporary designs at a friendly price-point! Visit their website and you’ll see the factories and atelier that produce the line, so you know exactly where your clothes come from. You get the perfect combination of quality and elegance with each piece, especially our favorite—The Flora.
Previously, we interviewed Creative Director Mario Nobile of Klasse14 to learn what inspired his angled face design. The bent hands continue to be a favorite look of ours, so it’s a gift guide must. Appealing to both men and women, their newest Volare Dark Metal style is an excellent option!
VEERAH always finds ways to impress us, and this time they’ve crafted a stunning collection of heels from apple peels! Yes, organic apple peels! With such an interesting story behind their creations, it’s sure to please. We keep coming back to VEERAH for their comfort, and The Frida is at the top for us.
MIAKODA New York collaborated with Remember Me Green to make one of the coolest backpacks we’ve seen—the RMG x MIAKODA Moon Backpack! From their website, “each backpack is made from 18 pattern pieces—double lined to make it extra sturdy and durable.” Made from recycled New York City billboards, this is another piece to tell stories with!
When it comes to statement pieces that exude class, we always look to Minan Wong. Expert tailoring and designs that you can’t find anywhere else make her collections unforgettable. This season, consider her cotton sateen Fern Skirt for the avid fashion follower in your life!
We’ve been following 88 Handbags since their earlier days. Extremely affordable and durable, their bags are excellent for daily use. For work or school, we always find ourselves gifting their totes and purses to our family and friends! This year, their roomy Connie Large Hobo is on our own wish list!
For a bit of exclusivity, we found a gift that has a limited run! With only 500 pieces available, these Svalbard watches will not be easy to get ahold of once they’re gone. For the time piece collector in your life, definitely stop by 101.watch to pick up this beauty while you can!
Taylor Wilkinson always gets us with her unique ring designs. They’re the perfect piece of jewelry to make a simple outfit stand out. With 18k yellow gold plated over sterling silver, you’ll get that holiday shine! Definitely scoop up her gorgeous Wing Ring if you’re looking to gift jewelry!
For a gift that gives even more, we found out that Yandy is doing a charitable donation with every purchase from their Every Day Bra Collection. The charity receiving these donations come from the suggestions of customers and will be announced on January 31, 2018! To learn more about ‘DecemBRA’ campaign be sure to visit and shop the collection! Give the gift that gives twice!
We may not have snow here in Los Angeles, but for those battling the winter, Coldwater Creek has the warmest fleece-lined gloves. Fabric technology panels allow you to use your phone and tablets, so no freezing fingers!
Larissa Leong’s extremely stylish handbags are a true must-have. From their Italian leathers to their geometric metal details, each piece is powerful. LZL brings a luxurious edge that fashionable people look for! The bag we all want badly? Leong’s Pyramid bag!
Seoul Fashion Week showcases some truly hard to find designer lines. We always want the bolder looks that come out of Korea, but stateside doesn’t offer much. Fortunately, one label keeps an Etsy shop open giving us a taste of Korean fashion design. Tae Hoon Kim offers several outstanding pieces from his line, FreaksKIMTAEHOON, like this Constructive Layered Blouse!
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