Left picture: Miansai; Top right picture: Flying Tiger; bottom right picture: Clare V.
The countdown has begun: T-22 to Christmas and you already have palpitations in anticipation of your shopping list. Come up with an idea, scour stores, brave the mob – the infernal triumvirate of the holiday season. We decided to help you by selecting three places of choice to shop for Christmas:
For small budgets (and Secret Santa gifts):
The Danish brand Flying Tiger just opened its first store in the United States. 90% of the items are under $15. You will necessarily unearth a little something for a colleague or a novelty for a friend.
920 Broadway, Flatiron
For your mom, sister or BFF:
We have not found anything better than Clare Vivier’s soft leather goods. The Californian designer, still unknown four years ago, is now all the rage among fashionistas who fight over her bags and clutches. You will also find elegant leather key chains, French-phrase T-shirts and an original selection of candles and jewelry.
239 Elizabeth Street, Nolita
For the men in your life:
It is always more difficult to find accessories for these gentlemen. Miansai has found its niche with a masculine marine theme – anchor as effigy, rope and leather as its materials. You will love their minimalist boutique in the heart of Soho with its tea bar. After tasting their lavender white tea, you can play Santa by buying cufflinks for your dad, a leather wristband for your brother and a sporty/chic watch for your boyfriend.
33 Crosby Street, Soho