By Joanne Molina of Second City Style Magazine
Just because you can’t buy the couture doesn’t mean you can’t shop for little goodies in the same stores that sell it. Check out your favorite swanky stores and bring home gifts that come in signature boxes tied-up with luxe retailers legendary bows and say happy holidays with style.
Hermes Eau des Merveilles, www.hermes.com
If you can’t drop the dough on the actual parfum or cologne then try something from the bath collection. Soaps are only $25 and you can grab some shower gel for $45
Wolford Velvet Deluxe Leggings, www.barneys.com, $38
Come with a black box and get a big smile. Oh, and they’re matte so they don’t look like you’re reliving your high-school Goth days.
Chanel’s Brilliance-À-Porter Mini Glossimer Trio, www.saks.com $48.50
Maybe the quilted bag is out and the sunglasses are a bit over-budget.
No matter, you can still grab some Coco chic every day of the week with the Glossimer Trio.
Madison Pony Tail Scarves, www.coach.com, $38
I’m not a huge fan of Coach but these were too cute to pass up. They make anyone feel 10 year younger just looking at them.
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Slatkin & Company Holiday Gift Set, www.neimanmarcus.com, $28 I’m a complete and utter candle whore. I spend big bucks on these little pockets of pleasure and so when I saw this cute set from Slatkin I had to spread the word. This is perfect for someone who needs to change her home fragrance as often as her mood or who isn’t ready to make the typical $65 and up investment in the designer candle scene. You can sample each scent without breaking the bank.