Holiday ’15 Shopping Gift Guide: Carol’s Picks For The Fashionista

December 18, 2015 • Accessories, Fashion, Fashion Blog

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Don’t be afraid to shop for the fashionista on your holiday gift list. Trust me, it is not not that difficult to buy for her! (Please keep in mind, it’s a really nice gesture, but she does not need another shoe-shaped tree ornament!) She would actually prefer the real deal, so even a gift card in a small amount would be quite acceptable so she can shop for her own real shoes. She’ll feel as if she is getting a really nice discount from your gift card and will be happy to dish out the rest of the cash (the store won’t mind either)!

Your fashionista will appreciate the wow factor of just about anything you select, as long as it is from a fabulous store (so she can return it if need be). And don’t feel bad about that, either. Exchanges are a lot of fun too. For the fashion lover, it’s all about the thrill of seeing, searching and shopping – so that’s the best gift you can give her. So here are my picks to guide you in the right direction, including a few from Chicago-based designers and stores.

1. Gift cards from Shopbop, Intermix, Net-a-Porter or Barneys, from $50 and up!
This is not an “easy way out.” She will love to shop at any of these stores.

2. BucketFeet Slip On Spot & Dots Leather, $94
She’ll have to buy her own Louboutins, but she will be amused by these sneakers which are perfect to wear while shopping and running errands. Chicago-based BucketFeet offers unique artwork for her feet.

3. Glass Handbag Rave Metal Clutch in Silver, $ 228
I’m pretty sure she does not already have this!

4. AllSaints Cargo Leather Biker Jacket, $540
No, she does not already have this black leather jacket. Not exactly. She would like another black leather jacket. Trust me. You can never have too many.

5. Lele Sadoughi Twisted Hoop Earrings, $138
Show her you jumped through hoops for her when you present these sleek gold earrings.

6. Agnelle Gold Star Long Gloves, $245
A fashion star has no problem wearing stars, specially leather ones.

7. GiGi  New York Lindsay Clutch Silver Metallic Goatskin Leather, $235
Gold digger … silver digger… it’s really the same thing. Any shop girl worth her salt will dig this clutch.

8. Nyet Jewelry Seafarer Wraparound Bracelet Forest Green, $80
She’ll want one of these leather crafted bracelets by Chicago designer Delphine Pontvieux in every color… because they come in every color!

9. Cause and Effect Old Blue Painted Belt, $ 130
Here’a one for the fashionist-o! Meyvn is one of the coolest men’s store in Chicago! Besides, women can wear this belt, too.

– Carol Calacci

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