The Accessories Council and Lord & Taylor Share Their Top Holiday Gift Picks

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December 5, 2012 • Accessories, Fashion Blog, Holiday, Shopping

Last night I attended a Holiday Press Event hosted by the Accessories Council and Lord & Taylor at Lord & Taylor where they presented their top gift picks for the holiday season to bloggers and editors. I just love going to department stores after hours during the holiday season. You get to enjoy the decorations without the crowds. Even in New York. Sipping South Sea Rum didn’t hurt either.

Anyway, here are some of the items presented, all available at Lord & Taylor now.

ECHO Touch Gloves,$42

Stay warm and in touch with Echo Touch Gloves.  Our bow and bouclé gloves are both fashionable and functional.  They feature our eLink™ sewn into the index finger and thumb of each glove allowing you to text and tweet on touch screen devices without removing your gloves.  They retail for $42 and are available at Lord & Taylor and at

Jessica Simpson Panama Hat by Collection XIIX, $58

The Jessica Simpson feather adorned wool felt panama is the perfect holiday treat for yourself or a friend! The fedora top lends to a more casual look, while the floppy brim keeps it fashion forward and on-trend. This 100% wool hat with real feather and traditional grosgrain band comes in 3 colors Black, Deep Lichen Green and Sequoia Rust. The Feather Panama which is contributed by Collection XIIX is available for purchase for $58 in Lord & Taylor stores and online at

ZACK Signature Leather Woven Bracelet,$39

The Zack designs are directed at fulfilling the needs of a product from a man’s point of view. Its purpose is to tap into designs that will enhance the look, function and uniqueness of the medium that the designer, Larry Jonas, is working with. Ultimately the Zack designs reflect an element of positive energy and timeless satisfaction. The signature woven leather bracelet is made in Larry Jonas’ New York City Studio. The rhodium plated closure is designed to blend with the natural leather. It was made and designed to be a part of your everyday life style. Other items from the Zack line can be found at Lord & Taylor.

chicBuds Retractable Crystal Earbuds,$40

Make a fashion statement this holiday season with these Swarovski Crystal-adorned retractable chicBuds. chicBuds are the perfect mix of fashion and function, allowing you a stylish music-listening experience. These chicBuds retail for $40.00 and can be found online and in stores at Lord & Taylor.

Botkier Valentina Shoulder Bag, $295

This was by far my favorite item of the evening! This vintage inspired Valentina Shoulder bag from Botkier is the perfect day-to-evening accessory. The gusseted sides expand to accommodate all your essentials, while its interior includes three compartments for optimal organization.  The Valentina shoulder retails for $295 and is available for purchase in an array of colors at Lord & Taylor and at

Swarovski Studio Bracelet, $90

Swarovski’s Studio Bracelets feature black calfskin and woven cotton cords adorned with Swarovski crystals in a variety of colors. The bracelets also feature an adjustable button closure. The perfect additions to any arm party, these bracelets are great for layering and stacking with other bangles and bracelets. They retail for $90 each and are available at Lord & Taylor and also on

Thanks Accessories Council and Lord & Taylor for a fun and enlightening evening!

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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