When it comes to luxury shopping, the Internet can be both a blessing and a curse. Quick, expanded access to lots of covetable items is a great thing to have, but everyone in the US is so used to shopping at the same few luxury department stores that the best items can disappear quickly, never to return. Boutiques (especially those in Europe) have a better selection of interesting, highly sought pieces, but many boutiques don't have much of a web presence. That's where farfetch.com comes in.
Farfetch.com connects luxury boutiques both in the US and worldwide with the shoppers who crave the designer pieces in their stores. Not only do you get the benefit of an incredibly diverse selection from boutiques all over the world, but farfetch.com takes the guesswork out of buying from a store overseas - all duties and taxes are included in the price you pay on the site. Another benefit? Buying from farfetch.com's European boutiques often means paying European prices, which are generally better for French and Italian brands. To get your started, we've assembled a guide to some of the best designer gift picks that farfetch.com offers. Check them out below or head directly to farfetch.com to shop the site's full selection!
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Givenchy Calfhair Shoulder Bag
$1395 via farfetch.com
Givenchy's dark, brooding themes cast a spell on a lot of people, and this red-and-black calf hair version is the perfect introduction to the brand's many handbag wonders.
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Alexander McQueen Mink and Swarovski Skull Clutch
$2779 via farfetch.com
McQueen's embellished skull clutches are the stuff of legend (and legendary collections), and if you want to give one of the ultimate handbag gifts, this mink number is just that.
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Diane von Furstenberg Tonda Crystal Minaudiere
$484 via farfetch.com
Every girl needs a little metallic clutch in her evening arsenal. If you know one who doesn't have a good go-to, I'm sure she'd be eternally grateful for the gift.
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The Row Small Bowler
$3631 via farfetch.com
Don't let the Olsen affiliation fool you - The Row is for real, and its handbags are meticulously constructed and hugely luxurious.
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Tom Ford Nikita Sunglasses
$360 via farfetch.com
Cat-eye sunglasses are meant to exude pinup sex appeal, and who's better at sex appeal than Tom Ford? No one.
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Jil Sander Leather Tote
$1505 via farfetch.com
Raf Simons is now firmly ensconced at Dior, but for the Raf fan in your life (and if you're lucky, you have many), a handbag from his last collection at Jil Sander is sure to become a collector's item.
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Valentino Fur-Trim Leather Gloves
$480 via farfetch.com
With so many gorgeous capes and coats with bracelet-length sleeves, sometimes you need a little something to bridge the gap on a chilly day. There's nothing more elegant to get that job done that Valentino fur.
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Alexander Wang Prisma Tote
$725 via farfetch.com
The Prisma is a take-anywhere, carry-anything essential for someone who fits into the cool, downtown world of Alexander Wang. Burgundy is the color of the season, remember.
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Charlotte Olympia Pandora Domino Clutch
$1195 via farfetch.com
If you know a girl who's always out on the town, pick her up one of these irreverent cluches. There's no better addition to an evening look than a bit of humor.