Gits Under 100

I just looked at the calendar and realized Christmas is only ten days away, even though Vlad and I have yet to get our Christmas tree (which is incredibly unlike us). The start of Hanukkah is tomorrow and Christmas will be here in ten sleeps, so suffice it to say this holiday season has crept up quickly.


I have a theory about people who work in fashion; there are two types of us. The first type are people for whom working in fashion only stokes their desire to shop; all of the beautiful things before them every day translate into inspiration for their own closets, and their seasonal wish lists are longer every year.

Television Fans Gift Guide

My favorite thing about fashion is that people’s choices are so telling. When you understand the social language of fashion (and, by extension, of handbags), how people choose to adorn themselves is a little window into how they see themselves, just like their favorite books or college major.

Beauty Gift Guide 2014

Beauty gifts are some of my favorites, both to receive and to shop for. During the holiday shopping season, beauty brands pull out all the stops and put together boxed sets that include some of their most popular products, often at a net discount to buyers.

Botkier Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Although the contemporary bag market is full to bursting with companies vying for your handbag dollars, it’s still somewhat difficult to find a well-priced bag that feels luxurious. That’s why we’ve been huge Botkier fans for so long; since the early 2000s, Monica Botkier has been turning out beautiful leather bags at attainable prices, all designed in New York City.

International Gift Guide 2014

We know that many of our readers reside outside of the US, and even if you don’t, you may very well have someone on your holiday shopping list that does. Because international shipping and duties can get expensive unless you know where to shop, we went ahead and picked out some great gifts from some of our favorite online retailers outside of the US.

Gift Guide 2014 Tech Gifts

In this tech-centric world that we live in, finding a unique gadget gift for someone always poses quite the challenge. I find that most of us buy the tech accessories we want for ourselves, before gifts can even be given, whether it’s because we know exactly what we want or we simply can’t wait to get it in our hands.


If you have a lot of people on your gift list for the holidays, checking everyone off can get complicated quickly. That is, of course, the beauty of department stores like Bloomingdale’s–one store, one checkout, one package delivered to your home, lots of happy gift recipients.

Gifts for Men 2014

When you’re used to shopping for women’s fashion, buying a gift for your dad, brother, spouse or male friends can be a bit…deflating. Things are getting better in men’s fashion, but the colors, prints, materials and fabrications are still much more limited than those you’ll find for women.

Ultimate Handbag Gift Guide

Hopefully our gift guides thus far have helped you find some great items for yourself or the ones you love this holiday season. Of course we’ve shared plenty of bags, but we mixed in many other items as well.