Happy Thanksgiving, dear hearts! While you were busy gobbling mountains of turkey, turducken, marshmallow pies and other strange manifestations Americans are prone to stuffing down their gullet this time of year, we’ve been at it digging up finds from coast to coast to get you in the Black Friday retail mood. While the crowds trample each other at Walmarts, Targets and Macy’s, here are four fab independent stores, in New York, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles, where you’ll avoid the hurly-burly and Christmas shopping is sure to be a joy, not a chore.
In New York’s crowded, cutthroat fashion world, Maryam Nassir Zadeh manages to stand out from the pack and is the choice of fashion insiders for her perfectly edited selection of women’s clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories that are ahead of the curve yet highly wearable. Look for names like Rachel Comey, Dieppa Restrepo and Étoile Isabel Marant.
Check out the LUXE New York guide for more ultra-stylish fashion finds.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a one-off Italian leather handbag of your own design, without having to fork out big bucks for it? Well, at Laudi Vidni, you can! They offer a full custom service where you can choose from hundreds of colours, styles and materials to create the perfect bag, all for a fair price. Why not take two?
Get your hands on the LUXE Chicago guide for more places to get things custom made in the Windy City.
We don’t think Gustavo Olivieri really does sales, and his vast collection of gorgeous American, Scandinavian and European mid-century furniture is no bargain to start with, but have a browse and you’ll see why celeb interior designers like Kelly Wearstler and Nake Berkus buy Gustavo’s wares by the truckload. Ask nicely, and Gustavo might get in the Christmas spirit and knock a few dollars off a must-have piece.
The brand new LUXE Miami guide is packed with more mid-century furniture finds, why not have a gander.
Style-setting Angelenos know there’s much more to fashion than skinny jeans and a tee or checked shirt, and when they’re in need of their chic fix, they head to TenOverSix. With a strong focus on accessories, it’s the place in LA to find Band of Outsiders, Bodkin, Vena Cava and friends. It’s not just for gals either, guys get a look in with shoes, bags, eyewear, plus there is a too-cute line of gifts for tykes too.
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