Shoppist Gift List, Day 18: Moss Mills Clutches At Style Camp

FoxOur discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ll unveil our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

The best indication that a gift will be a hit? When the store can’t keep it in stock. This is the case with the Moss Mills clutches found at Style Camp in Chestnut Hill. The store’s owner, Natalie, told me that after a Facebook post showing one of the bags went up, the calls came pouring in and the bags instantly sold out. She’s ordered more, but they’ll go quickly. And it’s no wonder: The leather envelope clutches are handmade and feature quirky hardware (a fox, reindeer, a horse head) for a one-size-fits-all gift that’s about as cool as they come.

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Market Report: 23 One-Size-Fits-All Gifts To Give This Season

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  • Avoid the tricky guesswork of determining sizes by stocking up on one-size-fits-all gifts like clutches, earrings and headphones. Here, 23 ideas to get you started. [Pop Sugar]
  • Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld and Heidi Klum have all made (ahem, designed) Build-A-Bears for Operation Bobbi Bear, a South African charity that protects sexually abused children. We assume they’re infinitely better than anything we made at the mall. [Vanity Fair]
  • Talk about tried and true: These are the top-selling mascaras from big brands like Clinique, Dior and MAC. [The Zoe Report]

Up Next: Hanukkah-inspired beauty products and 50 Cent’s sales pitch.

Shop at These Rittenhouse Stores and Get a Free Shake Shack Treat

 

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Cheers to you, city shoppers. | Photo by Evan Sung.

Center City shoppers are in for a treat—literally. From now until December 31st, shoppers who make any purchase at Knit Wit, Ellelauri or Aoki Boutique will be able to get a complimentary cup of salted caramel hot chocolate at the Shake Shack in Center City (20th and Sansom Street) with proof of purchase. We haven’t been this psyched about a pairing in a while.
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Shoppist Gift List, Day 17: Duke & Winston Modern Gents Gift Box

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Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

Several go-to guys gifts fall under the slightly more formal category (like ties and cufflinks), but if you know your intended giftee is of the less buttoned-up variety, we suggest going casual. Enter: Duke & Winston‘s Modern Gents Box. It includes an In Duke We Trust Hat, a Casual Gentleman Tee, a Embroidery Hoodie and a Horween Leather Card Wallet. Plus, it’s a deal; the box usually retails for $182 and it comes wrapped. Done, and done.

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Please Wrap All Your Presents In This Glorious Paper From Paper Source

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While perusing the interwebs for standout gift wrap for an upcoming post (keep an eye out!), I stumbled across this glorious Philly-centric paper from Paper Source. Ultimately, I decided its vintage-inspired color scheme and regional charm warranted its own space in Shoppist’s blogroll. Printed to include most of downtown, the only folks that miss out are true West Philadelphians—sorry, gang.

We’d pair the sepia-toned wrap with some understated baker’s twine and a complementary gift tag for a present that shows Philly pride while still looking perfectly Martha Stewart-esque. The best part? You can pick up a roll right in Center City. (We checked.)

Keep reading to find out where to buy it.

The Shoppist Gift List, Day 16: A Custom Denim Jacket by Senpai + Kohai

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Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

Repurposing might not sound sexy, but in the hands of the duo behind Philly-based fashion line Senpai + Kohai, it’s totally covetable. While any of the pieces from the holiday collection are gift-worthy, I recommend the unconventional ‘Design Your Denim’ pick. In a nutshell: You send in a denim jacket that you’ve grown tired of, then go online and choose your embellishments (all vintage embroidery hand-picked in the outdoor markets of Delhi, plus a cozy fur collar option). They’ll do all the custom sewing —that’s included in the price—and shipping back to you is free.

Here’s a handy video of the process:

You in? Here’s how to gift it: Print out a pic of the awesome jacket shown on the site, show the video and then hop online to create the masterpiece together. If you’ve seen the work of these girls in our mag (they were PMFP designers this year!), you’ll know that what she’ll end up getting is truly a work of art.

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What To Wear: How To Rock Maxi Skirts Right Now

 

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Maxi skirts need not be limited to warm weather and sandal pairings when there are so many festive sequined, ribbed knit, and silk organza varieties to don during the holiday party season. Go formal—and even black tie!—with a bell-style skirt and a collared crop top (that doesn’t reveal too much), or dress a slinky sequin number down with a slouchy cashmere turtleneck. Plus, if you pair the look with a stiletto, your legs will look mile-long. Either way, winter’s maxi skirt is a toasty alternative for a holiday look.

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Shoppist Gift List, Day 15: Anthropologie Kid’s Classics Box Set

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Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

For the miniature Rory Gilmores unswayed by the prospect of dolls or little nail polishes, gift them this collection of children’s classics from Anthropologie. The set includes eight hardcover books: Peter Pan, The Call of the Wild, The Wind in the Willows, Black Beauty, The Secret Garden, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Anne of Green Gables and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The fact that it comes in an impossibly charming illustrated set—that will look swoon-worthy on your shelf—is just icing on the cake.

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The Geisha House’s Holiday Lookbook Is Absolutely Stunning

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Photo by Cheyenne Gil

Behold: The most Pin-able, Tumblr-worthy holiday lookbook has just arrived and it belongs to The Geisha House. The Old City boutique joined forces with photographer Cheyenne Gil and Maggpie Vintage (you might remember them from Philly Mag Shops) for a totally lust-worthy, 86-page lookbook that packs in tons of styling tips and inspiration. Don’t blame us if you find yourself yearning for teal hair streaks or a vampy lip once you’ve seen it.

Keep reading to see the lookbook.

Shoppist Gift List, Day 14: Geography 541 Bangles

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Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

Long past the age of toys and too young for investment purchases,  teenagers rank high on the list of trickiest giftees. To earn major street cred amongst the teen set, wrap her up one of these stunning brass bangles. Each piece is locally crafted and made to order, so she can brag about it to all of her friends and you’ll look like a hip old person. Psst: If you order by December 15, there’s guaranteed holiday delivery. So put in that order—stat.

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