HYPEBAE Holiday Gift Guide 2016
We’ve got the perfect gift ideas for everybody in your squad.
You know it’s the season of gift-giving when the streets are becoming more and more festive with gleaming lights and beautiful ornaments. For those who have yet to sort out their Christmas shopping, don’t panic — we’ve put together the ultimate gift guide for this holiday season. From the fashionista and the kid-at-heart, to the music lover and the homebody, our list includes the perfect gift ideas tailored for every single friend in your squad.
When you think visvim you think Americana with a strong Japanese ethos. For the Fall 2016 collection the brand launched a women’s kimono-style outerwear. Available in red, blue and black they’re a down coat-hybrid with a soft “paper-like” feel. Though uber-expensive at $3435 USD a pop, the kimonos will be a gift the recipient shall cherish eternally. Shop in-store at Hirshleifers.
Maison Kitsuné 2016 Holiday “The Crystal Holiday” Capsule Collection
Just in time for the holiday season, French record and fashion label Maison Kitsuné has dropped a limited edition festive capsule collection. Aptly dubbed “The Crystal Holiday,” the range includes a selection of wardrobe staples and must-have accessories in a monochrome color palette. Standouts in the collection include a cozy crewneck sweater, detailed with the brand’s distinct fox logo on the chest; and a clean white tee emblazoned with the slogan, “Je suis allé(e) au Noël Kitsuné” across the front. To shop the full capsule, head on over to the label’s web store here.
Beyoncé 2016 Holiday LEMONADE Merch
We all know someone who’s in the Beyhive. To gift a Beyoncé fan thoughtfully this Christmas, look no further than the pop star’s own holiday-themed merch collection. There’re festive hoodies in red and green boasting the phrase “I SLEIGH ALL DAY,” tank tops laden with Queen Bey herself, shorties with “BOY BYE” printed on the back and even a LEMONADE-patterned onesie. You can shop the range over at Beyoncé’s online shop.
Levi’s® Made & Crafted™ Leather Moto 2 Jacket
You can’t wrong wrong with a leather moto because it’s the one outerwear staple man and woman-alike need. Levi’s® Made & Crafted™ Leather Moto 2 Jacket is a timeless classic with a slim and modern silhouette. Constructed with heavyweight calfskin leather it was made in Italy with quality craftsmanship. Warm cotton lining and silver zippers add stylish contrast all the black. Shop the Moto 2 Jacket here. Size up to get that oversized look.
Vetements Silver Lighter Heel Boots
Surprise your most fashion-savvy friend with a pair of lighter heel boots by cult-favorite brand Vetements. Perfect for holiday festivities, this particular rendition of the coveted ankle boots is constructed with a modern, metallic silver leather. Rounding off the look is a très-chic skinny heel that resembles a BIC lighter. You can now purchase a pair over here.
Shellys London Flame Boots
First launched in 1945, Shellys London has since become known for its statement-making footwear, often designed with bold prints and flashy graphics. For its Winter 2016 “Rewind” collection, the brand looks back to the heyday of ‘90s girl bands for inspiration. Channeling some serious Spice Girls vibes, our favorite pick in the lot is definitely the pair of flame boots. With the perfect mix of kitschy cool and Vetements charm, these leather beauties are reminiscent of the fiery skyscraper boots made famous by Demna Gvasalia. In this iteration, a black base palette is contrasted by vibrant red, orange and yellow flames extending upwards from the outsole. You can shop this stunning selection now at Shellys London online.
Armor Lux x Opening Ceremony Slippers
‘Tis the season to be comfortable. Opening Ceremony and Armor Lux cozied up on exclusive slippers just for the holidays. The “Charentais” style borrows from the handcrafted slippers first worn inside wooden shoes by fishermen and farmers 300 years ago. But these get a cooler, more fashionable update by getting wrapped in a faux fur leather print. Give the gift of warmth by finding the slippers now at Opening Ceremony here.
Melody Ehsani x My Melody Terry Cloth Slides
Melody Ehsani is the LA-based designer who most recently designed the Reebok Question modeled by Allen Iverson’s daughters and their mother. Her next collaboration was none other than beloved Sanrio character My Melody. She pays homage to the sweet character on merch with particular standout on the Terry Cloth Slides – the character adorns the slipper with rainbow pride atop a one-inch white rubber sole. It’s cuteness overload. Cop a pair here.
Acne Studios Musubi Clutch
Acne’s newest handbag collection is already wrapped with a bow, making it perfect for this gift-giving season. Inspired by the obi sash of traditional Japanese dresses, the Musubi clutch is an oversized bundle of hand-stitched lamb leather refinement with a calf leather lining. Shop the Musubi collection at Acne.
Zana Bayne Leather Handbags and Accessories
First established in 2010, Zana Bayne’s namesake brand has quickly reached a cult-favorite status in the world of accessories. Famously known for its post-fetish leather goods, the NYC label’s designs have been worn by the likes of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Rei Kawakubo. Popular styles such as the Signature Choker, Maddox Harness, Choker Cuff and Linked Bucket Backpack would make great gifts for anyone who appreciates punk aesthetics. Shop the lineup over here.
G-Shock S Series Collection
Designed for today’s urban wearer, G-Shock’s S Series for women seamlessly integrates an impressive list of functions into a diverse array of stylish models. Available in three different collections, each lineup offers up sleek iterations in a variety of different materials and colorways. The Dark Metallic collection features rich, glossy tones in navy, burgundy and evergreen; the Vivid Color collection includes vibrant hues of pink, teal, yellow and blue; and the Military Chic collection highlights a matte band accented with rose gold on the face. Each watch is water resistant for depths up to 200-meters and is, of course, shock resistant. You can shop the G-Shock S Series now at the brand’s website here.
Eastpak Sukajan Padded Pak’R®
Perfect for fans of the iconic souvenir jacket, look no further for a gift than the Eastpak Sukajan Padded Pak’R. Inspired by the hand-embroidered jackets and packs that American soldiers would often bring home after being stationed in post-war Japan, it is fitting that Sukajan literally means “souvenir jacket” in Japanese. Channeling this aesthetic into a premium backpack, the main compartment with front pocket is constructed with a satin-like material. Further elevating the item is an embroidered panel featuring a beautiful tiger graphic. Additional features include a padded laptop sleeve (that fits a 14” laptop), padded shoulder straps, a padded back and sleek metal hardware. You can shop the Sukajan Padded Pak’R at Eastpak’s web store.
Herschel Supply 2016 Holiday “Velvet” Collection
Designed with both functionality and style in mind, Herschel Supply’s “Velvet” collection sees four elegant silhouettes including the bucket-style Hanson backpack, the mountaineering-inspired Dawson, as well as the travel-friendly Scarlett hip purse and the Fifteen hip pack. The entire range is crafted with a rich burgundy velvet material as well as polished brass hardware. Shop your favorite styles over here.
Beats by Dr. Dre Ultra Violet Wireless Headphones
If this year was minimalism’s time to shine, expect 2017 to be bold and bright. Beats by Dr. Dre is turning the color volume up with its new Ultra Violet Solo3 headphones — especially now with the ever-present trend of going wireless. Beats selected designed with purple to be statement-making for the trendy audiophile who will appreciate the 40-hour battery life, Bluetooth and controls built into the 360-degree pivoting ear cups for noise cancellation. Cop a pair here.