Fans of “Clueless’” fashionable leading ladies will go gaga for CalypsoCrystal’s Fury collection, which features three bold cases with an ultra-fuzzy aesthetic. Titled London, Paris and Milan, these tactile electronics accessories merge early ’90s kitsch with today’s technology. We’re sure Cher would have owned all three.
Featuring fold-back thumb and index finger tips these smartphone friendly gloves allow the wearer easy access to their touch screen devices and fingerprint sensors. Photographers also love Freehands for cold-weather outdoor shoots. Styles available for both men and women in leather, wool, cashmere and fleece.
LA’s Karen Kimmel is known for establishing crafting community workshops which foster immersive design experiences for families to explore their artistic inspirations. Add a dash of this creativity-guru’s seemingly endless juices to your everyday living with her Bag Bolo and Key Ring. Hand-constructed in her studio from knotted paracord, hand-wrapped with shimmering thread and finished with gold-plated hardware, these splendid key rings are a refreshing take on the ubiquitous leather tassel.
Since its incarnation 10 years ago, Americana-inspired Japanese label J.S. Homestead has maintained a tailored and quality assortment of goods that could be just as easily found in Brooklyn as in their Tokyo shop. This highly wearable collection is finally available stateside through fine menswear purveyor, Hickoree’s. The 100% cotton Indigo Dyed Bandana perfectly merges an old-world Eastern dying technique with a new-world staple, loved by rugged cowboys and refined gentleman alike—the essential bandana.
Jess Marie Griffith, the Seattle designer who says “sometimes wallets are just to complicated,” delivers a knockout with her Pine & Boon Dot Pouch. Perforated leather creates a polka dot pattern, and the blue zipper trim provides just the right amount of pop. Inspired by the style of Woody Allen’s famed character Annie Hall, the pouch is perfect as a wallet, as a pouch within your purse, or on its own.
Brothers Sandy and Emil Corsillo are major players in the world of modern menswear. The industrious brothers not only run Hickoree’s, leading purveyor of fine men’s goods, but they also created The Hill-Side, a line of woven accessories, coveted by the most stylish of gents. The Hill-Side’s “Almond Stripes” bow tie is cut from a snazzy print straight from Japan, and has the graphic interest and sophisticated styling we have come to expect from these Brooklyn-based textile experts.
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel met by chance at a concert in LA. Two days later, they began designing a line of streamlined bags that speak for themselves. Crafted from vegetable-tanned Tuscan leather, unlined and lacking the bells and whistles of many of today’s totes, Mansur Gavriel’s high-quality carriers are notable for their classic silhouettes, elegant proportions and minimal hardware. Their Large Tote has a detachable wallet, is as fitting for a day in NYC as for a trip to Cannes, and adds a timeless quality to any ensemble.
Upstate creators Kalen and Astrid design one-of-a-kind garments and home fabrics using their own take on shibori and dip-dyeing methods. Upstate’s elegant Tilden Top, made of 100% silk, is made more playful and causal with bold shibori patterning. Available in an array of refined color pairings, each hand-picked and hand-dyed, the shirt is a totally unique piece for any wardrobe.
Farm to Feet’s extended-crew Englewood sock provides full-density cushioning and warmth, perfect for commuting through all types of wintry mix. These gauranteed-for-life socks were designed for the slopes and other outdoor sports enthusiasts, but can be worn for a comfortable fit on a regular basis. And, each pair is made in the US from raw materials sourced around the US.
This 100% naturally varnished, vegetable tanned leather sandal—for men and women—was designed in Tel Aviv and is manufactured in Hebron, Palestine. Their work symbol for hope that one day this kind of partnership will inspire more peaceful relationships in the region.
New York’s four-generation strong, family-run eyewear brand driven by 100 years of expertise, Moscot recently hooked up with Ace Hotels—the travel haven for the hip from Portland and Palm Springs to NYC—to create these limited edition sunglasses. Selling from Ace NYC and Moscot shops, pick up one of 400 pairs before they’re gone.
The handmade Khamra Purple Bolo necklace is an instant solution to any boring outfit conundrum. The adjustable hand-formed ceramic pendant sits on a 36-inch brass chain which allows for many wearability options for both the ladies and the gents. Tighten around a modern fit buttoned collar shirt or let it hang long and loose for a look Jimmy Hendrix would be proud of. The pendant is hand-painted and signed by artist on the back, with triangle end-points in soft peach-pink beautifully finishing the piece. And, it’s already delightfully packaged in handmade muslin furoshiki wrapping to make a gift-giver’s life just a bit easier
Albert Einstein once said, “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen all at once.” Well Dr. Einstein, we can think of another reason. Without time, there would be no reason to wear one of these stylish and socially progressive “uncorporate” gift sets from Shinola. The Swiss-quality timepieces are built by hand in a Detroit watch factory, by visionaries with a plan to revitalize manufacturing in America, and come with a handcrafted leather card wallet and The Shinola Book of Craft. Genius.
Pierre Hardy originally rose to fame with his acclaimed footwear collections for Dior, Hermes and Balenciaga, to name a few, and has since created his own eponymous line of shoes and handbags, known for their graphic aesthetic and sleek architectural lines. The designer’s signature cube prints were originally inspired by Florentine stone floors, and are a constant in his coveted collections. Hardy’s Cube Print Pouch features this timeless print with just the right amount of graphic interest and refined sophistication, and is sure to get a knowing nod or two from the fashion-elite.
Terra New York’s semi-transparent, 100% waterproof jackets merge fashion with utility while keeping you dry—and looking good—during those cumbersome spring showers. This winter, they’ve added new capes, trench coats and parkas to their arsenal, which include a removable wool lining.
All Knitwear is lovingly made by Annie Larson, a blogger and knit enthusiast, who operates on a made-to-order basis. It’s a rarity to find a fashion label that truly stands out for originality and design, and even less common to find one that is made by the name behind the brand. Her 2×2 stripe hat is knitted from 100% ringspun cotton and comes with a handmade pom for extra zeal.