Style in season
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
12/11/12 at 5:10 AM
This holiday season is all about comfort and style. Add a splash of cute or a nod of sophistication with your loved ones in mind and you're sure to add some Christmas cheer to their day - along with something new to carry them through the season or far beyond it.
Cindy Marshall, one of the owners of The Glass Slipper in Utica Square, recommends a pair of UGG Australia slippers that have been very popular with her clientele this season.
"They're great, shearling-lined, they do have full rubber bottoms," said Marshall, so some people wear them out. "My daughter even wears them as regular shoes."
At The Style Lab on Cherry Street, accessories are big when it comes to shopping for men. Owner Taylor Scheer said he's been selling plenty of watches along with bigger-ticket items such as jeans and shirts, but accessories this season are king.
What Scheer said he wouldn't mind seeing under the Christmas tree this year?
"It would be a nice watch," Scheer said. It's something you've planned for, he said, and something you can be assured the wearer will get great use out of.
Go luxe comfort.
Miss Jackson's Rachel Kern said one of her favorite gifts right now is a sleek pair of animal print leather gloves by Echo coming in at $98.
"You can't go wrong with really soft leather and a classic, goes-with-everything print like leopard; practical and beautiful."
For men, she loves the leather-bound copy of "A Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch," the definitive guide by the late British writer and whiskey expert Michael Jackson.
The guide is $85 in the store's Gift Gallery.
"It's a great gift for a whiskey aficionado, or for a novice who's just starting to build a bar. You could always throw in a couple of double-old-fashioned glasses and a decanter from Ralph Lauren Home, too."
And don't forget your fragrances: for women, perhaps Bulgari eau de parfum with notes of violet, orange blossom, jasmine, and blooming rose and balanced with sandalwood to give it depth. It's available at Miss Jackson's - the 3.4 oz. for $135; the 1.7 oz. for $95 or the 1 oz. for $65.
Or Sephora's Favorites Deluxe Fragrance Sampler for HIM for $50, which includes samples of Issey Miyake and Jean Paul Gaultier, among others.
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Know someone who needs a camera upgrade? Check out this Nikon 1 J1 Camera in white at Target, $399.99.
Find great holiday deals on boots, such as these MUK LUKS Chris Spat Booties from Kohl's, $80.
Echo leather gloves can be found at Miss Jackson's, $98.
Marchesa Parfum D'Extase comes in an elegant bottle at Sephora, $85.
Fill a little one's stocking with some cold-weather gear, like this Carter's fleece mittens and hat set from Kohl's, $18.
Tie an ornament to a gift for your favorite teacher or anyone else. This wood star ornament is from Pier 1 Imports, $5.95.
An Apt. 9 scarf from Kohl's is trendy and practical.
Surprise him with fragrances from Sephora. $50.
A leather-bound guide to Scotch is a great gift for a guy in your life. Miss Jackson's, $85.