gift guide 2016

43 Gifts for the Fashion-Forward

Here’s a primer on what to get the clotheshorses and accessory addicts in your life — from designer socks and slippers to a comfortable party dress, a modern pocket watch, and more.

Classic Subway T-Shirt - W Train
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Classic Subway T-Shirt - W Train
$21 at New York Transit Museum Store, Grand Central Terminal

Subway-Comeback Tee
Let them show their pride in the return of the W line.

Socks
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Socks
$32 at Penn Friends

Socks Down Under
Designed by a painter now based in Brooklyn; sewn one sock at a time in her native New Zealand.

Cap
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Cap
$36 at Poketo

Art Hat
Fashion items with words on them are usually a risky gift — but not in this case.

Blue J’amuse Socks
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Blue J’amuse Socks
$45 at La Ligne

Delightful Socks
The quintessential little luxury of cashmere socks can actually be improved upon when you add cute winking eyes.

Dazzle Multi-Stripe Socks
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Dazzle Multi-Stripe Socks
$70 at Bergdorf Goodman

Alexander McQueen Socks
For the fashion person who also loves Beetlejuice.

Greca Key Slippers
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Greca Key Slippers
$75 at Versace

Versace Slippers
Some opulent (but not insanely expensive) padding-around-the-house shoes.

Converse Chuck II Waterproof Shield Canvas Boot
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Converse Chuck II Waterproof Shield Canvas Boot
$75 at Nike

Waterproof Chucks
Made of water-repellent canvas and featuring a comfortable, thick Nike-made insole.

Black Studded Shark Hoodie
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Black Studded Shark Hoodie
$75 at Macy’s

Shark Shirt
A Hudson NYC sweatshirt for a teen boy with lots of pent-up hormonal rage.

Crossbody Saddle Bag
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Crossbody Saddle Bag
$79 at Kenneth Cole

Bright-Red Saddle Bag
It feels very “12 little girls in two straight lines,” but in an elegant way.

Access Crosby Activity Tracker
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Access Crosby Activity Tracker
$95 at Michael Kors

Handsome Tracker
This Michael Kors wearable tracks steps and sleep.

Ruffled Stretch Cotton Tunic
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Ruffled Stretch Cotton Tunic
$100 at Lord & Taylor

Ruffly Blouse
Look like a boy in a Van Dyck painting with this Ralph Lauren tunic.

Potter Apron
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Potter Apron
$105 at Amazon

Hedley & Bennett Potter’s Apron
So that friend who took up ceramics can throw at the wheel without getting clay all over her culottes.

Le Pliage Losange
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Le Pliage Losange
$160 at Longchamp

See-Through Umbrella
No more bumping into mailboxes during thunderstorms.

The Napsack
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The Napsack
$160 at Poler Stuff

Pendleton Onesie
A wearable sleeping bag (for campfires, sitting around the house on a Sunday) made in collaboration with outdoorsy brand Poler Stuff.

Polar Fleece Pullover
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Polar Fleece Pullover
$175 at Tory Sport

Retro-Style Fleece
A Tory Sport update of a freshman-year Deerfield staple.

Tack Sling
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Tack Sling
$199 at SSCY

Backpack-Totebag Hybrid
Created by SSCY with the bike commuter in mind. The Tack Sling can hold unwieldy items like a bike wheel.

Frye Roper Hat
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Frye Roper Hat
$198 at Orchard Mile

A Nice Hat
It’s 1 00  percent wool.

Mitzah abcdior “F”
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Mitzah abcdior “F”
$200 at Dior, 21 E. 57th St.

Wild Scarf
Some “starter Dior.”

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Protest Gear
A bundle of Planned Parenthood sweats, a Human Rights Campaign cap, an Emily’s List tee, and ACLU and Everytown hoodies ($212).

Shinola + Kordal Wrap Scarf
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Shinola + Kordal Wrap Scarf
$240 at Shinola

Undecided Scarf
Half-orange, half-gray, all fringe.

Calendar Walnut
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Calendar Walnut
$250 at Amazon

Modern Pocket Watch
MMT’s updated pocket watch is made of walnut and has a genuine leather strap.

Striped Pasticcino Bag
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Striped Pasticcino Bag
$275 at Weekend Max Mara

Candy-Cane Clutch
A pouch pretty much made for the holiday party.

Gloves
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Gloves
$275 at Armani

Flashy Gloves
Of 1 00  percent bright-red lambskin, made in Italy.

The Cary Briefcase
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The Cary Briefcase
$288 at Spring

Waterproof Briefcase
But the best part is the nifty umbrella holder. (Also available in brown.)

Trail Runner
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Trail Runner
$295 at JJJJound

Kanye’s Art Director’s Sneakers
Forget the impossible-to-buy Yeezy’s. Justin Saunders, whom Kanye calls “the Taste God,” designed these Trail Runners.

Sequin Dress Gigi Hadid
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Sequin Dress Gigi Hadid
$295 at Tommy Hilfiger

Comfortable Party Dress
The easygoing gal sparkles in Gigi Hadid for Tommy Hil­fi­ger sequined dress.

Burberry Brushed-back Jersey Sweatshirt
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Burberry Brushed-back Jersey Sweatshirt
$295 at Neiman Marcus

Feminine Sweatshirt
Burberry adds flair to the classic cotton look.

Rendezvous Mink Hoop Earring
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Rendezvous Mink Hoop Earring
$315 at Wild and Woolly

Fur Hoops
Real mink surrounds an 18-karat-gold-plated hoop for a cozy winter-ready ear.

Stella McCartney Signature ‘Poppy Snoozing’ Pajamas
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Stella McCartney Signature ‘Poppy Snoozing’ Pajamas
$375 at Net-a-Porter

Floral PJs
Stella McCartney’s leafy-green silk crêpe de chine set has a sporty pair of shorts for bottoms.

Mountain Pass x Danny Davis GLX
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Mountain Pass x Danny Davis GLX
$380 at Moosejaw

Mountain Boots
Designed by snowboarder Danny Davis with a Gore-Tex liner, these are the Stan Smiths of snow boots.

GucciGhost Leather Wallet
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GucciGhost Leather Wallet
$420 at Bergdorf Goodman

Arty Wallet
Artist Trevor Andrew designs his first official collection since becoming the GucciGhost.

Oxford Button-Down Sport Shirt
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Oxford Button-Down Sport Shirt
$425 at Bergdorf Goodman

The Perfect Shirt
Brunello Cucinelli’s button-­downs are machine washable.

Tod’s Gommino Driving Shoes
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Tod’s Gommino Driving Shoes
$330 at Matches Fashion

A Classic Suede Shoe
Not necessarily new, but no one does driving shoes better than Tod’s.

Bezel Set Diamond Band
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Bezel Set Diamond Band
$470 at Greenwich St. Jewelers

A Bunch of Diamonds
In just the right size ring for stacking, but they’ll look as amazing on their own.

Lara Embellished High Heel Booties
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Lara Embellished High Heel Booties
$495; On sale today for $297 (40% off) at Bloomingdale’s

Embellished Booties
Gold accents up the ante on Furla’s suede three-and-a-half-inch heels.

Silk Briefs and Balconette Bra
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Silk Briefs and Balconette Bra
$770 at Net-a-Porter

Vintage-Inspired Lingerie
Dolce & Gabbana’s lace-trimmed silk briefs come with a matching balconette bra.

Wild Thing Sandals
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Wild Thing Sandals
$785 at Barneys

Not an Ivanka Trump Sandal
Join the resistance by supporting Aquazzura, the first shoe company to sue Ivanka Trump’s brand for copying its Wild Thing shoe.

Dehra Ribbed Knit Cashmere Robe
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Dehra Ribbed Knit Cashmere Robe
$795 at Calvin Klein

Cashmere Robe
Bask in the luxury of an ultrarefined 12-gauge cashmere with vertical ribbing for added texture.

Fiandra Slipper
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Fiandra Slipper
$810 at Bottega Veneta

Woven Slippers
A weave of comfortable calf leather.

Mules
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Mules
$1,000 at Chanel

Derby Shoes
Lambskin-calfskin-and-goatskin slip-ons first worn during Chanel’s fashion show in Cuba.

Esplanade Medium City Satchel Bag
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Esplanade Medium City Satchel Bag
$2,470 at Bergdorf Goodman

Ladylike Handbag
Prada’s new structured saffiano leather satchel.

Strip-Trimmed Wool Peacoat
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Strip-Trimmed Wool Peacoat
$3,150 at Mr Porter

Fierce Peacoat
Gucci embellishes your average double-breasted wool winter jacket with military-like stripes down the sleeves and a teeth-baring panther on the back.

Dior Earrings
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Dior Earrings
$13,000 at Dior Fine Jewelry, 21 E. 57th St.

Mismatched Earrings
Keep them guessing in asymmetrical yellow gold, amethyst, and emerald.

Emergency
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Emergency
$18,970 at Breitling

‘Cast Away’ Watch
This watch has a dual-frequency Personal Locator Beacon that sends alerts and guides rescue missions.

*This article appears in the November 28, 2016, issue of New York Magazine.

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43 Gifts for the Fashion-Forward