Olivia Cheng launched the New York City–based label Dauphinette in 2018, mixing vintage fabrics and quirky design details — most notably persevered florals — to create one-of-a-kind outerwear. Slowly, she’s branched out into other clothes and accessories while staying true to the brand’s artisanal ethos. Daupinette’s crafty sensibility makes it a brand especially well suited to someone whose closet is already full of DIY creations and flea-market gems.
As a splurge gifting option, skip puzzling over sizing and opt for this miniature tote bag lovingly referred to as the Beast. It uses upcycled hardware to create an unmistakable face popping against a bold green velvet fabric. Quiet luxury it is not, but the picky recipient who has always preferred a maximalist’s touch will find plenty of ways to style it. Considering each variation of the Beast Bag features upcycled hardware, you’ll be giving them something priceless: an unreplicable gift that no one else will have.