Holiday Gift Guide: Fashion Finds
Our fashion expert Conni Jespersen is here to help you shop for your fave fashionistas
Our fashion gift guide is here! Let Conni Jespersen of Art in the Find help you pick out the perfect gift for all the fashionistas and style icons in your life, or (best of all) deck yourself out for the season.
This year we reached out to in-the-know locals, who each have expertise in different genres—from fashion and beauty to garden, design, travel and more—and asked them to share what they’re excited to give. Read on for the insiders’ perspectives on what to buy friends, family, co-workers, hostesses, and anyone else on your list, and why!
Conni Jespersen is a self-proclaimed style junkie, works as a wardrobe stylist and closet organizer and shares her outfits, tips, travel, lifestyle and more on her site.
Conni’s Fashion Gift Guide Picks:
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$365, at Clare V.
Conni says: “Clare V. is an L.A.-based accessories designer who makes amazing, on-trend and classic bags. Right now, circle bags are at the top of any fashion-devotee’s list and the Alistair Petit is one of my personal favorites.”
FASHION CLIMBING: A MEMOIR WITH PHOTOGRAPHS
by Bill Cunningham
(Penguin Publishing Group, 2018)
$27 (hardcover), at Barnes & Noble
Conni says: “One of the most iconic fashion photographers of our time, Bill Cunningham was capturing street style before street style was a popular thing. His memoir tells the story of the life and career of a ‘living landmark’ and is a must-read for all fashionistas.”
The New York Times called the book “a shy little primer, a Strunk and White of chic.”
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$425, at Frēda Salvador
Conni says: “This San Francisco-based, women-owned brand designs all of their shoes in California and then has them handcrafted in Spain. Their D’orsay oxfords are some of my closet favorites and I’ve added their Wish handwoven oxfords to my list of holiday must-haves.”
You can (virtually) visit the factory in Spain here.
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$48, at Natalie Borton
Conni says: “Natalie Borton is a fantastic San Diego-based jewelry designer. I am always wearing a pair of her earrings when I’m out and about. They are simple, beautiful and timeless. I love everything from her tassel earrings to gold hoops.”