ALEXIS BITTAR | NEW YORK, NY
The imagination of Alexis Bittar has been running wild since his parents gave him an entangled lot of antique jewelry for his 13th birthday. The gift sparked a long standing curiosity with hand-craftsmanship that inspires his creations to this day. Fueled by his passion for Art Deco and turn-of-the-century glass, his lucite and semi-precious jewelry was first recognized by New York’s Guggenheim Museum and the MOMA before landing on the arms, necks and earlobes of women worldwide.
Gold Large Spike Earrings $395
O’keeffe Matte Gold Skull Bracelet $450
Otto Gold Horn Necklace $155
O’keeffe Matte Gold Lion Ring $245
TRUNK CLUB | CHICAGO, IL
Looking to spruce up the favorite man in your life for the holidays? Look no further than Trunk Club. No need to schlep to the mall or scour the internets, just connect with one of their dedicated style experts who will work directly with you to build a trunk of hand-selected clothing treasures. With an ever evolving assortment of top menswear designers, they’ve got everything your man needs to look nice and if he’s lucky, get a little naughty. The best part. He can keep what he loves and send the rest back for free. A Merry Christmas indeed.
Only Pay for Clothes He Loves!
CARRIER PIGEON | MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Lauren Neal’s knack for helping others began when she moved to Minneapolis in 2001 to pursue a degree in Social Work. So it’s no wonder she recently launched a line of “jewelry for human kind”. Carrier Pigeon, named for the idea that each piece carries a message, includes necklaces, earrings and rings cast and hand-cut from fine metals and reflects Lauren’s love of nature, history and story telling. Treat yourself or pay it forward and send one to a friend.
Shark Fin Ring $86.00
Redwood Necklace Brass $120.00
Matchstick Cuff Bracelet $34.00
Great Horned Owl Talon $75.00
SHWOOD | PORTLAND, OR
What Shwood Jesus Do? The man was a miracle worker but could he turn a tree into a pair of sunglasses. These super natural beauties are born from the limb of a Madrone tree and are entirely handcrafted of wood and 100% UVA/UVB lenses imported from Italy. Even the most famous carpenter of all time couldn’t pull off this kind of precision technology and craftsmanship. Perhaps this is his second coming.
BULLETS INTO BEADS | AUSTIN, TX
Hidden away in the mountains of Ethiopia and villages of Northern India are a collective of women turning war time weapons into handmade jewelry. Through the help of Kirsten Dickerson and Sophia Hirokawa, what was once intended for harm now brings hope to these war torn lands. Using traditional techniques, the village artisans skillfully create the delicate jewelry found in the collection. Once repressed because of their gender and poverty, these women are now empowered to care for their families and gain respect in their communities. Read their stories and see first hand how this unique partnership has impacted their lives at Raven + Lily. Oh, and bust out the plastic and show some love while you’re at it.
Amleset: Macrame Diamond Earrings $48
Wood & Gunmetal Leather Bangles $22
Amleset: Macrame Tassel Necklace $88
Amleset: Macrame Diamond Bracelet $58
HAMMERHEAD INDUSTRIES | PHILADELPHIA, PE
Hammerhead Industries is best known for their repurposed motorcycles and their latest creation is no different. The HH1 Day Pack is a simple yet modern design made for riding and holding all the latest gadgets like your iPad or laptop. Constructed from waterproof waxed cotton, parachute hardware and black leather salvaged from motorcycle boots, it’ll hold up to longterm use and stare downs from that girl riding piggyback on her boyfriend’s crotch rocket.
HH1 Daypack $290
LEMLEM | ETHIOPIA
When Supermodel turned Rolemodel Liya Kebede discovered that traditional weavers in her native country of Ethiopia were losing their jobs due to a decline in local demand for their goods she set out to do something about it. Today, Lemlem which means flourish or bloom in Amharic is a thriving business that honors the beauty and quality of these ancient designs. The women are paid a fair wage and their art is preserved. Winwin.
Asta 3 Oxford $340
Zoza Large Pillow $200
Hand Painted Wooden Comb $30
Hilansha Scarf $125
PAMELA LOVE | NEW YORK, NY
Set off airport security with these tribal inspired pieces by New York native and jewelry designer, Pamela Love. With some designs that could double as weapons, her pieces are fueled by a passion for nature and science and a belief in wearing jewelry as a symbol of protection. Her innovative, distinctive creations have caught the attention of trendsetters worldwide and in her latest collection, she continues to experiment with unique and exotic materials. Go ahead. That TSA agent could use a little tough Love.
Medium Resin Tribal Spike Necklace $200
Bronze Porcupine Needle Stud Earring $100
Arrowhead Ring $625
Amber Crystal Block Cuff $525
UNSTITCHED UTILITIES | EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ
When it comes to saving the environment, a lot of people talk-the-talk but can they walk-the-walk. ”Go green” one stride at a time with these eco-friendly shoes made of Tyvek, a material that is recyclable, lightweight and looks like paper, but is stronger than leather. AKA, the same stuff used to wrap homes and FedEx packages. The forward thinking kicks by Unstitched Utilities are both socially conscious and hip. So go ahead, strut your stuff with pride.
Hang Up Low $50
Next Day Low $65
Hang Up Slip On $50
Hang Up Demi $55