Since this is the time of year for gift giving, a little list of a few items to covet seems apropos. Locally designed stylish gifts are quite easy to find. Here are picks from Vancouver companies that I have on my wish list. You might want to add them to yours. Or, of course, give them to loved ones.
5 Stylish Gifts From Vancouver
1. Mini Hexagon Earrings
These beauties by Vancouverite Valerie Thai from Cabin + Cub will add a little unconventional sparkle and shine to your earlobes. Gold leaf on walnut wood is a combination rendered beautifully in these Mini Hexagon Earrings. I seriously want these on my ears. I’ll buy them for myself if I must.
2. Double Deer Antler Necklace
Adding spikes to a soft and feminine outfit builds a visual tension that makes your look more intriguing. The lines of this silver piece have a particular gothic appeal in the way that thorns on rose stems do. This Double Deer Antler Necklace by Justine Brooks Designs from Squamish, BC? It’s a statement maker.
3. Brunette Chain Stitch “Middle Sister” Crew
Picture this raglan sleeve sweatshirt dressed up with embellished shoes and a pleated skirt. It will be equally delightful with torn jeans and zippered booties. Brunette The Label is a Vancouver-based company with a knack for making sweatshirts highly covetable. This is the one I want first.
4. Washable Merino Mid Sleeve Tee
The Vancouver-based Kit and Ace designed this office-appropriate top to be extremely functional. You can toss it in the wash! Now, that’s step one in making something super versatile. I want this in my weekday repertoire.
5. Wilfred Jallade Pant
I am finding that ankle pants are the workhorses of my wardrobe. They can be dressed up with heels for a night out, worn instead of jeans with your favourite blouse on the weekends, or made to accompany you to the office every single week. I want more pairs in my life. This one from Vancouver’s Aritzia label Wilfred has added detail with a tie belt at the waist.