14 Inspired Holiday Gift Idea from the Flea Style Gals
Recognize someone you love in one of us? We’ve got holiday gift ideas galore, each one based on our own personalities. Follow our lead, but you choose who gets the goods!
ALLISON helps you shop for: The Animal Obsessed
For the littles in your life, scoop up knitted llama bags from Folklore Baby & Kids. I recently met these awesome women who dared to dream while their babies were still in diapers, and I can attest that these teeny hand-knit totes are even cuter in person.
In another lifetime, I worked with R&R Designworks proprietor Sarah Reiss at D Magazine. In this lifetime, I spotted her clever Western shirts at Flea Style’s Dallas show this fall. Inspired by her rescue dog, Henry, and the other pups from Cane Rosso Rescue, each shirt has a appliquéd pointer hand-cut from a lush flocked textile on the front and a “found” name tag on the front. The limited-edition shirts are each one of a kind, just like your fabulous friends. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to see current styles or place an order.
Long-time Flea Style vendor Uptown Petwear will help me dress my pupkins in something whimsical for 2017. I’m going with “Glazed” for my plump guy, Prince. For my Mexican scholar, Peluso, nothing less than “Princeton” will do.
My brother recently got the cutest bulldog puppy. She’ll sleep soundly on a custom bed from Cowboy Kennels, which supports Guatemala artisans through work that pays a fair wage.
ALYSSA helps you shop for: The Experimental Fashionista
Flea Style’s vintage fur bomber jacket is, well, the bomb. It’s in perfect condition, and it’s reversible, so it’s really two styles in one — perfect for your waste-not-want-not gal pal.
Take one oversize Afghani choker and add a bunch of pom-poms, and you’ve got yourself a statement piece that positively pings the imagination. Gift it to the “cool girl” in your life.
Ever since Flea Style launched its rad belt collection, I’ve been really into big, gaudy belts. Even your mom will look eclectic and chic in this green suede bejeweled number from Vintage Yellow Wood.
BRITTANY helps you shop for: The Boss Babe
I think every girl boss needs a classic trench coat in her closet. I seriously swoon over this vintage perfect-condition London Fog looker every single day I step into the office.
I’m such a fan of Desert Hide. The Dallas design duo’s leather bags and totes are simple, stunning and cool all in one. I definitely have my eye on the Chianti clutch for a good friend. She can wear this out or use it for stowing away must-have items inside a large briefcase.
If statement jewelry is her jam — it instantly dresses up casual work attire — wrap up this. Empire State Finery is queen of the statement piece, and the Hussle earrings rule!
Maybe your girl boss friend spends more time in her office than her bedroom. Ashley Varel’s artwork sets a soothing, work-ready tone.
KRISTY helps you shop for: The Travel Enthusiast
I call my Canon camera Rupert (yes, I named my camera), and I must take him wherever I go. For the similarly afflicted shutterbug in your life: Sunshine Tienda’s handwoven camera strap made by the Wayuu women of Colombia is absolutely perfect.
My dad loves whiskey. If your dad is like my dad and he stays on the go, stuff his stocking with a vintage Orvis flask from Manready Mercantile. That way he can always have two things he loves, no matter where he roams: a little something to sip on and a sweet memory of you.
A sister needs to tote her stuff while she explores, and it’s hard to beat a deep, over-the-shoulder bag for doing just that. The colors in this bucket beauty make it fun and dress up an outfit of traveling basics.
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