The holidays are upon us which means that it's time to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. We're lucky to live in a city that's rich with so many amazing designers, neighborhood boutiques and international brands that help make shopping local a cinch this season. Here's a round-up of our favorite urban style essentials.
Just as Anna Wintour advises the audience in the movie The September Issue "There's always a way to wear fur", in the Northwest there's always a way to wear cashmere. Made from 100% Mongolian Cashmere this asymmetrical poncho by Issaquah designer Paychi Guh is perfect for crisp Seattle days.
Speaking of cashmere, for a serious splurge you can't go wrong with this gorgeous oblong cashmere coat by Schai. Made in the USA this collarless coat made of 100% cashmere from Italy is fully lined and perfect for fall.
These ombre-inspired glasses from SEE Eyewear are my favorite way to instantly add color to any outfit. Available with clear lenses or a prescription, these glasses are fun to wear and will instantly perk up you entire face. Which really means you can wear them, put your hair in a pony tail and even get away with wearing less make-up. Who knew a pair of glasses could streamline your get ready routine too? Pictured: SEE Eyewear Style #9254.
For under $30 this sleek faux cheetah and white lambskin slim wallet by Jonquil & Mr Black makes a great stocking stuffer. Handmade in Ballard these wallets are perfect for urban living.
Holiday hopping can be an adventure and if you love discovering something new you'll want to check out the 8telier pop-up shop going on now at Pacific Place. You'll find a host of urban essentials at the shop including leather jackets, knit tops, cozy cardigans and even small home goods like bar soap from local line Blackbird.
For a great gift on a budget I recommend these booties by Seattle-based Dolce Vita shoes. Priced at $100 flat these suede ankle boots are versatile and have a heel height that is completely manageable, even in the rain.
And underneath it all every stylish Seattleite needs gorgeous lingerie. Visit Bellefleur Lingerie in Fremont for a beautiful selection of sophisticated and chic lingerie. My personal pick is the Pansy collection by Freya. (Pictured: Freya Pansy Midnight Bra and matching brief)
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