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Whether you’ve finished holiday shopping or are still searching for some last-minute gifts, this week’s Brand New might be just what you’re looking for.
Special for a night out or your upcoming getaway, a piece from Aje’s Resort 2018-2019 collection makes the perfect addition to any closet or suitcase. Our favorites include the black and white Starry Night-printed Acklam dress and the warm yellow McMahon dress in the Blossom Tree print.
Tod’s has released the No_Code sneaker for our athletically inclined friends. Equal parts shoe and sneaker, the new model (which they call a “shoeker”) brings together the best of both worlds for a stylish, comfortable leather shoe.
A cruise on the luxury ship, the EDGE, is guaranteed to make for a perfect trip. Designed by Sanjit Manku and Patrick Jouin of Join Manku design studio, the interior and exterior was inspired by the glamor and adventure of pre-war era travel. The EDGE, which recently made its maiden voyage around the Caribbean, can accommodate nearly 3,000 guests on its 14-passenger decks.
A first for the East Coast, Barneys New York is presenting an in-store pop-up with Alfred Tea at its flagship on Madison Avenue. This weekend 12–6 p.m., holiday visitors can enjoy sips and snacks—including the Barneys exclusive “Matcha in Blue” drink—in front of mini café setup. Featuring a pink color scheme, the tea shop is complete with a fun neon sign that reads, “Tea, Yes. You, Maybe.”
For those in Tokyo, a trip to Bottega Veneta’s new flagship will surely be in order. Boasting a six-floor layout (the largest Bottega Veneta store in Asia) and a design meant to reflect the characteristics of its home city, the boutique features a large range of leather goods, handbags, luggage, eyewear, shoes, fragrances, jewelry, men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, and the Home and Furniture collections.
Richard James has opened a new premiere location in New York on Park Avenue and 57th Street. For the sharply-dressed males, we encourage a visit to the store, which features ready-to-wear and bespoke items.
For those heading to Paris, the Double Macchiato XMAS Market is the perfect spot for perusing and last-minute gift shopping. Open through January 6 at Balice Hertling Gallery, the market (presented by Felix Burrichter, Rafael de Cárdenas, Peter Knell, and Jen Brill) features a variety of giftable goods like ceramics, quilts, handbags, sunglasses, and books by 25 contributing brands including Artek, Daphnis and Chloe, House of Six, Larry Randolph, and Gentle Monster.
Nordstrom introduced the ultimate holiday gifting project, entitled “Merry + Bright.” Available online and in 10 Nordstrom locations across the country, this Olivia Kim-curated pop-up features a variety of colorful gifts, including items like field tested tools from Best Made Co., Vitra home accessories, and Frank Lloyd Wright-themed puzzles from Galison.
Dior’s latest debut is its “Boy Capsule” collection—the perfect line of pieces for the fashion-informed youngster. The collection features a small selection of pants, sweatshirts, and jackets, as well as a polo shirt, a t-shirt, a Dior logo-patterned teddy bear, featuring the artist KAWS’ reimagined bumblebee emblem.
Clos19 is making quick holiday shopping accessible with its presence at Grand Central Terminal. The Holiday Personalization Studio pop-up is welcoming shoppers in to personalize Veuve Cliquot’s Arrow through December 22. And from December 23 through January 1, a Champagne Personalization Machine will give visitors the opportunity to transcribe a handwritten message onto a bottle of Moët & Chandon.
An ideal gift for your favorite music lover, Master & Dynamic introduced a 10-piece limited-edition collaboration with British engraving artist, Johnny “King Nerd” Dowell. Available in all-over black or silver and black, each pair of MH40 over-ear headphones features custom design that’s personally hand-engraved by Dowell himself.
At long last, Dom Pérginon has released its Vintage 2008. Offering an aroma of white flowers, stone fruit, and citrus, the champagne exemplifies celebration to ring in the new year.