Whether you’re in need of a gift for your love, something festive to wear, or an item to help celebrate Galentine’s, we’re sharing our top picks for all of your last-minute Valentine’s Day shopping needs—including brands like Carolina Herrera, Alaïa, Chopard, Diptyque, and more.
New from Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2023 collection, the maison’s latest accessories includes a suite of pink and red designs that will make the perfect companion for your special date night or a delightful gift to open on the day of love. Choose from some of our favorites, like a pair of pointed-toe slingback flats with the emblematic CH logo, a leather belt in a fiery shade of red, handbags and wallets in multiple colorways, and a gold necklace covered in cushion-cut stones.
While anything from Diptyque is a gift worth receiving, its limited-edition line of Do Son fragrance items is what we’d most recommend. This special edition of the beloved scent—featuring notes of tuberose with a hint of sea breeze, recalling days spent in Vietnam during the childhood of brand co-founder, Yves Coueslant—features a beautiful illustration of a picturesque scene in Vietnam in blue linework. In addition to special packaging, seen on products like soaps, candles, eau de parfum, and eau de toilette, the scent was recently celebrated with a film work, made in partnership with Exhibition Studio and written by Werlen Meyer.
Alaïa’s cœur-centric selection of accessories grabbed us by the heart, so we’re certain your Valentine will love them, too. Choose from a leather heart-shaped cross-body bag and a pair of pumps featuring clear straps and a patent heart at the toe—each available in options for black or red—or purchase them both to complete the look.
A romantic evening in is best paired with hand-crafted cocktails, and, of course, you’ll need the glassware to go with them. Not sure where to look? We recommend Waterford Crystal’s Lismore Diamond collection, available through Replacements. While our favorite is the set of two martini glasses, the glassware collection includes options like champagne flutes, wine glasses, décor pieces, and more, imagined in an exquisite modern take on the house’s Lismore pattern.
While you may be searching for a companion for your Valentine’s Day ensemble, when you see the latest handbags from eco-conscious accessories brand THEMOIRé, you’ll be buying one for yourself in every color. Picks we think you’ll love include the Bios Weaved bag (a clutch with a detachable strap featuring a woven body) and the Aria bucket bag, which comes in options like a fuzzy Re-Fur or colors like blue, gold, or metallic lilac. Created with the Earth in mind, the label offers chic, modern styles made from responsible and recycled materials, like vegan leather made from pineapple leaf waste and a vegan PU material that emulates PVC.
Chopard’s latest Happy Hearts watch introduces a new take on the Happy Sport in perfect timing for Valentine’s Day. Starting with the sleek, simple design of the Happy Sport, the Happy Hearts style is outfitted with a red alligator strap and a white gold case, which surrounds a white dial that holds hours, minutes, seconds, the date, and a collection of dancing diamonds and a red enamel heart. The watch measures 36mm in diameter and features a quartz movement.
Jewelry maker DYNE’s Loverglyph rings make one-of-a-kind gifts that will be loved for generations. First, the brand invites you to select one of its gold signet ring styles to personalize—choose from the Classic Egyptian, the Pinky, and the Chevaliere. Then, after sharing your personal love stories, anecdotes, passions, traditions, and philosophies, a coded language of symbols is carved into your ring, telling a completely unique story. On the top, find any number of symbols and precious jewels, while underneath (a secret for the wearer) you can find a personal inscription.
For those hoping to romanticize their lives through film photography, we’d suggest Leica’s M-A Titan limited-edition set. The product of a century of expertise in craftsmanship, the mechanical M-A model camera has a classic aesthetic fashioned after the brand’s 1956 camera, coming in a special titanium-detailed body with a titanium lens cap. In addition to the camera, the set features the APO-SUMMICRON-M 50 f/2 ASPH. lens and comes perfect for gifting, enclosed in a silk-lined black box.