Gifts We Love This Winter

By ALIVE Staff
In Culture


1/ Mister Guy Men’s Offering some of the finest specialty shopping, Mister Guy The Men’s Store is the perfect place to shop for the mister in your life. This comfortable micro fleece by True Grit is available in 28 colors and features long sleeves, a quarter zip, leather pull tab and high durability to keep any guy warm on the coldest of days. $135. Handpicked for you by the stylists of Mister Guy Men’s. 9871 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63124, 314.692.2003,


2/ Giddyup Jane Pearl and leather fringe necklaces are all the rage this season. These sophisticated, Western-inspired pieces made by local and Texan designers are available in a variety of styles, including everything from single pearl to extra-long wrappable lariats and necklaces, some with accent turquoise or black pearls. Necklace shown is $150; prices range from $40-$250. Handpicked for you by Jane Lavey, owner of Giddyup Jane. 9670 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63124, 314.993.9944.


3/Cobblestone Quality Shoe Repair Put your best foot forward in these Mezlan Platinum genuine crocodile shoes. Made with world-class craftsmanship, a split-sewn shank for style and comfort and exotic skins with rich color, this is a must-have pair for every man. On sale now for $580; originally $735. Handpicked for you by Joe Caufield, owner of Cobblestone Quality Shoe Repair. 8855 Ladue Road, Ladue, MO 63124, 314.727.4080,


4/ Lusso You’re bound to find the perfect gift for that special someone at Lusso, which has been repeatedly named “Best Gift Shop.” These Fishs Eddy glasses feature vintage- inspired floral patterns and are labeled “Turnt,” “Blitzed,” “Pickled” and “Sauced” for those times when you just can’t find the words yourself. $10 each. Handpicked for you by Maeghan Moeller, owner of Lusso. 165 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63105, 314.725.7205,


5/ Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique Looking for the ultimate timeless piece to give that special someone for the holidays? Byrd has the item for you: Louis Vuitton’s Coffret Merveilles GM, a luxurious hard-sided leather case that can house anything from jewelry and cosmetics to photos and bow ties. Current retail price: $3,400, Byrd Consignment price: $1,895. 8825 Ladue Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124, 314.721.0766,


6/ Little Shop Around The Corner If you’re looking for an estate sale quality out of your boutique shopping experience, head to Little Shop Around the Corner. The antique and collectible shop specializes in high-quality vintage merchandise, like this cloisonne, brass and ox-bone Chinese figurine from circa 1950s China. All purchases are tax-free and benefit the Missouri Botanical Garden, making Little Shop Around the Corner the perfect destination for your holiday antique finds. $185. 4474 Castleman Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110, 314.577.0891, 


7/ Jeans, Jackets and Jewels Keep cozy in this ultra-soft, lightweight cashmere wrap. Embodying versatility at its finest, this wrap can be worn three ways and comes in a variety of colors, including black, brown, cream, heather gray, blue, pink and red. With so many options, it’s the only wrap you’ll need in your closet. $118. Handpicked for you by Kimberly Riordan, owner of Jeans, Jackets and Jewels. 117 Hilltown Village Center, Chesterfield, MO, 63017, 314.578.1433,


8/ Vie Add dimension to any ensemble with this lightweight, viscose cable-knit infinity scarf detailed with suede fringe by Chan Luu. High in both quality and style, this scarf from Vie can by styled to enhance any look year-round. $190. Handpicked for you by Melodie Tauben, owner of Vie. 9660 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63124, 314.997.0124,


9/ La Ville Make a big statement with this cute and compact Ted Baker Mini Bow bag. It features a metallic gold bow on the outside and printed lining with discreet pockets and zipper closure on the inside to keep your valuables and everyday essentials securely stored in style. This dainty tote features a cross-body strap as well as handles and is available in black or mink, colors that perfectly complement any outfit. $255. Handpicked for you by Jacqueline Madey, owner of La Ville. 15848 Fountain Plaza Drive, Ellisville, MO 63017, 636.220.1222,


10/ Fauxgerty Make a statement in this classic-yet-fashion-forward Swazey jacket from Fauxgerty. Designed in St. Louis and handcrafted in Chicago, this jacket is a cruelty-free take on suede. Added bonuses: The lining is made of recycled plastic bottles and is available in red, black and olive. $485. Handpicked for you by Chrissy Fogerty, owner and designer of Fauxgerty. 228 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108,


11/ Claire Flowers Strut in style in these Claire Flowers Collection heels that are classic with a funky twist. Taking functional luxury to a new level, the heel shape and cap are specifically designed to aid stability in an urban environment. The outsole is equipped with a two-millimeter- thick nonslip coating for the slickest of floors, and a protective plate over the heel keeps floor mats from wearing out the leather. Plus, an extra cushion in the insole for added comfort creates the perfect day-to-night transition. $195 (left) and $245 (right). Order by Dec. 11, 2015 and receive 20 percent off your order by using promotional code: ALIVE20. Handpicked for you by Jane Kolb of Claire Flowers. Available at claireflowers. com, 314.221.8687; 10Denza, 44 Maryland Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63108; Mister Guy The Women’s Store, 9817 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63124; and Cobblestone Ladue Crossing Shopping Center, 8855 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO 63124. 

This story originally appeared in the December 2015 issue.

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