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November 29, 2018

5 MEN’S GIFTS TO BUY IRL AT OUR LA & NYC STORES

Has your online shopping become a blur? Do you even know how many browser tabs you have open? If you feel like you need to unplug but still have people to check off your list, we recommend the time-honored tradition of going outside and heading to a store — in real life. We have two of them, one in SoHo in New York and one on Melrose in LA, and within you’ll find not only the latest streetwear and most coveted timepieces, but also experts who can walk you through exactly what will make the perfect gift for any guy on your list. To get started, we asked our men’s experts on both coasts for their top gift recommendations this year. But don’t worry, if you’re not near a store (or can’t bring yourself to break away from the screen), there’s still plenty to shop online.
Sean Conway, Fashion Valuation Manager, LA
Alyx X Mackintosh Coat | Shop Editors’ Outerwear Picks, In-store & Online
“When two designers with a clear vision, artistic integrity, and a willingness to embrace risk are able to come together to design a product, the result can be historic. Matthew Williams of Alyx, and Kiko Kostadinov (creative director of Mackintosh) are part of the next generation of fashion stars, designing both technical and tactical garments. Fans of streetwear have become hooked on this exclusive world of functional high fashion, and I think we’ll see collaborations like this continue to blur the lines in luxury fashion.”
Patrick Doss, Senior Merchandising Manager, SoHo
Hermès Togo HAC Birkin 50 | Shop Editors’ Bag Picks, In-store & Online
“This is the perfect travel bag that works for everyone. Travel bags are an easy, neutral way of giving someone in your life something that is different.”
Billy Garcia, Valuation Manager, LA
Goyard Goyardine Trunk Briefcase | Shop Editors’ Goyard Picks, In-Store & Online
“Green is not just the color of money but the color of growth. With the history of Goyard’s craftsmanship, any man carrying this briefcase is bound to turn heads.”
Dominik Halás , Men’s Category Expert, SoHo
Louis Vuitton Christopher Nemeth Damier Graphite Nil PM | Shop Editors’ LV Picks, In-store & Online
“You’d be hard pressed to flip through any street style or influencer outfit images today without spotting at least a few crossbody bags. The retro style came back strong this year and this special edition Louis Vuitton from the Christopher Nemeth tribute collection is sure to please any collector or streetwear aficionado looking to step up their game.”
Aaron McWilliams, Senior Men’s Merchandise Manager, SoHo
Yeezy X Adidas 2017 350 V2 Blue Tint Boost Sneakers, Off-White X Nike 2018 The 10: Air Presto Sneakers w/ Tags, Balenciaga Triple S Sneakers w/ Tags | Shop Editors’ Sneaker Picks, In-store & Online
“Everyone is looking to step-up their sneaker game. The Ten collection by Virgil Abloh is my personal favorite, but the accessibility of the cream Yeezy 350s also makes them the perfect gift. Nike, Adidas and designers like Balenciaga are all on top of their game right now, so you can’t go wrong.”
Whether you’re shopping online or in person, we’ve got your gift list covered.
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