Neiman Marcus’s own fashion director Ken Downing hand-selected 37 of the season’s hottest holiday gifts, now available for purchase. A portion of proceeds from the gift collection will benefit The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, dedicated to supporting arts education.
You can find the gift collection on level one of Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island, right between the escalators. Here are our fave picks:
Kendra Scott hosted a private launch party last night at her Fashion Island boutique, celebrating the debut of Kendra Scott LUXE. Guests, which included VIP customers and media, were treated to an exclusive sneak peek of the brand new collection of special-occasion worthy pieces, designed with fine jewelry techniques and rich stones, including black tourmaline and iridescent drusy. The collection is available at all Kendra Scott retail locations nationwide, kendrascott.com and neimanmarcus.com beginning Friday, Nov. 22, and ranges in price from $175 to $800.
“LUXE takes the signature Kendra Scott aesthetic our customers love to the next level,” said Kendra Scott, CEO and founder. “We couldn’t have picked a better ‘jewel box’ to host the collection launch than our Fashion Island location.”
Guests, including Tamra Barney-Judge from Bravo’s hit reality show, The Real Housewives of Orange County, enjoyed cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka with festive names such as as Drusy Dream, Tourmaline Tizzy and Pave Pristine, and delicious bites from local hot-spots 24 Carrots and Casey’s Cupcakes.
Fall’s hottest must-have this year may be the OTK or Over-the-Knee boot and we’re over the moon about that. Consider them the perfect finishing touch for your go-to cool-weather uniform: an oversized sweater (preferably in cashmere) over skinny jeans or leggings. Our faves: Stuart Weitzman’s classic 5050 boots (comfortable, sleek and worth every penny and best of all, they last years and years). For an affordable alternative, Vince Camuto’s ‘Karita’ boot offers a comparable look at a fraction of the cost.
Since it opened last year, Z Collection continues to offer up some of OC’s best in fashion-forward looks with coveted brands and designers such as IRO, Loeffler Randall, Sachin + Babi, 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent, Torn by Ronny Kobo, MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela, Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel, Veda and more.
We are in lust with these delicious leather and leather-trim jackets – it’s an absolute MUST-HAVE staple for your fall wardrobe, a look that’s versatile and stylish and the perfect topper for any outfit — from jeans and a T to a bold print or patterned dress with tights and ankle boots.