43 Gifts for the Fashion-Forward

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Here’s a primer on what to get the clotheshorses and accessory addicts in your life — from designer socks and slippers to a comfortable party dress, a modern pocket watch, and more.

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Subway-Comeback Tee
Let them show their pride in the return of the W line.

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Classic Subway T-Shirt - W Train$21, New York Transit Museum Store, Grand Central Terminal

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Socks Down Under
Designed by a painter now based in Brooklyn; sewn one sock at a time in her native New Zealand.

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Socks$32, Penn Friends

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Art Hat
Fashion items with words on them are usually a risky gift — but not in this case.

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Cap$36, Poketo

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Delightful Socks
The quintessential little luxury of cashmere socks can actually be improved upon when you add cute winking eyes.

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Blue J’amuse Socks$45, La Ligne

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Alexander McQueen Socks
For the fashion person who also loves Beetlejuice.

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Dazzle Multi-Stripe Socks$70, Bergdorf Goodman

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Versace Slippers
Some opulent (but not insanely expensive) padding-around-the-house shoes.

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Greca Key Slippers$75, Versace

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Waterproof Chucks
Made of water-repellent canvas and featuring a comfortable, thick Nike-made insole.

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Converse Chuck II Waterproof Shield Canvas Boot$75, Nike
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Shark Shirt
A Hudson NYC sweatshirt for a teen boy with lots of pent-up hormonal rage.

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Black Studded Shark Hoodie$75, Macy’s

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Bright-Red Saddle Bag
It feels very “12 little girls in two straight lines,” but in an elegant way.

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Crossbody Saddle Bag$79, Kenneth Cole

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Handsome Tracker
This Michael Kors wearable tracks steps and sleep.

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Access Crosby Activity Tracker$95, Michael Kors

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Ruffly Blouse
Look like a boy in a Van Dyck painting with this Ralph Lauren tunic.

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Ruffled Stretch Cotton Tunic$100, Lord & Taylor

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Hedley & Bennett Potter’s Apron
So that friend who took up ceramics can throw at the wheel without getting clay all over her culottes.

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Potter Apron$105, Amazon

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See-Through Umbrella
No more bumping into mailboxes during thunderstorms.

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Le Pliage Losange$160, Longchamp

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Pendleton Onesie
A wearable sleeping bag (for campfires, sitting around the house on a Sunday) made in collaboration with outdoorsy brand Poler Stuff.

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The Napsack$160, Poler Stuff

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Retro-Style Fleece
A Tory Sport update of a freshman-year Deerfield staple.

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Polar Fleece Pullover$175, Tory Sport

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Backpack-Totebag Hybrid
Created by SSCY with the bike commuter in mind. The Tack Sling can hold unwieldy items like a bike wheel.

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Tack Sling$199, SSCY

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A Nice Hat
It’s 1 00  percent wool.

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Frye Roper Hat$198, Orchard Mile

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Wild Scarf
Some “starter Dior.”

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Mitzah abcdior “F”$200, Dior, 21 E. 57th St.

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Protest Gear
A bundle of Planned Parenthood sweats, a Human Rights Campaign cap, an Emily’s List tee, and ACLU and Everytown hoodies ($212).

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Undecided Scarf
Half-orange, half-gray, all fringe.

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Shinola + Kordal Wrap Scarf$240, Shinola

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Modern Pocket Watch
MMT’s updated pocket watch is made of walnut and has a genuine leather strap.

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Calendar Walnut$250, Amazon

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Candy-Cane Clutch
A pouch pretty much made for the holiday party.

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Striped Pasticcino Bag$275, Weekend Max Mara

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Flashy Gloves
Of 1 00  percent bright-red lambskin, made in Italy.

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Gloves$275, Armani

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Waterproof Briefcase
But the best part is the nifty umbrella holder. (Also available in brown.)

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The Cary Briefcase$288, Spring

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Kanye’s Art Director’s Sneakers
Forget the impossible-to-buy Yeezy’s. Justin Saunders, whom Kanye calls “the Taste God,” designed these Trail Runners.

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Trail Runner$295, JJJJound

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Comfortable Party Dress
The easygoing gal sparkles in Gigi Hadid for Tommy Hil­fi­ger sequined dress.

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Sequin Dress Gigi Hadid$295, Tommy Hilfiger

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Feminine Sweatshirt
Burberry adds flair to the classic cotton look.

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Burberry Brushed-back Jersey Sweatshirt$295, Neiman Marcus

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Fur Hoops
Real mink surrounds an 18-karat-gold-plated hoop for a cozy winter-ready ear.

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Rendezvous Mink Hoop Earring$315, Wild and Woolly

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Floral PJs
Stella McCartney’s leafy-green silk crêpe de chine set has a sporty pair of shorts for bottoms.

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Stella McCartney Signature ‘Poppy Snoozing’ Pajamas$375, Net-a-Porter

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Mountain Boots
Designed by snowboarder Danny Davis with a Gore-Tex liner, these are the Stan Smiths of snow boots.

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Mountain Pass x Danny Davis GLX$380, Moosejaw

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Arty Wallet
Artist Trevor Andrew designs his first official collection since becoming the GucciGhost.

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GucciGhost Leather Wallet$420, Bergdorf Goodman

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The Perfect Shirt
Brunello Cucinelli’s button-­downs are machine washable.

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Oxford Button-Down Sport Shirt$425, Bergdorf Goodman

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A Classic Suede Shoe
Not necessarily new, but no one does driving shoes better than Tod’s.

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Tod’s Gommino Driving Shoes$330, Matches Fashion

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A Bunch of Diamonds
In just the right size ring for stacking, but they’ll look as amazing on their own.

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Bezel Set Diamond Band$470, Greenwich St. Jewelers

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Embellished Booties
Gold accents up the ante on Furla’s suede three-and-a-half-inch heels.

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Lara Embellished High Heel Booties$495; On sale today for $297 (40% off), Bloomingdale’s

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Vintage-Inspired Lingerie
Dolce & Gabbana’s lace-trimmed silk briefs come with a matching balconette bra.

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Silk Briefs and Balconette Bra$770, Net-a-Porter

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Not an Ivanka Trump Sandal
Join the resistance by supporting Aquazzura, the first shoe company to sue Ivanka Trump’s brand for copying its Wild Thing shoe.

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Wild Thing Sandals$785, Barneys

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Cashmere Robe
Bask in the luxury of an ultrarefined 12-gauge cashmere with vertical ribbing for added texture.

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Dehra Ribbed Knit Cashmere Robe$795, Calvin Klein

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Woven Slippers
A weave of comfortable calf leather.

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Fiandra Slipper$810, Bottega Veneta

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Derby Shoes
Lambskin-calfskin-and-goatskin slip-ons first worn during Chanel’s fashion show in Cuba.

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Mules$1,000, Chanel

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Ladylike Handbag
Prada’s new structured saffiano leather satchel.

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Esplanade Medium City Satchel Bag$2,470, Bergdorf Goodman

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Fierce Peacoat
Gucci embellishes your average double-breasted wool winter jacket with military-like stripes down the sleeves and a teeth-baring panther on the back.

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Strip-Trimmed Wool Peacoat$3,150, Mr Porter

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Mismatched Earrings
Keep them guessing in asymmetrical yellow gold, amethyst, and emerald.

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Dior Earrings$13,000, Dior Fine Jewelry, 21 E. 57th St.

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‘Cast Away’ Watch
This watch has a dual-frequency Personal Locator Beacon that sends alerts and guides rescue missions.

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Emergency$18,970, Breitling

*This article appears in the November 28, 2016, issue of New York Magazine.

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