STREET GRANDMA'S 2020 GIFT GUIDE
Sundae School Madonna & Child Tee - $55
Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots - $135
FDMTL Quilted Haori Jacket - $480
This was my Christmas gift to myself. I am really into quilted jackets because they're a timeless look. It was definitely a splurge but I love the oversized feeling of this jacket and it's take on the traditional Japanese Haori shape. You can buy this at Proper LBC, a small business in Long Beach dedicated to stocking streetwear brands.
Sissy Moon, Ball is Life Mugs - $68
Sinda Karklina is a ceramics artist based in Portland, Oregon. She is so talented and her things sell out fast. However, she is restocking her Ball is Life line of mugs, planters, and more that is dedicated to basketball. RESTOCK ON DECEMBER 15! This gift is perfect for any basketball fan.
Marley's Monsters Organic Facial Rounds - $20
This year I've taken a few steps to reduce single use items so I started in with single use cotton rounds. Skincare routines can lead to a lot of single use waste, so I started using reusable cotton pads. Each pack replaces at least 1,000 single use cotton balls or pads REPEATEDLY for years.
TUSHY Classic Bidet Attachment - $89
I swear by the bidet and I will never go back ever again!!! I bought this when the first wave of toilet paper hoarding began, and now I tell everyone it is the best thing I've ever bought. It's sleek, cute, affordable, and honestly, the more elevated way to shit.
OVERSIZED CABLE KNIT VEST - $155
When I discovered The Frankie Shop when I moved to NYC in 2016, I definitively stopped shopping anywhere else. Since moving back home to LA it has made me sad not to shop there as often, but you KNOW I copped the popular Cable Knit Vest before it sold out. They are GREAT about restocking, so sign up for a notification when it is in stock again and get it while you can!
Jennifer Fisher's Baby Jennifer Hoops - $375
I stumbled upon Jennifer Fisher’s jewelry after frantically searching the internet to find a pair of hoops Alicia Keys was wearing. They are a high price point, but I like to think of them in terms of wear-per-use, and this size at 1.5” is perfect for wearing everyday. I love the subtle engraving detail on the inside and the clean surface of the outside. A perfect pair of chunky, vibrant hoops.
Long Quilted Bomber Coat - $220
There are no items in my closet I wear more than the ones that feel like a gigantic blanket. I don’t own this yet, as I am having trouble justifying it in LA weather, but if I was still in NYC I can guarantee I would’ve gotten this permanently sewn onto my body. Great quality, great price point, great shop overall. Frankie Shop gets me every time.
CDG Off White Air Force - $360
Comme des Garçons, the Japanese Fashion label just released this collaboration on the Air Force 1 in October of 2020. The deconstructed look on the classic white shoe got me. If you love streetwear but are also looking for a minimalistic and elegant vibe, this shoe fits the bill perfectly.
Package Free Zero Waste Self Care Kit - $135
Like many others, I found Package Free when I watched an interview with Lauren Singer, the young woman who went viral for living a zero-waste lifestyle. Immediately, I was so inspired, but found the idea of making my own soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, etc daunting. I was thrilled to see she started her own company dedicated to helping people begin a zero-waste lifestyle without the trouble of learning how to make so many items from scratch. This kit in particular is the perfect way to get started. Thanks, Lauren!!!
Axel Vervoordt: Portraits of Interiors - $75
I started working for the beautifully-curated shop +COOP in June, and have loved the outlet it's given me to indulge my love for interior design. This is one of the many beautiful interior books we have in store, but since it is Axel Vervoordt, it is obviously my favorite. No one does Wabi Sabi quite like Axel.