Still looking for the perfect gifts for your loved ones this season? We’ve come up with a selection of fantastic fashion accessories, all made by local designers, to add that extra touch of color, sparkle or comfort to your holidays. Our selection includes versatile, practical and on-trend styles to please everyone from your fashionista friends, to your colleagues and relatives. All of the designers we recommend here are also featured in several of our other gifts guides, so if a certain designer catches your eye, be sure to take a look at our Gift Guide Series to find more great fashion, footwear, and leather goods.
If you loved the effortless, playful styles by Bastah that we showed you in our Gift Guide for At-Home Fashion, then you will not be disappointed by their delightful line of accessories, including scrunchies, masks, pouches and scarves. Can’t pick just one? Bastah also offers highly gift-able (and discounted!) sets of 3 masks (€15), a mask and a scrunchie (€10), a scrunchie and a drawstring bag (€21), or a set of three scrunchies (€15). We also love their gorgeous scarves, which can also be styled as fun headwraps or sashes (€20-25). To see more, visit the Bastah online shop and follow on Instagram for the latest styles.
A versatile, exquisitely well-made bag is always a great gift. Frau Leman, the brand created by designer Stephanie Lehmann, specializes in just that. We have already raved about her charming Moka Pot key chains in our Gift Guide for a Creative Kitchen, and her new line of crocheted bags in our Gift Guide for a Cozy Home, but we just had to share this great Bucket Mini Bag. Made from full grain leather with a cotton or cotton-linen lining, it has an inside zip compartment and an adjustable strap. Frau Leman is also offering a special 10% discount on the bags shown above until December 18. To shop for the Bucket Mini Bag and other great leather accessories, check out the online shop or, if you are in Florence, stop by her cozy workshop in the Oltrarno.
If you’ve been following along with our Gift Guide Series, then you may have spotted New Kid’s lovely bags and totes in our Gift Guide for Travel Lovers, and their durable, stylish hiking boots in our Gift Guide (not just) for Men, but now it’s time to dive into the playful world of New Kid shoes and accessories. For your gifts this season, we love the range of brightly colored coin purses (€15), all made from the leather remnants resulting from the production of New Kid shoes. Also be sure check out the fun scrunchies (€5) and headbands (€15), and of course the shoes! As long-time wearers of New Kids ourselves, we can attest not only to their quality craftsmanship, but also to their unique eye-catching style! The styles shown here range from €135-195, all made in Tuscany. Shop New Kid online, stop by the shop in Florence on Saturday, December 19 for a special open day, or stop by the FAF Holiday Pop Up Store in Borgo San Frediano 131r until December 22 to check out a selection of New Kid shoes and accessories alongside works by other great local designers.
Tiche, the Florence-based brand by designer Tijana Stankovic, has a line of beautiful silk scarves that we absolutely love. Like all of the Tiche collections, the scarves are made from top quality textile remnants from luxury brands, so not only are they made in exclusive limited quantities, but they also play a role in counteracting waste in the fashion industry. The scarves shown here range from €30-40, and supplies of each are limited. Be sure to also take a look at our Gift Guide for At-Home Fashion to see more looks from Tiche. From December 11-24, Tiche is also hosting a pop up market in their gorgeous atelier featuring a selection of other local designers–be sure to stop by to check it out! Via San Zanobi 122r.
Now that we can venture out a little bit more, treat yourself to a walk in the Oltrarno and stop in the charming atelier Hello, Wonderful! If you checked out our Gift Guide for At-Home Fashion, then you’ll already a have feeling for their fun fashionable style–and of course their accessories are no different! For your gift-giving this year, we love the soft ruffled pochette (€38), the mask pouch (€15) and the colorful selection of scrunchies (€10 each). Keep up with the latest looks and accessories by following along on Instagram and their online shop.
If you’re still looking for more great gifts, be sure to check out our full Gift Guide series featuring local designers and small business owners. As always, shop small, shop local. Happy gifting!
Check out the other Gift Guides for 2020!
To learn more about the artists mentioned above and discover other top quality craftsmanship in Florence, download the new Creative People in Florence App! Free to download from the App Store or Google Play, the App offers access to a selection of local artisans and designers. You can use it to map the route to their workshop or you can browse their online profiles and shop online.