Gift Ideas for Her, Care of Five of the Raddest Chicks in NYC

Don’t go to Jared.

By Shari Gab

What to Buy Her, According to 5 Ladybosses
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18 December 2017

Even if she said you don’t have to get her something … you have to get her something.

If you’re not sure what (or are prone to procrastination), fret not.

We went straight to the source: by asking the women behind five of NYC’s raddest shops for ladies.

From swanky sipping vessels to drop-dead sexy underthings, here’s how to make her happy well into the new year.

Mociun & Mociun Home
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
About the store: Mociun Home offers a beautiful but casual collection of artisan ceramics, homewares, art and jewelry from independent makers. Mociun FINE, meanwhile, covers the more sophisticated side of the design spectrum.
About the lady: Creative and Artistic Director Caitlin Mociun has established a definitive, singular aesthetic for her eponymous label. Personal inspirational references are evident in all of her work — from studying at the Rhode Island School of Design to her life and travels abroad.
The gift: "My favorite for a playful gift that's also elegant is our new Pavé Squiggle Band. It’s is a showstopper. From the home side, we love ceramicist Malka Dina's Large Artifact Vessel. This vase is versatile enough to be beautiful on its own or carrying a lovely bouquet. And it is a great gift for a myriad of stylish people."

ADAY
Nolita
About the store: ADAY creates simple, technical and sustainable all-season wear.
About the lady: Named among Forbes 30 under 30, Frankfurt-native and former gymnast Nina Faulhaber met her partner in crime and best friend Meg He at Oxford. The two then moved to NYC and started this yoga-to-cocktail hour line.  
The gift: “A Sunday Forever Kimono. I received one for my birthday and it’s adding pure joy to my mornings.”

Negative
Online
About the line: Negative is the minimalist under layers of our lady friend’s dreams: luxuriously made, super comfortable and thoughtfully designed. No bows, no padding, no fluff.
About the ladies: Marissa Vosper and Lauren Schwab are best friends from college who set out to build a modern intimates brand — one that women would actually love to wear.
Marissa’s gift: “I could literally live in our new Whipped A-Top and Boy Short. I sleep in the set every night and layer the tank under sweaters for an extra cozy close-to-the-skin feel. I own it in multiples (trust me, once she feels it, she will too), but a single set as a gift is a great place to start.
Lauren’s gift: "Our Supreme Sleep Set in Damask is perhaps the chicest pair of pajamas you'll find. The cut is flattering, the print is unique but still subtle, and it oozes sophistication for the lady who likes to lounge. And honestly, who doesn't?”

STORY
Chelsea
About the store: The entire concept shop is reinvented every 1-2 months, with a completely new store design that brings different stories to life, along with all-new merchandise. Past narratives have ranged from wellness to love to food to beauty. The current concept is the annual Home for the Holidays STORY, which boasts over 2,300 gifts for men, women and kids — ranging from $2 to $1,400 — so there's something for everyone.
About the lady: Rachel Shechtman is the founder of STORY and a fourth generation entrepreneur who loves discovering amazing products and the stories behind them, almost as much as sharing them with others.
The gift: "The FLYTE Levitating Light Bulb is both fun and functional. And don’t shy away from giving a New Year’s gift. People are so inundated during the holidays, it’s a nice way to stand out."

The RealReal
Soho
About the store: Luxury consignment mecca The RealReal carries the highest quality brands in fashion, home, coffee books, decor and textiles. It’s like an eBay you can trust.
About the lady: A San Francisco-native, Chief Merchant Rati Levesque went from Wells Fargo banking to luxury fashion retail for the RealReal six years ago and never looked back.
The gifts: “You can’t go wrong with a fine tea serving set, a classic Bottega Veneta handbag or some fragrant Uma body oil.”

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