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2018 Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Posted on December 15 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Gallery Aesthete welcomes you to shop our highly curated selection of gifts for the holidays. Each garment and accessory has been thoughtfully chosen by our staff and compiled into categories inspired by the varied lifestyles of our favorite clients. Whether you're shopping for an elevated take on a familiar piece, or something completely unique, here we present our very best for you to share with your very best.



The Collector:

Every piece is special and tells a story. This person appreciates the process and creative journey of each garment in their wardrobe. These selections are true rarities, demonstrating artful attention to detail.


—Cedric Jacquemyn Oxidized Copper Lawsuit Coat 

This precisely tailored coat, composed of copper, nylon, and silver has been oxidized at the Cedric Jacquemyn atelier through a process of wetting, drying, and re-wetting. The result is a colorful array of browns and greens made to symbolized and mimic the patinas seen on the statue of liberty.  Like the statue herself, this piece makes for a special, beautiful, and timeless gift that will be a cherished addition for any collector.


HUN Rick Owens Mink Rabbit—  

 Starting as gifts cobbled together by Michele Lamy (Rick Owens life partner) from scraps found in their fur atelier, the rabbit, toad, and troll quickly became highly sought after pieces by Rick Owens collectors. Made from luxurious mink and suede, this iteration is the first to feature a leather strap, making it easier to carry. It also has a discreet zippered pouch large enough to hold your most precious small objects.


—Guidi PL1 Limited Edition “Camo”

Limited to a production run of 300 pairs, these classic Guidi PL1 boots in “camo” have a metallic finish giving them a slight gold tint in the light. Each pair is carefully hand finished, making them all uniquely special.


Gallery Aesthete Exclusive Parts of Four Molten White Gold Plate Necklace—

In collaboration with Parts of Four, Gallery Aesthete's owner and head buyer (Stephen Naparstek) took one of his favorite necklaces and added a feature from the focus of his curation for SS19. Textured white gold, added to this acid treated silver talisman, creates a piece that represents the tension and balance between man-made order and nature's chaotic patterns.

—Boris Bidjan Saberi Hand Knit Sweater

Every one of these sweaters is hand knit and takes an average of 30 hours to complete. They all vary in slight ways, but the mastery of the knits can easily be seen upon first glance.



The Initiate:

The initiate is a recent convert in style, fueled by curiosity. These selected pieces can be integrated into an existing wardrobe with ease, or become new favorites for seasoned avant-gardists.

—Atelier Aura Knit Long Sleeve Top

A new addition to Gallery Aesthete, Atelier Aura has become a quick favorite for all of our clients. The unassuming nature of the brand makes it easy to fuse into any wardrobe. This knit top can either be worn alone or as a layering piece making it a great gift for anyone just stepping into this aesthetic.

Homme Plisse Cap Sleeve Top—

For our more adventurous newcomer, this pleated short sleeve shirt compliments any body type and breaks away from the common convention of a basic

—Homme Plisse Button Up

Effortless and polished this tie striped button-up can be worn at the office, for dinner, or even at a wedding with ease.

Rick Owens Beanies—

Any beanie wearer will happily welcome either of these, the hard part will be picking one. The longer one is a lighter wool and the shorter one is a thicker merino knit. Maybe they deserve both?

—Faliero Sarti Scarf

(Available for purchase upon request $300-$525 and 50% off)

These simple but elegant scarves are lightweight, incredibly soft and a personal favorite of Stephen’s. Combinations vary between cashmere, cotton, and silk blends and come in black, cream, brown, and cream front/brown back. Please call or email to inquire.




The Adventurer:

Nomadic in nature, the adventurer builds a wardrobe around mobility. Choosing pieces that will aid him in his travels, he seeks out the functional, the practical and the durable.


—The Viridi-anne Backpack

With a drawstring and multiple buckle closures, this backpack is sure to easily assist anyone on the go. The front pocket on the shoulder strap makes it convenient to store smaller items for fast accessibility.



11 BBS Backpack—

Waterproof, spacious and organized, this rolltop backpack is made to withstand weather and time.

—A1923 Red Sneaker

The artisanal sneaker built to last. Vibrant in color and incredibly comfortable, they will be the new favorite shoe for the nomadic traveler in your life. DO NOT HANDLE WITH CARE

The Viridi-anne Sweater—

This lightweight wool knit sweater is an elevated basic, essential for any adventurer’s wardrobe

—Kuboraum H54

Eye protection is key for anyone spending time outside. These sunglasses provide protection with grey transparent lenses that makes them easy to wear when transitioning from outdoors to in. The sculpted metal frames have an organic feel that reimagines a classic style.

Rick Owens Blanket Scarf—

The size alone is in the name. This is a soft merino wool scarf by Rick Owens that will keep you warm and can double as a nice throw when you aren’t using it to shield yourself from cold.



The Quintessentialist:

This collection of items serves as the foundation of the modern wardrobe, providing elevated comfort and style. These are basic items for not so basic people.

—m.a+ One Piece Derby

Master pattern cutter Maurizio Amedai shows his skills in construction and craftsmanship with this beautiful derby shoe. The single piece construction ensures decades of wear and comes with extra soles. A classic shoe fit for a lifetime of loving wear.

DRKSHDW Mollino Zip Up—

Layering is an essential part of any avant-garde wardrobe, and this asymmetrical high neck zip-up is the perfect item to help keep warm any time of year.

—Comme des Garcons Graphic Tshirt

Graphic tees are key for anyone. The simple bold line work and black and white colorway make this an adaptable add-on for all.

Boris Bidjan Saberi Outerwear—

 Boris Bidjan Saberi is known for his experimental fabric treatments and use of technological garment innovations. He prides his work in durability and performance and doesn't compromise form over function, yet his creations are nothing conventional. Versatile by design, this parka has fused tape detailing and a removable wool liner. The shell is reversible and the parka can be worn in multiple configurations.

—MAD et LEN Candles/ Potpourri

For your friends into fragrances, MAD et LEN gives an adventurous array of scents that your gift receiver will be sure to enjoy exploring. Using only organic distilled essential oils, these exquisite candles are hand-poured into burned steel vessels made by the town’s local blacksmiths in a small village near Grasse, France.



The Gallerist:

Her life, like her wardrobe, demands creativity and versatility. These items have been chosen for their sophistication and their effortless adaptability.


—Pleats Please Cardigan

A throw on cardigan for every occasion. The clever fabrication and simplicity of this Issey Miyake item, make for a welcome addition to your most creative loved one's wardrobe. (Fun hint, if you put it on upside down it becomes a great shawl to pair with a dress)

NUDE:MM Red Tunic—

Comfortable is the first word used to describe this tunic when anyone puts it on. It’s easy to move in and easy to wear.

—Parfums Quartana Poppy Soma

This award-winning fragrance by Parfums Quaratana won the blind smell test at the 2017 TFFA . Floral, smokey, and spicy notes come together to tell the story of the poppy plant. Starting with the sweet milky smell of the plant to a relaxed and smokey finish. Each scent from his "Les Potions Fatales" collection is based on poisonous plants traditionally used in witchcraft. (For purchase inquire by email or phone)

MA+ Small Envelope Bag—

Unpretentious by design, this small bag is easily transitioned from day to night. Handcrafted by the legendary Maurizio Amadei, this piece exemplifies the precise work of a master of minimal design.



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