Stories’ Christmas emporium exclusively houses brands that we have worked closely with this year, who unanimously stand for beauty, creativity and sophistication. Inside these virtual walls we hope to introduce you to brands, which even if you are already shopped up (jealous), will hold an enduring appeal that extends beyond the festive season. To turn an old phrase; good gifts are for life, not just for Christmas.
We’ve worked closely with these brands both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, from product development to watching them come to life through campaign photography. We’ve tried and tested each product first-hand, so we have every confidence that these would make the perfect gifts for your loved ones (or maybe just a little treat for yourself, because well, it’s been a busy year, right?).
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Real style never fades and with these timeless pieces, you’ll be sure to give a gift for life. Crafted by French & Italian artisans, these pieces are made-to-order with generations of expertise poured into each product resulting in beautiful quality, and true, wearable thoughtfulness. No waste, no unsustainable practices. No gift should ever reflect less.
The Fawn Crossbody
This Limited Edition Fawn Crossbody purse was designed by us on behalf of Pretty Little Fawn’s, Courtney Halverson in Los Angeles, and was conceived using the finest materials. This handbag is made from the finest calfskin leather with crocodile embossing and features yellow gold brass accents.
The Audrey Silk Scarf & Hat
Designed by Stories, The Audrey Leighton x MILANER Silk Scarf was designed to achieve a vintage, sophisticated look. Woven in Como, Italy with 100% pure silk and featuring Audrey Leighton’s own custom design, this large scarf can be worn in countless ways. Tie back your hair for an instant outfit detail, wear it around your neck to polish off your look, or tie it around one of our handwoven purses for a playful pop of texture.
The Doctors Bag
Sustainability is Linjer’s number-one priority, meaning that they only use top-quality materials from tanneries who have won awards for environmental practices. Not to mention, their products are divine! Inspired by a well-worn bag we once glimpsed in a vintage shop in Paris, this Doctor’s Bag is our chic, modern interpretation of a classic staple.
The Patrice Hat
Crafted by hand by Veronica Marucci in her Paris chapeaux, the Patrice hat is the perfect addition to any outfit. We visited Veronica in Paris earlier this year to see how the hats were brought to life. We witnessed first hand how each stitch was carried out with passion and finished with her signature gold accent on the ribbon.
The Minimalist watch
Not forgetting the men in our lives! Minimalist, yes, but far from simple. Refined detailing – including the domed sapphire glass, lacquered varnish dial and brushed case – make this watch stand out from the rest. This Swiss movement watch can be easily dressed up or down, making it appropriate for everyday use.
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Gold is a symbol of divinity, an element born out of the collision of the stars. Gifting these pieces to loves ones is sure to transpose declarations of love, recognition and appreciation into the eternity of jewellery. All sustainably sourced.
The Ghaf Tree Leaf.
Recently featured in Harpers Bazaar for their commitment to the environment , this limited edition statement earring was designed to be worn on one earlobe, and is inspired by the Ghaf Tree Leaf. For each piece sold, a Ghaf tree will be planted in partnership with the ‘Give a Ghaf’ Tree planting programme which has been designed to conserve the tree of the dunes and give back to the community. We can’t think of any better reason to go shopping than that!
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by Isa Lazo.
Freshly Launched, by yours truly and straight into the pages of Vogue. Isa Lazo gives the gift of radiance. Skincare that is born from passion and knowledge that has spanned generations, countries and cultures – this signature collection is a warming invitation to indulge in a new ritual, to savour luxurious moments on a daily basis.
The Signature Collection Gift Set includes a full size of each product. Timeless quality, age and gender diverse- The ISA LAZO Signature Collection is a warm invitation to indulge in a new ritual, to savour luxurious moments on a daily basis..
Solid gold Hoops & Ring.
14k Solid Gold hoops in three sizes so you can find your perfect Goldilocks size! Linjer stands for everything we love – they create minimalist, high-quality products that didn’t cost the earth. They don’t focus on fast-fashion, and instead design and produce beautiful luxury products that will stand the test of time.
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“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.”
Forget that tangerine, bag of nuts and chocolate. These little beauty indulgences, are what every girl will want to find in her stocking on Christmas morning.
SILK PYJAMA SET
By Gigi & Olive
This long sleeve & trouser pyjama set is Asceno’s signature marshmallow washed silk with black piping detail. The styles are loose-fitting and partially elasticated at the waist for a smooth and comfortable fit. The luxurious silk set is perfect for the night before Christmas night & every day after.
By Static Nails
‘Static nails has innovated the beauty industry’ – FORBES
The perfect stocking filler! This limited edition palette contains 5 bottles of Static Nails patented Liquid Glass Lacquer. A breakthrough formula loaded with rich pigments and natural antioxidants for a healthy manicure that actually lasts up to 10+ days without chipping when paired with Static Nails Primer and Top Coat. Wear colours alone or easily layer for endless looks from golden glitter French manicures to 24k foil accent nails. This limited edition set is fun, classy and timeless!
Everyday jewellery staples, by London based jewellery brand Orelia. Perfect alone or even better stacked to ramp up the seasonal party vibe. Their Luxe collection also has the added bonus of saving you the time of wrapping as they come boxed and ready to gift…win-win!
Starting from £20
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The past 12months has been a magical whirlwind of partnering with incredible brands from all across the globe, which makes this year’s gift guide even more special for us.
What makes us even more proud to support these brands is seeing first-hand the hard work that has gone into building them to what they are today. These brands are driven by inspiring founders and teams, who have come together to deliver what can only be described as magic. It is our honour to have been introduced to these brands and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Happy Christmas Love Emily & Melissa X
All photography in House.