Seven great gifts for the fashion-forward on your list

November 28, 2012|By Catherine Mallette and L'Oreal Thompson, Baltimore Sun Media Group

We shopped local boutiques and retail stores to find some gift ideas for the fashion-lover on your list. Here are seven ideas, from stocking stuffers to grand indulgences.

Charming bow ties

Hit the party scene with a purple or blue bow ties from Carrot & Gibbs, $65 each. Or, come up with fun color combinations using the four-in-one ivory and black bow tie from Edward Armah, $105, available exclusively at Gian Marco, 517 N. Charles St., Baltimore, 410-347-7974;

Emergency help

The Ms. & Mrs. Mini Emergency Kit is a palm-size case stocked with essentials for women on the go, including lip balm, floss, clear nail polish and earring backs. $16, South Moon Under, 815 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, 410-685-7820;

Clutch performer

The Kingston Clutch is the perfect size (6 by 3 3/4 inches) to go from day through night and comes with a metal chain so you can go hands-free at a party. Choose from calf hair solid colors or zebra print or an embossed leather. Prices from $165 to $185, J. McLaughlin, 7623 Bellona Ave., Ruxton. 410-825-5485;

Party polish

Deborah Lippman offers a trio of full-size nail polishes just for the holidays: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (red, green and glittered black), "Run, Run Rudolph" (flecked fire shimmer) and "Let it Snow" (mother of pearl). $42, exclusively at Nordstrom stores;

Cute and cozy

The Cowl Neck Ruana by Wooden Ships is a poncho-type sweater available in a variety of colors, including ultramarine (pictured). $94, Babe boutique, 1716 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, 410-244-5114;

Couture cufflinks

Daniel Dolce Italy cufflinks provide the perfect finishing touch for French cuffs. These designer pieces are created with handmade glass and semiprecious stones. $157.50 (stone cuff links) and $145 (blue cuff links), J. S. Edwards, 1809 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, 410-653-2266;

Laptop luxury

Give your laptop a stylish way to travel with Jack Georges' Chelsea collection "Alexis" Business Tote. Handmade from scratch- and stain-resistant leather. Available in red or black. Holds laptops with screens up to 14 inches. $320, Capitol Luggage and Leather, 118 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, 410-785-4989.

Cashmere comfort

Halogen's V-neck women's sweater comes in raspberry, pea green, Firenze red, pool blue, papaya and lemon drop. $79, exclusively at Nordstrom stores;

For more local gift ideas — including fashion and beauty, food and drink, for home, pets, and, of course, kids — pick up the December issue of Chesapeake Home + Living.

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