On the lookout for a singular host or hostess present to deliver with you to all of your summer time soirées? Gift Me Chic, a brand new gift-giving platform, is a one-stop-shop mixture of enjoyable social gathering and gift-giving concepts for these perennially left scouring the web for one thing distinctive. As a former purchaser for each Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue and former North American CEO of the posh perfume firm, By Kilian, founder Elisabeth Jones-Hennessy was already well-versed in sourcing luxurious objects. Her bi-continental life, break up between New York and Paris, allowed her to take a look at what the market was lacking.
“After I was fascinated with what I would like and what I felt was lacking in retail, it was actually the gift-giving class,” she says. “After I was searching for items, I used to be going to the massive shops or wanting on their web sites and trolling by way of 1000’s of merchandise and was tremendous overwhelmed. So I believed, the place can I am going on-line that may be a idea retailer for items, like a Colette [the now defunct Parisian retailer]? That’s when the concept hit me.” Present Me Stylish launched in time for the vacation season of 2019 with 10 manufacturers together with Assouline, Paige Novick Jewelry, By Kilian and Fleur du Mal. It grew by phrase of mouth till Covid-19 hit. Throughout that point, Jones-Hennessy labored on increasing the vary, which now contains 35 manufacturers, 13 of that are unique.
A type of exclusives is Studio Drift, a design duo based mostly out of Amsterdam, recognized for large-scale gentle installations. Jones-Hennessy is the only retailer of the small table-top iterations of the designers’ dandelion light. “They harvest dandelions after which one after the other they decide the seeds from the top and insert LED gentle, then hand-glue one after the other the seeds again onto the top so it develop into a ‘dandelight’ encapsulated in domed glass,” says Jones-Hennessy. “It’s my number-two greatest vendor as a class, after the experiences.”
The location additionally presents all the pieces from a $60 sea-salt caramel CBD-infused bonbons by Black Dhalia for the wired social gathering thrower to a $500 astrology reading by Jones-Hennessy’s personal guru, Rakesh Mishra, for the spiritually inclined. Extra conventional items like a $39 trio of jams from Mr. P’s or truffle-infused products for the foodie like Maison de la Truffe’s $250 present field set are additionally accessible—easy concepts that provide an “aha!” second for the much less seasoned present giver. However for a really over-the-top current you may go for a $4,500 exclusive paella cooking class for a gaggle of as much as 20 by three-star-Michelin chef, Dani Garcia. Even the jewellery choice has a singular spin—a $4,325 18-karat yellow gold Santo by Zani necklace transforms from a spherical orb pendant right into a flower with 5 gold petals sprinkled in rubies, sapphires and emeralds.
Sooner or later, Present Me Stylish plans to develop the corporate by hiring private customers that may assist with extra bespoke or personally tailor-made items and experiences. So, whether or not you’re throwing a celebration, going to at least one or just seeking to wow somebody particular, this e-tailer might be your new secret weapon.
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