Holiday Gift Guide - Sarah’s Picks
Ah, the hip new bag you keep seeing on your Instagram feed! The 16L Fjallraven Kanken is so much more than an iconic, trendy accessory, though, and it’s certainly not new. In fact, the pack has been around helping distribute book weight on the backs of young Swedish students since 1978. In ever-Swedish style, this bag embraces thoughtful minimalism. Fjallraven describes it as, “the perfect backpack for everyday adventure,” and that it is. It’s a great size for toting around your laptop, gym clothes and wallet without adding much weight. Offered in nearly every color under the sun, you’re sure to find one that speaks to your unique style.
Short on weight and anything but on style, the Dore Hoody is a bomber-length down jacket from the luxury brand Canada Goose – coined the “Range Rover of clothing” by the Toronto-based company’s CEO, Dani Reiss. The details are mind-blowingly thoughtful and include an internal zipped pocket, ribbed cuffs and our favorite – thumbholes.
Nothing says classic UK style quite like Barbour. Relatively new to the Midwest markets, this brand is optimized for inclement weather whilst maintaining a classic equestrian-inspired style. The iconic Calvary Gilet Vest is one of our favorite picks this season. It features an elastic cinch in the back for a slimming, feminine fit, is fleece lined to maintain warmth and offers a two-way zip. The piece is a wonderful mid-layer or excellent as an outer piece over a cozy flannel or sweater.