Highsnobiety’s Holiday Gift Guides are updated weekly in order to take new products, quantities, and delivery times into account. Check out the rest of our selections here.
For the people who are always ahead of the wave, avoid gifting last season’s rags in place of accessories, footwear, and apparel sure to be a hit among fashion’s biggest critics.
The selection below is geared towards only the most fashion-forward sensibilities, featuring grails from label’s you’ll already know as well as eye-catching pieces from emerging brands that’ll strike a chord with the truly dedicated.
New Balance M801AT
Kept in the vault for 20 years, this new colorway of the hit that was the New Balance 801 gained cult appeal after appearing on the cover of SLAM magazine in 1999, worn by Nets point guard Stephon Marbury.
Nike x A-COLD-WALL* Zoom Vomero +5
Our first pick of the fashion brand runner collabs of recent times, A-COLD-WALL*’s Nike Zoom Vomero +5 has been divisive thanks to its sculptural back, but that hasn’t stopped it from being rocked around Highsnobiety HQ on the daily.
ASICS x Kiko Kostadinov Gel-Delva
Those who can’t get on board with that chunky rubber back box on the Vomeros will surely appreciate this, the third of Kiko Kostadinov’s silhouettes with ASICS, and possibly our favorite to date.
Salomon x 11ByBBS Bamba 3
For a sneaker that brings the truly technical prowess of a brand like Salomon to real couture levels, this collaborative dystopian Bamba 3 with 11ByBBS is for the truly fashion forward.
AQUA Variety Store Size 3 Planter
We can’t promise this vase will arrive before the holidays if you’re shipping to the states as it’s made in Melbourne. That said, if you’re going to be that guy who’s present didn’t arrive in time, this original piece will surely make up for it in the weeks to come.
Raf Simons Sweater-Inspired Scarf
Raf Simons FW18 knitwear has been unconventional, to say the least, but that’s what we love about it. This statement piece is a versatile winter accessory that doesn’t belong as a scarf or as a sweater, but very much belongs gift-wrapped and under the tree.
Prada Technical Fabric Belt Bag
Prada is very much still at the forefront of the technical nylon trend, and this waist bag shows exactly why. Get in on the wave, before it’s too late.
The boxy fit of this oversized MACKINTOSH collared jacket gives the understated outerwear its edge. Better still, an extra helping of haute couture comes from its silver-toned buckle detailing on its waist belt.