Socks and ties bought online are not what we want to see under the Christmas tree this – or any other – year. We present some meaningful alternatives:
Veillette, Daisy Rock, Daddy Mojo Cigar Box… Never heard of them? Truetone, arguably the best guitar store in Los Angeles, stocks the usual Fender and Gibson models, but also lots of instruments by independent guitar makers.
May the force be with you: If you’re stuck for a gift for a fan of curious Star Wars playthings or vintage Japanese toy robots, the Toy Cats Showcase is the place to go.
Timeless style: The cheongsam, a long and usually figure-hugging dress, is a Chinese couture classic. Designer Mimi Luk has modernized the look – with elegant patterns, materials and styling.