In any given year, we enter the holiday season, with some inevitable procrastination, the pressure of finding the perfect gift for everyone on our nice list, all while not breaking the bank. And this year, as we see the wild ride of 2020 coming to an end ... with hope and promise of a year ahead when we can once again gather and hug our loved ones, I think it’s safe to say we’re in need of a bit of retail therapy before Santa comes to town.
Here is a guide from our founder, Belinda on how to shop responsibly. Adding cheer consciously.
A 'Consciously Chic Christmas' Vetting Standards:
✔ Solid company values with sustainability and inclusivity at the forefront
✔ Founder-led, small business or non-profit organization
✔ Carries a best-in-class edit of timeless items that will bring you and your giftees joy well beyond this season.
For all of your fragrance junkies
Cleanly formulated gender-neutral fine fragrances crafted with sustainably sourced ingredients. Intentional in philosophy and design for uncompromising luxury created for all humankind.
For the exotic plant people
Bloomscape ships houseplants directly from the greenhouses where they’re grown, cutting out the transport to warehouses and shop floors where plants may not be cared for properly before being sold. This means there are fewer carbon emissions involved, and your houseplants will arrive healthy and strong.
For the friend who replies, 'Thanks it's vintage'
Sami Miro Vintage
Black-owned, founder led Sami Miro Vintage has become a favorite among It girls like Bella Hadid, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, and Hailey Baldwin for its reconstructed vintage pieces. The brand is known for the swatches of vintage denim stitched onto each vintage piece, which give each one a cool, streetwear look.
For the wine lover
Usual wines are made in small, sustainably farmed batches with no additives. The grapes are curated from the healthiest, tastiest crops each season, with minimal intervention - no added sugars, no added sulfites - the natural way. The bottles are the cutest single serve way to enjoy a glass and they have a subscription or one-time option.
Arm candy connoisseurs
Laura Lombardi is a New York–based jewelry line known for its reinvention of classic pieces. Sourcing the right materials to work with is the starting point for each collection - the designer works with repurposed metals, which would explain why her pieces resemble vintage finds.
WFH boss babe
Australian actress Phoebe Tonkin launches the chicest leisurewear line just in time for the new normal. Inspired by the leisure suits of the ‘70s—a wardrobe staple that’s as versatile as it is chic. Each piece is handmade in LA out of cut from 95% Lenzing™ Ecovero™ Viscose, a washable viscose that feels like cashmere and is made from 100% renewable resources.