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Cool Holiday Gifts for Moms, Sisters, & Other Stylish Ladies From West 3rd Street Boutiques

November 27, 2018

Danielle Directo-Meston is the founder and editor of UncoverLA.com, a local blog dedicated to shining a light on Los Angeles’ most stylish places, people, and things. In partnership with West 3rd Street, she’s sharing her top gift picks discovered at the shopping district’s businesses; read on below, and feel free to follow Uncover LA at @uncoverlosangeles


Ahead of West 3rd Street’s discount-filled holiday street party this weekend (mark your cal for Saturday, December 1 between 2 to 6 p.m.!), we decided to do some of the hard work for you and scour some of the stylish shopping stretch’s boutiques for unique in-store finds for everyone on your list. Today, we’re kicking off our gift guide series with presents for all of the cool ladies in your life—whether you’re seeking chic presents for your mom, sister, BFF, or daughter, these picks will suit a range of styles and budgets.

Of course, it’s 2018 — so some of these items might be just as ideal for your dad, bros, and dude friends, too. Below, check out over 20 hand-picked gift ideas, and stay tuned as we’ll be rolling out more guides all week.


FOR CHIC ATHLEISURISTS

Ragdoll Stripe sweater and pants in bordeaux and red, $169 each

Ragdoll Stripe sweater and pants in bordeaux and red, $169 each

Upgrade your loved ones’ lounging uniform with off-duty LA label Ragdoll’s Stripe sweater and pants in Bordeaux and Red ($169 each). We dig this cozy cotton set’s fitted silhouette and elevated take on the classic track suit, making it stylish enough to sport out of the house.

Ragdoll LA, 8400 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (310) 890-0924

 

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Isabel Marant leather slides, $430 at Parliament

These luxe leather sandals ($430) by Isabel Marant from edgy-cool boutique Parliament will make your Secret Santa pick feel like they can slide into any relaxation situation with style.
Parliament, 8364 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 746-5193

 

BedHead Pajamas x Liberty of London Eva Belle silk chemise and shawl collar robe, $198 to $298

BedHead Pajamas x Liberty of London Eva Belle silk chemise and shawl collar robe, $198 to $298

Allow your giftee to luxuriate at home like a Brit with beloved LA pajama brand BedHead’s silk chemise and robe made from Liberty of London fabric.
BedHead Pajamas, 8336 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 653-8336

 

Knitted slippers, $24 at William B + Friends

Knitted slippers, $24 at William B + Friends

For those who prefer to lounge in hygge vibes, these super comfy knitted slippers from William B + Friends will keep those toesies warm.
William B + Friends, 8300 1/2 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 548-9939

 


FOR FRAGRANCE FIENDS

Yet another find from Ragdoll, this roll-on No. 8400 perfume oil ($69) will satisfy the olfactory senses of anyone who loves warm woodsy-sweet scents with musky notes.
Ragdoll LA, 8400 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (310) 890-0924

 

Comme des Garçons fragrances, $105 and up

Comme des Garçons fragrances, $105 and up

Avant-garde fashion lovers will appreciate these equally unique fragrances from inventive Japanese label Comme des Garçons.
Noodle Stories, 8323 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 651-1782


FOR CARRYALL COLLECTORS

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Nathalie Seaver two-sided clutch, $148

Leopard prints were a major street style hit past fashion week — and this two-sided clutch at Nathalie Seaver features the popular animal-inspired print on one side and metallic silver on the other, making it easy to pair with any outfit.
Nathalie Seaver Boutique, 8360 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 653-8286

 

William B + Friends bag, $58

William B + Friends bag, $58

Give the gift of Gucci vibes (but without spending a fortune) with this quilted metallic carryall, which features a woven shoulder strap inspired by the signature hues of Italy.
William B + Friends, 8300 1/2 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 548-9939

 

Monserat De Lucca woven circle bags, $68 and up

Monserat De Lucca woven circle bags, $68 and up

Bohemian bag ladies (or lads) will love this stowing away their essentials in these woven fiber cross-body carryalls, which feature metallic detailing that makes them stand out from the rest of the straw bag pack.
Monserat De Lucca, 8406 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 653-8132

 

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Modern art lovers will love this sleek, minimalist tote bag by Melissa, available at NFP New Form Perspective.

NFP New Form Perspective, 8234 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-1709

 

Anine Bing Alice bag, $549

Anine Bing Alice bag, $549

Splurge on the edgy-cool style star in your life with model-turned-designer Anine Bing’s rocker-inspired black leather Alice bag ($549).

Anine Bing, 8123 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 424-3165


FOR ACCESSORIES AFICIONADOS

Assorted bracelets at Polkadots & Moonbeams, $72 and up

Assorted bracelets at Polkadots & Moonbeams, $72 and up

These playful gem bracelets from Polkadots & Moonbeams will add a luxe punch of color to your giftee’s arm candy game.
Polkadots & Moonbeams, 8361 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 655-3880

 

Necklaces at Polkadots & Moonbeams, $76 and up

Necklaces at Polkadots & Moonbeams, $76 and up

Polkadots & Moonbeams’ jewelry selection also includes these chic accoutrements, perfect for that layered gold necklace trend.
Polkadots & Moonbeams, 8361 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 655-3880

 

How thoughtful are these brass letter American Sign Language necklaces ($35) from Monserat De Lucca? They age beautifully over time for those who prefer the vintage look, and they’re a subtle alternative to those ever-so-popular initial necklaces.
Monserat De Lucca, 8406 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 653-8132

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Liven hoop earrings, $170 to $305 at New Stone Age

These simple Liven hoop earrings from New Stone Age will delight your favorite dainty jewelry wearers.
New Stone Age, 8407 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 658-5969


FOR CALIFORNIA-COOL GIRLS

Who said edgy gifts had to be all-black-everything? LA designer Raquel Allegra’s light pink tie-dye tee is both soft and rebellious.
Raquel Allegra, 8372 West 3rd St., LA, 90048 (323) 433-4245

 

Lace bralette, $18 at William B + Friends

Lace bralette, $18 at William B + Friends

Chic and affordable, this lace bralette is the perfect gift for ladies who like to lounge in comfort without sacrificing a little sexiness underneath.
William B + Friends, 8300 1/2 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 548-9939

Levi's frayed hem denim, $98 at William B + Friends

Levi’s frayed hem denim, $98 at William B + Friends

 

A classic pair of Levi’s — especially ones with frayed hems for extra edge — will always be a welcome holiday present.
William B + Friends, 8300 1/2 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 548-9939

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Elaine Kim Ivy pointed toe slide, $265

These black calf hair mule slides ($265) are a must-have for any edgy-cool dresser’s shoe closet; note that they run small, so you’ll want to check your giftee’s footwear size first.
Elaine Kim, 8159 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 655-3000


FOR STATEMENT ACCESSORY ENTHUSIASTS

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Avoid the boring stocking stuffers and pick up these charming socks for the women (or men) in your life who aren’t afraid to pair playful prints with their footwear.
Noodle Stories, 8323 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 651-1782

Embroidered initial pins, $20 at New Stone Age

Embroidered initial pins, $20 at New Stone Age

While monograms are cute and all, these colorful embroidered pins are a colorful step up to customizing any lapel, bag, or wherever else your giftee wants to stick these.
New Stone Age, 8407 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 658-5969

 

Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook sunglasses, $395 and up

Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook sunglasses, $395 and up

 

These fashionable frames from Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook will surely have your giftee staying shaded in style.
Dan Deustch Optical Outlook, 8358 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 658-6181

 

Gogosha Optique gift card, available in any value

Gogosha Optique gift card, available in any value

For eyewear addicts who truly aren’t afraid to attract attention, Gogosha’s stock of statement-making designer sunnies will clearly fill the bill — but if you’re afraid that your pick will miss the mark, why not give your loved one a gift card so they can find their own perfect pair?
Gogosha Optique, 8238 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 655-1122

 


 

For the Badass Boss Lady

Veronica Beard jacket and dickey, $545 and $250 at Parliament

Veronica Beard jacket and dickey, $545 and $250 at Parliament

If you’re really looking to impress your giftee this holiday, then this Veronica Beard blazer from Parliament will show that you truly mean business. The designer is known for her luxurious jackets with interchangeable dickeys, like this chunky winter-ready knitted option.

Parliament, 8364 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 746-5193

How To Be Great At Your Job by Justin Kerr, $16, available at New Stone Age

How To Be Great At Your Job by Justin Kerr, $16, available at New Stone Age

Forget glass ceilings: This advice-filled book will remind anyone (regardless of gender) how to kick butt and take names (while also being a totally cool person to work with).
New Stone Age, 8407 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 658-5969


 

FOR VINTAGE-OBSESSED VIXENS

 

Nathalie Seaver dress, $298

Nathalie Seaver dress, $298

Long before big-name brands began touting their sustainability efforts, LA’s Nathalie Seaver was creating eco-friendly pieces from overstock fabrics. Retro fashion lovers can score the best of the past and present with this breezy polka dot dress by the half-French designer, who created a similar version for Anna Kendrick in the film, A Simple Favor
Nathalie Seaver Boutique, 8360 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 653-8286

 

Antiques aficionados will adore Pyrrha’s modern-made, 19th-century-inspired charms, which come in array of designs to suit any occasion or personal meaning.
Pyrrha8315 1/2 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 424-4807

 

Vintage jewelry, $22 and up at Polkadots & Moonbeams Vintage

Vintage jewelry, $22 and up at Polkadots & Moonbeams Vintage

Treating your favorite vintage enthusiasts doesn’t mean you need to blow your entire budget on one-of-a-kind treasures, as proven by the dreamy finds at Polkadots & Moonbeams’ vintage boutique, located a few doors away from its contemporary shop. There are plenty of affordable rings, necklaces, and more costume jewelry and accessories from decades past, making it pretty convenient for recipients to complete their New Year’s Eve party outfits.

Polkadots & Moonbeams Vintage, 8367 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 651-1746

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