One of the hazards of living in the West Village: the temptations in the Tombolo boutique’s windows, along Bleecker Street. Specializing in kitschy “souvenir” pieces, they make a stylish Hawaiian blouse and a pretty good-looking zip-up bowling shirt. For the winter, though, we’re loving the faintly 70s-inspired Mariner sweater. Made of a heavy-knit, five-gauge cotton, it’s endowed with a wind-resistant mock neck and a cozy yet not excessively boxy silhouette. Ideal for sailing, and right at home in the city. ($158, tombolo.com)
London-based jeweler Jessie Thomas makes each piece of precious and semi-precious jewelry in her collection by hand. Trained by her father, David Thomas, a master goldsmith who learned his craft working under Georg Jensen, she now works alongside him in David’s Chelsea studio. Thomas achieves her brand’s signature look by casting pearls in wax, which she layers until reaching the desired shape, and then replaces it with recycled gold. The end result, in this case, is an exquisite pair of tourmaline and yellow-gold pearl drop earrings. ($1,378; jessiethomasjewellery.com)
& Other Stories and Julie Brøgger
On Thursday, Danish designer Julie Brøgger unveiled a capsule collection for & Other Stories, and if you like off-kilter blazers and patchwork dresses, this is your moment. Brøgger was inspired by the 80s and 90s looks worn by her late mother, an attorney, and the resulting pieces juxtapose masculine and feminine elements. Start with this Fitted Pleated Mulberry silk top, which gets its attitude from—wait for it—just a hint of a shoulder pad and button-up cuffs. ($149, stories.com)
The Jewelry Box
Even the woman who has everything won’t have a jewelry box quite like this. Silvia Furmanovich, a jewelry designer based in Brazil, uses a woodworking technique known as marquetry to make these unique containers. This beauty is inlaid with slivers of oak that resemble shattered glass. Lined in velvet, it has a removable organizer to keep prized possessions exactly where they should be, and it fastens with a marble tab. If you think that a piece of jewelry is a guaranteed hit of a gift, wait for her reaction to this. ($3,080; net-a-porter.com)
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