Let’s start by saying nobody sponsored this gift guide. We just think these brands, artists and independent makers deserve more attention. Download our super awesome 2017 gift guide here and read some commentary on this year’s picks.
Horrible Noise makes bad art for bad people. So we really dig it.
These rad Goblinko patches will speak for themselves on any vintage denim or beat up leather jacket. Not to mention, they are having 50% off ALL patches, you are practically stealing them.
Alicia Rihko is a Spanish illustrator who produces prints in this luscious pink. Everything about her illustrations are sexier than us. So we think we will just put them on our walls and pretend we have good sex.
These Pawaka shades will not only block out the normies, but they will hide the fatigue of finals. Stay in school.
Picture featured in @bulletmagazine
Photographed by @jingling_sun
Styled and art direction: @jeannefaucher
Modernation provides ethical apparel, produced right in California. Their silhouettes are classic and full of whimsy. We also love their modernist approach to minimalist eco-friendly designs.
69, the androgynous, anonymous brand that everyone is blindly talking about. These oversized trousers will have you frolicking to your next christmas party or simply drinking too much wine on your couch with your cat.
Photographed by: @thekateowen
We are dying for Dana Frid’s hand-made retro shirts, making the perfect gift for every foul-mouthed grandma in every friend group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org before the Christmas season is over!
American Vintage is based in sunny California, like a lot of good vintage shops. However, one differentiating factor is they produce their own vintage line. We are obsessed with their checkered leather skirts. Pop on a dusty woolen beret you got at Goodwill and you are ready for your Depop photoshoot.
Get your friends a gift that is better than the rest.
Curated by Rachel Kiser