SIX BUYERS BUYINGDecember 7, 2012
Buying Christmas gifts is always a tricky affair, your own style versus the personal taste of your friends and family. So let’s avoid fake smiles and swollen tongues this Christmas, let’s have tip top gift dropping advice from the people who really know how to buy presents… the UO buyers!
For the boys let us introduce buying extraordinaires Sally Hixon, Ollie Shepard and Kris Babet. They talked us through gifts they’ll be buying for their male friends and family this Christmas…
Sally Pressies for the Boyfriend…
YMC Navy Geo Crew neck Knit. Every Christmas he needs a cosy jumper, and this aztec print knit from YMC fits the bill perfectly!
Libertine Libertine Wine Pocket Tee . A Simple one pocket Tee from Libertine Libertine. I love the wash, colour and detailing on this tee.
Vanishing Elephant Rose embroidery shirt. A new web exclusive brand to Urban this season, this is one of my favourite shirts from AW12. Great all over detailing and this is perfect for the party season!
Vans Era 59 Navy Canvas Trainer. These are to add to his already big collection of Vans, so I know these will be a winner!
Hershel Black Settlement Bag. To top off the look I will add this classic rucksack from Hershchell.
Ollie – Pressies for your pals
Ice Cream Tee simple grey Jersey T from the front. This is SICK!!! Ice cream graphic on the back, perfect for guys who like their street wear.
Fred Perry Navy Polo. My best mate loves the twin tip polo. It’s iconic to Fred Perry and never goes out of style! For him I’ve picked the Navy colour with blue and rust tipping. Done.
Never Alone Blood Brother Tee. New London-based Blood Brother offer a variety of photo/graphic tees. This one’s my favourite, so I’ll be giving my pal this one with the brands ‘Never Alone’ tag line.
Cheap Monday Stretch Jeans. Most of the guys wear skinny jeans, one pal lives in his Cheap Mondays! I’ll be giving him the super blacks to replace his battered pair.
Carharrt Super Duck Merino Sweater. One of my favourite knitwear’s for this season, and perfect to be worn over a white shirt. I’d buy this for a friend but probably keep for myself. Navy’s a good one too!
Kris Babet – Gifts for your brothers…
Ice Cream Hoody. For my younger brother, the laid back collegiate styling works well on this Pharrell designed Hoody.
Bellerose coat. For my older brother, this is a beautifully smart coat for winter. The black watch tartan makes it stand out in a sea of black coats.
Farah Hudson white Shirt. An absolute classic, perfect for my older brother, my younger brother or even myself.
Edwin Roll neck. Again for my older brother, would work really well under the Bellerose Mac.
Cheap Monday Tight Blue Jeans. The tight fit and low rise on these Cheap Monday jeans suits my younger brother’s out-and-about lifestyle – these are a UO web exclusive.
For the Galz we have gift connoisseurs Helen, Sian and Rhian. They know all about the hot picks for your lady friends this Christmas…
Rhian – Gifts for her gals...
Evil Twin new Depths Jumper. Graphic knits are having their moment for AW12 and this jumper is diverse in these classic colour combinations.
Antipodium Enders Tee. This is a print based on the Eastenders intro – enough said!
Little White Lies Posey Sequin Collar dress. I can imagine Alexa Chung wearing this with a wavy bob, super cute!
Vivienne Westwood Gainsborough coat. This is a Westwood classic, which is timeless.
Vivienne Westwood Zig Zag Cherry Check Dress. A brilliant Christmas party essential.
Helen – Prezzies for the bezzies
Evil Twin Black Rain Tunic Dress. For your mate who changes her hair colour every week! Grey and black goes with EVERYTHING!
Cheap Monday Tight Almost Black Skinny Jeans. Great basic jean with stretch, makes it easy to buy for friends.
Surface to Air Becca Map Jaquard Leggings.I love these! French cool but super comfortable to wear, especially after one too many Christmas dinners.
Mink Pink Domino Tex Jumper. COSY!
Mink Pink Teenage Fringe Bustier. Perfect for that moment your best mate tries to do Beyonce moves on your kitchen table.
Sian – Gifts for the fam…
Antipodium Wadeson Bomber. I love this! So I’ll buy it for my sister and maybe we will share.
Surface To Air Geek Tartan Cardigan. This cardi is the perfect way of doing preppy chic.
Minkpink Intuition Polka Dot Shirt. Polka dots never date!
Tripp NYC Dark Tie-Dye Jeans. These are trendy and fun… for the hip Sister.
Cheap Monday Ling Rib Sweater. Easy classic shape in a nice popping colour to cheer up those dark winter days!Perfect for Mum!
There we have it confused Christmas shoppers, this year’s hot picks. Get Shopping!