For the man or woman who loves unwrapping something new to wear, here are some of our favorite clothing, accessories and beauty products from area shops that are sure to become staples in any wardrobe. Cristina Bolling
Women on the go of any age will love this Rachel Comey cross-body leopard print bag that features an adjustable and detachable strap in black leather. The upper flap has a magnetic closure and two brass studs at the bottom. Made in Peru.
$220. Coral, 1405 East Blvd.
Leather and tartan wingtips
For the trendsetting man in your life, these stylish but sporty wingtips from Swedish company Dahlin are constructed of fine Italian leather and a smart, versatile tartan.
$350. SILVERFLY, 1111 Metropolitan Ave., Suite 150.
Alex and Ani bangles
For the woman who likes her jewelry to have meaning, Alex and Ani adjustable bangles feature charms with more than 40 symbols and can be worn singly or as a stack. This Lotus Peace Petal charm symbolizes cognitive balance and a desire to grow spiritually. Made in Rhode Island in eco-friendly Russian Gold and Russian Silver finishes.
$28. Leah & Co., 5341 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Suite 550.
Keep your favorite Panthers fan warm while cheering on his team in this Nike Sideline Fly Rush mens jacket from the Carolina Panthers Official Shop.
$155. Carolina Panthers Official Shop, 800 S. Mint St.
Tory Burch Beauty fragrance
Pamper her with the gift of perfume from Tory Burchs first fragrance line, Tory Burch Beauty. It mixes feminine florals, crisp citrus and warm wood scents into a perfume that is easy to wear.
$62 for a 1-ounce bottle. Tory Burch Boutique, SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road.
Twine and Twig necklaces
The nature lover on your list will appreciate the work of Charlotte jewelry designers Elizabeth White and Jacquelyn Buckner with their new line, Twine and Twig. These one-of-a-kind necklaces feature materials such as naturally-shed animal teeth, tusks, shells and hair hand-tied onto a signature suede strap.
$115-$235. doll boutique, 9202 Selwyn Ave., Suite B; Sloan, 1419 East Blvd., Suite G and Poole Shop, 4010 Sharon Road.
Winding River reversible jacket
An eye-catching jacket in a vibrant fabric always makes an outfit sparkle. These reversible, wrinkle-resistant jackets from Massachusetts-based Winding River are made in the U.S.
From $135. Mint Museum Uptown gift shop, 500 S. Tryon St.
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