Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts with style

From staff reportsNovember 28, 2012 

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This year, we found more new local stores to gather more fine stylish choices for your holiday gift giving. All the selections on this page are either made by local hands or sold by them.

We’ve only scratched the service of locally made goods -- this area is bursting with creative talent -- but we hope this offering will inspire you to investigate a bit.

Pick these items up or let them guide you to other treasures.

Either way, shop locally and enjoy your holiday season.

Natty Neckware bowties

Marcus Hawley makes stylish Natty Neckware bow ties in Durham. $38-$55. Get them at Kindred Boutique, 131 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh; Art of Style in Brier Creek or Cameron Village, or

Black Leather iPad Mini

You can’t put your new iPad Mini in just any old thing. Black Leather iPad Mini in Purple Peacock from Lisa Stewart, $60. or in the retail shop at Raleigh’s City Market, near Blake Street.

Metal purse

This little metal purse is festive, wintry and pretty all at the same time. $32 - $36. Cimos @ 111 E. Hargett St. Raleigh.

Turquoise gold bow earrings

You can’t spell “desirable” without these. Turquoise gold bow earrings, $78; Scrabble bracelet, $108., Deco, 18 W. Hargett St., Raleigh.

Dia Blouse

The Dia Blouse, a soft, gauzy wool crepe by designer Oami Powers for her Judah Ross line, comes in cream or this delicious saffron. $120.

Field Cap

Lumina Clothing had this wool field cap custom-made by the Ebbets Field, the company behind Babe Ruth’s hats. $44. www.luminaclothing. 123 E. Martin St., Raleigh.


A long day in heels or hard shoes makes these SoftSockz mighty pleasing. $30., Feelgoodz, 206. S. Wilmington St., Raleigh.

Holly Aiken totes

Consider Holly Aiken a dean of the local fashion scene if you will, but you can’t deny the classic shapes and charms of these totes. $120. Stitch.

Moon and Lola rings

Now these rings make a statement. $148- $208. Moon and Lola. 221 N. Salem St. Apex & 208 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh.

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