Must-Haves for the Holidays

If there were any doubts that Beverly Hills remains a thriving shopping destination and Rodeo Drive reigns supreme as the most coveted address for luxury retailers around the world, you need only look at the recent roster of expansions. Chanel’s new Beverly Hills flagship, years in the making, clocks in at 30,000 square feet, making it the largest Chanel boutique in the country. Balenciaga recently doubled down with a second flagship on Rodeo Drive. And next summer, Gearys will open its new Rolex and Patek Philippe boutiques, the largest in the nation, in the former Dolce & Gabbana storefront.

We celebrate our bustling retail with this curated list of designer must-haves that will take you through the holiday season and beyond. From pumpkin spice-hued items fitting for a family Thanksgiving gathering to products festooned in the festive colors of the holiday season. And from the latest warm and cozy products to help you hunker down at home during precious moments of respite to all-out sparkles for a spectacular New Year’s Eve.


Emerald City

  1. Alluring and enchanting, Bode’s shimmering “Siren” gown is aptly named. $4,000 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 9600 Wilshire Blvd., 310-275-4211 and
  2. The “Palm Angels Keon” jacket by Moncler would make even Midas gold with envy. $2,200 at Moncler, 340 N. Rodeo Drive, 424-354-4562 and
  3. Van Cleef & Arpels 18-carat yellow gold ring with its delicate ribbon of emeralds is like gift wrapping for your finger. $13,600 at Van Cleef & Arpels, 300 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-276-1161 and
  4. Called the “heir” to previous generations of Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronographs, the “527OP Grand Complications” retains the elegance of its predecessors, with its concave bezel, gold markers and distinguished billiard-green dial. Price on request at Patek Philippe-Gearys Rodeo Drive, 360 N. Rodeo Drive, #2, 310-887-4250 and
  5. These stunning sculptural Ferragamo sandals belong in a museum, along with the Italian designer’s other shoes. Better yet, they belong on your feet. $2,200 at Ferragamo, 357 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-273-9990 and
  6. Around the holidays, these evergreen-hued, crystal tumblers from Baccarat look the part but don’t pigeonhole them. They’re ready for their close-up year round. $600 (set of two) at Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Blvd., 310-550-5900 and 


Holly Go Lightly

  1. Part of the latest Lock collection by Tiffany & Co., these 18-carat yellow gold and round brilliant diamond hoops will secure a place in your heart. $6,900 at Tiffany & Co.,
    210 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-273-8880 and
  2. This season why not swap those Loubie red bottoms for a Christian Louboutin red patent leather purse? $1,390 at Christian Louboutin, 477 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-652-5700 and
  3. You’ll look as if you were poured into this laminated metallic strapless dress from Dolce & Gabbana. It’s undeniably hot just like liquid gold. $2,745 at Dolce & Gabbana,
    248 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-888-8701 and
  4. Spruce up your holiday decor with this ruby red crystal Baccarat Christmas tree and bring a little sparkle to the festivities. $400 at Gearys, 351 N. Beverly Drive,
    310-273-4741 and
  5. Made of sumptuous metallic gold leather, these RH jewelry boxes hint at the treasures they hold inside. $100 at RH Modern, 8772 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 424-281-1326 and
  6. You could wear these Gucci crimson velvet wide-leg pants on a red-eye flight to see the family. But throw on a pair of heels and a silk blouse and presto, you’re ready to party. $1,800 at Gucci, 347 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-278-3451 and


Starry Nights

  1. Forget clay, this Star of David dreidel from Gearys is made of crystal and will add an elegant spin to your Hannukah holiday spread. $45 at Gearys, 351 N. Beverly Drive, 310-273-4741 and
  2. Sequins on sequins—this Badgley Mischka dress, with its flower applique and hidden boned bodice, sparkles on overdrive. $550 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 9600 Wilshire Blvd.,
    310-275-4211 and
  3. “The Princess Necklace” by Harry Winston is dripping with white diamonds, cushion-cut sapphires and icy aquamarines, totaling a whopping 186.22 carats. It was inspired by a piece commissioned for a young royal princess in 1977. Price on request at Harry Winston, 310 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-271-8554 and 
  4. With an ultra-lightweight aluminum Dior and Rimowa carry-on suitcase, the fashionable frequent flier can rush to any gate in style. $4,400 at Dior, 309 N. Rodeo Drive,
    310-859-4700 and 
  5. The curved banana heels on these silver Tory Burch Mary Janes give the otherwise youthful shoe a grownup, modern look. $358 at Tory Burch, 366 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-274-2394 and
  6. Because there’s never enough room in the fridge when you’re throwing a bash, chill the bubbly in this chic silver Crate & Barrel beverage tub (which also comes in gold and rose gold). $120 at Crate & Barrel, 438 N. Beverly Drive, 310-247-1700 and


Spice Route

  1. Classic suede loafers by Gucci get the pumpkin spice treatment in this autumn hue, but they also come in black and dark brown leather for the less fashion-forward gentleman. $920 at Gucci, 347 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-278-3451 and
  2. The Rolex Lady-Datejust, famously worn by Grace Kelly, gets a revamp in the latest model. It now comes in the watchmaker’s signature Everose gold with a chocolate dial and diamonds. $41,900 at Gearys Rolex Boutique, 360 N. Rodeo Drive, #1, 310-887-4200 and
  3. In shades of brown, rust and gold, the multicolor embroidered “Mon Tresor” Fendi bucket bag is reminiscent of the changing fall foliage. $1,950 at Fendi, 201 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-623-3420 and 
  4. Italian designer Gianpaolo Pagni reimagined the 1974 book “Species of Spaces” by French writer Georges Perec for this Hermès Merino wool and cashmere blanket. Perfect if you’re of the homebody species and your space is curled up on the couch in front of the TV. $14,300 at Hermès, 434 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-278-6440 and
  5. The Montblanc “Patron of Art Homage to Albert Limited Edition 888” fountain pen honors Prince Albert and his legendary romance with Queen Victoria. Its solid 18-carat gold skeleton overlay is inspired by the Crystal Palace, which Albert built and the color is a tribute to the tartan that Albert had created himself for Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The cap ring bears the engraving of “Albert” and their wedding date just like a wedding band. $9,300 at Montblanc, 8500 Beverly Blvd., #757, 310-854-0049 and
  6. A drawstring waistband comes in handy after holiday binging, but these cashmere Louis Vuitton joggers are stylish as well as comfy. $2,590 at Louis Vuitton, 295 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-859-0457 and


Warm and Fuzzies

  1. If you’re going to disappear into a hoodie, shouldn’t it be this luxe version from Louis Vuitton? It’s made of plush cotton toweling in a gorgeous shade of teal and is embellished with the brand’s iconic monogram motif. $2,750 at Louis Vuitton, 295 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-859-0457 and
  2. What’s a family game night without an epic game of Clue? This version from Detroit watchmaker Shinola reimagines the old-school mansion as a creepy hotel and comes with hand-illustrated character cards. $395 at Gearys, 351 N. Beverly Drive, 310-273-4741 and
  3. Adorable. Do we really have to say any more about this fleece teddy bear jumpsuit from The North Face? OK, it also comes in a hoodie version and both styles are available in baby pink. $80 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 9600 Wilshire Blvd., 310-275-4211 and
  4. After a night of kicking up your heels on the dance floor, you’ll want to kick off your shoes and slip on these shearling Brunello Cucinelli slippers. $1,595 at Brunello Cucinelli, 220 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-724-8118 and
  5. Add a touch of warmth to any room with these decorative amber and smoke-colored glass bottles by Polspotten. $340 (set of 4) at Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Blvd., 310-550-5900 and 
  6. Elevate your pizza game with this portable wood-fired pizza oven from Solo Stove. It comes with everything you need for wood burning, as well as a propane option and a Cordierite pizza stone for the nights you’re too tired to fire it up. $500 at Nordstrom, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., 424-204-1177 and


Toast of the Town

  1. These timeless, Art Deco “Radiator” hoop earrings by David Webb are made of 18-carat gold and platinum, ornamented with black enamel and brilliant cut diamonds. $36,500 at David Webb, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., 310-858-8006 and
  2. This ornate lambskin purse by Dior brings new meaning to the phrase “clutching your pearls”—in a good way. The style is also available in six other shades from sky blue to seashell pink. $6,600 at Dior, 309 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-859-4700 and
  3. Move over, James Bond! This Saint Laurent single-breasted tuxedo jacket with satin lapels will leave the ladies shaken and stirred. $4,590 at Saint Laurent, 469 N. Rodeo Drive,
    310-271-4110 and
  4. Former dancing queens will steal the scene in these crystal-studded platforms from Prada. $2,150 at Prada, 343 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-278-8661 and
  5. From designer Pamella Roland’s Anniversary Collection, this party dress, topped with Champagne-colored sequins at the bodice and fading to cascading tiers of black tulle, says celebration. $4,995 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 9600 Wilshire Blvd., 310-275-4211 and
  6. If Prince Charming were to have left his slipper on the steps of the castle, it would belong to this pair of velvet tassel loafers by Tom Ford. $1,490 at Tom Ford, 346 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-270-9440 and