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What Are the Best Luxury Items to Shop For in December?

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Shopping List is our monthly overview of the essential items to have on your acquisition radar right now – what they are, and where to get them. We’ve done the scouting so you don’t have to.   Discount or full price? Bikini or Birkin? Self-gifting or selflessness? The joy of luxury shopping in December is that you don’t have to choose. It’s all out there, and you just need to get focused. We know how hard it can be to juggle the demands of a month like this. Many people are simultaneously trying to shop for others, suss out a few things for themselves, pack for a trip at the year-end break, and maintain a sense of perspective and a budget in the midst of endless glittering temptations. Fear not. We feel you, and we’ve got some insider tips from our cosmopolitan team of far-flung correspondents about what’s really worth having on your list this month. We’ve scoured the web, the mall, and the avenue, and we’ve pared it all down …

what are the best events in fashion & design this december?

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar for Fashion and Design highlights the most important events in the world of auctions, antiques, art fairs, gallery shows, design shows, fashion and beauty around the globe in December 2017. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For other Fashion and Design events, click here. And don’t forget to check out our list of the best luxury items to shop for in the month of December.

What are the Best Pieces in the New Resort Collections?

The 2017-18 luxury designer resort collections are now fully delivered, and available online and in-store. Resort (or “cruise,” if you like the old-school moniker) is one of our favorite seasons – the clothes tend to be less trendy and therefore a more sensible investment. The looks are usually polished, optimistic and versatile. Plus they evoke distant lands untouched by snow and ice: the desert, the tropics, the Mediterranean. What better way to dream a little dream than to browse the best of the resort collections? Whether you’re buying because you’ve already got an elegant trip planned, or just “window-shopping” and looking for inspiration, this is a great time of year. Our intrepid team here at Dandelion Chandelier has zeroed in on seven luxury brands we love, to see what’s on offer this resort season. We like to think of them as the “Magnificent Seven:” Gucci, Valentino, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, FENDI and Prada. We’ve assessed apparel, shoes, sneakers and handbags. And we’ve got the one must-buy item of the season. Here’s our Style Editor’s resort …

Where are the Best Luxury Pop-up Shops this Holiday?

 ‘Tis the season for pop-up stores. What’s on tap for holiday 2017, and which ones are worthy of a stop this year, whether you’re planning to buy, or just curious to see what’s happening offline (just to be clear, “offline” refers to a brick and mortar edifice that back in the day was called a retail store). Here’s our Dandelion Chandelier list of pop-ups that are already open or opening soon. Nearly all are in New York City, but some are also in other cities in the US and in London. Not to get you crazy, but one was so exclusive that it’s already come and gone: Chanel’s pop-up, the Coco Club, was open for just one day – on November 12 – and was dedicated to the brand’s Boyfriend watch. The pop-up was at The Wing in SoHo, with three rooms illustrating the value of time, and a numerologist on hand to give personalized readings. C’est la vie. Maybe next year.

How to Find the Perfect Party Shoes this Holiday Season

It’s nearly holiday party season, and you know what that means. Lots of opportunities to perch in a conspicuous place so everyone can see your cute shoes. Lots of opportunities to dance the night away. Lots of opportunities to be in agony because you wore the wrong shoes. Don’t be that person. Here at Dandelion Chandelier, we’ve been on a reconnaissance mission at Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys New York to scout out the footwear options for holiday party season. And we’ve got great news: there are some fabulous, fun, flirty shoes out there in every heel height – including totally flat. There are slides, mules, sandals, stilettos, kitten heels, booties, knee-high boots, over-the-knee boots, skimmers, and sneakers. There’s fur, feathers, glitter, gold and velvet. There’s crimson, navy, fuchsia, midnight black and pearl. Somewhere not far away, there’s a pair of statement party shoes waiting for you. Perhaps you fancy the Vetements booties shown above in gorgeous metallics and sequins? Here are some of the best we saw, and 6 trends to note if you want to …