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Gift Guide: For the Well-Groomed Designophile

Functional, vanity-worthy accessories

By Eric Mutrie
Photography by Ben Rahn / A-Frame

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Aesop images by Ben Rahn / A-Frame.

SHOP HERE: Aesop

DL-W15-Beauty-tacitAustralia’s much-loved skincare company blends citrus and herbal notes to concoct creams and serums with enchanting scents. Its first Canadian boutique, designed by Superkül, displays rows of handsomely packaged potions along a rippled fabric wall by Felt Studio’s Kathryn Walter.

Best Bets: Moisturizing rosehip-seed lip balm is a great pick for romantic partners who suffer from winter chapping ($20); exfoliating Reverence hand wash is the secret to seriously smooth paws ($50); Tacit, a unisex eau de parfum, uses basil notes to evoke the Mediterranean coast ($145). 880 Queen St W  416 532 9623  Mon-Sun 11-7  aesop.com

MORE GOOD STUFF:

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PRETTY IN PURPLE
Umbra’s birch and metal Toto caddy offers seven smart compartments for makeup and toiletries. $30, at Umbra Store

 

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FRINGE FEST

We love the border of blue tassels at the bottom of this indigo-dyed, super-soft cotton hand towel. $60, at Mjölk

 

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NOT JUST A REFLECTOR
This chic vanity mirror’s rounded base provides a place to stash keys, jewellery and smartphones. $50, at CB2

 

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MAIN SQUEEZE
Make getting the most out of toothpaste tubes a cinch with Alessi’s chrome-plated Buckle. $25, at Bergo Designs

Originally published in our Winter 2015 issue.


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