Tuesday, November 24, 2009
7 News Features: Hot For The Holidays: Hot For Her
Alright guys, there's still a month left to find that perfect gift for the special lady in your life, but if you procrastinate, you may end up scrambling. Take a deep breath, 7's Shireen Sandoval breaks down what's hot for the holidays for her in 2009.
WSVN -- Men at malls they're all bored. Us ladies are well aware you guys need a bit of training while conducting your search for our presents.
Shari Bloch, KoKo & Palenki: "I think that guys need a little bit of education, a little 101 on the shopping venture this holiday season."
Pay attention, class is now in session.
Ida Kabak, Mia: "Well, we help them along, we ask them, are they tall, are they short, is she blonde, does she have long hair or short hair, so we can do either long earrings or short earrings."
But, while it's tough to go wrong with jewelry, the staff at Mia in the Aventura Mall manages to break it down simply, so you don't make a mistake.
Ida Kabak: "Each gift has to be from the heart, and there is a difference between a girlfriend, a wife, a sister, and a mother."
Ida Kabak: "The mothers seem to have a little more mature style. This is a definite necklace for a mom. It's gorgeous, it goes with everything."
Ida Kabak: "The daughters or sisters, something more modern The bigger earrings are for the 25 to 35. They like big earrings, they have long hair."
Ida Kabak: "The wives do want to get something that's a little more from the heart. This is a very eloquent piece, with a black dress."
Can't decide? Try charming her with this three-in-one-piece, it can be used as a belt, necklace or bracelet.
Ida Kabak: "This one for example has a beautiful Swarovski crystal, you just wrap them, and they look gorgeous."
Another sure fire success accessories.
Shari Bloch: "Accessories are a great way to go, because you can get a bag, and it can go day to night, it serves dual purposes."
Insider tip from the girls at Koko and Palenki, flowers, zippers and studs are all in style this season and you don't have to empty your wallet to pick one up.
Shari Bloch: "I think in this economy, price is a big factor. It's not just a couple of bags for under $200, we have bags for under $100."
Now, if you're ready to make the leap purchasing clothing for women comes with potential perils, so you need to do detective work first. i.e. snoop around!
Shari Bloch: "Go into their woman's closet, their lady's closet. They need to really investigate, look at the jeans, look at the shoes sizes, this way you have a great barometer. The trend is still the ripped jeans this season."
Zakiyyah Shakir, Banana Republic: "Know your woman. You might want to add something special, something different."
This Banana Republic jacket isn't just for biker chicks, it's chic!
Zakiyyah Shakir: "This might be a little more edgy, for your more edgy girl, but leather motorcycle jackets, they are completely in right now."
And if right now you're saying to yourself, 'I can't wait for January 1st.' Relax. These gifts sets are ready made. Treat her to eco-friendly beauty products from origins or you'll be the envy of your inconsiderate buddies when you get your sweetheart a $39 hour long pampering from Massage Envy.
Elena Katayeva, Massage Envy: "We have deep tissue, reflexology, Swedish, all for the same price."
Finally, don't rule out electronics.
Vince Cipollone, Brandsmart USA: "This is an HD video camera."
Perfect for that stylish movie maker.
Vince Cipollone: "You simply make your recording, take the chip out and put it in the computer. It fits in the palm of your hand."
How about one more bright idea? This led lamp at Brandsmart is also a digital picture frame.
Vince Cipollone: "You can have it on your desk while you do your work. It illuminates your work space and you can see pictures of your family, friends, etc."
So, whether it's a cool lamp, a hot purse or a mild massage after all it's the thought that counts. So, we offer three simple words.
Shari Bloch: "Don't be afraid."
Happy shopping boys.
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19501 Biscayne Blvd.
Aventura, FL 33180
KoKo & Palenki
20633 Biscayne Blvd., Suite C4
Aventura, FL 33180