To socialize or talk informally preferably over a drink. Word forms: 3rd person singular present tense hobnobs, present participle hobnobbing, past tense, past participle hobnobbed.
But honestly. Hobnob is a safe space for women who prefer iced coffee over a perfectly curated wardrobe. It’s a daycare center for women who are intrigued by trends, but also don’t care. It is an open bar for those who swear on vintage Chanel and whose pension funds hang in their closets.
Now is the time to be strategic with your money. A lot of people and companies are counting on us to place our holiday money with them, but make sure to put them right. Whether it is a Christmas gift for yourself, a family member, or a friend.
I read somewhere that one order to make a difference one should consider only buy gifts from companies that burst into a WOHO at every sale this holiday season and I could not agree more. That will be my only resolution this year.
This upcoming month Hobnob Journal will be doing a series of Christmas Wish Lists within different categories, with independent businesses to shop right now. Here is our list of a few independent fashion designers to shop this Christmas.
Shop Maison Cléo via Net-a-Porter here.
Something to wear to all the parties you will be attending when everything is over
If you are not familiar with french made-to-order brand Maison Cléo we suggest you visit their Instagram account. But for all of you who already are, and know how hard it is to get your hands on a piece from Cléo, click your way over to Net-a-Porter where the collab between Cléo and NAP are selling out fast.
Shop RUS here.
Something to wear until you can wear all the things you want to wear when everything is over
We are probably looking to spend some more time at home next year before being able to reconnect with society. Some new lounge-wear that easily translates to loungeleisure post-pandemic is never a bad idea for a gift.
Shop Louis Abel here.
Something to wear every day.
Accessories are to me one of the best gifts one can both give and receive. Accessories never fail by size. Accessories are something one can never have enough of. Accessories don’t take up too much space. Our favorite independent designer Louis Abel makes accessories that start conversations. The best kind.
Shop Hope Macaulay here.
Something to smile about.
Made-when-ordered, these Hope Macaulay knits, won’t make it in time for Christmas but the one who waits for something good never waits in vain, no? Order it for someone you love and make a card.
Shop Romualda here.
Instant mood booster whenever and wherever you are.
Everyone in Hobnob’s editorial team loves hats and for good reason. Giving away a hat this Christmas is like giving the gift of no bad hair days. What a gift???
Shop Casatlantic here.
Something to give a male in your family only to steal it from him.
Made in Casablanca, but designed and founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, Casatlantic makes the best trousers I have seen in a long time. I want to wear them, but I also want all the men I know to wear them. Oh, and they just launched all their three styles in two new colors, navy and khaki. A very good gift.
Shop Rua Carlota here.
Something made out of deadstock.
Something that started as a personal project for designer Charlotte Rose Kirkham quickly turned into something a bit more up-scaled. London based Rua Carlota make clothes out of unwanted fabric and turn actual waste into clothes. Choose between shorts, sweaters, tank tops, and trousers but be quick because not only is every piece one of a kind, they also sell out fast as Christmas fudge.
Fanny Ekstrand is a writer, creative consultant and founder of Hobnob. She says she is the master of vintage shopping and knows all the pasta dishes in the world.
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