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The designer touch: Great gift ideas from fashion's top names

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Burberry cashmere teddy bear

Houstonians love designer labels. So we found some delightful items from top designers, including Ralph Lauren, Hermés, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Salvatore Ferragamo and Proenza Schouler, just in time for some last minute holiday shopping. Prices range from a  little ($10) to "the sky's the limit" (more than $200,000).

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Nothing is more cuddly that this Burberry cashmere teddy bear, in the luxury retailer's famous plaid, $650.

Photo courtesy of Hermes
Hermes Carre Cube 90 cm Scarf

Hermès makes beautiful scarves. This “Carre Cube” silk scarf is intricately patterned, $410.

 

 

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Proenza Schouler marigold mirroed leather PS11 mini classic

A brand new bag: Proenza Schouler  marigold mirrored leather PS11 mini classic, $1,990.

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Donna Karan Tea Select

“When you live in the city, you seek calm in the chaos. This  delicious, fragrant tea is just the thing to make you stop, breathe and find the balance within," says Donna Karan.

For the holidays, the designer is offering a "New York Blend" of chamomile, ginger root and peppermint tea. And it's caffeine-free. A tin goes for $10, with 5 per cent of proceeds donated to Urban Zen. It's available at DonnaKaran.com and Harney.com.
 

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Michael Kors Gift Guide 2014, Shanghai ring

Michael Kors multi-color pyramid ring, $125, shines in so many ways.

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Burberry children's sweater

Burberry cashmere children's sweater, $350, has a quintessentially British attitude.

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Miu Miu biker bags

Miu Miu quilted biker bags, $1,100 each, accentuate a colorful means of transportation.

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Cuban sandwich, Cane Rosso

Proenza Schouler fish print playing cards come with a matching case, $65.

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Louis Vuitton beauty case

For the woman on the go, the Louis Vuitton monogram canvas beauty case, $4,250, travels exceedingly well.

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Tory Burch brush roll

Tory Burch is on a roll with this case that holds makeup brushes, $150. (See inside in next photograph).

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Tory Burch brush roll open

The Tory Burch brush case rolls open.

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Ralph Lauren diamond link stirrup watch

Good things come in small packages: Ralph Lauren diamond link stirrup watch, $220,000. 
 

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Hermes Constance handbag Box Calfskin

The Hermes "Constance Cartable" handbag, $11,400, is the latest variation on a classic in a new larger size.

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Tory Burch notebook set

Tory Burch notebook set, $95, includes three journals to record your thoughts for the new year.

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Louis Vuitton Tambour eVolution Chrome CMT Pink Gold Watch

Louis Vuitton Tambour eVolution chrome pink gold men's watch, $43,500, is a conversation piece.

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Michael Kors Gift Guide 2014 Phuket wallet purse

Bold accents: Michael Kors Mandarin studded Saffiano Selma large zip clutch, $108.

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Burberry animal print iPad case

It's easy to spot the Burberry animal print iPad mini case, $650.

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Ferragamo crocodile runway handbag

Ferragamo navy crocodile women's runway bag designed by creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti, $13,000, will never go out of style.
 

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Louis Vuitton Lock Me orange cuff

Jewelry with an edge: Louis Vuitton Lock Me orange cuff, $1,080.

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Proenza Schouler pajamas

Sweet dreams are made of this: Proenza Schouler pajama set, $685.

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Michael Kors Holiday 2014 Gift Guide, Aspen cuff

Michael Kors acetate horn cuff, $195, has an out-of-Africa atttitude.

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Burberry gloves with heart pattern

Burberry heart print calfskin gloves, $650, are something to love.

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Hermes Collier de Chien Double Tour_Bracelet in White Gold and Diamonds

Hermès Collier de Chien double row bracelet with white gold and diamonds, $39,800, is a distinctive sparkler.