15+ L.A.-Designed Holiday Gifts That Your Fashionable Friends & Fam Will Actually Wear

Sweater weather has officially commenced and while the weather screams "summer isn't over," there's no time like the present to stock up on plush cozy knitwear, plaid coats, baby-soft cashmere, and holiday 'fits (for IRL and virtual parties alike). Our roundup of L.A. samples sales makes it impossible to resist the urge to revamp your wardrobe for fall. Love finishing your holiday shopping impossibly early? Just feel like pampering yourself? Whatever your reason, there's a sample sale waiting for you below. Rag & bone, ML by Monique Lhuillier, WeWoreWhat, Commando, Meira T — need we say more?

Photo: Raquel Allegra

We've shared stylish stocking stuffers and pampering-ready picks, and now we're honing in on finds that your fashionable friends and family will actually want to wear. From non-itchy sweaters that'll keep your loved ones warm (while still looking cool) and ethically-made basics for environmentalists of all ages to personalized presents that will upgrade anyone's jewelry box or closet, we've selected our fave giftable items from L.A.-based designers.

Keep reading below, and stay tuned as we continue our holiday gift guide with more ideas for your hard-to-shop-for giftees.

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Monogram Sequinned Bananas Shirt

Monogram Sequinned Bananas Shirt, $95

For the art school grad: Monogram Studio's whimsical shirt will add a cheeky Warholian touch to their playful wardrobe.

Raquel Allegra Solar Boxy Tee

Raquel Allegra Solar Boxy Tee, $136

For cool canyon lady: Whether they're into sage sticks or matcha lattes, L.A. designer Raquel Allegra's tie-dye tee pairs well with anyone living a green lifestyle.

12|12 x Bayou with Love Organic Snap Jumper

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For the youngest eco-warriors: Eco-minded star and BaYou with Love jewelry designer Nikki Reed teamed with L.A.-based kidswear brand 12|12 for a line of super-soft, organic clothing in effortlessly cool colors. This jumper makes it a snap to change diapers, plus it can be layered for every season.

Donni Two-Tone Silk Chiquita Scrunchie

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For the one with the good hair: This luxe silk scrunchie by L.A. label Donni will dress up anyone's tresses or wrist.

The Great. the Men's College Sweatshirt

The Great. The Men's College Sweatshirt, $175

For the cool comfort-seeker: It's about time that your rad dad, brother, or BF replaces their scratchy sweater from their sophomore days — so do them a favor and shell out for this vintage-inspired sweater as an effortless and comfy upgrade. (Oh, and it can also be custom-embroidered.)

Maya Brenner 14K Gold Two Letter Necklace

Maya Brenner 14K Gold Two Letter Necklace, $300

For the sentimental adornment wearers: No jewelry aficionado's collection is complete without an original letter necklace by L.A.'s Maya Brenner.

Cole Haan x Rodarte Hearts Circle Bag

Cole Haan x Rodarte Hearts Circle Bag, $60

For the playful luxe label lover: Shower your fashion-obsessed friend with love with this charming leather carryall from L.A. label Rodarte's collaboration with Cole Haan.

Dazey L.A. Wild Women Sweatshirt

Dazey L.A. Wild Women Sweatshirt, $96

For the feminist environmentalist: This illustrated sweater by slow fashion brand Dazey L.A. celebrates the female form in an empowering and ethically-made way.

Shaina Mote Cartella Bag

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For the minimalist: L.A. designer Shaina Mote's effortlessly cool tote bag will inspire your KonMari-minded giftee to keep their baggage light.

Hiro Clark Skyscraper T-Shirt

Hiro Clark Skyscraper T-Shirt, $98

For L.A. enthusiast (or Hollywood hopeful): Angelenos with a dark sense of humor will dig edgy-cool L.A. menswear label Hiro Clark's tees, like this minimalist palm tree top. If that's not your friend's jam, perhaps they prefer to be Hollywood Royalty, a Cult Leader, or The Talent instead.

Janessa Leoné Simone Packable Straw Hat

Janessa Leoné Simone Packable Straw Hat, $230

For the chic jet-setter: This packable straw hat by L.A. milliner Janessa Leoné will help your travel-obsessed pal to stay in the shade and save precious cargo space.

The Last Line Small Rainbow Huggie Earring

The Last Line Small Rainbow Huggie Earring, $230

For colorful accoutrements collectors: The Last Line's pavé huggie will elevate any gem collector's ear game.

Pocket Square Clothing The Downtowner

Pocket Square Clothing The Downtowner, $25

For the dapper Downtowner: Pocket Square Clothing's DTLA-inspired accessory will ensure your giftee is chic and well-navigated.

Sub_Urban Riot Raised By Waves Tee

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For the cool surfer dude or dudette: Tongue-in-cheek L.A. brand Sub_Urban Riot's tee is a perfect fit for your favorite wave riders.

Poplinen Wilder Mock Neck Sweatshirt

Poplinen Wilder Mock Neck Sweatshirt, $35

For the busy sustainability devotee: New sustainable L.A. label Poplinen's mock neck sweater is made of comfy and lightweight French terry, making this casual piece easy to pack and versatile for any situation that requires an ounce of style.

Lzzr Jewelry Horizon Bow Tie Necklace

Lzzr Jewelry Horizon Bow Tie Necklace, $105

For the out and proud: L.A.-based Lzzr Jewelry's geometric bow tie necklace is a collab with nonprofit org Tie the Knot — so your loved one will be happy to know that their gift helps support LGBTQ+ equality.

Dom Vetro M01 Vintage Tortoise Sunglasses

Dom Vetro M01 Vintage Tortoise Sunglasses, $295

For the stylish shade seeker: These luxe sunnies by Culver City-based Dom Vetro are quite the steal, considering that they're made right in L.A. and custom-fitted for your recipient's face.

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