VINTAGE | January Batch

It may be a brand spanking new year, but we've got a batch of choice vintage items that have just been added to The Reed, including a restock of beaded souvenir belts we've been collecting. Check it all out right here. Happy New Year everyone!

MOMENT | Good Bye 2015

Here's hoping it's all smooth sailing for you all on the gift front. If you're not (metaphorically) coasting on a gentle slope towards gifting success, just know there's always a gift certificate available from The Reed. It can be mailed and nicely wrapped as a hard copy (get those orders in by this weekend to be safe!) or we can email them as a PDF for you to print at home—the digital option is available as late as Christmas Eve.

Most of all, we wish you all a very happy, restorative, and reflective end of year. Thanks for coming to this corner of the internet and supporting us at The Reed. It really means everything to us. See you guys on the flip side—we're really excited for what's going down in 2016, already have a batch of really good vintage brewing that'll be up in January!

And in the mean time, you can keep up with us on the Instagrams: @lgmettler and @the_reed_shop.

GEAR | Techné Harrier 388 Pilot Watch

Sometimes, just sometimes, it pays to procrastinate. Case in point: we just got a batch in of the hard-to-get Swiss-designed Techné Harrier 388 pilot watches ($179). I love these watches a lot-a lot. They are just so cool looking, they're not too big, totally unisex, and you can be almost sure, no one else you know will have one. We've got 'em in black, olive, and get 'em while they're hot, we're taking orders until Thursday!

GIFT GUIDE | My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

Of all the holiday albums, Willie Nelson's Classic Christmas may just be the most bearable and sustainable over long periods of rotation. Of course, there's nothing wrong with shuffling in some of the real stuff here and there, like My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (originally recorded by Waylon Jennings). And on that note, the final gift guide inspired by cowpoke like Willie.

Brookes Boswell restored vintage hat ($160); Gitman Green Archive Tartan Shirt ($148); Ozma of California Washed Silk 1930s-style Bandana ($70); 1940s Vintage Horse Bookends ($59); Enamel Camp Bowl ($39); Nashville Pennant ($49); Lee Riders Paper Bookmark ($7).

And for more gift ideas, check out our Great Gifts collection at The Reed and our Instagram feed.

Have a great weekend!

GIFT GUIDE | Black & Gold

Quick public service announcement: Most of the Daniela Barone bracelets have been restocked and will start to ship at the end of the week, they're coming back in limited supply so we're taking pre-orders now. Ditto for MarLa Studio necklaces.

And now, back to our regularly programmed black and gold gift guide:

Daniela Barone Criss Cross Cuff ($50); Vere Verto Black Leather Mox Bag ($448); Woolrich x Westerlind flat brimmed felt hat ($118); MarLa Studio Sword Necklace ($88); Ozma of California Silk Bandana ($70); Vere Verto Brev Business Card Holder ($48); Joshu+Vela Key Chain ($35).

GIFT GUIDE | Honey Tones

Love these hues all year long, but especially in fall and winter. Take 20% off all these items at The Reed this week with the code: sweethoney + free shipping for orders over $50.

Brookes Boswell Bronze Wool Boro Hat ($129); Buck Products Mini Marsupial Back Pack in Coyote ($120); Kristi Head Smash Rings in 14k Rose Gold and 14k Yellow Gold ($170-$180); Joshu+Vela Wax Utility Tote in Mustard ($140); Tender Chore Coat in Ochre ($199); Vere Verto Mox 3-Way Bag in Honey Brown ($448); Vintage Harper's Weekly Etching Plate ($59).

UNIFORM | Gitman Bros. Tartans

Late this summer, I started dreaming of this shirt. In my head I wanted a classic tartan shirt with no frills or accouterments—cut with great tailoring, and well-made for a woman. What's a better shirt for autumn and winter, for the holidays, tree shopping, fire building and Griswolding? I really really really wanted this shirt, but I didn't find it. So, the great people at Gitman made it for me. Using two archival tartan patterns and the same quality that Gitman sewers have employed for generations in Ashland, Pennslyvania, my dream shirts became reality. They just came in yesterday and they're exactly what I hoped they'd be. I've already greedily snatched mine, but we have the Gitman Archival Tartan Shirts ($148) in limited supply at The Reed.

GIVEAWAY | Pacific Tote Co. Big Sur Bag

Roman Coppola, you know, the guy who wrote the movies Moonrise Kingdom and The Darjeeling Limited, decided in his time off from writing movies for Wes Anderson to try and create the first truly California boat tote. The result is a really well-made, really classic bag. But there is something California about it too—maybe its the mod logo that reminds of 1960s surf brands? I'm not quite sure. Over at The Reed we're carrying an exclusive Pacific Tote Co. Big Sur bag in black and canvas and natural leather ($179). The leather straps and bottoms that will turn from a pale pinkish tone to a honey brown with use and ample sunshine. And, it has a zip top, which I love because it makes it an ideal travel bag. I think this may be my new under-the-seat plane tote. Pacific Tote Co. bags are made in California in small batches.

We're giving one away! To enter leave a comment below and check out Pacific Tote Co. and The Reed on Instagram. Winner will be picked Friday evening and announced right here!

*** The winner is M Woodall! Email me at lizziegarrett(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your bag!***

If you don't want to roll the statistical dice on winning one, use the code NOFAIL at The Reed for 20% off.

UNIFORM | Armor Lux Slippers

Just a quick public service announcement that we just restocked our Armor Lux Slipper supply with a batch of white with navy stripes ($85). You don't need an explanation on why these French-made slippers are an incredible gift, just look at them! Available now, but they are already going fast, so get 'em while they're toasty!

GUIDE | The No-Fail Gift Guide

The dilemma: You don't want to get someone something too blah, but going out on a limb can be super risky and sometimes awkward. Here we've mapped out five no-fail gifts.

Plus! Blog readers get 20% off for the entire month of December with the code NOFAIL.1. The Lite + Cycle Urban Forest Cedar Candle ($48). Why it can't fail: While scented candles are ubiquitous and sometimes boring, this candle sets itself apart with its dedication to being non-toxic with no synthetic chemicals or anything gross, just pure essential oils that smell absolutely divine and wintery. 2. The Joshu + Vela Japanese Brass Key Hook ($35). Why it can't fail: It's got unisex appeal and has been designed to perfectly hook onto belt loops, pockets, totes—almost anything with ease while still latching securely. Beauty and function, combined.

3. The Vere Verto Brev Business Card Holder ($48). Why it can't fail: It comes in four colors, a honey leather, black, metallic gold and the handsome metallic blue shown above, and it holds everything from keys, credit cards, cash, matches, hair ties, anything that falls to the bottom of a bag. The leather is made in a tannery in Spain that's been in operation for many centuries so it will get buttery soft with wear. Click here to see more colors. 4. The Daniela Barone Copper Cuff ($50). Why it can't fail: Jewelry can be tricky, but these cuffs are like magic. The polished copper looks like rose gold and while it's simple and minimal in design the copper color pops on the wrist and looks right with everything. With a little muscle you can bend it to size, fitting most wrists perfectly. Keep it shiny with just a little lemon juice. 5. The Woolrich x Westerlind Poncho ($169). Why it can't fail: It's luxurious, American-made heritage apparel that has no size. It's also rare, only a few retailers in the country are carrying the collaboration poncho, so you can be pretty certain your giftee won't be seeing someone else wearing it around town. Great for a night out to a nice restaurant or building a campfire. Plus, it's on sale right now!

SALE | Cyber Monday

Some Mondays are more manic than others. If you're into Cyber Monday: The Reed's first-ever sale is...ON.

Regular programming back soon.

And thank you all for coming by to the pop-up on Sunday. My Thanksgiving included a really bad flu shared between me and my husband and an unexpected surgery for my dog, so meeting everyone and seeing people come by from far away truly made my week end on a very high note. Thank you.

SCENE | Thanksgiving Links and Thinks

Photo of a girl and a turkey in 1950 via Popperfoto.

Happy Thanksgiving, you guys! Here are a few links for the rest of the week... 

Need help dealing with family dinner angst? Adele to the rescue!

Thanksgiving's origins are in New England, so we've been listening to this song while cooking.

REI's #OptOutside campaign is so rad. They are closing all of their stores on Black Friday and paying to let their employees enjoy the outdoors.

My favorite cornbread and wild rice stuffing (via the 1990 book New Game Cuisine via The Foodinista).

Speaking of the big meal, the best Thanksgiving tip I've ever gotten was to make (or buy) your gravy early and keep it warm in a thermos so you don't have to worry about re-heating it last minute. And speaking of thermoses...

And if you're in L.A. on Sunday please stop by the first-ever Reed pop-up. There will be terrific wine on offer for tasting and buying, and we'll be setting up a pop-up so you can check out and paw our goods in person. Info below, hope to see you there!

UNIFORM | Swords and Thorns by MarLa Studio

When it comes to jewelry I've tried to only invest in pieces that can transition from day to night, from a t-shirt and 501s to cocktail hour. On top of that, I love when a necklace can make a statement without being costume jewelry, and that's exactly what MarLa Studio produces—pieces that are simple yet edgy, minimal, but not boring. Check out the studio's collection of necklaces new to The Reed right here, we have three styles of bronze pendants on darkened sterling silver chains, prices range from $48-$88.