Hollywood Hippy has been doing a ton of networking and cruising of the internets for the freshest brands coming up right now. And we curated them into an original gift guide series since it’s that festive time of year!
Staying true to our ‘Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is’ mantra, these brands are not the business as usual types: They value a thriving global community and planet just like we do.
With a lot of fresh style, Apolis adds social and global advocacy into producing seriously strong looks and accessories for the gents. The brand has a B Corp status (they meet a pretty high set of social and eco-friendly business standards) and a retail location in the DTLA Arts District (806 East 3rd Street, L.A. 90013).
Below: Selvedge Chore Jacket ($185). The Market Bag ($48).
Giving us a Hollywood Hippy-tested, handcrafted natural skin care line, the team at Guise Etiquette aims to keep a small carbon footprint. We dig the easy 3-step daily routine (two steps if you don’t shave every day): No.1 Face Wash ($30); No.2 Aftershave Tonic ($34); No.3 Moisturizer ($28).
WOLF & MAN
The L.A.-based menswear brand can be described as everyday minimal and modern designs for the guys with a low-key but sharp sense of style. We love their 100% fair trade business practices.
Below: Rengar Henley 3/4″ Sleeve T ($48). Xin Indigo Striped T ($50).
Road Runner Bags
Got a cyclist on your list? The handmade, constructed to last, cycling-specific bags and accessories by Road Runner have been on my Christmas wishlist since like March. Bags range in size and function from major-haul backpacks to saddle bags and even hip bags (aka fanny packs). We love these guys because their production process is based on a low- to no-waste approach, and they’re based in DTLA. The brand-spankin’ new store is at 818 S. Main Street.
Dapper Black Box
I love me a sartorial subscription box! Every month you get a box of style kills selected by gents with exceptional taste who know how to spot the next-level stuff. We love Dapper Black Box because part of their mission is to support black-owned startup companies in America.
Monthly subscription box ($28).
L.A.-based artisan candle and skin care products by Josh are hand-crafted using natural, plant-based ingredients chosen for their gentle yet effective skin nourishing properties.
Holiday Candle set ($22).