The Holidays are here, and seeing as we are the Original Gangstas when it comes to the biggest, baddest and most glamorous trends in Hip Hop, an EMPIRE Holiday Gift Guide was a must do. Add to this that the folks at EMPIRE have been doing some bananas fashion and lifestyle collaborations, and it’s only right that we are letting you know what you need to get your EMPIRE Holiday on.
Whether your budget is too big to quit or small but seriously on point, these EMPIRE inspired holiday gifts are undeniably on fleek when it comes to holiday giving and receiving this December.
Starting high end like any Lyon should, Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the most traditional retailers of style couture has a startling array of gifts that are not only directly inspired by EMPIRE as a whole but on a character by character basis. Whether you are feeling some of that Cookie vibe or more of that Lucious swagger, ranging in prices starting at $72 all the way up to just under $4000, Saks has got you covered.
Going counterclockwise from the upper left hand side, the offerings are as follows:
Cookie: Jimmy Choo Lyonise Printed Calf Hair Knee High Boots at $1895. MCM Diamond Disco Small Leather Crossbody Bag for $965. Jewerly from Alexis Bittar. Clothing by Cushnie et Ochs.
Hakeem: Jimmy Choo Origami Leather and Embossed Suede High Top Sneakers for $477 down from 795. MCM Munich Lion Backpack for $792. Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette 3.4 oz for $72-$89. Clothing by Marcelo Burlon.
Andre: Bond No, 9 New York Wall Street for $220-$300. Jimmy Choo Embossed Star Leather Lace-Up Shoes at $895. Clothing by Hugo Boss.
Jamal: Jimmy Choo textured sneakers for $390 down from $650. MCM Visetos Round Reversible Belt for $295. Diptyque Tam Dao Eau de Parfum 2.5 oz at $145. Clothing by Vince.
Lucious: Jimmy Choo Patent Leather Monk-Strap Shoes for $825.00, Clive Christian No. 1 for men perfume spray for $856.00, clothing is an Isaia Double Breasted Check Italian Wool Suit for $3, 945.00
If Saks Fifth Avenue’s gifts have your heart but not your bank account, there is always Deborah Lippmann to the rescue with her limited edition Empire Gift Set of three striking nail colors with just the right amount of sexy shimmer and shine:
Available for $24.00 at both Sephora and Nordstrom’s this trio has just the right kind of bling to carry over into the New Year and beyond.
Finally if you want to take a freestyle walk on the wild side, the sky’s the limit with it comes to avant fashion brand HOOD BY AIR and their specially dedicated EMPIRE line. Last winter, HBA designer Shayne Oliver fell so hard for EMPIRE and actress Taraji P. Henson that he used a loop of Cookie’s vocals as the music for his February fashion show. News of the tribute got back to EMPIRE’s powers that be and a cutting edge fashion collaboration was born…. just in time for the holidays.
With all of these goodies and more available on Hood By Air’s Website https://www.hoodbyair.com/, here at AHH as an added bonus we’re giving away two specially crafted Hood By Air EMPIRE yuletide gift bags for two lucky AHH readers. Details to come shortly on how to win that extra AHH/Hood By Air/EMPIRE Xmas booty.