Investments that promise great return (or at least a thank-you note).
Bare for Confederacy Handbag, $299
A new collaborative collection of purses mixes classic ladylike linen and grosgrain ribbon with the right amount of leather and gold chain edge. The lipstick red means business.
Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots, $325
Timeless kickers for ladies and gents are the gold standard of tough chic. A snazzy leather conditioning kit comes with every purchase.
Celebrating Peanuts: 60 Years, $75
Snooping around the back room among the Jellycat toys, baby Repettos, and little Ben Sherman button-downs, we found the latest ode to Charlie and friends that appeals to cartoon fans of any age.
Levi’s 506 or 546, $265
For anyone who would rather not spend the next fifteen years waiting for new denim to reach favorite-jean status, the pre-broken-in-ness of classic dungarees will suit them just right.
The Gentry Tie Bar, $100-$125
If you’ve ever wrapped up a tie (or splurged on a Confederacy and Native Son’s custom shirt), a tie bar is the logical next — yet often overlooked — step.
Confederacy, 4661 Hollywood Boulevard, between North Vermont and Hillhurst Avenues, Los Feliz (323-913-3040 or shopconfederacy.com).
Photo: Eric Ray Davidson