Come time for Christmas shopping, we’re all about the bargain. But sometimes it’s fun to drool over those luxe items you’d love to buy if cost were no concern (or if you get that holiday bonus you’ve been hoping for!). To satisfy your wandering eye, we’ve put together a fantastic list of splurge-worthy goodies from local shops. From beautiful coats to dazzling works of art, there are so many great finds to lust over this season. Sit back, relax and take a peek!
We’re going to ease you into our Luxe Loves list with a coat that looks far more luxe price tag than it actually is. Give the gift of warmth AND style this holiday season with this stunning Biya coat we spotted at Stacey Rhodes Boutique. The beautiful embroidered pattern is complemented by the cozy faux shearling interior. It’s really a head turner that makes you feel special! Find it for $369 (see, it really does compare to much higher priced looks!).
While you may think summer when you hear the word tunic, this gorgeous Rusalka dress would be perfect for a New Year’s bash in an exotic location or a bohemian winter gathering … or even Nashville if these temperatures hold. It could easily be dressed up or down, depending on what footwear and jewelry you choose. Available for $695 at Calypso St. Barth.
Cashmere vest for men
Men will want to cozy up in this reversible, cashmere vest from The Oxford Shop this season. The stylish, high-quality design make this item worth the luxe price. It is crafted by a small Italian company, Monteverdi, and is available for $895 at The Oxford Shop.
Leather jackets make a comeback each season, but what makes this one from Hero unique from others that we’ve seen is the faux fur shoulders and cashmere sleeves. It’s the perfect composition of soft and structure parts, creating a really edgy vibe. Available for $945.
Soft and subtly pink, this fantastic shearling vest from Haven is an absolute dream. It hits your legs at just the right spot, creating a really flattering outer layer for tops and sweaters. And the color pairs beautifully with denim and white, making it a winner for multiple seasons! Available for $1,399
At some point in a man’s life, it’s wise to invest in a really good suit. Designed by Loring & Co., this gorgeous blue French blazer with horn buttons will last a lifetime. Its timeless style with modern appeal makes it a winner for men of all ages. Available for $1,295 at Stitch It & Co.
Jacket and top
The brand Rundholz is known for its amazing fabrics and functional styles. This beautiful red duo from Zelda features a knit jacket and a sheer under layer, which creates an incredibly elegant silhouette. Great for many ages and shapes, this luxe item could quickly become a wardrobe staple for many seasons. Available for $480 (jacket) and $276 (tank).
Shoes and Bags
Lucchese‘s Elizabeth boot is a beautiful equestrian style that combines elegance with unexpected details. Made from royal calf and finished in Lucchese’s signature black cherry hue, this towering stunner features an asymmetrical silhouette, hand-tooled accents and leather sole. Available (also in navy and dark brown) for $995
The classic bucket bag is the perfect hybrid of backpack and tote, making it the ideal shopping companion. This Barry Kieselstein purse from The Private Label is embellished with a braided strap and base and gold clasps, giving it a rocker-chic vibe. Available for $2,800
Is it possible for a girl to have too many boots? We think not. These super laid-back ankle boots by Golden Goose are a must-have for winter dressing. With a beautiful chestnut suede and a chunky heel, they have a totally cool Western appeal. Available for $1,240 at H. Audrey
This delicate sapphire pendant from Anatra Jewel is perfect for the holiday season. With just the right amount of sparkle and color, it really looks fantastic against whites, blacks and neutrals. Available for $1,320
Handmade right here in Nashville, Margaret Ellis Jewelry is truly one of a kind. This stunning bird nest sterling silver and platinum druzy ring is glitzy enough to make a statement, but sophisticated enough to be worn every day with your favorite pair of jeans. Available for $1,250
Made of 18k gold and decorated with diamonds, this beautiful oval bangle is perfect for special occasion and everyday wear. Simple, but undeniably elegant, it has just enough WOW factor, while remaining tasteful. Available for $1,410
For the Home
Managua woven manila armchair
Masaya & Company’s designs are not only sustainable, they are stunning, as well! We love this minimalist chair with a rustic finish, which would look fabulous in any style home. Available for $625 at Masaya & Co. and online
Whether serving festive party punch or a warm batch of soup, this beautiful serving bowl will make it taste even better. Found at The Registry in Franklin, this bowl features a wintry scene in a bold, Christmas-y red. This will fast become a family treasure. Find it for $498
Looking for a showstopping light fixture? This Christmas ornament-inspired light from D. Luxe Home adds so much style and warmth to any interior. Stately, but not overly ornate, it’s the perfect balance of old and new aesthetics. Available for $1,850
Great for any season and any type of home, traditional or modern, this beautiful lamp from Lumen has a large, round shade, and emits lots of light. The porcelain base is decorated with a gorgeous blue pattern, which blends well with all sorts of accents and colors. Available for $745
Textured gold coffee table
Looking to update your living room? This textured gold coffee table by Nixon adds instant glam. Topped with large, cylindrical candles and gorgeous coffee table books, it looks boho chic, especially atop a cowhide rug. It’s functional, while providing a dynamic focal point within a large room. Available for $1,918 at Providence Interiors
Take your home decor to new heights this season with these beautiful quartz votive candleholders from R. Higgins Interiors. They lend so much style and edge to a side table or mantel, and when they are illuminated, they really pop! Available for $375 each.
Enjoy the chilly months ahead with this built-in, stainless steel coffeemaker designed by Wolf. Equipped with a milk steamer and other miraculous gadgets, it makes the most amazing coffee beverages and requires little effort on your part. It can be easily installed in any kitchen! Available through CenWood Appliances for $3,195
Ed Nash has a stunning portfolio comprised of abstract landscapes and topographical surfaces. This gorgeous acrylic painting, featuring a distant, but luminous, moon, is one of his most impressive new works and is available for purchase for $9,800.
Nicholas John’s glass sculptures are stunning pieces to add to your art collection. The artist, originally from Kentucky, is represented by The Rymer Gallery, and his titillating works add so much dimension to any space. Available for $1,200
Both haunting and beautiful, this mixed-media work by Tom Brydelsky is truly compelling. He added encaustic paint over an archival inkjet print mounted on wood, creating a richly layered image that procures nostalgia. Available for $10,000 at Tinney Contemporary
Edward Belbusti sculpture
Edward Belbusti was head of architecture at Vanderbilt University for more than 35 years. Now a full-time, working contemporary artist, Edward creates abstract sculptures out of ceramic or steel. This piece is available for purchase for $1,000 at The Arts Company.
Kathy Cousart painting
Athens artist Kathy Cousart describes her style as “traditional Southern impressionist with an abstract edge.” This beautiful painting certainly fits into that genre with its bright hues and visible brushstroke, abstracted by the lack of visible forms. This piece is available for purchase for $2,100 at Bennett Galleries.