Austinites may not flaunt our money the way, ahem, some other cities in Texas do, but it doesn't mean we don't appreciate a luxury gift or two. We found some delightful items from top designers, including Ralph Lauren, Hermés, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Donna Karan, Miu Miu, Salvatore Ferragamo and Proenza Schouler just in time for some last minute holiday shopping. Prices range from a little ($10) to "the sky's the limit" (more than $200,000).
Nothing is more cuddly that this Burberry cashmere teddy bear, in the luxury retailer's famous plaid, $650.
Hermès makes beautiful scarves. This “Carre Cube” silk scarf is intricately patterned, $410.
A brand new bag: Proenza Schouler marigold mirrored leather PS11 mini classic, $1,990.
“When you live in the city, you seek calm in the chaos. This delicious, fragrant tea is just the thing to make you stop, breathe and find the balance within," says Donna Karan.
For the holidays, the designer is offering a "New York Blend" of chamomile, ginger root and peppermint tea. And it's caffeine-free. A tin goes for $10, with 5 percent of proceeds donated to Urban Zen. It's available at DonnaKaran.com and Harney.com.
This Burberry cashmere children's sweater, $350, has a quintessentially British attitude.
Miu Miu quilted biker bags, $1,100 each, accentuate a colorful means of transportation.
Proenza Schouler fish print playing cards come with a matching case, $65.
For the woman on the go, the Louis Vuitton monogram canvas beauty case, $4,250, travels exceedingly well.
Tory Burch is on a roll with this case that holds makeup brushes, $150. (See inside in next photograph).
The Tory Burch brush case rolls open.
Good things come in small packages: Ralph Lauren diamond link stirrup watch, $220,000.
The Hermes "Constance Cartable" handbag, $11,400, is the latest variation on a classic — but in a new, larger size.
Tory Burch notebook set, $95, includes three journals to record your thoughts for the new year.
Louis Vuitton Tambour eVolution chrome pink gold men's watch, $43,500, is a conversation piece.
It's easy to spot the Burberry animal print iPad mini case, $650.
Ferragamo's navy crocodile women's runway bag, designed by creative director Massimiliano Giornetti, $13,000, will never go out of style.
Sweet dreams are made of these: Proenza Schouler pajama set, $685.
Jewelry with an edge: Louis Vuitton Lock Me orange cuff, $1,080.
Burberry heart print calfskin gloves, $650, are something to love.
Hermès Collier de Chien double row bracelet with white gold and diamonds, $39,800, is a distinctive sparkler.