Fossil at goop GIFT at the Brentwood Country Mart

Fun holiday shopping over festive cocktails and small bites? Count us in! We’re so excited to be part of goop’s newest holiday pop-up shop, goop GIFT at the Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica. On Thursday, December 8, gifting pro Simone LeBlanc invited a close group of friends and style mavens for a shopping soirée at goop’s newest pop-up.
Guests got to see goop’s holiday gift guide in person—Fossil favorites included—and caught a few gift-wrapping tips from Simone herself.

Simone LeBlanc's curated gift box for sets.

We caught up with the oh-so stylish goop’s editorial director, Nandita Khanna, and chatted about ways to personalize her accessories, gift toppers and her personal edit of what to give and receive from Fossil this season.


How do you personalize your accessories?

I don’t have a middle initial, but thankfully, my name, Nan, works just as well. I love a blind emboss for a leather clutch or day bag. For gifting, I think engraving the back of a watch is such a special gesture—like a little secret between you and the recipient.

What are your favorite Fossil pieces to give and receive this season?

For myself, I love the bright patchwork pouch. It’s a great pop of color for holiday parties, or to throw in my bag for work. My little sister will surely appreciate the Q Wander smartwatch since she’s a fitness junkie, and my middle sister gets the Emi Saddle bag.  For my mom, something classic like the Rachel tote in brown is perfect to take her from a meeting to lunch with her friends. (I’ll have it monogrammed with a K too.) For my dad, he’ll get a Q Crewmaster hybrid smartwatch since he’ll love something he can wear on the tennis court. And since I’m constantly trying to get my boyfriend to be more organized, he gets the RFID passport case. Hopefully, the gift is a subtle reminder we’re overdue to go on a vacation!

Tell us about your go-to gift toppers?

I think beautiful wrapping paper and a textural bow go a long way, but for a friend’s little one, or something special, I’ll buy a small ornament and tie it on top. My friend, Athena Calderone of Eyeswoon, gave me a great idea at a holiday party last year and suggested to buy seasonal berries or magnolia leaves (the backsides are velvety), so I’ll be trying that as a festive topper.

If you happen to be in the L.A. area from now till December 24, make sure to stop by goop GIFT, and find our Piper crossbody in crimson, our blue Q Tailor hybrid smartwatch and a cute hashtag bag charm displayed across the perfectly-curated curated space.

Goop GIFT: Open 12/1 – 12/24 (10AM – 6PM Monday – Saturday; 11AM – 6PM Sunday)

Goop GIFT Address: Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402


Photos via Laure Joliet and Lily Glass

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