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In the Bag Soap Cartel

Our holiday grab bags are back! Packed with rad finds from some of our fave up-and-coming brands, they’re the perfect gifts for the hardest-to-shop for peeps on your list—boys and girls alike. Score them while you can, and get the low-down on the featured lines here. —erica

 

The Company: Soap Cartel

The Founder: Dayana Ariza and Hernan Gonzalez

The Story: When Dayana Ariza and her fiancé Hernan Gonzalez figured out that tea tree oil and lavender could help with his tinea versicolor, a skin condition that causes discoloration, the duo decided to give commercial bath products the cold shoulder—and to start making their own soaps. The most attention-grabbing bar in their three-year-old hobby-turned-line is the color of tar and relies on the detox powers of activated—consider it a green-juice companion.

To get this soap and all kinds of other awesomeness, check out our Girls’ Holiday Grab Bags while you can.

In the Bag In Haus Press

Our holiday grab bags are back! Packed with rad finds from some of our fave up-and-coming brands, they’re the perfect gifts for the hardest-to-shop for peeps on your list—boys and girls alike. Score them while you can, and get the low-down on the featured lines here. —erica

 

The Company: In Haus Press

The Founder: Treasa Ewing

The Story: Treasa Ewing has pretty much always been making things—before she started In Haus Press, she was a pastry chef. Her motivation to launch her business: Realizing that, for her, stationery > sweets—and that she has a real affection for getting and sending notes in the mail. Though she makes plenty of striking, B&W cards for USPSing, we’re also pretty into her letterpressed coasters that you can (selfishly) keep for yourself.

Grab these coasters and other SO-COOL goodies by scooping up our Girls’ Holiday Grab Bags.

In the Bag Sprout

Our holiday grab bags are back! Packed with rad finds from some of our fave up-and-coming brands, they’re the perfect gifts for the hardest-to-shop for peeps on your list—boys and girls alike. Score them while you can, and get the low-down on the featured lines here. —erica

 

The Company: Sprout

The Founder: Adina Grigore

The Story: For Sprout, “less isn’t just more; less is everything.” What does that mean, exactly? Adina Grigore makes every single thing in her skincare line with five (organic, fair-trade, or small-farm) ingredients or fewer—yes, whoa. There’s a makeup remover, a body scrub, a cream, and…a lip-balm flight? That’s four essential-oil-tinged tubes packaged together in a so-gifty tin.

Get this sucker as part of our AMAZE Girls’ Holiday Grab Bags. Check it here. 

In the Bag Herschel Supply Co.

Our holiday grab bags are back! Packed with rad finds from some of our fave up-and-coming brands, they’re the perfect gifts for the hardest-to-shop for peeps on your list—boys and girls alike. Score them while you can, and get the low-down on the featured lines here. —erica

 

The Company: Herschel Supply Co.

The Founder: Jamie and Lyndon Cormack

The Story: Three years ago, with brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormak started their company, named for the teeny, Canadian town where their great-grandparents settled down, backpacks weren’t the least bit cool. But these guys, who pared down the two-strap classic to its most basic form and added a shit-ton of care, are, in a large part, responsible for changing that. These days, their line also includes messengers, duffles, dopp kits, and laptop sleeves—some Apple exclusives, NBD.

Score/gift one of their dopp kits, included in our jumbo Boys’ Holiday Grab Bags.

In the Bag Metaphor Organic

Our holiday grab bags are back! Packed with rad finds from some of our fave up-and-coming brands, they’re the perfect gifts for the hardest-to-shop for peeps on your list—boys and girls alike. Score them while you can, and get the low-down on the featured lines here. —erica

 

The Company: Metaphor Organic

The Founder: Errol Davis and Adam Bienvenu

The Story: Errol Davis and Adam Bienvenu are pretty high-minded guys. The former is a writer and the latter a conceptual artist, and they came upon the idea to start a health-slash-beauty business after year of contemplation, zeroing on triple bottom line (that’s people, planet, and profit), doing everything by hand, and putting the emphasis on using only natural ingredients (organic if possible!). That means their soaps and deodorants are packed with goat’s milk, coconut oil, and, in the case of this bar above, coffee, roasted right in San Francisco.

Score this soap, bound to wake you up in the morning, but scooping up one (or three!) of our Boys’ Holiday Grab Bags.

In the Bag Hansel from Basel

Our holiday grab bags are back! Packed with rad finds from some of our fave up-and-coming brands, they’re the perfect gifts for the hardest-to-shop for peeps on your list—boys and girls alike. Score them while you can, and get the low-down on the featured lines here. —erica

 

The Company: Hansel from Basel

The Founder: Hannah Byun

The Story: Even the name of the line, Hansel from Basel, hints at what’s in store: a hint of quirk, meant to be more fun than flashy. For Hannah Byun (who was obsessed with the Swiss Alps as a kid) and her L.A.-based accessories line, that means Modrian-esque tights, sparkly ankle socks, and bags you’d have loved as much as a six-year-old as now.

How adorbs is this pouch? It’s in our jumbo Girls’ Holiday Grab Bags, available now. 

In the Bag Supermodule

Our holiday grab bags are back! Packed with rad finds from some of our fave up-and-coming brands, they’re the perfect gifts for the hardest-to-shop for peeps on your list—boys and girls alike. Score them while you can, and get the low-down on the featured lines here. —erica

 

The Company: Supermodule

The Founder: David Riofrio

The Story: Supermodule’s cards look like fabric, with their houndstooth and plaid motifs. But the relationship goes deeper than that: Since launching his line in 2009, graphic designer David Riofrio has printed all of the designs of his “Stay Warm” series on cotton paper—made from waste of the garment industry. The results: tree-free!

To get your hands on these suckers, scoop up one of our Girls’ Holiday Grab Bags, right over here.

In the Bag Baxter California

Our holiday grab bags are back! Packed with rad finds from some of our fave up-and-coming brands, they’re the perfect gifts for the hardest-to-shop for peeps on your list—boys and girls alike. Score them while you can, and get the low-down on the featured lines here. —erica

 

The Company: Baxter California

The Founder: Baxter Finley

The Story: Baxter Finley is someone out of an AMC show (ok, fine, Mad Men). When the ad man moved from NYC to L.A. in the sixties, his skin was getting parched, and he wanted a remedy. Seeing as how girly all the skincare products to be had were at the time, he decided to make his own moisturizer, Super Shape, which grew into the first men’s grooming line launched in the U.S. of A. Though the company’s been around for decades now, things really got bumping around 2000 when his pal Jean-Pierre Mastey took the reigns (and guys started to use the term “product”). Now it includes super-slick, high-gloss versions of pretty much everything a guy could want in his medicine cabinet.

Our jumbo Boys’ Holiday Grab Bags come with Baxter’s schmancy shave cream. Click here to get them.

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