Before Decking the Halls (with your fists, because you hate their oldest son), take a minute to open the gift that never gets re-gifted: Our proudest moments from all across this great nation, the Best Of. Enjoy the holiday break...
Emailed to SF: Hamburger Panda
A one-woman Mission op, HP churns out diminutive heavy-stock prints (5x7 or 8.5x11) and notecards inspired by sci-fi, nature, and azn pop culture -- the pseudonym's rationale being "because pandas eat only bamboo, it's the one panda searching for a different flavor" (creativity means loving In-N-Out).
There goes your band name!
Emailed to LA: BaadSheep
Based in the LBC, Baad's an e-tailer specializing in the heinously over-designed sweaters you used to get for Christmas from Grandma, or full-body-underwear'd Mormon girlfriends.
Because step-moms need presents too...
Emailed to NY: GiveReal
NY-based Real lets you purchase drinks for friends in absentia by blessing their credit/debit accounts with funds, making their gift redeemable anywhere that takes plastic.
It's like buying a girl a drink for the uber-shy!
Emailed to Chicago: Demographic
Hatched in an Avondale loft by two graphic designers, Demo's meant to be "more about the wearer and less about the company they bought it from" -- provided the reader can be shoehorned into one of the character traits repped by their seven restrained men's designs.
One of them is called Allergic! No-JK!
Emailed to Nation: James Jeans
From a Seoul-born LA transplant, JJ recently launched an e-shop pimping their unique leg-threads, which harness the powers of science and sunlight to rapidly achieve the wizened beauty of age -- a veritable George Hamilton for your ass.
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