Holiday gifting is even more fun when you add a few pretties to the shopping list for you. After scoping out the gorgeous new desktop style staples (no pun intended) at the Style at Staples event this week in New York City, my made is up: Staples is the destination for gorgeous pick-me-ups for all the ladies on my list, myself included.
Entering the Electric Room at the Dream Hotel in Downtown NYC, lush florals and dark mood lighting awaited. Signature cocktails and fine wine were passed alongside shrimp cocktail, delightful greens, crab cakes, and artful sliders. But much more exciting than that decor and food were, of course the main event: stylish new pieces launching soon at Staples, just in time for high shopping season.
New from Cynthia Rowley, you’ll find distinct collections — Celestial Dot, Cosmic Floral, and Wrinkled Mylar. While each design family has its own distinct point of view, they do work together to create a custom office look. I loved how the storage displays at the event were mix-and-match to include a little of everything. From a lunch bag to stick-on wallpaper, and floral scissors to a gold magnetized wipe board, the collection is designed to inspire. Create a workspace that is gorgeous and inviting, and let the ideas flow. Also, the laptop case, planner, notebooks, and more make lovely gifts.
Legal pads, storage bins, and even reading glasses make the everyday or mundane super-special. And at amazing price points, they’re that much easier to incorporate into your lifestyle and budget. A patent black passport case and matching luggage tag feature smart gold dots for traveling in style, while tote bags and wristlets make it easy to navigate the PM coffe shop rush with a bright pop of chic. Personally, I’m torn between investing in the dark or light floral readers from Cynthia — but at only $17.99 a pair, I’ll probably opt for one of each.
In addition to Cynthia, Staples also has three new collections from PaperChase. Paradiso is a flora-and-fauna inspired look perfect for this time of year. Bright-hued birds flit about on a black-and-white background for a look that’s both whimsical and subtle.
Key pieces in the collection include a paper weight, smart magazine rack, and high-quality note cards. Don’t discount the sleek, modern look of their people-pleasing “Get Organized” collection, either. White and black with a graphic print and pops of neon yellow, this family of products will effortlessly complement virtually any space, so even those of us with little room for an office makeover can get organized in a chic way. The $2.99 glass jars of paper clips are a must for any holiday gifting list or stocking-stuffer.
Dark Romance is just what the style doctor ordered this season. I am personally lusting after the perfectly-sized weekend bag in a soft yet durable material that is ideal for throwing all your bits and bobs in for a long day at the office, or hopefully a 48-hour getaway with the hubby. Dare I suggest that those of us moms who can’t stand looking at our diaper bags one more minute might consider swapping in this $54.99 option for toting baby necessities around this month?
Whether you’re reorganizing your office space, creating an oasis of a workspace at home, or heading out on a weekend adventure, look no further than Staples for the trend-driven pieces that will bring your vision to life. When we embrace and display our personal style in a business environment, it can only lead to increased creativity and productivity. Not a working mama? Make the most of these basics for daily integration from large-scale sticky notes and recipe books to durable brag-books you can stuff with pictures of your kiddos and tote around in your purse.
Most of the new stylish options at Staples are below $30, many under $20 or even $10. No matter your budget or style, there’s something for every shopper. I couldn’t be more excited to go shopping at Staples myself this holiday season — the new pieces drop in store and online (Staples.com) on November 11, so don’t miss it. I know I won’t!