RYAN BESHEL, DIGITAL MARKETING LEAD, PURELY FASHION
My Holiday Wish List: I’m currently swooning over the Sterling & Burke mens leathergoods we’re carrying at the #PurelyPopUp right now (900 North Michigan Shops – Level 4 – Purely Pop-Up is open until Christmas Eve!). Their selection of wallets and flasks are gorgeous (and I have had to keep myself a safe distance from the two briefcases they have displayed in our store. I want them badly!) Other than that – I can never have enough Chuck Taylors and bowties … which probably comes as no surprise.. Oh – and if someone left one (or 10) Tom Ford suits under the Christmas tree, I would NOT complain. (In fact, I’d probably do a few cartwheels. Have you ever seen a 6’ 4” guy do cartwheels? If not, run over to Tom Ford and I’ll start doing stretches.)
The Best Gift I’ve Ever Gotten Is: The best gift I have ever gotten has to be a book that my best friend gave me. She had all of my friends write me a personal message about our friendship and she compiled them all together in a book. Whenever I am having a bad day, I revisit that book to read the really sweet stories that are included inside. (In other gift-getting news, I recieved my very first “adult watch” last year from the team at 900 North Michgian Shops’ Michael Kors store. They rule – and I am still obsessed with my MK watch.)
The Best Gift I’ve Ever Given Is: This might sound really cheesy but when I was young, I wrote a personal poem for every member of my family. (If you know how big my family is, then you’ll know why this was an insane feat to try to achieve!) While it was quite stressful for such a young lad (I think I was all of 12 or 13 when I did this), it felt nice to have really taken the time to try to connect with my family members – instead of just buying a handful of neckties and bath sets to give to my aunts and uncles.