We’ve inscribed our names on our favourite items since kindergarten – why stop now? Monogram is having a major moment and it’s a fashionable way to stand out from the crowd.
Here are some new ideas for this old classic. Monograms have been around nearly as long as humans. Personalizing oxfords, pajamas and let’s be honest--everything else, is practical and fun. Leave your mark on your nearest and dearest, making sure these special items are just as original as you are.
Sporting your initials on an oxford is commonplace these days. But right now we´re especially into Anna Quan´s playfully chic button downs that you can have monogramed in the most beautiful way.
Bags and jewelry are the items monogramed most often, nevertheless, we love it. Louis Vuitton and Goyard are obviously the experts in this arena, but more and more brands are offering personalization services on bags and accessories. Balenciaga’s Le Dix bag is one example, and Hugo Boss’ Bespoke bag is another. Acne Studios offers initial inscriptions on their small leather goods.
Not only is it endlessly stylish to get out of bed and wear your pajamas all day–but a custom set is at the helm of all things cool. French brand Equipment makes the editorial team’s favourite PJs, which can be monogrammed!
What’s more personal than a handwritten note? A handwritten note on custom stationary of course! Our preferred Swedish paper suppliers, Bookbinders Design, can put your initials on their beautiful books and stationary. For an absolute classic turn to Smythson like Carine Roitfeld does. Opt for custom correspondence cards or an agenda with your name on it.
Stubbs & Wootton is the classic go-to-brand for exclusive slippers. Their pieces have the power to elevate your shoe wardrobe to the next level. They want your feet to be as distinct as you, which is why they offer a slew of embroidery styles: three machine stitched embroidered monograms and a selection of hand stitched embroidered monograms in sliver and eighteen carat gold wire. Luxe for your feet.
Perhaps the the best belongings to personalize are jewelry. Nearly all brands offer some kind of customization so pick your poison—initialed necklaces, earrings and bracelets are on trend. Opt for your initials or go a little deeper and choose letters that are symbolic of your child or lover. You can also commit the whole way and engrave into metal. Of course we love everything by Tiffany & Co, but right now we are vibing on Neva Oslo and Jennifer Fisher’s gothic letters.
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Why stop at the basics when you can monogram everything and anything? If you´re interested check out Anya Hindmarch’s online sticker shop. Chiara Ferragni has done just that and customized her bag. Aside from letters there´s a mix of cool playful patches that will make your gear stand out.