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Starting to think about “that special gift” this marketplace season? From eco-friendly accessories to customized stress-reduction programs, these gift ideas from alumni and student business owners — and exclusive discounts for the Columbia Business School community (in green) —  will inspire your marketplace shopping. Have a business or gift idea you’d like to add? Submit your listing.

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Fashion and Accessories
Blue Suits
Jamak Khazra ’01
Founder and designer Jamak Khazra offers a collection of classic, tailored, high-quality, and sophisticated career wear. Check out the eco-friendly bamboo knit tops and custom suits for her.


Emily McHugh ’99
Casauri is an online provider of designer laptop bags, cases, sleeves, travel totes, and more. Casauri bags make perfect marketplace gifts and can be customized with personal monograms or corporate logos. 


Charles van der Pear
Karl van de Paer ’11
Charles van der Pear is a New York-based luxury men’s clothing and accessories brand. The company was founded with a novel objective: to improve men’s underwear design for fit, comfort, and style. Inspired by the founders’ European heritage, the company’s signature product is a colorful slim-fit boxer with a unique inner support feature.


Chase Happiness
Liz Batenhorst ’00
Chase Happiness provides apparel, goods, and information with positive messages and affirmations, while supporting cancer charities with a portion of its profits.


Jenna Cao ’15
CHIYOME Minis is a collection of small leather goods including men’s and women’s leather wallets, leather clutches, and iPad sleeves. Consider us for your marketplace gifting and feel good about supporting the Made in New York movement.

Mention code: "CBS CHIYOME" for a 20% discount.


Enclosed Enclosed
Antonia Townsend ’99
Gentlemen, looking for something luxurious, tasteful yet decidedly different to give your wife, girlfriend or even your sister? Give her a subscription to Enclosed, the luxe knicker-of-the-month club whereby she gets a different high-end pair of panties every month. Delivered in real flower petals and a keepsake box. From $50-$500.


Kaia Peterka ’03
Celebrate style with chic handbags and accessories from KAIA PETERKA—all handcrafted in New York City. Kaia Peterka pairs minimalist shapes with maximalist materials for fashion without fuss. Designs are streamlined and light and sized for toting your essentials.

Columbia Business School exclusive: enjoy 25% off and free ground shipping with case-sensitive code: CBS INSIDER. Valid until December 24, 2013.


Kajal London Kajal London
Kajal Sanghrajka ’12
Beautiful eyewear through the ages—special online Columbia discount for one of a kind vintage and designer sunglasses. Perfect for the beach getaway this marketplace season.

Columbia Business School exclusive: use the code "CBS2013" for a 20% discount.


Lauren Merkin
Lauren Merkin ’01
It’s her instantly recognizable clutches that have earned handbag designer Lauren Merkin a place on countless red carpets. Their distinctive designs and unexpected color and material combinations ensure you won’t be seeing double when you head out for a night on the town. In addition to her covetable clutches, Merkin makes fab day-to-night bags for busy girls who have more to carry than just lipstick.


Ligne de Soie
Melissa Pelz ’06
Ligne de Soie offers a luxurious silk loungewear collection to help your special someone relax. Their products are ideal for modern, on-the-go women who travel often and lead busy and sophisticated lives, but who love the indulgence of luxury and comfort and appreciate a vintage feminine style.


Mack Weldon
Brian Berger ’03
Smart underwear for smart guys. The Mack Weldon marketplace bundles are the gifts that keep on giving.


Carrie Bell ’84
Madcapz are a chic new twist on the classic baseball cap. Fun, colorful, sporty caps and visors are available in more than 20 fabulous prints. Madcapz has been featured in O Magazine, Health Magazine, and NBC TV’s hit show 30 Rock. Proudly made in the United States.


Plvsh Style
Shashi Srikantan ’13 (EMBA)
Plvsh Style is a personal styling concierge and exciting new fashion hub for sophisticated, trendsetting women, with an eye on sizes 14+. We’ve got great news, how-tos, blogs and exclusive info you won’t find anywhere else. Sign up to receive a one-on-one personal consultation with a top stylist followed by a box of handpicked designer apparel delivered to your doorstep. Each piece is carefully selected and curated just for you by your dedicated personal stylists—could fabulous fashion be any easier?

Rococo Dessous Rococo Dessous
Sascha Hertli ’13
The world’s first lingerie made from 24 karat gold—an indulgent gift for modern princesses and queens. All our products are handmade in Switzerland and have been designed in New York. All sizes available, gift cards available as well. Please contact us to discuss how to surprise your beloved princess.


Sanida Carroll
Sanida Carroll ’09
Looking for something special for your ladies? Give them elegant shoes designed by skilled Italian specialists with years of experience in foot comfort and manufactured in the same facility as $600+ designer brands, but sold direct-to-consumer online at more forgiving prices with a matching pair donated to Soles4Souls on every pair sold.


Sanida Carroll Savile Row Society
Lisa Dolan ’14
Let Savile Row Society be your gift giving destination this marketplace season. Savile Row Society is a personal shopping platform for men. Our mission is to achieve an efficient, interactive, and educative online shopping experience.
Lesley Elliott ’08 is an e-tailing site created by “shoe-holic“ Lesley Elliott offering great designer finds (from Rebecca Minkoff to Badgley Mischka and Steve Madden) at a variety of price points.


Show Your Label Show Your Label
Alexander Joa ’03
Be different, buy different. Make your friends and family feel special by shopping from our indie designers.


Becca Brown ’07 and Monica Murphy ’07
SoleMates makes a line of high function shoe accessories that are designed to improve the comfort and stability of women’s shoes. Our flagship line, the Solemates High Heeler® is a patented heel cap that prevents stilettos from sinking into the grass or becoming damaged from walking on bricks, cobblestones, wooden decks, etc. The Solemates High Heeler® is a must-own accessory for women attending weddings, cocktail parties, garden parties, or any outdoor event.


Josh Whitcraft ’13
Splaff is your source for eco-conscious sandals, belts, bags, and accessories made of natural hemp, used bike inner tubes, and recycled race car tires.


That Way Hat
Geoffrey Mintz '88
That Way Hat is an online center for both millinery and men’s hats. Order a customized hat made by individual hat makers in the USA and abroad. also offers vintage hats, hat making supplies and its own line of mid-priced hats from Madagascar, China, and the Phillippines.


Chris Riccobono ’07
Finally, button down shirts designed to be worn untucked at the "perfect length."