3 Things to Buy in January

A timeless clutch, a cozy blanket and a nourishing hair mask are all products you’re going to want this month.

Alpaca Blanket

Kick off the New Year nestled under a giant cozy blanket with Netflix playing on repeat. Peruvian-sourced Shupaca blankets ($215) are made of 80-per cent alpaca wool, which is super-soft, breathable and naturally hypoallergenic. Unlike many throws out there, these are big enough to cover an entire queen-size bed and are available in more than 20 different colour combinations. Looking for something slightly smaller? The Heather Company can special-order the throw in the 45-by-70-inch size ($139).

The Heather Company, 2711 14 St. S.W., 403-474-5852, theheatherco.com 


Minu Hair Mask

There is nothing better than lush, static-free locks in the middle of toque season. Unfortunately, with the dry air and inclement weather, you’ll need more than just your average hair product to get you through the day. Davines Minu Hair Mask ($31) is one heck of a nourishing treatment. Made in Italy, this jelly-like hair mask is infused with extract of caper blossom, which claims to boost shine and protect against colour treatment. Slick it on post-shower and leave for about 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing. You’ll be left with an envy-inducing mane that is absolutely silky and twirl-worthy.

Salon Fli, 1220 8 St. S.W., 403-410-7400, salonfli.com 


The 14th Street Clutch

Liz Brousseau, the local designer behind The House of Monarch, began her independent handbag label as a side project while home with her children. Creating limited-run or one-off designs, Brousseau makes each piece with the finest deerskin leather in a variety of vivid colours, each stamped with her emblematic insignia. The 14th Street Clutch ($240) was inspired by her twin sister, Heather, to be a timeless piece she could use for years to come. Lucky for us, she made more than one.

Luna Blue, 2611 14 St. S.W., 403-244-1644, shoplunablue.comthehouseofmonarch.com 


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