Timeless treasures: an Eid gift guide for her

A collection of iconic fashion pieces and how to get them at discounted prices
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We have gathered together some of the most iconic pieces which have come to symbolise timeless elegance for fashionable women across the world. If she loves her fashion, these pieces are guaranteed to impress. Names like Chanel, Hermes and Cartier don’t have to come with their original price tag either. You can get your hands on these extravagant items at a discounted price at a little treasure chest called ‘The Luxury Closet’.
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Chanel J12 White Ceramic Diamond Dial
\nProduced in ceramic, a stain and scratch resistant material, the Chanel J12 has very quickly become the standard bearer for extremely well crafted luxury watches. With its clean cuts and fusion of masculine and feminine design elements, the J12 also features all the fine characteristics that Swiss watch making is known for. Original retail price: $7,313 / TLC price: $5,411
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Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Red Alma
\nThe Alma is a key pillar amongst the most iconic and recognisable bags from Louis Vuitton. The design was originally designed as a custom order for none other than Coco Chanel herself. This version is made from vernis (patent) leather in a bright shade of red and features a top zip closure, rolled double handles, a Louis Vuitton tag, gold-tone keys and a padlock. Original retail price: $2,877 / TLC price: $1,959
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Hermes Black Togo Birkin 35 Gold Hardware
\nMade by French luxury brand, Hermes, the Birkin is one of the most sought after handbags in the world. It is named after Jane Birkin, the elusive English actress and singer who saw her love of fashion lead to her becoming a fully fledged Parisienne. Over time this handbag has become a symbol for status and wealth, due to its price and exclusivity. Waiting lists for this bag are known to go up to 6 years! TLC price: $14,986
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Louis Vuitton Monogram Macassar Custom Order Briefcase
\nLouis Vuitton first started out as a luxury luggage and suitcase manufacturer in 1854. Carrying forward this heritage is this Louis Vuitton Monogram Macassar Custom Order Briefcase. Customised from top to bottom according to the specifications of a distinguished client, this one-of-a-kind briefcase was handcrafted in Asnieres, France and took more than six months to complete. This particular briefcase is cabin sized, and opens to convert into a mini desk for writing and features a hidden compartment.\nTLC price: $12,329
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Cartier Privée Collection White Gold and Diamonds Watch
\nCartier is renowned for creating exquisite jewellery timepieces, and this exclusive fully paved Diamond and White Gold watch perfectly symbolises the seduction of their craft. With a long history of being the chosen brand by royals and celebrities alike, this extraordinary status symbol is a true sign of sophisticated luxury. Original retail price: $38, 000 / TLC price: $26,301
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Cartier 18KT White Gold Love Bracelet
\nThe Love Bracelet, designed by Cartier in 1969, is an international symbol of love and commitment. Unlike traditional bracelets, it is designed to be opened only using a special screwdriver that is supplied with every bracelet. The screwdriver is also available in the form of a necklace, allowing the bracelet to be "locked" onto one person while the "key" is kept around the neck of another as a symbol for their eternal love.\nOriginal retail price: $6,800 / TLC price: $4,670
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Chanel Electric Blue Jumbo Lambskin Flap Bag
\nThe Chanel Flap Bag, epitomises classic French luxury. Designed by Coco Chanel herself in 1929, this bag has a unique story behind its creation. In the 1920s, Chanel became tired of having to carry her handbags and decided to design a handbag that freed up her hands. Inspired by the straps found on soldiers’ bags, she added the thin straps which appear on the market today. \nOriginal retail price: $4,900 / TLC price: $3,056
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Christian Dior Red Patent Large Lady Dior Bag
\nA favourite amongst celebrities, this is the ‘It’ bag from Christian Dior. The texture of the Christian Dior handbag is created through their signature cannage stitching, which is done on soft leather with multiple lines laid over a diagonal check print that creates a unique design. This type of stitching is what truly sets Christian Dior apart from other luxury brands!\nOriginal retail price: $4,100 / TLC price: $ 2,563
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Christian Louboutin Black Patent Hyper Privé Pump
\nLuxury shoe brand, Christian Louboutin, is known for its iconic shiny red-lacquered soles that make them instantly recognisable. Arguably the most desirable shoe brand for women, their black patent pump is an absolute must-have for all fashionistas.\nOriginal retail price: $875 / TLC price: $586
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Montblanc Special 75th Anniversary Fountain Pen
\nThe German brand Montblanc is instantly recognisable with its white star logo, which represents the actual shape of the Mont Blanc peak from an aerial view point. Their pens are known to be amongst the finest writing instruments in the world and this 75th Anniversary edition is a special collector’s item, featuring an understated clear diamond and a mother of pearl star accent.\nTLC price: $704
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