The Faithful Shopper: Gifts for Guys

02/29/2012 10:39 am 10:39:07 | Updated Apr 30, 2012

It's Leap Day! The date when by tradition, women can take the initiative by proposing marriage to the men in their lives. Of course, we women have been disregarding this for years, but today is a perfect excuse to buy a gift for your favorite guy:

Jewels for Joes

2012-02-28-VersaniPanel1.jpg Versani - 152 Mercer Street Watches, chains, belt buckles and more in some traditional, but other distinctly Gothic, designs.   2012-02-28-TraxNYCPanel1.jpg Trax NYC - 62 West 47th Street Not surprisingly, given its 47th Street location, this is the headquarters for diamonds, diamonds, diamonds and more, in styles that are definitely masculine. Also, some lovely women's items!   2012-02-28-DavidYurmanPanel1.jpg David Yurman - 712 Madison Avenue Yes, your guy also can have a big-name designer, with a collection that includes rings, timepieces, cufflinks and more.

2012-02-28-GeorgJensenPanel1.jpg Georg Jensen - 687 Madison Avenue Extraordinary craftsmanship married to timeless designs for cufflinks, rings, and bangles.

Amazing Apparel

2012-02-28-CesareAttoliniPanel1.jpg Cesare Attolini - 798 Madison Avenue Three generations of fine Italian tailoring have come from Naples to New York City in collections that will redefine elegance.

2012-02-28-TopmanPanel1.jpg Topman - 478 Broadway Trendy, fun fashion and hip suits for the man creating his own style.

2012-02-28-IF_SohoPanel1.jpg IF Soho - 94 Grand Street This boutique also sells women's wear, but it is one of the best places to find the men's collections from such designers as Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Junya Watanabe and Maison Martin Margiela.

2012-02-28-BillyReadPanel1.jpg Billy Reid - 54 Bond Street Reid's collections come straight from Florence -- Florence, Alabama, that is --and he brings a Southern flair to his work for men and women.   All Accessories

2012-02-28-JackSpadePanel1.jpg Jack Spade - 400 Bleecker - 56 Greene Street Casual briefcases, chinos, wallets and other accessories are the name of the game here -- this shop is as much a lifestyle as a store!

2012-02-28-JohnLobbPanel1.jpg John Lobb - 800 Madison Avenue Gloriously made shoes and accessories that are timeless -- they have to be, since they're so durable they'll last forever!

By the way, the Leap Day tradition also says that if your intended turns down your proposal, he has to buy you a gift to soften the rejection. So good luck, send me an invitation to the wedding, and Happy Shopping!