Gift Guide: For The Professional In Your Life
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

For Your Wardrobe
Python is one of the most stylishly diverse leathers available and nobody demonstrates that better than African American handbag designer Christopher Augmon ( His selections this spring include a variety of statements for professionals: computer case $1,400; belt $675; cuff $150;  and clutch $499.

For Your Coffee Table
Books that celebrate beauty and the ultimate in professional decorum: Commander in Chic: Every Woman’s Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady (Atria Books; $26.99) by Mikki Taylor offers more than commentary on Michelle Obama’s wardrobe. It offers tips for women who might aspire to her level of style. Inspiration: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World (Harry N. Abrams; $40) by Crystal McCrary Anthony and Nathan Hale examines achievements by women–many you know and others you should–in a broad range of industries.

For Your Professional–or Social–Profile
Send a case of your own wine to clients or order it in your favorite restaurant. creates a brand new experience for wine lovers by pairing you with expert vintners to develop a line that meets more than 30 possible specifications, including fermentation technique and labeling. Clients can be as involved as they have time or interest; you can de-stem and crush grapes and/or press wine into the barrel. You can even host a wine release party at one of the California wineries. A custom barrel of 25 cases ranges from $5,700 to $10,900.’

For Your Guests
Regarded as one of the finest brands on the market, Camacho’s Triple Maduro ( elevates its standing by offering not only a classic presentation, but it is the first cigar to use 100% maduro tobacco for the wrapper, binder, and filler. Full-bodied and bold in flavor, this Honduran stogie makes an impressive showing for friends and colleagues. Approximately $250 a box.

All photos by Lonnie C. Major


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