Few people know as much about holiday shopping as Robert Cottone. Founder of the luxury concierge company , Cottone has built a business around fulfilling the lavish needs of a high-end client base, from arranging far-flung travel experiences to planning over-the-top dinner parties. As you can imagine, his roster of clientele is beyond impressive, including fashion favorites like Alexander Wang.
One of his specialities? A very specialized form of personal shopping. For a day rate of $300, RC Inc will hit the shops on your behalf, and return with a haul sure to satisfy everyone on your list, and you won't have to check it twice.
"What makes a great gift is the thought that goes into it. Everyone loves to receive things with a sentimental meaning behind it," he says. "Taking some extra time to come up with a gift that shows you know the person’s interests and passions is always the way to go.”
Take a cue from the expert himself, and shop his top picks for foolproof gifting this holiday season.
$295, Neiman Marcus
$69.99 – $99.99, Williams-Sonoma
$229, Restoration Hardware
$3,250, Bergdorf Goodman