How to buy gifts for your most fashionable friends

It's holiday crunch time, and you're still stumped on what to buy when it comes to your most stylish friends who are simply impossible to shop for.

Luckily, Diana Tsui, Senior Market Editor at the Cut and New York Magazine, has a few tips for shoppers who still need to find special gifts at any price point.

Tsui spoke with CBS News on how to score "it" items, like Mansur Gavriel bags.

Surprisingly, she says the Internet is not always the best way to go -- sometimes, things sell out online faster than they do in-store, and sales associates can keep you in the loop.

Tsui also says when you're not sure what to get for your chicest friends, sometimes the best thing to do is to go to a hip store and pick something that catches your eye.

"Somewhere like this place, Totokaelo, has amazing things you would never be able to find if you were trapped behind your computer," she said. "You kind of have to go, touch things, see them and also you might find things that don't translate to online."

But if you do decide to take the digital route, by all means, enlist some shopping sites and apps, says Tsui. She suggests sites like Shopstyle, which pulls up all of the retailers' prices for items you're looking for, or coupon sites like Shopular. Tsui also says apps like Spring, which offers curated gift guides, are great for people who are at a loss.

"They have a gift guide channel so you can see all of their holiday shops and see exactly what they've curated," she explained.

You don't have much time, but Tsui says there's one kind of stylish gift that's easy to find and always desirable: sneakers from Nike and Adidas. After all, 2016 is all about "athleisure."

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