Moderately priced handbags that are cool, of quality, but avoid becoming trendy to a point of irritating ubiquity are not easy to come by. It’s like you either need to drop a few benjamins on a PS1 or head to H&M for a $20 thrill. Where’s my middle ground?
The bulk of the product on the e-shop seems to range from the $50 – $100 mark (which is fine by me!). There’s a tight selection, but they manage to cover all fields from little statement cross-bodies to classic structured totes for us city girls on the go. Plus, I have major respect for a small company that gets tons of coverage (there are literally thirty pages of clips in their press section) but still manages to stay close to its roots without going to big too soon.
How can I tell if a piece of jewelry is of quality? If it lasts on this reckless girl for over a week. (I swear I’m cursed. It’s like every bauble I buy breaks within 7 days or less.) So you can imagine my surprise (and satisfaction!) after wearing a necklace from the newest jewelry e-tailer in town, Gentry, for over a month now without it suffering from even the tiniest scratch. And, it was only $30.
Jewelry is an ample accessory available on the Internet these days (Forever 21 practically hands out bracelets at a little over $1). It’s a saturated market, so when you find that middle ground in a product that actually lasts for more than three wears without instantly shattering and doesn’t drain your entire bank account with one purchase, you’ve hit solid gold. Gentry may be extremely affordable (almost everything on the site is under $50) but it’s also a small company that genuinely seems to care about bringing something awesome to the fashion masses. I even received a personalized, handwritten note thanking me for my purchase when I ordered that necklace.
The collections are well-edited and less overwhelming to sift through than say, the crazed jewelry overload experience that is shopping on a Bauble Bar (love you guys, but seriously, take it easy!). Right now, there are a lot of understated, simple pieces like these skull cuffs (yes, the skull obsession continues) or solid statement pieces with pops of color like this aqua encrusted bracelet. Take a look for yourself and tell me which pieces you’re lusting after in the comments!
The Internet is such a wonderful place, isn’t it? Paradise practically materializes when you stumble upon e-shops like these. Just read below and you’ll get what I mean. I guarantee you’ll be glued to your computer screen for the next sixty minutes – at least:
Online jewelry shops are like bunny rabbits – they multiply by the minute. To write this post, I probably sifted through about twenty fantastic e-commerce sites (so you’re getting the best of the best – appreciate). I actually tend to to stray from making jewelry purchases myself because like the scatterbrained klutz I tend to be, things easily get lost and broken in my presence. (Especially dainty little pieces of metal that wrap around my neck or wrist…)
However, when the purchase is under $100 and also well-designed by an independent retailer, I can’t resist. I mean, can you? Here are the five jewelry finds on my style radar this week: