Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Lara Melchior Jewelry Collection @ & Other Stories

I am head over heels in love with this simple but beautiful costume jewelry collection by French designer Lara Melchior at & Other Stories. I visited yesterday (when I finally felt like I had enough strength to manage a lunchtime excursion to Oxford Street - and trust me, that takes a lot of strength; both mental and physical) and was completely enchanted by the delicate honeycomb ring (shown above) and also the gorgeous ginko bracelet. And at very affordable price points (the rings are around £29 and the bracelet is £65, for example), it's the first line of jewelry I've seen on the high street that has gotten me really excited.

I feel like there are so many other "options" in the US than there are in the UK when it comes to accessories shopping: we boast a good selection of high-end but independent designers and affordable, cheap thrills at places like Target and Forever 21. I often feel frustrated that I can't find the same here in London. It's heartening to know that these sorts of limited edition, short-term collaborations are popping up with increasing frequency in standalone stores.

Hint: these also make a terrific present for Valentine's Day ... if you're so inclined! 



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