Delicate pendant necklaces are jewelry staples here at Shoppist HQ. Editor Emily wears a “J” for her husband, while I can’t leave the house with my gold sign-language “M.” Understated and unobtrusive, toss-on-with-anything pendants have garnered staple status for a reason. That’s why we were psyched to learn that one of our favorite Philly designers and illustrators Melissa Noucas (see her 6 Questions installment here!) has rolled out a collection of necklaces. The collection includes three necklaces in shades of gold and rose gold and come ready-to-wear on 24-inch chains. We can’t think of a chicer everyday accessory. Click here for shopping deets.
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Pile it on and dream of summer.
When you think of sample sales, you think of frenzied crowds, rabid women fighting to the death over the last size 7 pair of Jimmy Choos, stripping down in the middle of a crowded room and praying that you’ll fit into that Saint Laurent jacket. Avoid this mess but still reap all the benefits with online sample sales—the more shopper-friendly way to score cool stuff at bargain-basement prices.
The one to shop now is Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer, a collection of spring/summer-perfect accessories crafted of bright industrial rope and metals. (You might recognize the name from its collaborations with J.Crew and Mara Hoffman).
See what to buy here.
Inspiration! | Images via Honestly WTF, Catbird NYC.
For a very long time, everyone talked about the great arm stack: piles of clanking bangles, all shapes and sizes, lined up on wrists like a kid’s colorful ring-stacking toy. By now, we’ve all mastered this, and every woman I know wears some sort of bracelet stack (though most I’ve seen lack the thoughtful mix of a set curated over decades; a matching — or artfully mismatching — set from H&M or J.Crew does not a stack make).
In any case, with bare wrists making a comeback (even the Man Repeller herself—coiner of the now-tired term “arm party”—has left her wrists naked of late!), we now have a new appendage that we must make a living jewelry display of: Enter the Ring Stack.
Pics and inspiration ahead!
Kale is a divisive leafy vegetable. Our very own health and fitness editor, Emily Leaman—who subsists on GOOP-ish levels of nutritious stuff—admitted that she hated it over on Be Well Philly, an admission that’s akin to a fashion editor proclaiming she hates Céline.
What’s probably also divisive: this fancypants ‘kale’ necklace. It’s by Khai Khai, a New York-based line from Haim Medine (yep, same Medine as Leandra; he’s the Man Repeller’s brother).
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Photo by Dom Savini.
This season, Philly’s most au courant shoppers will be abandoning jewelry’s typical splash — glitzy diamonds, spiky crystals, gemstones the size of gumballs — for a far more modern look. The game-changer: Bela Shehu’s “Emily” necklace, the standout piece of the designer’s just-launched accessory collection. The brushed-brass plate, hand-forged by a local artist, is a study in both stark minimalism (it’s strung on a thick utilitarian cord with an unfussy magnetic closure) and over-the-top maximalism (it’s about the size of a small saucer). Consider it the new look of luxury.
Get the backstory and price here.
Photograph by Dom Savini.
The chicest way to cuff up this season is with Karen Moustafellos’s architecturally inspired bangles. The linear, blueprint-esque quality isn’t a coincidence: She began her Philly-based jewelry line, EnA Fine Jewelry, with her husband after a career as an architect. With their finely cut etchings (pinpricked, of course, with diamonds and gemstones), these bracelets evoke many things: mechanical bits and bobbles, a gridlocked city street map, or — if you ask us — winter’s finest fabric, a cozy, nubby tartan.
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Jewelry designers are finally maximizing earring real estate with the advent of double-sided earrings. Rather than fastening your earring with clunky metal backs, or worse, the well-intentioned plastic variety, utilize both ends of the post with backs that create streamlined shapes or an unexpected profile. The best part? Most double-sided earrings give the illusion of being simple studs, so it’s a subtle way of adding some extra sparkle or hardware.
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Earlier this month, police say a man broke into a car in Queen Village and stole $14,500 worth of jewelry from the automobile.
Yes, $14,500 in jewelry. I can’t think of any section of the city — or any place on Earth — I’d feel comfortable leaving that much money in a car.
According to surveillance video released by police, the burglar broke into the car on two separate occasions, about five minutes apart. The second time, he removed a giant bag. The crime took place on the 800 block of S. Howard Street, between Queen and Christian.
Here’s the surveillance video:
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