Fashionistas know that no outfit is complete without the perfect pairing of jewelry, bags, belts, and other fun accessories. Thousands of online retailers have launched in recent years and are offering specialty products that appeal to varying styles. More importantly, these boutiques provide a uniqueness that can’t be served up at the local mall. We’ve narrowed it down to five established and emerging boutiques that are sure to appeal to all you fashion accessory lovers out there.
Love, Always is more than just an online jewelry boutique offering the latest bling. Beyond the rose gold, spikes, and neon jewelry, peak inside the purse of the boutique’s founder, Stephanie Diaz, and get inspired by her fashion finds. The boutique’s mission is to spread love, not hate, by “helping girls and women challenge their inner beauty and strength to become the best self they can possibly be.” According to the Web site, each month, a portion of profits is donated to a different anti-bullying organization.
Arm candy glam sets, trendy clutches and stylish jewelry is what you’ll find at Pink Accessories. The line’s mission is to “accentuate your style by providing high quality innovative accessory designs that fit your every day and night life.” The extensive line also aims to offer unique products that can’t be found at the mall, but that are similar to pieces worn by celebrities and as seen in top fashion magazines. Put the finishing touch on any outfit and transform from “rock to pop.”
Lauched in July 2012, Pynk Pear is a fashion mecca for unique, classic and chic jewelry finds. The online boutique offers products suitable for accompanying everyday wear and evening wear. Pynk Pear’s founder, Jennifer Čulić, hopes to inspire those in fashion, and in life, to go for bold moves and supersized statements to make things more interesting and fun. In 2013, the line will focus on expansion by offering clothing and many other exciting new products. “Don’t be afraid to look different,” says Čulić. “Your best investment is on yourself!”
Stella & Dot
This online jewelry retailer, founded by Jessica Herrin, is much more than a style haven for fashionistas. Beyond a wide assortment of exclusive jewelry, bags, wallets and scarves, the site is a social selling company that let’s woman launch their own fashion lines. Become a stylist from the comforts of your own home by utilizing the site’s wide array of resources, sales tools, and incentives. Anyone can become a stylist and host their own trunk show -- it's like having your very own jewelry company!
Sugar Bean Jewelry
You’ll find an abundance of “sweet” jewels at Sugar Bean Jewelry, which focuses on designs that are clean and fresh, use quality materials and excellent workmanship. Jen Boyer is the founder and designer and has been in biz for more than a decade. Her love of jewelry and extensive knowledge from being a buyer led her to developing a line where price, quality and wear ability were priorities. “Jewelry has always been an important part of our inventory -- it can make or break an outfit.”