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Local Love

screen-shot-2018-06-05-at-3-24-02-pmSouthern Indiana has no shortage of locally-owned businesses, and shopping at them can benefit our community as a whole. Spending money at an independent business versus a big box retailer means more cash in our local economy. And there are several environmental benefits too. Local shop owners are more likely to reuse materials and contribute far less to industrial pollution than corporations do. Plus – and this may be the best benefit of all – when you shop local, you’re supporting your neighbors, which feels really good.


TIP: IF YOU CAN MAKE IT A MONTH WITHOUT ADDING TO YOUR SUMMER WARDROBE, SALE STOCK FOR WARM WEATHER APPAREL FULLY BEGINS IN JULY, THOUGH IF YOU WAIT UNTIL AUGUST, YOU’LL FIND STEEP DISCOUNTS AT YOUR FAVORITE CLOTHING BOUTIQUES.

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Accessories for Everyone

MUST HAVE ACCESSORIES FROM THE AREA’S HOTTEST BOUTIQUES WILL ADD THAT EXTRA WOW TO ANY OUTFIT. WHETHER IT’S PLAYFUL, BOLD, CLASSIC OR NECESSARY, THE RIGHT ACCESSORY CAN TURN ANYTHING INTO A STATEMENT.

PHOTOS & STORY BY JD DOTSON

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The hottest trend is the big initial hanging around your neck and Strandz and Threadz has them in silver for $8.  screen-shot-2018-01-31-at-4-14-24-pm

Bow ties are in for him and her. Take your suit to the next level wearing a leather bow tie with adjustable strap for $25.

STRANDZ AND THREADZ

322 Vincennes St. | New Albany 812.945.5480 | stranzandthreadz.com


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Cadella’s Blessing Bracelets are the perfect way to commemorate the blessings in your life. Start with a handcrafted wire and gemstone bracelet, then upload a picture online. Your personalized tile is crafted then shipped and ready to be added. The bracelet is $40 in the store then $15 per tile online.

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Everything about this necklace screams at me, from the popping bright colors of the tassel to the sheer size and length. Statements get you noticed and there is no ignoring this wood bead and fabric necklace for $29.

SAPPHIRE ON SPRING BOUTIQUE

326 Spring St. | Jeffersonville 812.920.0017 facebook.com/sapphireonspring/ 


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Currently wearing the silver fox (for obvious reasons), this Animal Farm trucker hat by Goorin Bros. comes in a zoo of styles fitting your mood or demeanor. All manner of beast embroidered on an adjustable hat for $30.

The boutonniere that won’t wilt will add a touch of flair to the lapel of any jacket. This fabric lapel pin comes in a variety of colors and styles for $10.

HIM GENTLEMAN’S BOUTIQUE

314 Pearl St. | New Albany812.595.7752 | himgb.com


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Upcycled from vintage jewelry and given new life as hair pins, barrettes and headbands, the mini works of art by local Elaine Crowder will add a touch of elegance to your outfit. The pieces range in price from $9.99-$21.99.

Statement pieces abound at Mariposa and the unusual textures and shape of these cuffs caught my eye. They can be worn with anything from casual to formal and range in price from $9.99-$12.99.

MARIPOSA CONSIGNMENTS

222 Pearl St. #102 | New Albany 812.725.8508facebook.com/MariposaConsignments/


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The modernized version of the classic cat eye in rose gold metallic and white sunglasses make me long for summer. Warm weather is just around the corner with these $15.99 specs.

The magical unicorn clutch really needs no description other than magical and unicorn. The iridescent coat, zipper pouch and wristlet handle will make all your dreams come true for $39.99.

COLOKIAL

219 Pearl St. | New Albany812.725.1321 | colokial.com