Bangles and Baubles Beckon on Bowen’s

October 5, 2009 at 11:40 am 2 comments

One of the newest additions on Newport’s shopping scene is Alex and Ani, a hip jewelry store featuring precious metal pieces at every price point.

Owner and designer Carolyn Rafaelian, who named the shop after her first two daughters, takes an eco-friendly approach, ensuring each piece is manufactured in the U.S. and often re-uses and recycles exiting elements to craft fashionable, affordable designs. “Every design is created to reflect the inner beauty of all who wear an Alex and Ani piece,” is a part of Rafaelian’s philosophy. The innovative “expandable element” is the cornerstone of Alex and Ani designs. In lieu of a traditional clasp, wire bracelets, rings, expandable chain necklaces and hoop earrings include a sliding mechanism, making each piece adjustable and able to be customized to fit. Many of the pendants, bracelets and more feature delicate designs from inspiring spiritual symbols like crosses, cherubs and ankhs to more lighthearted ones including hearts, animals, fleur-de-lis and zodiac signs. They’re alluring and intriguing, and have been noticed in the pages of Marie Claire, Lucky, In Style, Glamour and Nylon magazines.

The addition of Alex and Ani to Bowen’s Wharf is a welcome one, nestled among the clothing, beauty and artisan shops in addition to an array of eateries. Stop in to find the piece that best suits your unique taste!

Alex and Ani, 1 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, (401) 849-3002, http://www.alexandani.com

About these ads

Entry filed under: Fashion, Shopping. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Scallops, Stuffies and Scarecrows, Oh My! Be a Philanthropic Fashionista

2 Comments Add your own

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Embracing the lifestyle--the look, the flavor, the style--of Newport, Rhode Island!

Share this blog

Bookmark and Share

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Newport Style

Feeds


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 203 other followers