Antwerp: the goods (or, what i bought)
As a pro shopper, of course I enjoyed my birthday weekend in Antwerp. So here is the final installment in my Antwerp series: the jewels.
First, I stopped at Manuel, where I found TONS of pieces I liked, including some by Carlo Zini – those were a bit out of my price range, but I found these fun little danglers by a French designer:
I also found these stunners by American brand Extasia. They look almost exactly like a pair I got a few years ago in Marrakech except for the figure carved into the glass!
Coincidentally, I got an email from Vivre.com (one of my favorite shopping sites in the US) featuring cameo bracelets. Reminded me of my lovely new earrings…
And this cool pair from the 1970s I got at a vintage store specializing in all things Art Deco.
And finally, I found this stunning necklace in a Chinese import shop. I really hesitated before buying it because on the one hand, I think it’s sacrilige to buy something so specific to a particular culture in another part of the world. On the other hand, I’ve always wanted an vintage (antique?) Central Asian ceremonial necklace and they’re not easy to come by – so why not get it when & where you see it? So I did!
And that concludes the shopping that I did in Antwerp (except for chocolates, of course!). I would have loved some Dries duds, but I’ll have to wait until they go on sale this winter, I guess.
Alors, à la prochaine,
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