C. MADELEINE’S. miami

C. MADELEINE’S. miami

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C. Madeleines is a luxury vintage consignment shop in North Miami, and is my heaven!  They have all of the tools to let your inner drag queen loose, and boy did I.  I love eccentric clothes and accessories…to me, the bigger, the better!  Needless to say, I tried on feathers and fur galore…I don’t usually post photos of myself on this blog, but these pieces come to life on a body, and I was happy to oblige.  😉

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GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II. milano

GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II. milano

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Milano knows shopping, and does it in style.

LA SURTIDORA DEL CENTRO. puerto vallarta, mexico

LA SURTIDORA DEL CENTRO. puerto vallarta, mexico

LS shop outside

 

LS embroidered tops
Various Mexican hand embroidered & woven tops.
LS Vignette
Otomi embroidered pillows & woven bags

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A wonderfully friendly saleswoman displaying one of my favorite Otomi embroidered textile for a photo op.
Handkerchiefs & Doilies
Embroidered handkerchiefs & doilies!

 

I happened across this shop when walking near my hotel, and what a find!  These are the kinds of shops I really cherish…full of traditional handmade products, items of days gone by.  It does not have the ambience of the boutiques I highlighted in Sayulita, but there are little treasures to be found nonetheless. Also, I love to feel like I am discovering something special, it’s the hunter in me.  🙂  I bought a dress, handkerchief, and some small embroidered gifts…definitely could have bought more!

 

LA SURTIDORA DEL CENTRO: Morelos 256, colonio centro
puerto vallarta, mexico.  phone: 222-1439

EVOKE THE SPIRIT. sayulita, mexico

EVOKE THE SPIRIT. sayulita, mexico

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ETS ropes detail

 

Last but not least, my favorite shop in Sayulita…Evoke the Spirit!  A space so beautiful it looks more like a gallery than a shop, with beautifully designed & made products to match.  And if you visit the shop, please be sure to say hi to Santos, the Huichol yarn painter in residence.

A very special thank you to Evoke the Spirit’s owner & designer Brittney Borjeson, who was so welcoming and helpful during my trip!  You can see more about Brittney and her shop in Domino magazine!

EVOKE THE SPIRIT: 12A Jose Mariscal, Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

ARTEFAKTO. sayulita, mexico

ARTEFAKTO. sayulita, mexico

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A beautifully curated shop selling textiles, clothing, home goods and more.

ARTEFACKTO: avenida revolucion #40-C, sayulita, nayarit mexico 63734

ORIGENES: DAVID LUNA. sayulita, mexico

ORIGENES: DAVID LUNA. sayulita, mexico

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If you appreciate tooled leather like one of my best friends, Taylor, does, this shop is for you.  I fell in love with a couple of things here…may have to send them an email soon!

ORIGENES: calle martin s/n entre navarrete y malecon, centro sayulita, mexico.  +52 13315443282. pepekabande@gmail.com

STONE JEWELRY MARKET. guangzhou

STONE JEWELRY MARKET. guangzhou

The sheer amount of product in this market is overwhelming & awesome!!! Shells, beads, pearls, coral, stone…the options were great, and the colors…I was on color OVERLOAD!

I spent so much time mixing colors, wanting to buy it all! I spent 4 hours on only one floor of this 4 floor building…yes, you read that right.