Shop Around // Kendra Scott
If you’re not familiar with Kendra Scott jewelry, acquaint yourself immediately. I was initially introduced to the line via Thread, when we met with their marketing rep about hosting last month’s Sip ‘n Shop. I was honestly surprised at how much I liked some of their more contemporary designs and was really curious to see how it translated to retail.
Luckily, the store in the new Liberty Center is a treasure trove of colorful stones and gleaming metals. While the storefront itself is small, the selection is large enough to offer something for everyone: If poppy colors and geometric shapes are your jam, their classic Danielle earrings have you covered. If you’re into delicate chains and earthy drusy stones, they have that, too. Most styles come in several finishes, so whether you vibe with pretty rose gold or tough-chic gunmetal, there’s something that will suit you. I fell in love with a chic Opalite ring (it’s so hard to find non-ugly opal jewelry) and accidentally bought a cool rose gold hand bracelet that will look amazing if I ever get a manicure.
For a piece that really suits you, head straight to the Color Bar, a do-it-yourself design studio where you can choose from a jillion styles, metals, and stones to create custom jewelry. The sales associates guide you step-by-step through the creation process, and cool touchscreens–like something out of Minority Report–help you perfect your design digitally before it’s made right there in the store. Obviously, this is perfect for girls’ night out: you bond with your BFFs over a fun creative project, and everyone goes home with a pretty bauble. You can even call ahead for parties of four or more (they supply refreshments!) before hitting the Color Bar with your #squad.
Kendra Scott Liberty Center, 7560 Gibson Street, Suite E-128, www.kendrascott.com