Fall is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to get our hands on new fashions, seasonal accessories, fresh home decor and other fun SB FINDS. Take a look at our favorite picks from some of the best boutiques around the South. And if you aren’t near any of these cities, each of these stores has an online shopping component. Here’s to a fabulous fall season!
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
Plush jacket and on-trend accessories
From Lansky 126 in Memphis, TN, a plush Dylan jacket, $215, and a hat from the San Diego Hat Company, $38, are ideal for the first chilly football game. And don’t forget this year’s popular, beaded, tassel necklace! This one is a Johnny Loves June necklace, $95. Not near Memphis? Order online at lanskybros.com.
Twine & Twig necklaces
Using all-natural horsehair, deer antlers and other ecofriendly materials, the North Carolina sisters behind Twine & Twig jewelry hand craft these beautiful, rustic necklaces. Find these at Stella Blu in Birmingham, AL, ranging from $78 to $128, or online at twineandtwigstyle.com.
These necklaces found at Collections in Westport Village in Louisville, KY, tell everyone that home is where your heart is. Handcrafted, each celebrates the city with nods to “502,” the downtown skyline and the Louisville name. These start at $44 at Collections in Westport Village or online at collectionscloset.com.
Ceri Hoover clutches
In leather, snakeskin and cheetah, these clutches add an edgy finish to any ensemble. Nashville, TN-based designer Ceri Hoover’s artisan handbags are known for their high-quality premium leather and chic utilitarian design, and these are no exception. Find them at elle in Birmingham, AL, starting at $185, or shop online at cerihoover.com.
We love the Marci suede fringe bootie by Howstie for its more subtle fringe that is still playful and fun. Throw these on with a pair of jeans, longer tunic-style top and a vest, and you’ll be ready to take fall (and fall fashion) by storm! Available at Calypso St. Barth in Nashville, TN, for $325, or shop online at calypsostbarth.com.
Handbags and wallets
At Oak Hall in Memphis, TN, these Rag & Bone leather accessories represent the acclaim for bright colors this fall: red handbag, $475; wallet, $325; card holder, $125. Stop by the store, or order online at oakhall.com.
Now this is much more than just a plain polar fleece. It’s the fuzziest, warmest fleece we have ever found. The Shirt Shop in Louisville, KY, sells out of these quickly before winter comes, so we want you to be prepared. They retail for $135 and come in a variety of colors. No plans to be in Louisville? Shop online here.
Bridgman pottery is handmade in Memphis, TN, by Melissa Bridgman, and her work has a loyal following. Collect her plates, bud vases and one-of-a-kind tiny bowls. Her pieces sell out as fast as she gets them out of her kiln! If you’re in Memphis, find Bridgman pottery at me & mrs. jones for $8 to $75, or you can order from anywhere by visiting bridgmanpottery.com.
These bright and colorful Nipomo blankets are durable enough for picnics, game days and bonfires, but still soft enough to enjoy when snuggling on the couch or cuddling up in a chair. Each blanket comes rolled in neat straps that can easily attach to a bike or just provide a handle for carrying. Available at Cadeau in Nashville, TN, for $72, or shop Cadeau online at shopcadeaunashville.com.
These porcelain, sculptural vases, starting at $20, are available in complementary shapes and colors at the Garden District in Memphis, TN. They are ideal to show alone or in a group, with or without floral arrangements. The Garden District is busy filling the store with items for fall, but this eye-catching collection from their end-of-summer display has infinite possibilities for any season. Stop by next time you’re in Memphis, or order online anytime at gardendistrictmemphis.com.
Pedal without breaking a sweat with these bicycle glasses. There are lots of colors and two sizes available in these creative vessels. Pints are $11 and double old-fashioned glasses are $12 at Work the Metal in Louisville, KY, or online at workthemetal.com.
Wine bottle/growler holders
This weather is begging us to go on a bike ride, and Pedal Chic makes it easy to do so in style. These leather, hands-free, wine and growler carriers make it simple and stylish to pack your beverage of choice as you head to a picnic, friend’s house or home from the wine store. While we do not recommend drinking and biking, we do suggest buying these items for any bike lovers in your life. These are $40 at Pedal Chic in Nashville, TN, or shop Pedal Chic online at pedalchic.com.
Give Me 5
Master the smoky eye with this convenient kit by Terry. With an eye primer, eye shadow stick, liner, eyebrow pencil and how-to guide, this kit will have you looking your best at any fall event. These highly rated items are all held in a fun, geometric-print clutch that doubles as a makeup bag and small purse. Each of these items is sold individually at Private Edition in Nashville, TN, but purchasing the kit for $159 gives you the most bang for your buck. Not in Music City? Check out Private Edition online at privateedition.com.
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