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As the high-temp days become fewer and further between, that means fall is right around the corner. We’re super excited about the change of seasons … and all of the FINDS we’ve spotted in the South’s best stores. Take a look at what we’ve found.

FASHION & ACCESSORIES

Fashion that gives back

Show your fashion prowess while supporting a very important cause! Our Be Kind Do Good necklace is a dainty addition to your jewelry collection, sure. But even better is that all purchase proceeds from the exclusive BKDG necklaces are being donated to the Houston Flood Relief Fund. Be Kind Do Good? Absolutely! Find it for $54 at SB Shop.

BKDG necklace, $54, at SB Shop

Be Kind Do Good necklace, $54, at SB Shop

Cross-body bag

Embrace the warm colors and rich textures of fall with this stunner from River Mint Finery. The Smile cross-body oiled saddle bag features a half-moon shape and adjustable strap making it highly customizable to the lucky person who gets to wear it! Surprisingly roomy, the Smile features two zipper-closure accordion compartments for stashing all your on-the-go needs. Find it at rivermintfinery.com for $125.

Cross-body bag, $125, at River Mint Finery

Cross-body bag, $125, at River Mint Finery | Image: River Mint Finery

True Grit fleece pullover 

Prepare for the colder temperatures with a True Grit fleece pullover from Water + Oak Outdoor Co. for $135. Just looking at a picture of the fleece pullover makes us feel cozy. The contrast collar adds an extra element of style to the pullover, which is made with 100% polyester fleece and comes in a variety of colors including aqua (pictured below), charcoal, spice and tribal brown.

Stay warm this fall in a True Grit fleece pullover from Water + Oak Outdoor Co.

Stay warm this fall in a True Grit fleece pullover from Water + Oak Outdoor Co. for $135.

Dueling pearl cuff

Refresh your jewelry box for fall by adding this beautiful dueling pearl cuff by Carden Avenue. At each end of the 14-karat gold-filled or sterling silver cuff you’ll see a small and a large mink, peacock or white freshwater pearl — and the juxtaposition of size makes quite the impact! Available exclusively at SB Shop, the sterling silver bracelet is $78, and the gold-filled is $88.

Dueling pearl cuff by Carden Avenue, $78 or $88, at SB Shop

Dueling pearl cuff by Carden Avenue, $78 or $88, at SB Shop

Mod for You Dress

Cash in on the bell sleeve trend with this fun number from Vestique, with seven Southern locations. The ruffled-sleeve woven dress features a keyhole back and goes perfectly with a swank pair of booties. Find it for $48 at any of the Vestique locations in Charlotte, Morrisville, Raleigh and Durham, NC, or Greenville, Columbia or Charleston, SC, or online at vestique.com.

Mod for You Dress, $48, at Vestique | Image: Vestique

Bow tie

Charlotte-based R. Hanauer is a name that is synonymous with style, which is why it’s no surprise their new fall line-up of fashionable bow ties should be on every man’s must-buy list. We’re particularly fond of this black lab bow tie, which is debuting in the Fall 2017 collection. Pick up this beauty for $65 (or shop the complete collection) at bowties.com.

R. Hanauer lab bow tie, $65, at bowties.com

Antique tan ankle boots

Fall’s arrival means it’s finally socially acceptable (and cool enough) to pair boots with any outfit – especially short boots. Whether it’s with a midi skirt, a pair of jeans or a dress with tights, these tan ankle boots from Lucchese are a go-to accompaniment. Add a hint of Western flare and wear these all season long for $395.

See our favorite FINDS for September. Get out and shop local!

Antique tan ankle boots, $395, at Lucchese

FOR THE HOME

Hydrangea tile

For Raleigh artist Marina Bosetti, tile work is an art form, and her one-of-a-kind pieces showcase her unique talent. The scenes she creates feature nature in all its beauty — whether it be flora or fauna. While each of her pieces is magnificent, we fell in love with this one, called “Hydrangea II,” which celebrates this beautiful Southern plant in all its beauty. The framed artisan-craft 9.5-inch-by-9.5-inch tile is available for $168 at bosettiarttile.com or at Marina’s studio in Raleigh, NC.

"Hydrangea II" artisan tile, $168, at Bosetti Art Tile

“Hydrangea II” artisan tile, $168, at Bosetti Art Tile | Image Bosettie Art Tile

Scented soy candles

Candles are an autumn essential in any household, and these soy ones from Hester & Cook not only smell lovely, but also look beautiful. Buy a few for your home for $10.50 to $22.50 to make sure each room smells and looks divine.

See our favorite FINDS for September. Get out and shop local!

Scented soy candles, $10.50 to $22.50, at Hester & Cook

Placemat

Want to set a perfectly Southern table? Use placemats! And we’re particularly fond of these “Ruffle” placemats from Alabama Chanin’s Home + Table line. The 100% organic cotton placemats feature cotton batting to ensure your furniture is protected from both hot and cold plates, while also providing the utmost style for any mealtime gathering. The placemats are $68 each at alabamachanin.com.

“Ruffle” placemat, $68, at alabamachanin.com | Image: Alabama Chanin

BOOKS

The Farmhouse Chef

Simple ingredients and delicious flavors come together in The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm by Jamie DeMent, owner of the award-winning Piedmont restaurant in Durham, NC. A beautiful collection of amazing photographs, touching family tales and delectable recipes inspired by the farm fresh ingredients grown on Jamie and her partner Richard Holcomb’s Coon Rock Farm make this part cookbook/part memoir. Find it for $35 at your local bookseller.

storieChild book

Capture a snapshot of your child to hold onto forever. storieChild creates custom storybooks that include your child’s interests, funny quotes, talents and more. When I Was (age) features fun illustrations and makes a great gift for your kiddo at the start of his or her school year or for any momentous occasion. Buy it online for $12.99.

See our favorite FINDS for September. Get out and shop local!

When I Was (age), $12.99, at storieChild

SUNDRY ITEMS

PCM gift card

Atlanta retail junkies, you’re in luck! Ponce City Market now offers a PCM gift card, which is designed for use property-wide, including at the Central Food Hall, PCM retail shops and the Skyline rooftop park. Purchase in denominations of $10 to $100 at the gift card kiosk located on the first floor of the Central Food Hall between West Elm and The Tap on Ponce, or purchase online and pick it up at the kiosk. 

Gift card, varying amounts, at Ponce City Market or poncecitymarket.com

The furriest fan

Football season isn’t just for the humans. If you love to bring your pup along to the tailgate, be sure to find doggy gear that shows your pride. For example, this Rebel-red dog bed would fit right in at The Grove! Find your team color for $74.99 at any Hollywood Feed location.

Dog bed, $74.99, at Hollywood Feed

Dog bed, $74.99, at Hollywood Feed

Embrace fall — and our favorite FINDS. Happy shopping!

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