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Best Places For Summer Accessories In The South Bay

June 18, 2013 5:00 AM

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The heat is turning on and summer is upon us, meaning fashion mavens across the Bay Area will be on the hunt for summer accessories. If you are one of the hunters, stop in your tracks and do not follow the crowd. Instead, take a break and browse the links below. Once you decide which location to head to, be prepared to stand apart from the crowd this season with unique accessories whether you want brand names, handmade pieces or European flair. Discover Louboutins, local jewelry, San Francisco starter shoe brand TOMS, local prices as well as a mix of Californian casual style with worldwide mixes. You will not find summer accessories like these in every boutique across the South Bay or within the city, so have fun and shop away.


It’s A Girl Thing
860 Willow St., Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 287-7288
www.itsagirlthinginc.com

Walking into this divine boutique feels like discovering a wonderland of treasures, fashion treasures that is. Every section of the boutique contains an individual accessory whether you are looking for handbags, sunglasses, jewelry, hats, scarves, shoes or wanting something a little more special than the mass-produced collections this season. Find vintage accessories at this consignment boutique where fashion comes back in all its glory. Super finds currently stocked include Chanel handbags, Louis Vuitton sunglasses, Christian Louboutin heels, as well as David Yurman jewelry. Come in ready to shop and leave with a summer collection to make any fashionista proud.

Therapy
347 E. Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 866-8999
www.shopattherapy.com

This family-owned store has it all when it comes to fashion accessories from hats, shoes, belts, scarves and handbags to home accessories. Shoppers will find quirky items alongside household brand names whether they need local handmade jewelry, BBDakota & Jack by BBDakota or the latest TOMS shoes. The staff at Therapy are amongst the best in the business, they not only know their stuff about fashion but they really do care about the customers leaving feeling happy and satisfied.

Kula Sweet
380 Main St.
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 383-5578
www.kulasweet.com

Kula Sweet gives customers a girly feeling as soon as they walk through the beautiful white framed doors, thanks in part to the white fairy lights decorating the boutique however more importantly to the feminine and ladylike accessories on offer for the summer. Find names such as Elegantly Waisted belts, Joy Jewelry, Taolei Jewelry, Lyv Jewelry and Tolani scarves. Kula Sweet also offers personal shopping advisors, closet clean outs/revamps and wish list services. The latter allows customers to write down which items in the boutique they like for loved ones to see… much easier than hints.

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Black Cat Hats
59 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 354-1910
www.blackcathats.com

Do not let the name fool you as Black Cat Hats stocks more than just hats. Customers will find scarves, handbags, as well as jewelry and some of the best hats in the industry. Find some of the chicest summer hats including Tommy Bahama, Stetson, Sun Day Afternoons and Kangol. “A hat for every occasion” is truly what customers will find here whether you are heading to the beach, strolling in the city parks, hiking the many trails in the South Bay or relaxing by the pool. A small speciality store with extremely friendly staff awaits you when you come in, so be prepared to become a hat girl as well as be surprised by affordable jewelry and handbags.

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Oz Boutique
203 Main St.
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 941-1414
www.facebook.com/Oz-Boutique

If fashionistas want something more unique, colorful and less department store yet on trend, they need to head to this small friendly boutique. Oz Boutique stocks mostly European brands of accessories such as scarves, belts and handbags. From the outside, customers may be mistaken and walk past thinking the inside contains pieces their parents want, however once inside, customers will find everything the chicest girl about town would need for summer. Be warned, you may leave with more shopping bags than you first expected.

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Parmeeta Ghoman is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. She specializes in shopping and style. Find some of her work on Examiner.com.

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