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5 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas They'll Love

Posted by Victoria Dolloff on

 

Here are five bridesmaid's gift ideas that are the perfect 'thank you' for your wedding party. Whether you are looking for something fun, something practical, or simply something you're sure they'll use again, we have you covered!

 

1. Carry-All Tote

A popular gift for bridesmaids are carry-all totes. They make the perfect present and are super useful on the day of the wedding. Stuff some sweet treats inside like chocolate, wine, lip gloss, flip flops (aka dancing shoes!), and a thank you note. Personalize the bags with a monogram of their name for a tote they can always treasure! 

 

 

2. Makeup Bags

Makeup bags are the perfect gift for your bridesmaids on your wedding day. Help them stay organized while they get ready! Great to pair with perfume, makeup, nail polish or any other cute accessories. Personalize them with your bridesmaids' monograms for an extra special gift!

 

  

3. Duffel

Whether it's traveling in for your bridal shower, flying off to your bachelorette, or checking in for the big day-- Bridesmaids are on-the-go for their brides! What better gift to thank them with than a stylish, functional duffel. With all of our great patterns and two sizes, a Quilted Koala duffel makes the perfect bridesmaid gift!

 

 

 

4. Jewelry + Jewelry Roll

Another popular gift for bridesmaids is personalized jewelry that they can wear on the wedding day. Pairing it with a jewelry roll is the perfect combination. Both gifts they can use on the day-of and enjoy after as well.

 

 

5. Heels in a custom box

With the bridesmaids dresses all picked out, now your girls need the perfect shoes for their wedding day outfit. A thoughtful gift is to treat your bridesmaids to some fabulous heels that will keep your wedding party coordinated and also make your bridesmaids happy! Who doesn't love shoes?!  Popping them in a gorgeous fabric box will make the gift all the more special. With a windowpane, you can personalize each box with your bridesmaid's names and they can treasure the boxes as a keepsake after. 

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The Best Luxury Shopping in London: Five Must See Stops

Posted by Stephanie Oppenheim on

Shopping (or at least window shopping!) for the best luxury goods in London has to include a visit to the Mayfair District. The two main streets are Old Bond and New Bond - where you will find all international luxury jewelry and fashion houses with a mix of local designers and art galleries.

 (Shoppers out on New Bond Street in London's Mayfair District.)

(1) Shoes are serious business here. Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Tod's, Bally - all have a presence. Prada is one of our favorites to visit. The shop is beautifully designed and the staff is both friendly and knowledgeable without being overly pushy.

(Serious dancing shoes from Prada, 16-18 Old Bond Street.)

Equally friendly and ever so comfortable, Tod's shoes are dreamy. We couldn't get over these adorable offerings for the extremely well-heeled toddlers.

 

(2) Flowers! I always love stopping and looking at the flower stall at the beginning of New Bond Street - even the flowers here seem more luxe than your average flower stand in New York.

 

(3) #statementnecklaces galore. A girl can dream. Every major jewelry house is here: Cartier, Harry Winston, Bulgari, Tiffany, De Beers - you get the idea. Window shopping at it's best!  Here's a little piece - just to wear out and about.

 (The original #statementnecklace from Cartier. We think we'd also need the earrings too!)

(4). UK Originals - Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Victoria Beckham, Burberry, Smythson of Bond Street - All of these English brands are now international but are fun to visit where they started.

(5) Arcades - There are several shopping arcades in London that are just really pretty to walk. Many filled with cashmere, chocolate, silver, jewelry and other fun to see little shops. 

(The Royal Arcade between 28 Bond Street and 12 Albemarle Street) is down the street  and around the corner from the larger Burlington Arcade.)

And of course, we brought all of our treasures home in our Quilted Koala Blissful Duffel!

 

Useful Links:

http://shop.quiltedkoala.com/

http://www.bondstreet.co.uk/

http://www.bondstreet.co.uk/shop/prada/

http://www.bondstreet.co.uk/shop/tods/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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