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Accessorize with manna from heaven (aka Ped) - Review by Chloe B | Ped


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Accessorize with manna from heaven (aka Ped) 3/9/2006

The shoes, bags, and jewelry at Ped are heaven-sent. This is where you go when you want to get special accent pieces that will make an otherwise plain outfit interesting. You'll pay through the nose for the privilege, though, unless you get lucky and find just the thing on their 50% sale rack. If you wear a 7, 8, or 9 and are at least mildly daring with fashion, you'll find some fun hold-outs on the sale rack. Even if you're just browsing, the salespeople are nice and happy to help you try things on. There's not the hoidy-toidiness I'd expect from this kind of boutique. That makes them a winner in my book regardless of their designer prices. I love that they display their handbags along the walls. It makes them easy to see. The prices on the bags are not as well displayed, but that's okay because you'd probably never pick one up to try on if you saw them. I try to forget that I can't afford the bags so I can lose myself in stroking the buttery leather or testing out how a bright yellow or funky purple bag looks with my outfit. They carry shoes that you'd never see in a department store. When no one else was carrying peep toe heels, they had a bunch to choose from. In the past year, they seem to have had a steady rotation of wedge heels (especially espadrilles), Mary Janes, t-straps, and boots. They carry far more women's shoes than men's; their men's selection only takes up two or three shelves. Ped also carries jewelry by local designer Jamie Joseph, who has been hyped in all the local magazines as well as Sunset. Her pieces are both delicate and daring at the same time. Think really girly colors (mint green and pearlescent shell) and delicate details put into action using chunky stones. Needless to say, I lust after this jewelry... and everything else in this store. more
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