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Unless you're ready to drop a couple grand on a new Louis Vuitton dress or Loewe bag, the Design District's shopping options are slim for you. But on the off chance you've got $100 in your pocket and an unfulfilled need for cool Aussie labels and a locally made stacked rings, then it's time you got to know Earthy Chic Boutique.
Founded by two best friends, Eileen Perez-Carrion and Priscilla Reyes, Earthy Chic began as their own side jewelry project, a chance for them to work together and create a project that was attractive, affordable, and altruistic (a portion of their profits go to several charities). The jewels range from $32 for a simple midi ring all the way to over $300 for 14K gold and diamonds studs (but the grand bulk of their jewelry is under $100). The jewelry is simple and ready to be stacked and layered, whether you're in the market for ear cuffs, rings, simple necklaces with geometric motifs, or beaded bracelets.
After running their business online for five years, the two friends decided to open up their own brick and mortar in a light-filled corner space on NE 2nd Ave, just a few steps away from Mandolin Aegean Bistro. But instead of just opening a small jewelry shop, they settled on filling the space with clothing and accessories from cool Aussie labels like Style Stalker, Line & Dot, Quay, and Jet Set Diaries, not to mention a few local labels you should get to know, like the uber feminine Muche et Muchette, bold bikinis from Pintarena Swim, graphic tees by Big Bold Fierce, and custom leather products by Cuffed Design.
Everything in the store is under $200 (save for some of Earthy Chic Boutique's fine jewelry) and the aesthetic here is feminine and laid-back, perfect for slightly dressed-up Sundays and lazy beach days. The store's open until 8pm, so head there before the weekend hits for your last minute outfit fix.