We searched high and low to find the best places in town for handmade accessories. What we discovered is that Orange County plays hosts to a few notable mentions; here are the best of them.
SEED People's Market
2937 Bristol St., Suite C101
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
So you're finally making the switch from big name brand accessories to more carefully curated artisan pieces but you don't know where to get the goods. To ease any confusion you may have, head on down to SEED People's Market, a marketplace located in Costa Mesa that has every local jewelry designer high on its radar. The popular spot is a one-of-a kind destination in Costa Mesa highly known for its sustainable products that include recycled and green items. In the shop you'll find a mixed bag of things including clothing, handmade accessories and other fine crafts. From stylish handmade clutches to captivating handmade jewelry, each item you'll discover is worth the trip.
290 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Based in Laguna Beach, this unique boutique offers a number of handmade accessories including hats, jewelry, purses, scarves and more. The women's selection includes a variety of unique pieces and handcrafted designs as well. To add some spice to your wardrobe, consider a handmade statement necklace, or for a subtle yet profound addition, try on an original creation such as a personalized ring. In addition to jewelry, Duet also carries a few other accessories such has handbags, hair accessories and wraps.
7777 Edinger Ave., Suite 160
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
With the presence of stunning handmade styles and the feel of a raw deal kind of marketplace, Oz Accessories rivals big name merchants in quality and affordability. Located in Huntington Beach, you won't be taken aback to see a high volume of shoppers on any given day. Oz Accessories is Huntington Beach's domain for handmade accessories. Oz Accessories offers hair accessories in popular styles such as brooches, bags, cases and plenty more.
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Oh, Hello Friend
122 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 103
Fullerton, CA 92832
Be prepared to be amazed by the generous offering of handmade accessories at this Fullerton stop. Oh, Hello Friend carries a variety of homegrown contemporary designs including novelty totes, dainty rings, earrings and necklaces and a few other DIY items. Adding to its allure are the vast number of handmade decor items and stationary sets which you can pack along with your handmade accessories when you decide to shop at this preferred spot.
The Passionate Collector
Newport Coast Shopping Center
21115 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Offering a unique and stellar collection of handmade pieces and accessories including necklaces, pendants, rings, bracelets and more, The Passionate Collector covers a wide-range of styles and prices. With a focus on quality and style, store offers collections from top designers such as Karine Sultan, Treisi, Monserat De Lucca, Chanour, Alexis Bittar, Zac Posen, Rowallan, Paige Novak, Padron Watch Company, Nunu Designs and many others. Also on display are eco-friendly handmade jewelry with the most intricate details perfect for using as a statement piece this season. Be on the lookout for the gorgeous crocheted moon necklaces, Matisse bracelets and wood and resin leaf stretch bracelets.
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