In the past few years, monogram and personalized jewelry have made a huge comeback. You see everyone wearing the large initial necklaces and the nameplates, almost everywhere you look. I remember my “Carrie” necklace from the 80’s (I think I still have it), and I’m glad I kept it! One of my favorite stores to find these fun pieces is Moon & Lola, a jewelry boutique featuring necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other high fashion items, all designed and produced in Apex, NC, a few towns over from Raleigh. There is also a flagship store in downtown Raleigh, and one in Charleston, SC. But of course, if you don’t live near to any of these locations, you can always visit their website to find numerous retailers that carry their items, nationwide, including Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. And by the way, their colorful monogrammed cuff links ended up on Oprah’s 72-item “Favorite Things” holiday list for 2014, read all about it, here.
Just having visited Raleigh a few weeks ago, I can tell you M&L is a place not to be missed. First, the store is gorgeous! When you walk in, you’re not sure where to look. So many cute, comfy, pink couches, and all of their displays are beautiful.
Also, the staff could not be friendlier. Each time I’ve visited the store I have always been greeted by very attentive, sweet, young ladies that really take the time to help you personalize just about any item they sell. Needless to say, we made a few purchases, and my daughter loved everything about this place, so I’m sure we will be returning on our future Raleigh visits. And if we don’t make it back soon…there’s always the website!
Moon & Lola
219 North Salem Street, Suite 100
208 South Wilmington Street
Many other retailers sell monogram jewelry as well, as it’s very much a trend right now, especially among the younger crowds. A few of my other favorite online monogram jewelry websites include:
Allison & Ivy
Three Hip Chicks
Max and Chloe
Do you like or own any monogram jewelry, and if you do, which are your favorite pieces?