There are so many ways to engage in retail therapy! Whether it be scrolling through pages of merchandise on-line any hour of the day or hitting the department stores and malls with endless options, shopping in today’s world has never been easier or more convenient. For me though, there is no more enjoyable way to shop then to walk into a boutique that is filled with unique items and one of a kind finds-a place where I can always count on walking out with something! That something could be a new top for date night, a fabulous smelling candle as a hostess gift, a last minute dress to add to my suitcase, an on-trend accessory to update an outfit or a special piece of jewelry that easily becomes your favorite go-to piece.
The place where I can do this all is Alixandra Collections. About to launch their tenth location in downtown Highland Park, Illinois, Alixandra’s has become the shopping boutique mecca for women today. With stores in Illinois, Arizona and California, the AC customer can always count on walking in to one of the locations and finding what they are looking for while receiving upbeat and personalized customer service. I would like to expand on that latter part a bit more! When you walk into one of the stores, the first thing you will notice is the signature scent of the Aloha Orchid candle burning.
Shortly after though, you will be welcomed and greeted by one of AC’s knowledgeable and friendly sales associates. Is there anything more frustrating than walking into a retail store and being ignored or having the feeling you should not be there? At AC, if you need assistance-you will have it! Want to be left on your own? You will be left to browse at your leisure. The sales associates are truly just as excited about what the store has to offer as you are and love helping you find or choose whatever you are searching for. If it is not available at the store you are shopping at, they do their best to find it at one of the other locations and will bring it in for you without a charge or commitment to buy. The level of customer service is superb and you always feel welcome at Alixandra Collections.
Alixandra Collections carries well known clothing and accessory brands like Hudson, Amanda Uprichard, Wildfox, Susana Monaco, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Viv & Ingrid and French Kande but the buying team spends a lot of times searching, selecting and filling the store with one of a kind finds, fresh lines and on point trends that are wearable and fun! The price points always seems to fit your need and you have countless options if you are looking for a $20 gift (gift wrapping is complimentary), fresh denim, a top under $50 to wear for the weekend or seeking something a little more special like a Chan Luu wrap bracelet or pair of Marcia Moran earrings to wear to an event. There is truly something for everyone and if you have not already, I hope you get the chance soon to visit one of the Alixanrda Collection locations.
If there is not one of the retail stores located near you, you will find a lot of the store’s great items on-line at shopalix.com
I have linked some of my favorite accessory items below that are available on the website!
1. Aloha Orchid candle-signature scent of the Alixandra Collection stores
2. Quay sunglasses-Made in Australia these retro sunglasses have 100% UV protection
3. Beach tote-The perfect size (and color of course!) to bring to the pool or beach
4. Julie Voss bangle-Pretty on its own or perfect to layer with other dainty bracelets
5. Navy scarf-wear it around the neck or around the waist as a sarong. I never travel without one!
6. Gold earrings-when nothing else seems to work, gold hoops are a great go-to
7. Sam Edelman platform-Obsessed!
8. Choker-the trend of the season (that I will also be bringing to the blog!)
9. P&G ring-geometric shapes are always an edgy accessory update
10. Sun Bum suntan lotion-my kids will wear nothing else because it smells so good (and offers great sun protection)!
For those of you who are in the Chicagoland area, I hope you can join me as Never Without Navy and Alixandra Collections partner to launch our newest store this Thursday night from 5-8 at 1850 2nd Street in downtown Highland Park. We would love to see you there!