Park Avenue in my hometown is one of my favorite places to meet up with friends. It is a street complete of adorable shops, delicious restaurants, and a beautiful park. Generally, I end up window shopping because many of the stores are a bit expensive. When I saw a new jewelry store was coming, I figured there is no way I will be buying anything from there…boy, was I wrong!
This new store was Alex and Ani, they have a wide selection of bangle bracelets. It is my new go-to place for presents. They have a bangle for everyone! Initials, charms, meaningful symbols and so much more. Each bangle is priced about $28 (others are a bit more expensive), but they offer 10% off for students! Also, each month they have a bangle of the month and the deal is $5 off.
Many of the bangles represent a certain charity and help raise money through purchases! (Picture via Alex and Ani website)
It is safe to say I have done quite a bit of shopping in this store! Another downfall to Park Ave is the shop owners tend to be a little stuck up and snooty, but not at Alex and Ani. Everyone who works in there is friendly and willing to help you out. I remember the first time I went in, my friend Amanda was dog sitting and had the dog with her so she was waiting outside. When the workers saw this they immediately invited her inside and even got to dog a bowl of water!!
Inside the Winter Park Store, each of these symbols can be purchased on a bangle (picture via Alex and Ani Winter Park Facebook Page)
The bangles are a little more pricey than I would usually spend, but shopping in a place where people are polite and friendly definitely makes me more willing to shop! I currently have TWO Alex and Ani bracelets, and I love them. I have the sea horse (a gift from my brothers) and the mermaid (a gift to myself!) Both pictured in the image at the top!
Do you have any Alex and Ani bangles?? Check out their website to see all the unique options they offer.