Last week I paid a visit to the newest kid on Newark’s block: Alex and Ani. I had only heard of the eco-friendly brand while I was interning at a boutique in Philly last summer, so I was excited to hear it would be making its debut in Delaware. Alex and Ani is based in Rhode Island and was started by Carolyn Rafaelian. The brand promotes individuality and positive energy through its American-made jewelry. They’re best known for their adorable charm bangles that you can buy individually or in sets. They have tons of charms to choose from so you can mix and match to create your own personal arm party. I’m loving the spike bangles right now!
Alex and Ani also aims to spread its positive energy not only to its customers, but to communities and organizations as well. Through its Charity By Design line, a portion of each sale is donated to charity. You can even host private shopping parties for your non-profit or organization and Alex and Ani will donate 15% of the total sales made at the party. Gotta love accessories that give back! The Newark location is located at 50 East Main St, in between Switch and Twist Boutique. For store hours and more info visit their Facebook page.