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If you’re still searching for the perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s Day, she’ll love these handmade wallets by Cleobella. Each style is hand crafted in Bali, Indonesia and individually designed, hand dyed and embellished. All the styles are detailed with hand tooling, and this attention to detail is what makes them so special! The Mexicana clutch comes in an array of brightly painted colors to fit any woman’s style.

Cleobella Mexicana Painted Clutch - $161 at

pastel-metallic-grace-design-clutches-thumb.jpgGrace Design’s Etsy shop, by Toronto designer Alison Gledhill, features a chic collection of mixed material bags and beautiful printed scarves that won’t break the bank at price points under $100. We especially love the pastel suede and metallic leather combo clutches ($68) - perfect for spring nights out.  


raven-lily-april-2013-thumb.jpgEarth Day may have passed, but we’re still keeping sustainability on our minds as we shop for spring clothing (and Mother’s Day gifts!). 

Raven + Lily is one of the green brands we respect most. In addition to using eco-friendly and upcycled resources, Raven + Lily utilizes materials that are indigenous to the regions they produce in. This provides sustainable income and other vital resources to women within those regions. The latest collection features styles made in Ethiopia, where Raven + Lily’s partnerships employ women and provide HIV care and educational opportunities, and Cambodia, where Raven + Lily’s proceeds help fund healthcare and literacy programs for women and children.



Shop Bevel is a jewelry start up that brings emerging jewelry designers from all over the world right to your computer screen - all for under $100. Featured designers are chosen via contests where they submit their designs and customers vote for their favorites. Shop Bevel selects the winners, and then produces, sells and markets their pieces (designers receive royalties per piece sold). Right now there are plenty of unique statement jewels available at Shop Bevel, at prices that won’t break the bank! Visit to vote and shop for yourself. 



If you’re searching for that must-have, worth-the-splurge pair of statement heels for spring, search no more — we found them. The Schutz “Irma” heel is everything we ever wanted in a shoe: a chic ankle strap and pointed toe to keep things sophisticated, with a sexy cut and silhouette. And the eye-catching combination of color-blocked shades of blue is almost irresistible. 

Schutz “Irma” Heel - $185 at Collective Habit

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