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Shop Review: Lark in Chester, CT

Every time you walk in, one can sense the amazing positive energy. The folks who work here love what they do. The owner, Suzy, curates the shop’s selection with an eye for the unique, the precious, and the fun.

For such a quaint shop, Suzy has a delightful assortment of unique clothes, scarves, bags, hats, jewelry, as well as gifts. There is a beautiful display of stained glass for sale. Many local artists are featured along side free-trade global wares.

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Shop Review: The Willow Tree in Chester, CT

I don’t know what it is about this kooky, eclectic, gem box of a store other than I fell in love the first time my footfall crossed its threshold.

Every time I go in, I’m greeted with a smile from the friendly owner. I never know what treasure I’ll find in this place and that is exactly why this place holds a special place in my bargainista heart.

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Shop Review: Francesca’s Collection

Three years ago, I received a pair of earrings for Xmas from a very fashionista friend, Shae.

Shae is so fashion-savvy, she is actually one of my personal fashion icons. When I’m feeling especially well-dressed, I call it “channeling my inner-Shae”.

These earrings began my obsession with the Francesca’s Collection store.

Many earrings and statement necklaces later, I went last night and found the ultra cute stud earrings.

I love anything that mimics nature in my jewelry. A branch, feathers, flowers, or little bees!

These were my latest find. They had a BOGO 50% sale: buy one, get one 50% off!

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Shop Review: Cinderelli’s in South Hadley, MA

My fellow bargainista, Becky ,brought me to this great consignment shop called Cinderelli’s in South Hadley, MA.

Small, cozy, yet brimming full of treasures at every turn, the owner has curated a great selection of gently used items as well as new with tags.

Great Coach handbag, scarf, and jewelry selection.

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