2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Jewelry + Accessories

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Welcome to Like A Boss Girls’ 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Jewelry & Accessories Category! Below, you’ll find the best gifts you can buy this holiday season to support small businesses founded by women.

Join us in putting your holiday shopping dollars toward a good cause. Many companies are offering our community an exclusive discount code, so don’t miss this great opportunity to shop, save, AND make a positive impact.


Category: Jewelry & Accessories + Gifts That Give Back

Bird + Stone

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Bird + Stone “The Future is Female” Bracelet

Founder: Elana Reinholtz

Company Description: Bird + Stone is a jewelry company that donates 10% of every purchase to causes like women’s health, girls’ education, civic engagement, and more!

What inspired you to start your company?

Founder Elana Reinholtz started Bird + Stone in 2013 as a way to fundraise for her trip to Kenya, where she was planning to teach business to widowed entrepreneurs. Reinholtz wanted to harness the purchasing power of consumers who were buying fashion jewelry and use that revenue to support women and girls around the world.

How is your company generating positive change?

Ten percent of every Bird + Stone jewelry purchase is given to their nonprofit partners toward causes including women’s health, girls’ education, women in politics, climate justice, and civic engagement.

Featured Product: The Future is Female Cuff, $35

Product Description: The Future is Female cuff is an exclusive partnership with Planned Parenthood of NYC. Adjustable one-size-fits-all gold-plated or silver plated cuff includes a personalized postcard explaining the impact of your purchase. Can be customized with a gift message. Made in NYC. $3.95 for regular shipping or get free shipping with orders over $75!

Special Offer: Enter promo code LABG20 for 20% off

Website: https://birdandstone.com/


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HERO Backpacks

Founder Alissa Lentz with a HERO limited edition backpack.
Founder Alissa Lentz with a HERO limited edition backpack.

Founder: Alissa Lentz

Company Description: Moved by the divisive rhetoric on the rise in 2016, Founder Alissa Lentz created HERO as a way to share positive and empowering stories while promoting equality and tolerance.

Each HERO backpack shares the story of a heroic woman, person of color, and/or immigrant who changed the world. Because equality starts with education, proceeds from each backpack purchase go toward paying tuition for a girl who will be the first in her family to graduate.

What inspired you to start your company?

“As a Russian immigrant, I was bullied for not speaking English properly. I was too young to understand that I faced a language barrier, but old enough to realize there was a problem. So when I grew up, I launched HERO Backpacks to remind the world: what makes you different, makes you super.”

How is your company generating positive change?

“We partnered with nonprofit She’s the First, who works with girls across 11 low-income countries to give them an education.”

Featured Product: HERO backpack (any design), $75.00

Product Description: With military-strength, water-resistant fabric, reflective details, dual-side water bottle pockets and an ergonomic fit, this pack is fit for a heroic adventure. HERO’s solid colors are great for day-to-day use, and the bold prints are the perfect music festival pack or standout gym bag. Size: 13″ height x 11.5″ width x 5″ depth. Fits an 11″ laptop or iPad.

Special Offer: Use code BossTribe for free shipping on your order.

Website: https://www.herobackpacks.com


Category: Jewelry & Accessories

Iron Strong Jewelry

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Iron Strong Jewelry “She Believed She Could, So She Did” Necklace

Founder: Tina Tang (don’t miss our full interview with Tina, here.)

Company Description: Iron Strong Jewelry is a jewelry and apparel company that creates products to help women feel strong, empowered, and beautiful.

What inspired you to start your company?

“Iron Strong is an evolved labor of love. A change of careers, a finding of one’s path, becoming iron strong in body and spirit…that is what my jewelry is about. I was a jewelry designer for many years — 15 to be exact. At one point, I owned three boutiques in New York City where I exclusively sold my designs. My inner fire was doused by the 2008 economic downturn that heavily affected my business for the years following. I shut the doors of my flagship and first store, Tina Tang Studio, in 2010. I stopped everything by 2012.

“I felt like I failed. Even when friends tried to point out that I successfully ran a business for nearly 15 years, I felt like the end result (a closed business) was my final report card grade. In 2012, I started learning about personal training, since I have always had fitness entwined in my daily life. Suddenly and unplanned, I became a personal trainer at Equinox on 19th Street in New York City. I learned more about exercise, the body, and different methods to create strength. Tina got her Tang back. Every product I design serves to boost confidence and remind the wearer of her superpowers.”

Featured Product: “She Believed She Could, So She Did” necklace, $85.00

Product Description: “She Believed She Could, So She Did” necklace is made of solid sterling silver from chain to pendant. It’s also handcrafted in New York City. It’s message is to remind the wearer of her own power.

Itty bitty details: The pendant is .75″ in diameter (19mm) and the chain comes in a 16″ satellite chain. The back of pendant is blank and available for a optional personalized engraving.

Special Offer: Use Code ENGRAVEME Code provides free engraving, which is normally $35

Website: http://IronStrongJewelry.com


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La Femme Boheme

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La Femme Boheme Handmade Branch Bracelet

Founder(s): Vivian Malka

Company Description: Unique handmade jewelry 

What inspired you to start your company?

I started taking metalsmithing classes because I couldn’t find the jewelry I wanted to wear. Pretty soon, I was spending all of my time outside of work designing and making jewelry. It was very clear that this was my passion, so I my quit my job in finance to pursue it full-time.

How is your company generating positive change?

I’m occasionally contacted by new metalsmiths who say they were inspired by my story and decided to start their own jewelry business because of it. My plan for 2019 is to design jewelry collections around environmental issues in order to raise awareness and generate money for charitable organizations.

Featured Product: Handmade Branch Bracelet, $75 and up.

Product Description: This handmade branch bracelet is available in sterling silver, bronze and 14K gold-plated. It features fine details for a very natural look. It can be worn on the wrist or just below the elbow, alone or stacked with other bracelets (looks great in sets of 3!). The small measures 2-1/2″ in diameter and is ready-to-ship. The bracelet can also be resized within 1 week of purchase to fit a specific wrist size.

Special Offer: Use promo code LIKEABOSSGIRLS to get 20% off through December 20, 2018.

Website: http://www.lafemmebohemejewelry.com


Category: Jewelry & Accessories

Linjer Luxury Accessories

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Linjer “The Classic Watch”

Founder: Jennifer Chong

Company Description: Minimalist bags and watches without the luxury markup.

What inspired you to start your company?

“It started from a personal need! My boyfriend Roman (now my co-founder) was looking for a briefcase for work when he had a corporate job. He couldn’t find one that was made of great materials, was nicely designed, and didn’t cost $2,000+. We knew that luxury brands mark-up their products like crazy, and we thought to ourselves, ‘what if we used the same supply chain as luxury brands and sold directly to people on a website?’ This way we could remove the extra costs and sell our products for a fraction of the price of traditional luxury goods. The Soft Briefcase was our first product, and we were able to price it at $489 (it’s also been named “Best Leather Briefcase” by The Wirecutter!).”

How is your company generating positive change?

“Sustainability is a core value of our studio. Our mission is to make it easier for people to own high quality products that are made to last. In the fashion industry, it really does feel like we are too often choosing between fast fashion (which is not sustainable) and luxury (which is very expensive). We’re presenting another option: all the quality of luxury goods but at a fraction of the price.”

Featured Product: Linger’s Classic Watch (Women’s), Men’s version, $249 + free shipping

Product Description: Linjer’s Classic Watch is available for men and women. This logo-free watch comes in 3 case diameters (34mm, 38mm and 41mm) and many color options. Each watch has a Swiss movement, domed sapphire crystal and Italian vegetable-tanned leather straps designed with quick-release springbars. That means you can buy extra straps in other colors and switch them out without any tools. It’s like having multiple watches in one!

Website: http://www.linjer.co


Category: Jewelry & Accessories

Litty Bird, Inc

Litty Bird
Litty Bird

Founders: Sara Axelbaum

Company Description: Litty Bird is a line of handbags that are ergonomically comfortable and multifunctional to help women thrive.

What inspired you to start your company?

“I had a great deal of neck pain from standard bags and I didn’t want to sacrifice style nor functionality. I couldn’t find a bag that suited my needs, so I set out to make one myself after a happy accident gave me a great idea.”

How is your company generating positive change?

“We support working moms, especially those who travel for business. By giving them comfort and an all-in-one bag solution, we are helping with physical pain and mental strain. We are also made in the USA by local sewers in NJ.”

Featured Product: The Whole Litty Bird System, $189.00

Product Description: “The Wide Wing Strap is ergonomically comfortable and distributes the weight of your bag across your body. The expandable Dinah Tote works just as well as a day bag as it does as a diaper bag and everything in between. The Bernie Bag is a thin sleeve that is ideal for a laptop or books.”

Special Offer: Use code LABGHOLIDAY for 10% off through 12/31/18

Website: https://www.littybird.com


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Maria Shireen Hair Tie Bracelets

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Maria Shireen Bittersweet Flower Bracelet

Founder: Shireen Thor

Company Description: Maria Shireen’s Hair Tie Bracelet is a patented solution that allows anyone to wear a hair tie on their wrist while still looking chic and elegant. It’s a sleek slip-on bracelet with a channel that holds a hair tie elastic in place, alleviating the pressure from the elastic around the wrist while giving the everyday hair tie a bold makeover.

How is your company generating positive change?

“Maria Shireen has a collection called CHARITY TIES that is our social good initiative where $10 of each bracelet sold benefits a partner charity focused on women’s health.  We currently work with Bright Pink and 2020Mom that focuses on breast cancer detection and maternal mental health.”

Featured Product: Bittersweet Flower Bracelet, originally $45, now $27

Product Description: Best seller that is available in 3 sizes (Small, Medium, Large) and 3 tones (Silver, Gold, Rose Gold).  Free shipping is available for orders over $50.

Special Offer: Use code LABG35 for 35% off your entire order, valid 12/1-12/31

Website: https://mariashireen.com/


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Riley Versa Customizable Bags

Riley Versa's Extrovert bag
Riley Versa

Founder:  Melissa Urfirer Gottesman

Company Description: Riley Versa is an innovative luxury handbag company that features interchangeable, fashion-forward accessories. You can start by selecting one of three bag styles – tote, clutch, or classic. Then, you’ll choose from an array of interchangeable magnetic covers, interior pouches, and chain options. By seamlessly switching covers and pouches, you can transform the style of your bag in seconds, allowing you to be boldly “VERSA-tile” with your fashion choices!

What inspired you to start your company?

“The idea came to me when I went on vacation totting my usual carry-on suitcase, which allowed me to pack only one handbag for the trip. The bag was really bright, and clashed with everything else I had packed. So the idea for Riley Versa came out of a personal desire for the product – one bag with interchangeable pieces to change the look without consuming too much precious space.”

How is your company generating positive change?

“Philanthropy is an incredibly important component of Riley Versa. We frequently partner with causes we care about. For example, we created a special “TIME’S UP” cover an donated 100% of the proceeds to the organization. And most recently for Breast Cancer Awareness Month we partnered with The Pink Agenda to create a limited edition pouch and donated 100% of the proceeds to the organization for the month of October.”

Featured Product: “The Extrovert” Bag, $150

Product Description: Each plastic tote comes with the interchangeable pouch of the customer’s choice + a patent leather black strap that can be worn on your tote or pouch. Choose your complimentary cover, add an (optional) monogram to your tote, and select extra pouches and straps!

Special Offer: Use promo code “LESGC” when you checkout to donate 10% of the order to the Lower Eastside Girls Club

Website: https://rileyversa.com/collections/extrovert-bags


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ROSA GOLD

Rosa Gold Blanket Scarf
ROSA GOLD

Founder: Kirsten LaGreca

Company Description: “Monogrammed blanket scarves that are cozy AF!”

What inspired you to start your company?

“I wanted to create a new way for me to personally give back a little more than I was able to do on my own, so I started a business that gives a percentage toward helping other women.”

How is your company generating positive change?

“We donate a percentage of our profits to causes that help more women get an education and support women entrepreneurs to fund their own businesses.”

Featured Product: Rosa Gold Monogrammed Blanket Scarf, $60

Product Description: Free shipping within the USA. 100% Acrylic. Dimensions: 30 x 90 in. Free monogram of your choice.

Website: http://www.rosa.gold


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Selin Kent

Selin Kent White Diamond “Helia” Studs

Founder(s): Selin Kent

Company Description: Selin Kent is a New York-based jewelry designer who hails from Istanbul, Turkey. She launched her eponymous fine jewelry line in 2013, with a focus on creating unique pieces with clean lines and architectural forms.

What inspired you to start your company?

“I fell into the jewelry world in a bit of a roundabout way. Jewelry was initially a hobby for me, and it organically evolved into a business. I initially took classes in metalsmithing after work and over the weekends back when I had just graduated from college and was working at a market research firm. I had a reaction against sitting in front of a computer for long hours, and longed to learn how to make something with my hands. I signed up for metalsmithing classes because I had been curious about metal and how it was manipulated.

“At some point my hobby turned into a passion and I decided to go back to school to study jewelry full-time. It was after graduating from a two-year program at FIT in jewelry fabrication and design, and training under master craftsmen in my hometown Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar that I launched my line (six years ago as of November 2018).”

How is your company generating positive change?

“We are obviously a small fish in a large pond. But no company is too small to pay attention to sustainability. We source our diamonds and stones responsibly, and only work with suppliers who provide us with recycled metal.

“I think the focus in the jewelry industry tends to be about responsible sourcing of stones, and the mining of metals is secondary. Mining practices can have a very detrimental impact on the environment, especially in places where practices are antiquated. We also make a point to produce everything locally in New York and work very closely with the jewelers and artisans who are produce our jewelry by hand, making sure they are well compensated for their work.”

Featured Product: Helia Studs – White Diamond Pavé, $1,250/pair

Product Description: What is better than a beautiful and subtle sunburst to adorn your ears? Mix and match for multiple piercings or keep it classic with a pair. Carat weight: 0.25 carats for pair / 0.125 carats for single earring. Measures 8mm / 0.3” from side to side. Options: 14K yellow gold, 14K rose gold, or 14K white gold.

Special Offer: Use promo code BOSSGIRLS20 for 20% off sitewide

Website: https://www.selinkent.com/


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Stringgles Accessories

Stringgles
Stringgles

Founder: Patricia Stringgles

Company Description: Stringgles is a shop full of handmade for the culture items including African print clutches, bandanas, head wraps, bookmarks, hats, and more.

How is your company generating positive change?

“Stringgles is making a difference by making sure all fabrics are purchased from African wholesales. I am big on spending money where it matters. I need to know that my money is helping other people of color. I also am very open about running a business, and love meeting with other entrepreneurs who are just getting started to help them however I can.”

Featured Product: Black Panther Party Inspired Wool Beret, $32

Product Description: The Black Panther Party Beret is a black, 100% wool beret. It has African print fabric border and a removable pin, and the circumference is 24in. These berets command respect. They are available in 11 print options, and will help you stand out and make a statement.

Special Offer: Use code LABG at checkout for 10% off.

Website: https://stringgles.shop


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Svala Luxury Vegan Handbags

Svala Didi clutch
Svala Didi clutch

Founder: Helga Douglas

Company Description: Svala is a line of luxury vegan handbags, handcrafted in LA with fabrics such as Piñatex® (made from pineapple leaf fiber), cork, Italian PU and recycled plastic bottles.

What inspired you to start your company?

“I was always looking for sustainably-made, animal-friendly bags and accessories and was unable to find exactly what I was looking for.”

How is your company generating positive change?

“Svala is available exclusively on svala.co so we can directly offer ethically and sustainably made, handcrafted products, made with the highest-quality, innovative and luxurious vegan fabrics, without the traditional retail mark-up. This allows us to offer the best of sustainable luxury with a modern approach to pricing and access. We donate a percentage of our profits to various animal and environment related charities and we also participate in a carbon offset program.”

Featured Product: The Didi Clutch, $290

Product Description: “The Didi clutch in black is perfect for a night out. This structured evening purse is handcrafted from luxurious Italian vegan leather, embossed faux snakeskin, and is lined with organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles. The clutch comes with a detachable chain strap and silver Svala swallow charm.  It can be dressed up or down, used as a clutch or a shoulder purse and adds polish to any outfit.

Website: https://svala.co/

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