More On the Cheap

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

You can't really talk about affordable finds without talking about online shop Fred Flare. Every once in awhile, I think it might be time to start becoming more minimalist and sophisticated -- but who am I kidding? I am a magnet for cheap, colorful stuff [some might say junk, but not me]. Fred Flare has been giving a lot of support to new and upcoming designers recently, which we like. We also liked these quirky finds currently up on the site:

And so, clockwise from top left:
Fun little camera ring, just $10. I don't always love gold, but I do love cameras. This might be kind of fun on a ribbon around your neck? Click!

Bold apple-print duffel bag, $24. A cute way to cart around after-work gym clothes. Not that we do stuff like that. (We're lucky if we make it to yoga once a month.) But we fully support the rest of you in your sweaty endeavors.

Colorful Tweet Tweet wallet. I am a little tired of birds by now, but this seems like it would take some of the sting out of spending money. At least you would smile a bit every time you reached for the credit card.

My personal favorite is this squirrel tote by Ferdinand Home, $20. I once happened by the Ferdinand Home HQ in lovely little Portland, Maine, and have been smitten with them ever since. Anyway, the bag: Love the color, love the squirrel. (And! The Ferdinand Home site has even more cute stuff, including squirrels with drums.)

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