Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
From the outside, Bloom looks like a fancy-schmancy jewelry store, but do not be blinded (or intimidated) by the bling. Instead, step inside and take a look around. Begin checking price tags and then listen to yourself say, “Where has this place been all my life?” Bloom is an absolute find for glam girls on a budget. With statement necklaces hovering around $30, drop earrings at $12, and studs at $10, you can afford to pop by for a new piece and leave with enough money to get you through the weekend. It’s not just price point that makes Bloom special, though. They also carry semi-precious stones and delicate sterling silver pieces. The back room carries imported items including Turkish towels, soaps, and tiles. Bloom has managed to outfit an entire store full of costume jewelry that is fun without looking cheap. It’s a modern day accessory miracle.