Indie Jewelry Stores
by Jared Flint, 07/31/2013
Photo: Max Dworkin
250 Broome St., 646-454-0166, Lower East Side, Manhattan
99 Franklin St., 718-389-0837, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
What, exactly, does Old Hollywood have to do with the golden age of cinema? The short answer: nothing, really. Don't expect to see framed portraits of Garbo, and if you're looking for a floppy-brimmed fedora, you'll do better elsewhere. That said, their apparel, accessories and curated home goods are all worth checking out. But it's the jewelry that keeps us coming back: Old Hollywood's in-house line hits the sweet spot that lies somewhere between creativity and affordability, making its items the sorts of things you could pick up on a whim. There's a rotating selection from designers like Bing Bang and Elizabeth Knight, and either store is a great place to find non-functioning vintage watches. Use them as bracelets or have them repaired for just a few bucks.