Sunday, August 19, 2012

Splurge & Save : the beloved "bubble" necklace!

You are hiding under a rock if you haven't obsessed over the J.Crew "Bubble" necklace like everyone and their sisters have been lately.  J.Crew has been selling the (now iconic) Bubble necklace for a few years now and it's practically become a staple in many bloggers closets.  I have a version from H&M two springs ago that I love and wear often... I felt lucky to snag it at $15 or so compared to the J.Crew price of $150.

But recently this style of necklace has been showing up on ebay, in boutiques and most recently on Baublebar's website as well (LOVE Baublebar).  At first I felt like mine and all of these other's were "copies" of J.Crew's Bubble necklace.  Maybe you have felt the same? But then I was talking to a friend who was talking to a gal that owns a jewelry boutique that said that the Bubble necklace style originated from Europe somewhere and J.Crew "discovered" them on a sourcing trip and brought the style to their chain. (I think that is how the story goes)  So... rumor has it.

Now I don't feel so bad about having a "non" J.Crew Bubble necklace... not that I ever felt that bad to begin with.  After all... we all know there is nothing new under the sun these days (or ever).

So if you love the J.Crew Bubble necklace... here is a less expensive version - just for you!

save: orange, grey, purple


I'm Aubree said...

That is good to know. I thought it was kind of dumb that everyone was ripping off J Crew. I bought mine on Etsy for $20. I feel like in the last few months the necklaces have exploded so much in popularity that I no longer feel unique wearing mine. Now, I do see them much more in the blogosphere than I do in real life, but still. I hesitate to wear it as often because I don't want to look like everyone else. Fortunately I teach at a middle school that requires uniforms, so none of the people (mostly students) I am around at work will be wearing it. :)

While I am at it, I have enjoyed the top ten pieces posts. Thanks for posting!!

Millie said...

I have been lusting after this necklace for months!! It seems on many a fashion blog, they were purchased at J. Crew (which I love, but, um $ thanks) and I am SO glad to know that there are other options out there!!! Thank goodness!


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