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Valentine’s Day 2019 Hip List Pick: Nashelle

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo is here to tell you about the latest Hip List gift pick for Valentine’s Day: jewelry by Nashelle!

The Identity Mini Heart Choker ($54) makes a great gift for any mom boss or bestie and with a heart to give back: one plate of food is donated to charity for each piece sold.

The collection can be found online or at big name retailers such as Nordstrom, Free People and Anthropology.

For more information, visit Nashelle.com.

Want to win one of your own? Here’s how to enter our giveaway:

    1. Follow #HipNJ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIN.
    2. Find our Nashelle contest post.
    3. Refer to the post’s rules. 

Cupid will be picking all of our Hip List Valentine’s Day winners on February 12th.

Good luck!

CandyStax by Lucia

Lucia Pitti on CandyStax by Lucia

By Kenneth Barilari

#HipNJ spoke with Lucia Pitti, creator and designer of CandyStax by Lucia, about her signature jewelry.

I was shopping at Neiman Marcus one day and came across these gorgeous colorful beaded bracelets in a glass display,” Pitti says. She checked the price tag, and could not believe how expensive they were. “I decided to look into making my own at a much more reasonable price,” she says. She did some research, formed relationships with vendors, and started creating her own pieces. 

“People quickly noticed my arm candy and asked if they could buy them, so that’s how I started my little company,” Pitti says. She came up with this name because the colorful stacked gemstones reminded her of candy, “and who doesn’t love candy?”

Pitti started her company five months after her wedding. “I had dedicated so much time to meticulously planning every detail of my wedding, that when it was over, I knew I wanted to start on another creative project,” she says. She crafts every single piece by hand and makes them exclusively.

CandyStax by Lucia has just launched an online store, which Pitti is extremely excited about. She has received requests to start an online store before, but never had the motivation to actually do it. Now, the popularity of her company has grown so it was the perfect time to launch.

To celebrate the launch, customers can currently receive 15% off site-wide, ending March 19th, as well as free shipping if your order is $200 or more. “I am releasing the Spring 2017 Collection on the first day of spring, March 20th, so there will be a new promotion at that time,” Pitti says.

Prices range anywhere from $39 to $78. “I always love a good bargain, so buyers will almost never pay retail,” Pitti says.

Pitti’s current favorite item, or her current “candy-crush,” is the Rose Gold Hammered bracelet. “Rose gold has become such a big trend and it adds a pop of flair to any stack,” she says.

To learn more about CandyStax by Lucia and to check out their merchandise, click here.