Back when I lived in a country called Spain with a struggling currency called the peseta, I used to frequent a Barcelona bargain bin called Vinçon Emporium. It's not that their stuff was intended to be cheap, it's just that with the exchange rate at $.90 to the euro, most of it inherently was. But ever since about, oh, late 2006, I've pretty much avoided buying European products–they're just not worth the expense. Or are they? Turns out Vinçon's online store still stocks some amazing deals, all with classic Euro style.
Like this cute button bracelet, which, at around $13, beats out even some H&M stuff in price and aesthetics.
Or this magnetic necklace ($23), which can actually be worn as a bracelet, anklet, or necklace, depending on how you combine the two pieces.
And if you like Vinçon's jewelry so much that you buy the whole store, you'll appreciate this innovative jewelry hanger ($28) which opens in the middle of the hanging rod to allow easy access to all your accessories. Vinçon also sells such handy-dandy wares as bedroom slippers ($30), suitcase organizers ($40), and red-strapped wristwatches ($200). It's like an online dollar store (okay, twenty dollar store), but with truly fabulous items. That's why I've been saying muchas gracias to Vinçon ever since I learned the phrase.