The right bag can bring an entire outfit together, especially if the entire outfit is wadded into the bag. Accessorize efficiently with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of women's accessories, stationery, and jewelry-making supplies at Cela Creations in LaGrange.
Cela Creations's jewelry designer, Angela Casaccio, collects baubles from vintage shops and trade shows to display alongside her own handiwork and a trove of semiprecious stones for DIY accessorizing. Hark back to simpler times by jotting ransom notes on baroque Anna Griffin stationery ($14.95–$19.95), or by stringing a strand of vintage Bakelite beads ($10.50–$12.50) that glitter with tiny, colored Swarovski crystals. Casaccio knots thin strips of leather around a solitary black Tahitian pearl ($38) so it may be lashed to wrists or draped over collarbones.
Deux Lux bags ($49+) support the weight of leather tassels and sheaths of rhinestones and sequins, and patterned scarves ($24–$36) camouflage necks next to Steven Tyler's microphone stand.
The boutique displays its pieces in delicate glass cases and on white shelves that offset slate-blue walls. Light filters through the gauzy curtains that frame the glass storefront and floods from track spotlights and a weightless light fixture that resembles a dandelion that ate too much fertilizer.