The Shopper: Going Mad

If you’re crazy for fine jewelry, fine wine and fine watches, here are some places to investigate. ‘Tis the season, after all.

Yes, the holiday parties have begun. You are ingesting many butter cookies. What better way to walk off the calories than with a shopping spree. “Tis the season.

Women go mad over shawls, hats, lotions, potions–the works. But what really gets our hearts pumping are shoes. So make your way to Dale’s Shoetique (4023 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 655-6003). Shop unique labels like French Sole, Taryn Rose, Pervata, Claudia Ciuti and more. The store looks like the closet every girl dreams of—swathed in pink with shelves lined with shoes and accessories.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but pearls are more fun. My favorite place for pearls is, fittingly, at the beach. Valhalla Jewelry (137 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8489) is versatile enough to please Jackie O and Gwen Stefani at the same time. Right after Christmas, jewelry will be reduced 20 percent , as will skincare items and accessories.

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Don’t worry, guys, we’ve got you covered, too. Carltons (31 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth, 227-7990) is in the midst of its fall and winter sale, and the big fall clearance will begin shortly before Christmas. These discounts will be significant, fellow shoppers. Cartlon’s knows how to tickle a man’s fancy. Watch aficionados will rejoice at a selection of timepieces that are anything but standard. Check the Tommy Bahama watches. These funky pieces are crafted of precious metals with jewel movements in Switzerland. Like cuff links? Consider the Robert Talbott selection.

Moore Brother Wines (1416 N. DuPont St., Wilmington, 877-316-6673) offers an impressive roster of wines from French regions such as Loire and Rhone, in addition to German regions like Mosel-Saar-Ruwer. American-bred wines hail from Napa and Sonoma.

Mad about  sweets?  Head to Sweet N Sassy (134B E. Main St., Newark, 368-2253) before it runs out of that awesome butter cream icing. If the fun decor and all things pink don’t suck you in, the cupcakes will. And Sweet N Sassy has partnered with Saks. Well, la de dah-licious.

And ho-ho to you, Rehoboth. Downtown Shops, a group of retailers dedicated to promoting the fab shopping scene of Rehoboth Beach, are busy running “The Great ’08 Stocking Giftaway.” Attention shoppers: You could be one of four lucky people to win a stocking full of gift certificates from several shops, worth, in total, about $1,000. So fill up the gas tank, Northerners. Head South.

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