10/15/09

The Genius of House of Harlow...


If you guys have watched my videos for a while, you've probably seen me wearing this necklace to the left... (kind of an old pic!)

Anyway, I always get questions about it and actually mentioned it in a few videos I think-- the brand and where to get it. The brand is "House of Harlow" which is Nicole Richie's jewelry line. You'd think the stuff which is often pictured on celebrities and mostly made with good materials--think 14k gold, leather, etc-- would be outrageously expensive.

While I purchased my beloved necklace for $95 at a boutique-most items are less than half this price. Since purchasing mine, I've seen some websites carrying it for around $115. A lot of sites that are selling House of Harlow and trying to make a profit by jacking up the price of the pieces, so be careful. Larger stores like Bloomingdales have started carrying the line as well and with the actual prices which are much lower than what some websites will try to get for the pieces. There are some larger items like headpieces and larger cuffs that can go for a little more because they're larger, but that's about it.

What gets me is that all the pieces feel heavy and are made well.
These are the other items I own from the collection-

14k gold, resin, and stone earrings, $35
I LOVE these because they literally go with anything-- especially cute with the necklace above :)
They actually come in lots of colors-- Mine are the black, pictured




"Sunburst" Leather, 14k gold button earrings, $28
I think these are such a steal-- mostly because they are made of good materials and are actually quite large. About the size of a quarter.



...and my favorite, the super huge obnoxious Sunburst ring, 14k gold & leather, this one retails for around $45-50

This one is my favorite because it's quite large and unusual, but mine actually used to belong to Kim Kardashian which I think is kind of cool. I got it from her popular ebay store where she sells her actual things with proceeds going to charity, which I love. What's funny is that I paid the same price it would have cost retail, which is kind of cool.
You can see just how big it is in this picture:



I just think these pieces are so fun-- and most of all, affordable. At similar prices you'd pay at retail stores for cheaply made costume jewelry that's not made very well and won't last. With these, you actually get well-made jewelry that you can keep forever. Plus, every piece is so unique and really stands out. I absolutely LOVE House of Harlow--

To find retailers, lots of options come up on Google-- There are literally so many sites that sell this stuff! But just compare prices like I said-- Beware of sites that jack up the prices!


28 comments:

  1. Hi Tiffany!
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  2. gorgeous! The next time i'm at bloomingdales i'll have to see if they carry house of harlow. I love the earrings that match your necklace!

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  3. I literally received the Sunburst earrings in the mail today and I love them! Her line is so unique :) xx

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  4. Thanks for posting this! What is Kim's eBay ID?
    :)

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  5. Oooh! I like! So different from the usual costume jewelry that's out there.

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  6. Hi tiff,
    What camera do u use for ur videos? I know u had used a sony..do u still?

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  7. I have been admiring those half moon shaped earrings for a while!

    (And Kitson is selling them for $22...I just bought some).

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  8. Scarlett- Her id is "kimsaprincess". She puts up large amounts of stuff in groups. So they all tend to end around the same time and there isn't anything good up right now. But hopefully she'll add some good stuff soon!

    mhtinkerbell- I use a Sony Cybershot DSC-W290... pretty much like my old one but it shoots in HD :)

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  9. Hi Tiff! Is your necklace the one that made out of leather or resin?? I want to get the resin one but is quite pricey. Which one do you recommned???

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  10. I didnt know Kim had an ebay store! I'll definitely have to lurk and check it out :D

    I really love the necklace ^_^

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  11. Hey Tiffany! I was watching Melrose Place and in one of the episodes, the blonde girl Ella was wearing your necklace! haha I totally recognized it!

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  12. I work as a jeweler and when you wrote that the House of Harlow jewelry is 14k it perked my interest because well the amount of gold in the ring you showed is probably about $50 worth. So I did some research and the stuff is gold plated. HUGE difference. It's a base metal, probably copper because it takes plating well, and it's dipped into 14K yellow gold. Think like chocolate dipping a strawberry. It's all strawberry with a little bit of chocolate on top. Still I think the stuff is great looking and fun, but it's def not 14K.

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  13. ABstaver- yes, as lots of things that list 14K gold as a material (which it certainly is), these pieces are 14K gold plated :) It says that on most of the descriptions of the pieces on most of the sites that sell them :) It's no secret! haha But yes, that is correct!

    Melody- I saw that on Melrose place! Did you see the latest one? Ella was wearing the ring and earrings too! I thought that was so funny.

    Fer- Mine is the resin. I think the leather one would be great too, especially since it is less expensive. My ring and earrings have leather on them and it is nice, but you've got to consider that it might get scratched more easily or dented. But either resin or leather would give essentially the same look.

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  14. I love these pieces too, but i'm from the UK and have still to find somewhere that stocks them at a good price.
    We have shops that have tried to replicate them, but they don't come off as well.

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  15. Great items! So pretty!

    www.niksbeautifuldaze.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi Tiffany,
    I saw this at a website for less than $60.
    http://www.ronrobinson.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=22492
    Zahra

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  18. i was going to ask you about those earrings....I loved them when i saw them. I am soooo getting a pair!!! thanks for the post Tiffany!!!

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  19. Hi Tiffany , Can I ask the name of the boutique that you got your necklace from ? I'm Australia and my sister will be in NY soon , so if you can let me know the name of the place much appreciate it . Kind Regards,
    Kaushi

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  20. thanks for your answer Tif! you rock!!

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  21. Hi Tiffany , can let me know the little boutique that you bought your necklace from ? Many Thanks,
    Kaushi

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  22. wow all of this jewellery is gorgeous :) you have impeccable taste xx

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  23. Tiffany your so right... Im really interested in your pretty resin, and stone earrings and Ive searched for them in the internet because I live and germany and by now no store in my near sales it. So BloomingDales want 35dollar (23euro)and if I would purchase it at my-wardrobe.com I have to pay 45euro!!!! Thats is such a huge difference :( But I think Bloomingdales dont ship it to germany :(

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  24. hello.i'm dong.i feel very good.i'am from vietnam.nice too meet you.we can to friend.

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  25. I follow you on Youtube and on Twitter. Please do more fashion inspired videos and/or blog posts. I really admire your fashion sense and would love to see like a fashion section on your blog!

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