When in Valentine's gifting doubt, here's a fail-proof strategy: jewelry, jewelry, more jewelry. Or at least something handmade and thought-filled. Sumi has you covered.Here's a timely hint for February: anyone who wears jewelry or has a thing for accessories during the other 11 months of the year will most definitely LOVE receiving something with such whimsy and pretty come February 14th. Of course, you don't have to be buying for a LOVER, per say. It could just be for you... because, really, nothing says lasting love more than a little self-indulgence in the form of top-quality, handmade goods from a boutique like Sumi’s. An impeccably designed treasure trove of a gift shop in Silverlake, Sumi's has an unusually dynamic price point for a shop of this caliber; their eclectic range of beautiful tokens truly offer something for everyone.... Which is convenient at this time of year, because just about everyone is in the mood for such beautiful tokens of affection right about now.
Peruse the wide array of accessories, from dainty and delicate to bright, attention-grabbing baubles. I had my eye on a particular 24-karat gold-plated pewter necklace number by f. is for frank. For me? For a beloved friend? (How's about I just buy one for each of us?!) If you'd rather go a different accessory route, feast your eyes upon handmade journals, or one-of-kind handmade purses made by Sumi’s mother in Finland.
Repeating patterns in a glorious rainbow of colors dot the surfaces of Sumi’s interior. Round leather, mini coin purses fill a basket with their bold colors near the front of the store. A pair of Woolbuddies appear amused by your latest move. Take a few minutes to talk to Sumi herself, and you will understand how perfectly the store’s theme and content fit together. Nothing mass-manufactured or made in China here! It's one of those magical spaces, where you want to hang out for awhile, no matter your reason for shopping. But hey, since it's February, we know you probably have one. And Sumi's will most certainly make sure all your different types of love, no matter the price range and preferred tastes, will be covered. Especially if that love is for your, um, own personal collection.
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Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.