Treasure Hunt: Where To Shop in Fairfield County Now

Each year, we compile a list of all the things that make Fairfield County special, as part of our “The Good Life” feature. We include food, workouts, services, and, of course, shopping.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite places to find something special. Whether it’s personalized jewels or fab thrift store finds, your next unique purchase is in the bag.

Heavenly Handbags

Treat yourself—or your wife—to a luxury handbag from Harper Lawrence, crafted in Milan or Florence by master artisans using beautiful, ethically sourced, Italian leathers. Harper Lawrence was founded by Heather Harper (New Canaan) and Laura Wilcock (Darien) in 2015. In addition to a colorful, supremely stylish line of bags, the brand also offers gorgeous belts with interchangeable straps and buckles.

The best part: A portion of all proceeds is donated to World Vision to help empower women and girls worldwide.

Make an elegant statement day or night with the new Mini Infinity crafted from Italian pebble leather, featuring two interior pockets as well as a convenient crossbody strap.

Hidden Gems

Graduation and anniversary season is coming up, and these local jewelry makers have the answer for personal gifts that will be treasured for life—and even for generations to come.

Lynne Mercein draws inspiration from beaches, mountains and countryside around the globe to design the unique pieces in her fine jewelry collection. The line caters to both men and women, with a range from everyday luxe to exquisite statement pieces. Lynne hand selects all gems, and each of her creations is a meticulously crafted work of art. Lynne also offers a bespoke service and collaborates with clients to create custom pieces or revive existing stones, giving a new lease on life to treasured family heirlooms.

This necklace, created for a client’s wedding day, is comprised of diamonds extracted from several inherited antique pieces for an extra special “something old, something new.”

Genevieve Lau offers one-of-a-kind and classic investment pieces. For the gift that keeps on giving, consider purchasing from the Giving collection. For each Loved necklace, Lucky Charm Clover and Imperfect Yet Perfect Heart necklace sold, one of the same necklaces is donated to someone struggling with illness or loss.

middle: The Imperfect Yet Perfect Heart Necklace by Genevieve Lau; left & right: Lucky Charm and Loved Necklaces – Photograph: Tomira Wilcox Photography

Devon Woodhill brings a modern edge to the classic locket and offers an array of customizable pieces on which to inscribe initials, messages or monograms: Signet rings, Mantra rings, Round Pinky rings, Heart charms, Circle charms and lockets to carry cherished photos close to your heart. There are even ultra-stylish charms for your favorite furry friend. To begin personalizing your piece, email

A custom Devon Woodhill monogram locket is a great gift for someone you love or as an expression of self love. From font to finish, diamond details to inner image, this locket is truly unique. – Photograph: Gail Job


It’s better to give than to receive—but chances are you are going to supplement your gift- shopping with some irresistible finds for yourself from these shops and sites.

A quaint yet sophisticated little home shop, Found and Design offers new and vintage furniture and housewares, plus hostess gifts and a unique jewelry selection. Navy Lobster, a sweet under-the-radar gift shop, is impeccably curated and has become the go-to for in-the-know Greenwich gals. Visit Seaside Delights, on the river in Pinkney Park, for beach-themed apparel, art and gifts.

Splurge offers an array of gifts including tween girl must-haves. But did you know Splurge offers instant custom printing on all sorts of items from frames to cutting boards? This service is offered while you wait, for instant, one-of-a-kind, personal gift creation.

Visit Weekend Glow Candles’ site to discover a Stamford nurse’s passion project—homemade, non-toxic pretty candles. Founder, Melissa Kauffman, also offers candle-making classes at Stamford garden center Designs by Lee.

Pink & White Floral Dessert Plates, Found and Design

36 Elm Street, New Canaan (entrance on Butler Street)
hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

58 William Street, Greenwich (entrance on Butler Street)
hours: Tues.–Fri. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; 203-625-8243
IG: @navy_lobster

177 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton (entrance on Butler Street)
hours: Tues.–Thurs. & Sat. 11 a.m. –3 p.m., Fri. 12–5:00 p.m.

39 Lewis Street, Greenwich
hours: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
(203) 869-7600

IG: @weekendglow_candles
Candle-making classes:

Weekend Glow Candles

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