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Local Love: Moon & Arrow Boutique

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The real reason for my stroll down Fabric Row two weeks ago: to check out Bella Vista’s newest boutique, Moon & Arrow.

Even if you weren’t looking for the store, its beautiful window display with bio-dome terrariums and crystal accessories hanging from tree branches would be enough to draw you in.

The interior is just as inviting: an uncluttered open space with a natural ambiance and burning incense.

Impeccably dressed, owner Chelsea Pearce is like a walking model for the boutique, which just opened its doors back on Oct. 1.

The Philly native decided to create her own vintage haven after having successfully launched an online store two years ago. So far she says business has been good and it was easy to see why.

Besides the fact that I immediately wanted to own everything she was wearing, when stocking up on merchandise for the grand opening, Pierce clearly took the changing weather into consideration. The racks are filled with stylish and very reasonably priced vintage coats, knits and wool ponchos.moonarrowboutique

Some of those ponchos as well as many of the pieces of jewelry were actually handmade by Pearce herself.

Fascinated with the natural world, she uses all natural materials like rough-cut stones and crystals, reclaimed suede, found objects, naturally shed antler, dead stock fabrics and reconstructed jewelry parts.

There’s also a few items throughout the store that are Pearce’s souvenirs from her various trips around the world. “They’re like my shot glasses,” she jokes.

I particularly enjoyed trying on a goofy, yet oddly cool hat she brought back from Russia. I looked like one of Santa’s badass little helpers.

If you’re looking for a unique and timelessly chic new coat for winter and maybe some feminine, bohemian-esque accessories to go with it, you should definitely check Moon & Arrow out. You will not be disappointed.

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