Brighton Collectibles – Great Products & Amazing Customer Service

Okay, my post tonite has nothing to do with thrift shopping. In search of a case for my iPad, I found myself cruising thru the mall.  No luck at the Apple store, Brookstone and Macy’s. It was my lucky night when I walked in the Brighton store. This was my first time shopping in this particular shop– and I went in out of desperation fairly sure I was going to strike out again anyway.  Check out the funky and practical travel case I found for the iPad. It has plenty of padding and a few extra pockets inside.


While I was there I couldn’t resist the urge to pick out a pair of small earrings. Priced at $18 and with a 1-year guarantee… excellent!


While shopping at Brighton Collectibles, I experienced the most amazing customer care. Sales Partner “Laura” helped me choose my items and gave me an entire background on the company and the jewelry designers. Better yet, the merchandise gets registered when you purchase and has a 1-year guarantee.  When I was in there the woman behind me in line told me her Mom “collects” Brighton stuff and has been wearing it for years. She actually showed me a few things she has that still looked great. It’s always a good sign when not only the store salespeople are excited but the store customers are excited too.  For sure, I will be back for more at Brighton.  (I have my eye on some pretty hoop earrings and maybe a watch).  Cheers!


ModDiva – Sophisticated & Funky Fabric Handbags

ModDiva    (Currently on location at the Westfield UTC Mall)

Hien Truong,  Designer

Phone#  1-800-275-5931

Tonite I was strolling thru the Westfield UTC mall in San Diego– no plans to buy anything just enjoying the evening. I was pleasantly surprised to find a kiosk called ModDiva displaying some fabulous vintage inspired bags and accessories.  Actually, I needed one more gift for my Mom so this was a good find!  I purchased the wristlet for $15 and also got a free key chain with purchase.  (I continue to try to down-size which is why I only bought one thing– however, after scanning thru the ModDiva website I’m pretty sure I’ll be returning for a messenger bag. Will post photos on that later.)  Here is a sample of what they offer:

Wristlets– These bright and funky colored wristlets are fabulous when you want to travel light.  All of the wristlets have a zippered closure, are fully lined on the inside and machine washable.  They have an alligator clip strap so you can easily wear them around your wrist.  Starting at just $15 it’s a great deal when you consider the wristlets are unique and handmade by ModDiva.

Bird Seed Mint GreenWristlet- Bird Seed Mint Green – $14.95 (sale price)

Orchids RaspberryWristlet- Orchids Raspberry – $14.95 (sale price)

Fabric Handbag w / Double Straps - Fresh Start SpruceFabric Handbag w/ double straps – Fresh Start Spruce – $34.95

Handbags– ModDiva fabric handbags and accessories are handmade in the United States by the owner and her mother.  These items are modern and utilize the highest quality designer fabrics and workmanship.  These bags make fantastic gifts for friends and family.

Cosmetic Bags— These are great for storing cosmetics, diapers, pens and pencils, or supplies.  With a duck egg fabric lining, they are easy to clean.  Just toss these little makeup bags in the washing machine and lightly iron to bring it back to life.  This would make a great gift filled with bath and body products!

Cosmetic Bag  -  Birds On A Branch WhiteCosmetic Bag- Birds on a Branch White – $9.95

Cosmetic Bag  -  Flower Child Purple Cosmetic Bag- Flower Child Purple – $9.95

This company also produces cell phone and iPad cases, messenger bags and pillows. Like I said– will probably be going back for my own messenger bag or wristlet– who knows– perhaps both!  Happy Shopping!