Local Sylacauga businesses owners cater to holiday shopping trends

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – As Christmas quickly approaches, shoppers are purchasing last minute gifts for their loved ones. Wondering what to get that special person in your life? A few local business weighed-in on a few shopping tends for this winter season.

In winter fashion, similar trends were evident between Buttons & Bows and Lou Belles clothing stores located in downtown Sylacauga. This season, short boots, otherwise known as “booties,” are very popular and a best seller. Shawls and ponchos have risen in popularity and faux fur vests are at the top of many women’s Christmas list. When it comes to jewelry, chokers are in and are great gifts for any young woman in your life.

Buttons & Bows employee Sydney Murphy said floral patterns have crossed over from fall to winter and bell bottoms have resurged.

Employees at Lou Belles noticed a popularity of fringe on all pieces of clothing. Employee Rhonda Vincent mentioned a popularity in initials on jewelry and the normal winter trend of scarves.

Magnolias Gift Shop on Broadway also weighed-in on popular selling items within their store. Employees Karen Harris and Madeline Bellmire explained how Corkcicle canteens and tumblers come in a variety of colors and are a great gift to give anyone in your family…especially the coffee lovers. Small wallets are a top seller in the store specifically the Hobo brand. For those who love scented candles, they recommend the top selling candle brand Swan Creek. If you’re looking to buy more expensive gifts this holiday season, they say Sorrelli jewelry is a great gift.

Did that catch your attention? Jewelry?

Scott King, manager of Griffins Jewelers, told SylacaugaNews.com yellow gold is making a comeback from white gold. “All gold is yellow,” said King, “White gold is yellow gold mixed with nickel and rose gold is yellow gold mixed with copper.” 

Chocolate diamonds are rising in popularity, but the most popular ring on the market is the two stone diamond ring.

In these last few day before Christmas Day, representatives from all these local businesses hope you will consider a few of these holiday trends when buying gifts for loved ones.

Caitlyn McTier for SylacaugaNews.com | © 2016, SylacaugaNews.com/Marble City Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Michael Brannon is a former news and sports anchor from Mobile, Ala. and serves as RadioAlabama's Executive Vice President, Managing Editor & Director of Digital Projects & Strategy.

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