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Offbeat new jewelry store Alibi just opened in December on Mulberry Street off the main vein of Houston. The small nook that houses the shop offers a wide collection of whimsical pieces from ten independent and mostly local jewelry designers, including the owner, Parsons alumna Jo Liu.
With the goal of bringing non-mass marketed jewelry to the masses, Alibi's medley of jewelry is hard to resist. Standouts include bestselling thick vintage chain necklaces from Dirty Librarian Chains and mathematically delicate cell-inspired pieces from Nervous System. We also loved the Dirty Librarian Chains Cousteau Cinchers, vintage chains that can be attached to any outfit or boot, $100; the A(r)mor Lupa multi-strand body jewelry, which can be draped across the chest, $165; and the large variety of Alibi studs and necklaces that go from $15.
Accessory zealots beware: It's hard to leave the store empty-handed. Luckily, we spotted lots of earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces that went from $15 to $40—right in our price range.—Joann Pan
· Alibi [Official Site]