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Top Spots For Men’s Accessories In Connecticut

January 21, 2014 8:00 AM

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You have the suit, the sport clothes and even the play clothes, but it is the accessories that are needed to complete the outfits. Watches, laptop bags, tie-clips, scarves, sunglasses, belts and even cuff links can make a statement. Shop for that item you have been looking for at a shop below. Leather backpacks and duffle bags are the trend for this spring. Shoes, whether new or renewed, say a lot about the outfit. Stop by any of these Connecticut shops to get the best in men’s accessories.

The Shoe Mart
3 Berkeley St.
Norwalk, CT 06850
(800) 850-7463

The Shoe Mart first opened in 1956. It has been run by the Zapatka family for three generations. The shop has over 30,000 pairs of shoes that are sized from five to 20 and widths come as wide as EEEEEE. A professional, full-service staff will be able to help fit you with the perfect shoe. Compression pants, sleeveless shirts and workout/crossfit shorts are also on sale. The Show Mart also carries shoes for women and children.

Steven Alan
100 Post Road E.
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 663-1784
www.stevenalan.com

If you are looking for top-of-the-line accessories or the foundation piece, Steven Alan carries it. Accessories range from eyewear, bags and leather goods to hats, gloves, scarves, socks, watches, ties and pocket squares. Travel kits, cloth and suede ruck sacks, wallets and belts are yours for the choosing. For your business needs, there are iPad mini journal covers, envelopes and business card holders.

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Vineyard Vines
145 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 661-1803
www.vineyardvines.com

The motto of this store is “Gift the good life.” IPhone tech accessories, such as cases, are available. Drink ware and wine accessories from beer koozies to tumblers, thermoses and cooler totes can be found for yourself or for a gift. All-over print ties will help you stand out. There are also boxers and lounge pants with similar patterns. Looking for that perfect thank-you note? Look to the shop’s note cards and stationery.

Denali
Yale’s Broadway District
13 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 495-9355
www.shop-denali.com

Denali is an independent outdoor shop. If you are gearing up for hiking, running, snow sports, swimming, yoga, travel or camping, you can find the accessories you need here. The store has a great variety of accessories ranging from hats, underwear, gloves and more for the sport you are considering.

Shoe Service Plaza
68 Stony Hill Road
Bethel, CT 06801
(203) 297- 9005
www.stonyhillshoerepair.com

Your shoes tell a lot about you. The Shoe Service Plaza stocks a full line of leather care, shoe polish, laces products, creams, shoe horns and shoe and boot trees. Shoes and leather products can be cleaned and dyed, have scratches removed and be repaired (new soles and heels). Come in and have your shoes shined while you wait. The zipper on your leather bag is broken? Have your zipper replaced. Leather can be stretched, sewn and fabricated to your specifications. Handcrafted belts and umbrellas are also available.

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Paula Moliver is a noted designer with a specialty in all things related to fiber. She spins and dyes her own yarn and is skilled in weaving and needle arts. She has been widely published in noted magazines including Arts & Crafts, Better Homes & Gardens and the Decorative Painter. Paula is a regular educator at New Pond Farm. She resides in Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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