Whether it’s Boho Chic or Bollywood Belle, its time for some summer fun with accessories! I chanced upon this charming French accessories brand, ‘AGATHA’ while browsing online and haven’t been able to take my eyes off some of the pieces. Thought I’d share some of it here, since it won’t stop haunting me!
AGATHA, by Michel Quiniou was created to bridge the gap between luxury boutiques and non-descript lacklustre chain boutiques. In 1974, he launched his line of fashion jewellery with an unusual goal in mind: to transform cheap into chic. The first AGATHA boutique opened in 1976 at rue de Rennes in Paris. AGATHA has more than 320 outlets located in 20 countries, including the UAE and an option to shop online.
Especially popular are AGATHA’s classic charms with the famous Scottie dog which has frolicked through all of AGATHA’s collections over the years and finally settled in as the brand mascot.
The new spring summer collection that I first laid my eyes on was their Bollywood inspired collection with a touch of spirituality- umm… although the two have little in common. Hindu symbols are embellished with coloured enamel, rhinestones, cotton and wood for that spiritual hippie look. Agatha also pays a tribute to Bollywood by creating jewellery inspired by beautiful Indian actresses such as Aishwarya Rai and Meena Kumari. AGATHA pays an ode to these beauties, bringing their charm and elegance into exquisitely colourful, radiant jewellery. Think big accessories, shiny stones and bright colours!
Silver and mother-of-pearl are used to share the message of love and peace in AGATHA’s Zen collection- another part of their new Spring summer collection. The collection features the Buddha delicately carved in jewellery along with bangles, hoop earrings and rings, finished with a delicate bow, in silver, silver plated with pink gold and silver plated with yellow gold.
For more info, visit their website. Available in the UAE at Dubai Festival City, Mirdif City Center, Mall of the Emirates, Galeries Lafayette at Dubai Mall and Khalidiyah Mall, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Mall (new extension), Al Ain.