Best of 2014: Anthropologie + Julep

BHLDN for Anthropologie handkerchief

Best Place to Buy Bridesmaids' Gifts


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Known for: A thoughtfully curated collection of clothing, home goods and fun gifts that are as unique as the bride herself

Words of Wisdom: "The best bridesmaids' gifts are unique and personal for the receiver. It should be pretty, but if it's functional, too -- even better," says Renee Boyd, product manager of the new BHLDN Seattle, a store within downtown Seattle's Anthropologie. "A vintage handkerchief with her monogram on it is truly one of a kind. A floral print robe not only looks great in getting-ready photos, but she's sure to wear it long after the wedding. Wedding-day accessories are also a lovely gift, especially when you select different pieces for each bridesmaid to help customize her look."

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Known for: Boutique nail parlors that offer on-trend, toxin-free nail color collections

Words of Wisdom: "Don't be afraid to play with color on your nails! Have fun and show your personality -- even if it's just a peek of 'something blue' on your toes," says CEO and founder Jane Park.