A red-hot jewelry brand is coming to QVC Saturday for its super sale at the Hamptons, which will benefit ovarian cancer research. It’s Alex and Ani, the American designers of those ubiquitous expandable metal bracelets that young women are piling on their wrists.
We actually have four of the bangles, three in brushed gold and one in silver. We got our first one from our friend Diane as a birthday gift more than a year ago, before the bracelets with their dangling charges showed up everywhere and on everyone.
Some may say the trend has peaked, but we still like the bangles, so lightweight that you forget you’re wearing them.
You can find a large selection at Nordstom, and TJ Maxx has also had them at times at a nice discount.
For its Saturday sale, QVC is promising to offer merchandise at 50 percent its MSP, so we’re waiting to see what the Alex and Ani bracelets sell for. They normally retail at $30 to $40.
Interesting enough, QVC is also hawking its own knock-off of the Alex and Ani bracelets. The home shopping network calls its version “The Extraordinary Life Expandable Charm Bangle,” item No. J296024. Unlike the Alex and Ani originals, which are made of base metal, QVC’s version is sterling silver.
And even made of that precious metal, it’s on advance order for $40, just $10 more than the base metal originals.
As with the Alex and Ani bracelets, you have a choice of QVC bracelets with different charms that have inspirational messages.