One thing I love about shopping is discovering something a little bit secret. An amazing, unknown designer; a new store in a hidden neighborhood; or a very special online shopping destination. I felt I had uncovered a secret when I discovered Roztayger, the online shopping site from Elizabeth Jeffer. I came across her store a couple of years ago, and to say I got an education from her brand list would be an understatement. Roztayger is in a class of it’s own when it comes to curation, and its emphasis on accessories. Each item is handpicked by Elizabeth, an industry veteran of more then two decades. She stocks products her customer can use for years like German handbag lines Tsatsas and PB 0110. Both brands feature classic, yet highly functional designs in the most luxurious leather. From Elizabeth, I bought my first pair of Le Yucca boots, an Antonello bag, Martiniano glove shoes, and gave into my love of French handspun socks. Roztayger is the best kind of specialty store; one where you can discover exciting and interesting designers without being overwhelmed by a selection of so-so bags and shoes. The items worth splurging on will last. She personally guaranteed my Le Yucca boots for ten years!
Like many others recently, Elizabeth made the move west to California from the East Coast, and with a change in geography often comes a change in perspective. And I did notice a difference in her buy…it seemed sunnier. On Roztayger’s freshly designed website, brightly colored Ampersand as Apostrophe totes, light as air Destin linen stoles, and cheery Martiniano shoes are a few of the expertly crafted products you will find. Elizabeth is slowly incorporating ready-to-wear into her shop, and she has chosen two brands every woman’s wardrobe should have: denim from Japanese Chimala and comfy separates from the Italian-made, architectural inspired brand Labo Art.
Elizabeth and I decided to get together and offer Exposed Zippers readers an exclusive 15% discount* (use RozExposed15 at checkout) for the next week. And with Mother’s Day on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to invest in a piece of Gabriela Artigas jewelry, sample the cult favorite Maison Louis Marie perfume oil, or get a head start on updating your spring wardrobe with a new linen tote from Luisa Cevese Riedizioni. Here are the rest of my top picks:
*Discount only available on full priced items