Impulse Buy: Friendship Bracelets


Ah, summer camp: mosquito bites, campfire songs, and days spent knotting embroidery floss into tokens of affection for your BFF. Friendship bracelets were customized by color and patterns, like the zigzag, the chevron, and the diamond. This season they make a comeback with the decidedly more grown-up additions of cultured pearls, Swarovski crystals, and gold accents. At prices ranging from $50 to $400, you may want to keep one (or more) for yourself. Tricked-out versions are available from Gypsies and Debutantes (pictured), Pearl Collective, and Venessa Arizaga. » Gypsies and Debutantes bracelets, $48 each, at Madison at Fred Segal, Santa Monica, 310-451-2633.