C. Wonder, preppy haven of all things monogrammed and colorful, is closing its stores. The line was seemingly created as a copycat revenge project against C. Wonder owner Chris Burch’s ex-wife, designer Tory Burch, which makes me feel slightly less sad about missing out on the store’s semi-gaudy goodies. Still, I can’t help but mourn the loss of some of C. Wonder’s better designs. Here are some of the line’s cutest offerings, many of which are on sale, to snatch up while you still have the chance!
I might be more than a little obsessed with C.Wonder’s WASP-y clothes, jewelry and accessories. But you shouldn’t concern yourself with that — no, you should be concerned with which of these three preppy colors you’ll choose for a Bluetooth-connected tablet keyboard. The small keyboard is lightweight, easy to carry, and makes it so much easier to type on an iPad than just poking out emails with one finger. I favor the pink myself, but lime green is super cute (and WASP-y), too! [$80, C. Wonder]
I always wanted a really bitchin’ lifeguard whistle just for personal use. Hey, you! Get out my seat! Lady, put down the last cupcake! Who cares if I lose friends and alienate people with all the power and authority I’ve conferred? C. Wonder’s got a cute 14K-gold plated whistle that will be just the thing for my daily emergencies. I have no idea if it actually whistles but that’s besides the point in this lifeguard fantasy. [$38, C. Wonder]
We know how to change a tire — but we much prefer to show off our gearhead skill fashionably. This trio of gear-shaped gold bangle bracelets for C. Wonder gives a harder edge to a soft look, or a more dainty look to an edgy ensemble. There’s also a big, thick gold gear-shaped bangle if all that rattling will drive you crazy. What an easy way to do moto chic! [$38, C. Wonder]
‘Tis the season for outdoor parties and everyone knows it’s music that makes a bash. C. Wonder’s portable speakers plug into phones and computers to amplify your tunes and are small enough to carry inside a purse. Plus, the funky geometric patterns in a variety of colors will have everyone coveting your chic style. Now, crank the music up — I can still hear the sound of my own thoughts.