Fabulous Finds Friday: Mixed Bag Isn’t a Mixed Bag

by Jana K. Hoffman

There’s no doubt that when you leave Mixed Bag on Main your bag may indeed be filled with a mix of charming items for the house, for the wardrobe, and even for that special someone. However, it’ll all be good.

On my last shopping trip, my bag was stuffed with an adorable pair of gingham-inspired rain boots that I picked up for only $18. But that’s not all you’ll find. Although the shop is tiny, it’s packed from front to back with jewelry (including bold statement neck pieces in the glass display case at the register), gifts for the host or a mom-to-be, and even gardening goodies.

One of my favorite parts of the store, however, is tucked in the back left-hand corner and is quite possibly the most adorable baby and child section I have encountered.  If you’re seeking a unique baby shower gift, definitely make Mixed Bag on Main your first stop. Here’s a simple scenario: The teeny tiny booties will make you melt, and the organic cotton clothing items are a purchase you can feel good about. Leave a lasting impression with soft, arts-and-crafts inspired photo album or pick out a cuddly receiving blanket.

For the home, I love the selection of pretty, printed tablecloths that will add color and just enough pizazz to any ordinary kitchen table. The collection of scented hand soaps and lotions are so nicely packaged that of course you’ll want to display them on the kitchen sink or in the bathroom. Better yet, they all smell fresh and will no doubt invigorate your senses.

Every so often, Mixed Bag on Main will hold its outdoor Courtyard sale where you’ll find an assortment of items from gardening tools, lawn ornaments and even plants at incredibly reasonable prices. Since the outdoor portion isn’t always open, do yourself a favor and mark your calendar for September 17 and 18 during regular store hours for this spectacular sale.

I’m ready for the rain! Are you?

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Mixed Bag on Main, 450 Main St., Bethlehem; 610.865.0545

Jana K. Hoffman is the editorial assistant and resident fashion and beauty expert for Lehigh Valley Style. An experienced and thrifty shopper, she will take you on her retail journeys and report back every other Friday.

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