Great news, ladies! This year we are welcoming a fabulous accessories brand known as Mar Y Sol. This delectably fun brand is the answer to all of our beach accessory needs. From beach bags, to clutches, to hats, you can’t go wrong with all that this brand has to offer. The unique details, vibrant colors and must have silhouettes made this brand an easy match for the Orchid Boutique.

My first encounter with Mar Y Sol was memorable. Laurel and Elizabeth (the creators) didn’t know it, but we had our eye on this brand for a while… teehee…. The moment we finally met it was an instant attraction! The product they had displayed was so eye catching and beautiful, I was like a kid in a candy store! Not only did we enjoy the luxury quality of the product but being a start-up company ourselves we were intrigued and inspired by the unique story Mar Y Sol had to share.

Here’s a little recap….

In 2003, Laurel Brandstetter traveled to Madagascar to build on a community development effort initiated by a relative. She met with dozens of artisan groups who had a vision of making their products available in the global marketplace. Collaborating with designer Elizabeth Randlett, Laurel and the Mar Y Sol team have built an accessories brand recognized for its unique designs, exquisite craftsmanship and creative use of sustainable materials.

Her collaboration to create Mar Y Sol with Elizabeth Randlett is what makes us so proud of our products. We hand pick our brands because they are doing something great for their community. Mar Y Sol is incredibly committed to traditional craft, and use organically tanned leathers and responsibly sourced raw materials. We love their use of sustainable resources that promote environmental conservation. Best part, the sale of Mar Y Sol products enables families to gain economic independence, preserves traditional craft and promotes environmental conservation. What could be better than knowing your fabulous bag was made for a great cause?

Mar Y Sol has caught the attention of celebrities and other popular publications like Lucky Magazine, InStyle Magazine, Glamour, and O Magazine! This brand is on the rise and we are nothing but excited to sell these amazing products to our stylish customers.

We recently caught Olivia Palermo donning the Caracas Bag during a long walk in New York with her super cute pup!

The detail and craftsmanship put into each item is simply exquisite. We are just thrilled to carry their 2014 line so that you ladies can stay fashionable on or off the beach!

Here are some of our favorite Mar Y Sol items:

Malibu Crochet Bag

Bucket style bags are SO in and Mar Y Sol knows it!  The trendy silhouette and crochet details on this bag make it a must have for your closet. This boho chic bag can be worn anywhere your heart desires… <3

Mika Crochet hat

Summer may be over but sun hats are never out of style. Wear this simple chic hat to any outing with your friends and be the life of the party.

We hope you guys are excited for Mar Y Sol as much as we are! With all the new 2014 styles coming in there’ll definitely be something you for you to love. Grab one for your next trip and you’ll be the most stylish lady at the beach!

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