Stores You Should Know About: Amelia

I first discovered Amelia, a darling little shop based in Oxford, Mississippi, a few months back. I was immediately smitten by the perfectly curated selection of products and clean, well designed site, but became a bigger fan after buying some Sea Salt Soap and meeting Erin, Amelia's sweet owner.

The idea for Amelia sprung from Erin's previous life as a merchandise manager. For seven years, Erin found herself in different cities for work, spending her precious downtime looking for the perfect local place to find handmade jewelry, home wares, and good ol' fashioned gifts. It all fell into place in 2009 when a friend with a music venue had a spare room to rent, and Amelia officially opened up shop.

Sugar Paper Polka Dot Coasters, $26/£16

Sugar Paper Polka Dot Coasters, $26/£16

The shop, which rounds out to 187 square feet, is on the smaller side so Erin is constantly working to put her merchandising skills to work so that no space in Amelia goes unused, and boy oh boy does it show.

Son of a Sailor Polaris Necklaces, $46/£29

Son of a Sailor Polaris Necklaces, $46/£29

If you're in Oxford, you should stop by the Van Buren Avenue shop. If not, you can do as I do and shop Amelia's collection of cards, gifts, jewelry, travel, and home accessories online.

Russell + Hazel Camel Stash Sack, $35/£22

Russell + Hazel Camel Stash Sack, $35/£22

Kinfolk Magazine, $18/£11

Kinfolk Magazine, $18/£11