55 E. Padonia Road, Timonium / / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays / / 410-666-4800
MIKE TYLER AND MEMBERS of the Paszkiewicz family wanted to bring a little bit of Delaware down to Maryland. Six months after opening Accents, a successful accessories store in Rehoboth Beach, the team started a new branch -- with the same merchandise and layout--last November in Timonium.
The new 4,000-square-foot space holds more than 3,000 items, including scarves, handbags, belts, watches, sunglasses and designer-inspired fashion jewelry. Jewelry is organized by color, and none of the accessories is in cases or inaccessible to customers. "We wanted to offer a fun, interactive experience with costume jewelry," said Mike Tyler, who lives in Easton and is one of five co-owners. Items run the gamut, from flashy to simple, white to hot coral, glass to imitation jade.
Tyler, along with his partners -- siblings Michael and Greg Paszkiewicz, Janet Sucoloski and Mary Beth Sudol of Lutherville -- also wanted to make the jewelry affordable to as many people as possible. Earrings range from $9.95-$26. Necklaces run $9.95-$65.95. Bags cost $14.95-$69.95. "I tell customers, we don't want to make you poor. We want to make you prettier," said Robin Hilbert, store manager.
Accents' owners, who all hold separate full-time jobs, plan to open two more stores in Maryland in 2009. "There's absolutely something here for everybody, whether it's girls going to prom or women going to a business," said Hilbert.
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