Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Big Bangle Theory

Mix and match with Bangls magnetic bracelets


Hypothesis: When it comes to style, the laws of attraction are simple: color=good, pattern=better, color+pattern=awesome. Therefore, Bangls, a playful mix-and-match collection of magnetic bracelets just into the Honolulu Museum of Art Shop, should add major style points to any outfit.

Bangls Materials and Methods: 1.75-inch magnetic segments with slick polymer coating in bold colors, dashing stripes and whimsical polka dot and checkered designs snap together in sets of four to create a custom look. Half-inch silver-plated iron alloy extenders click between segments to adjust size.

Observations: Swappable, eye-catching combos make experimenting a blast. Pink, red, and gold stripes mixed with sapphire blue polka dots channel Kate Spade, black-and-white stripes and solids capture spring's hottest trend, and touches of army green toughen the vibe. Thorough road testing by our editors proves embedded rare earth neodymium magnets lock segments together during use.

Conclusion: Bangls lead the field in looks and versatility (though we can't say the same for spelling). This is one babe magnet you'll want a piece of.

$5.99 per piece, $23.95 per set, $3.99-$4.99 per extender, available exclusively in Hawaii at Honolulu Museum of Art Shop, 900 S. Beretania St., (808) 532-8703. Photos courtesy of Bangls.

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Permalink

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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