Vintage Needlepoint Purse at Waistland

Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: No longer is needlepoint restricted to your grandmother's pillows and your "cute stuff!" Pinterest board. With designers including Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, and Marchesa showing pieces for Fall that embrace tent-stitching, it's an oncoming trend worth trying.

Get a jump on it a few months early with this summery white and floral 1960s handbag with leather trim and a brass clasp.

Where: Waistland

Cost: $5

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