Editor’s Blog: Location, Location, Location

Years ago while studying in Europe, I told a guy I was from New York. “Are you a 212 or a 718?” he asked smoothly. Color me impressed. Here was a guy who knew his way around a NYC area code (this was way before the 917’s and 646’s came in and ruined everything).

Today, he wouldn’t have needed to ask. Women are wearing their area codes, zip codes and cities proudly, although they still have to divulge further. If I say I live “Uptown,” people aren’t satisfied until they hear “Upper West” or “Upper East.” And it’s no longer enough to say you’re from Brooklyn, now you must clarify if you’re from Williamsburg or Fort Greene; Park Slope or Prospect Park.

Here, some customizable items to help you to silently spell it out.

Area code necklace from Zoe Chicco can be inset with diamonds.

Scrolled New York necklace by Brevity Jewelry


A bit more abstract, the BKLYN bracelet by BG Art Jewelry still gives proper credit to the borough.


Don’t mess with Texas, or any other state for that matter with this pendant by Kris Nations.

One of the more famous zip codes, Beverly Hills, available on Eve’s Addiction


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Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine & accessoriesmagazine.com
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories for the past 14 years, Lauren Parker has covered women's fashion accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. She frequently judges industry design competitions and loves seeing the next generation of designers come into their own. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.