4350 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
"RVC: Incorporates authentic, vintage buttons, chains and jewelry. These buttons and findings are from actual couture clothing and find new life in signature RVC pieces. RVC jewelry is meticulously handmade using gold plated brass."
These RVC pieces that are explained above can be found at the Rodeo Boutique in both Baton Rouge, LA and Ruston, LA. In Louisiana there unfortunately isn't a huge fashion community, but it is very much growing every year. I think that absence has finally been acknowledged so companies like Kendra Scott and boutique owners are really trying to fill that void here in Louisiana- so people like me who move here from places like Austin (where the shopping is amazing), will have somewhere to get their fix on. So when I saw the pictures of these Chanel pieces on Rodeo's Instagram page, I instantly got butterflies in my stomach. My first thought was, "Oh my gosh, I need to put on some lipstick and jump in my car immediately!" ...because jewelry like this, especially when you hardly find anything like this in Baton Rouge, are gonna go fast! And, they did.
I am happy my husband snagged one up before they all were gone (actually, I don't know for sure if every piece was sold out, I just know that the inventory was getting low and pieces were selling fast). I don't know if this is something that Rodeo is going to keep getting in or it is a one time thing. I know that coming across vintage Chanel isn't incredibly common- I hope that as soon as there is a big enough supply, that Rodeo keeps selling them. To me, they are just really unique and what fun items to add to your jewelry collection! One of a kind for sure. I know that there are necklaces and rings but I am not sure if there are bracelets and earrings. My husband said that when he went to the store to pick a piece for me for Christmas, he said there wasn't anything but necklaces- and not too many to choose from.
If you live in Baton Rouge or in Ruston, and you have a need to splurge on some beautiful, vintage Chanel jewelry, then I would recommend it! The collection truly is special, so if that is something you are looking for in your life right now & have a little, special spot in your heart for Chanel (don't we all), then check it out- assuming this is a collection that they will continue to carry (keeping my fingers crossed). You won't regret it. I am a huge fan of repurposed items, especially if they are vintage and even more so if they are couture!! The pieces range from $160 - $260 and Rodeo is open Monday thru Saturday from 10 am till 6 pm (closed on Sundays). Happy holidays folks!!