Puttin’ on the Glitz,Portsmouth,NH,New Hampshire,Womens,Jewelry,Handbags,Hats,Bridal,Party,Accessories,Dress, Scarves,Belts,Cashmere,Purses,Wraps
About The Store
Just as great museums are characterized by the beauty and significance of the art that grace their hallways and adorn their walls, there are great shops that attempt to do the same. The Glitz—with its carefully chosen European style jewelry, its nostalgic and chic modern hats, its contemporary and vintage handbags, its stunning collection of delicate and colorful scarves, and its fanciful array of gifts petite—is as beautiful, as intriguing, as moving, and as inspirational as are the best of museums.
This is a lovely and fashionably artistic shop—the first I come to when looking for me…or when looking for someone I care about. The Glitz experience begins when I gaze through the large windows and see the elegant goods carefully and creatively placed throughout the shop. Coming to The Glitz is a full and rich experience, one that surrounds my senses and makes me believe that beautiful things and beautiful environments still exist.
Assiah grew up on a large farm in rural New Hampshire. One of her favorite moments was the fall arrival of the Sears & Roebuck catalogue. The huge book in hand, she would steal away to sit under a turning maple on the "big lawn" and study the latest fashions. As a young girl, Assiah spent summers traveling throughout the United States and soon learned that she had a distinct love of beauty and fashion that led her to the study of fashion merchandising and modeling.
In her early 20's, while traveling about in Italy, Assiah taught herself to make jewelry that she sold in the streets with other vendors from around the world. Later, while on a fashion photography shoot in Jamaica, she developed a sewing project known as "Soft Jewels" that provided a source of income for a group of Jamaican women.
Fast forward twenty years…Assiah turned, once again, to her original source of joy and expression: beauty, fashion, and style. After literally getting lost in the jewelry district in New York City, the idea of Puttin' on the Glitz was created. With a guided philosophy of Daily Jewels—distinctive, upscale, fashion jewelry—Puttin' on the Glitz opened its doors in June of 2005.
Assiah believes deeply that jewels are meant to be worn every day, with everything from casual to more formal wear, and not kept in the jewelry box until that special occasion. She further believes that jewels reflect the soul and the personality of the woman wearing them, and that, with jewels, everyday can become a celebration.