Merry's: Fashion with Passion from Faraway Lands

A world of wearable art for her, for him, for the soul:
promoting world peace through cultural awareness.

Merry's dressing area, featuring Bedouin-style tents

Fashion with Passion * Accessories * Treasures
From Faraway Lands

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A model wearing Moroccan clothes from Merry's (courtesy AfroStyle Magazine)

Two models wearing Moroccan clothes from Merry's (courtesy AfroStyle Magazine)     A model wearing tribal Pakistani and Bedouin clothes from Merry's (courtesy AfroStyle Magazine)
Images from photoshoot featuring clothing and accessories from Merry's courtesy of AfroStyle Magazine.

* Shop in the exotic atmosphere of an Eastern bazaar.

* Fairly-traded, sweatshop-free fashions and accessories for women and men, supporting indigenous artisans from Morocco, Pakistan, Egypt, India, Nepal, Iran, Turkey, Kenya, Afghanistan, Mongolia and beyond: boho-chic, traditional, and culturally-inspired tops, skirts, dresses, men's shirts, harem pants, outerwear, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belts, tribal jewelry, scarves, hats, shoes, kaftans, kurtas, gandoras, tunics, and so much more!

* Moroccan tops, skirts, pants, and dresses in the style and spirit of Laise Adzer: hand-woven, cut, and sewn by women in Morocco from the same genuine sousdi fabric that inspired her.

* Authentic Egyptian basalt statuary and figures.

* Vintage tribal jewelry, made and traded by the nomads of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

* Authentic Tibetan hand-hammered singing bowls, meditation thincha bells, and bell and dorje sets.

* A wide selection of unique, handmade purses and scarves from around the world.

* Bollywood-style jewelry from India.

* Hand-embroidered throws, tapestries, and bedspreads from around the world.

* Oya (Turkish lace) scarves and chokers from Turkey.

* Vintage and tribal wall hangings from India, Pakistan, and Niger, plus Egyptian hand-painted metal and leather wall art.

* A curated selection of belly dance separates, costumes, accessories, hip sashes, coin jewelry, and bellydance-inspired fashion: perfect for dancing, or "just because"!

* Handmade Peruvian rings, hand jewelry, earrings, necklaces, and more, including earrings made from organic materials like fish scales, pumpkin skin, bull horn, and more.

* A bevy of big boho belts, handmade in Morocco from authentic Moroccan leather.


As seen on KTLA in Chris Burrous' "Shop Local" series
CLICK HERE to watch the TV segment!


A photo of a Press-Telegram newspaper box, with Merry's on the front page
As seen in The Press-Telegram:
"Faraway Fashion" (Front Page of Print Edition)
"Long Beach Business Merry's is a Fashion Oasis of Cultural Awareness" (Online Edition)

* More Merry's in the media:
   The Press-Telegram (Last-minute Christmas shopping, plus photos of Merry's here and here)
   The Grunion Gazette ("SHOP LOCAL: Merry's Owner Seeks World Peace")
   The demo video for Rhythm Abroad, an upcoming music, dance and travel show.
   The Press-Telegram ("Fashion with a social conscience")
   The Press-Telegram ("Broadway thrives in Long Beach")
   DeAnna Cameron's Scribbling Gypsy blog (photos from Merry's Halloween Hafla 2009)
   DeAnna Cameron's Scribbling Gypsy blog (photos from The Belly Dancer book release party at Merry's)
   The Grunion Gazette ("Cultural Awareness, Peace at Heart of Clothing Boutique")
   The Press-Telegram (celebrating Three Cups of Tea with dance): "Making Merry" and photo gallery
   The Press-Telegram (Merry's recycled purses)
   The Press-Telegram (Merry's store and biography)
   The Beachcomber
   The District Weekly
   DeAnna Cameron's Scribbling Gypsy blog (celebrating Three Cups of Tea with dance)
   DeAnna Cameron's Scribbling Gypsy blog

THANK YOU LONG BEACH for voting us your #1 clothing store! (The Beachcomber newspaper)


There's always so much new to see at Merry's!

ETHIOPIAN SCARVES AND SHAWLS (FOR MEN AND WOMEN) ARE HERE! From rich and rustic tribal scarves, to wearable textiles shimmering with color, to airy and free-spirited ethnic shawls, they're all hand-woven in Ethiopia from hand-spun yarn: wrap one around your shoulders and be a part of this fascinating folk tradition from the Horn of Africa!

'70s Flashback: NEW OLD STOCK VINTAGE LEATHER PURSES FROM INDIA! Not just "retro", these hand-tooled and hand-painted water buffalo leather purses are the real deal: an amazing warehouse find from our friends in India, made circa the 1970s but never sold. Available in three sizes and featuring hand-etched designs including folk dancers, elephants, peacocks, Aquarius, henna medallions, African animals, and more, they've been waiting just for you!

FROM TIBET: Handmade turquoise and coral necklaces and stone-encrusted rings.

FROM MONGOLIA: Hand-embroidered earrings and bags, plus beautiful batik wall hangings based on ancient Silk Road cave paintings: images of chariots, animals, Buddhist themes, and more.

INSPIRING ARTWORK including an 8-foot-tall, two-panel painting of Cleopatra (oil on wood) by Egyptian artist Fadia, and ancient Aramaic lettering (oil and vintage Bible leaf decoupage on wood) from Danny Hughes' "The 72 Names of God" series.

FROM PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN: Authentic vintage tribal jewelry from the nomadic Kuchi people.


HUGE 2015 RESTOCK OF YOUR MERRY'S FAVORITES!
Our "as seen on TV" Afghanistan tribal earrings and Moroccan "Sashi" Magic Dress are back, along with SO MUCH MORE!

* More Moroccan tops, skirts, harem pants, and dresses, made of authentic sousdi fabric in the style and spirit of Laise Adzer
* A treasure trove of vintage tribal necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, pendants, rings, coins, and more from the nomads of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India
* Jaipuri and tribal skirts and pants from India
* Pashminas and velvet burnout fringed ponchos from India
* Traditional Indian cotton kurtas and skirts
* Peruvian bracelets and hand jewelry
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NEW The embroidered Moroccan men's shirts are back!
* AND MORE: The store is so filled to the brim, we don't know how we're going to fit the things in the "Coming Soon" section in!

Coming Soon:
* AFRICAN CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES for men and women will be here in the first week of February: perfect for Black History Month, or anytime at all!
* HIMALAYAN RESTOCK: your favorite men's and women's styles from Nepal are coming back in mid-February, just in time for Spring!
* MORE EGYPTIAN STATUES are coming soon, made in Egypt from cultured basalt-- these are getting harder and harder to find, and we are thrilled to have more on the way!


Merry's
2747 E. Broadway
Long Beach, California
(Three short blocks from the beach, between Temple and Molino)
562-987-4363 / info@merrys.biz

An easy drive from Los Angeles or Orange County-- click here for a map!

Open
Tuesday ~ Saturday 11ish to 6ish
And Sunday Noonish to 5ish
(Closed Monday)

Photo of Humphrey the camel

Come visit Humphrey, the life-sized rusty metal camel sculpture-- when he's outside, we're open!

Merry's is a retail store only-- sorry, due to the nature of our often one-of-a-kind items, we can't do web orders!