I just checked out the West Side’s newest jewelry store: Dave Faigle & Son Jewelers! Dave is a family friend of mine and he’s been in the business since the 70s, and he recently decided to open this store with his son, Brad who’s been in the biz for 15 years. They have lots of brands you’ll recognize, but what makes them different is all their custom work. They can do repairs, or tweaks to your existing jewelry, custom create a design you have in mind, or they can re-create the look of a high-end designer. I did this video while I was there to give you a virtual tour through the space — Watch for all the dazzling details! And you can also click here to RSVP for their big grand opening event on May 21!
As a good westside native, I should have been into Peppe Ramundo & Son on Glenway Ave. by now, but last week was my first visit. A friend of mine told me I should check them out — said they had a lot of cool gift items for guys and they do alterations/tailoring for men and women. So, I popped by not knowing what to expect (I had previously thought they only did tux rentals). Boy, do they do the tux rentals! I got to see their entire upstairs area where they house all their rental inventory (hint: It’s a LOT of inventory!) but it’s also where they do all their custom work. I sat down with the owner Carmen Ramundo to learn more about how the business got started nearly 50 years ago by his dad, how he grew up with it and eventually took over. Pretty fascinating! I was really impressed, found some great gifts for the hubs, and I’ll definitely be back for some of the custom work! Check out the video to learn more!