Stripe Style


Stripe Style is a monthly column written by Dana Rader, co-owner of Stripe and Stripe MEN, beloved lifestyle boutiques in Santa Cruz, Calif. This column features The Penny Rose's favorites from Stripe.

I recently came across Sandgrens clogs. I had been looking for a fresh take on the classic Swedish clog for the shop for a while. Established in 1846, Sandgrens is considered to be the oldest clog brand in the world, and are still handmade in Sweden. Not only are they incredibly comfortable, they are built to last and are crafted with the finest leathers, Alder wood bases and metal hardware. I love the versatility of clogs and the endless outfits they can be paired with.

It never takes long to convert someone to using a S'well bottle once you've informed them of their exceptional quality and drinking benefits. Here at Stripe, we've all got one. Not only do they come in a great selection of colors and textures, but also they have three different sizes to fit in your purse or backpack. These insulated stainless steel bottles don't have a metallic taste or retain nasty odors. They keep your hot liquids hot for 12 hours and your cold liquids cold for 24 hours. They're eco-friendly and philanthropic. More than 60 million plastic water bottles are used daily in the United States alone. One S'well water bottle reduces this by three-thousand. S'well also supports bringing clean water to the world's poorest communities along with WaterAid.

I love the look of layering simple jewelry pieces and am currently obsessed with this little necklace (above) from Minoux Jewelry. Created by Kristen Robison in Portland, Ore., it makes the perfect addition to a layered look. This necklace is classic enough to wear everyday, yet edgy enough to stand out.


I am so pleased to see wide leg jeans are making a come back! It’s such a relief to have held onto a few of my favorite pairs in the back of my closet. This great pair from Level 99 is super flattering and looks great worn with a pair of clogs, sandals, or heels. I love the “grandpa blue” wash, which makes them perfect for summer backyard barbeques, and is a great alternative to your skinny jeans.

Everything seen here is available at Stripe in Santa Cruz. Sandgren clogs $152, Minoux necklace $72, lace top by Rieley $126, Level 99 jeans $136, S'well bottle $34.