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Russian Accessories to Go With Your Kurochka Gear

Because you can’t live off t-shirts alone, we’ve compiled a list of accessories to dress up the rest of your life. Like Kurochka, all of these harken back to Russian & Ukrainian culture. Without further ado, here’s something for almost everyone:

Russian Dolls Friendship Necklace $10.65

Matryoshkas (Russian nesting dolls) are perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when when you think of Russian culture, and for good reason – they’re quirky, beautiful and fun to play with. Save both of these cuties for yourself, or relive your grade-school days and give one to a friend.

Funky Matryoshka Charms Necklace $56.38

This one is also a necklace, and also features Russian nesting dolls, but takes a more schizophrenic approach. It’s not very traditional, but it is pretty damn cool.

Cheburashka Necklace $20

Nothing is guaranteed to bring a smile and prolonged cooing nostalgia to a Russian person more than the mention of Cheburashka, everyone’s favorite cartoon character. He is silly and sweet, and his best friend is a crocodile named Gena. We dare you to watch this video and not fall in love with him!

Vankya-Vstankya Vintage Soviet Doll $19

Here’s another nostalgic item, a doll no doubt imbued with warm memories of childhood in the Soviet Union. Vankya-Vstankya loosely translates to Stand-Up-Vanya, and is similar to the roly-poly toys popular in the United States (and elsewhere) around that time.

Ukrainian Woman’s Embroidered Dress $140

If the occasional calls for something fancier than a t-shirt, you can always go for something more traditional. This dress features traditional Ukrainian embroidery, which we’ve written about and also feature on our t-shirts and tote bags.

Russian Fairy Tale Winter Coat $849

This beautiful coat reminded us right away of Ivan Bilibin’s mesmerizing illustrations of Russian fairy tales. If you’ve ever fantasized about being a princess, here’s your chance.

Khohloma iPhone Case $39.95

Ok, so maybe not all of dream of being fairy tale princesses, but most of us have a phone. Dress yours up in a case featuring traditional folk art called khohloma, which makes everything, even your iPhone, look seriously glamorous.

Of course, the Internet (and the world) is a vast and wondrous thing. Let us know if we missed any unmissable accessories in the comments!

October 2, 2012
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