I'm not picky. I'm Particular! – Melissa Akkaway

I believe that when you look good, you feel good. And when you’re feeling good and nicely put together, you smile more, make more eye contact, and move with confidence – bringing happiness to those around you. I am, admittedly, obsessed with this simple equation.  


I’ve always been pretty particular about what to buy when it came to my wardrobe and that extended into my home, travel, beauty, and beyond. I channeled this pickiness into my passion for meaningful conversations with other particular people and my knack for  finding the best of the best (read: a mix of high and low).

After spending years in the fashion world learning the industry inside and out,

I created The Particulars to explore the addiction I just can’t quit – accessorizing.

As a globetrotting addict I’ll bring you my favorite finds from around the world, giving you an insider’s look at what’s trending and timeless. Don’t forget to get inspired by our exclusive interviews with some of the industry’s most interesting tastemakers.

Welcome to The Particulars.

About Melissa

Born into a family with deep industry roots, The Particulars founder, Melissa Akkaway, is a fashion and retail expert who owned and operated her own boutiques in Los Angeles and Las Vegas with her women’s ready-to-wear label, Beckley. Championing emerging designers, her boutiques ignited Melissa’s passion for discovering and sourcing distinctive and hard-to-find accessories, ultimately creating her latest design, THE NICE PACK.  When she’s not traveling the world, she lives in Malibu with her husband Eddie and two sons, Jack and Ford, and their dog, Blondie. She is particularly passionate about investing in female founders (Saie Beauty, Olive & June, Cadence and Simone LeBlanc) and giving back through philanthropy.

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