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The concept behind this Milan-based brand originated on the island of Mauritius, where the flightless dodo bird once lived. Island locals strung shells together to create charm bracelets and necklaces, a personalized experience that Dodo has re-created in a whimsical, refined manner with their delicate charms knotted on simple leather string. Upon entering the tall red entrance to the Madison Avenue boutique, visitors walk into an eccentric space with lime-green straws suspended from the ceiling and walls completely covered with pink flowers. The focal point of the boutique is the wide table located at the back, where Dodo staff helps customers to mix and match delicate 18-karat-gold animal charms to create a unique necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings. An added bonus: Part of the proceeds here go to WWF Italia for the protection of nature and animals close to extinction.