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Walking in Williamsburg: A Guide to Styles, Snacks, and Sounds

Shoptiques | Posted 07.02.2015 | New York
Shoptiques

Photo by Jaspermaz via Wikimedia Commons A hipster paradise within the sprawling boroughs of New York, Williamsburg is just a short ride on the L tr...

24 Hours in Greenville, SC

Shoptiques | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Shoptiques

Restaurants and shops thrive in a downtown area that Forbes calls one of America's Best Downtowns. The perfect starting point to see for yourself is at Augusta Twenty, recognized by ELLE magazine as one of the top 50 boutiques in the country.

24 Hours in America's Cultural Hub: New Orleans

Shoptiques | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Shoptiques

New Orleans reminds us of a slew of things, including boutiques, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and did we mention bars? There's no question the Big Easy is notorious for Mardi Gras and wild nightlife, but the scenic streets of these districts hold much more culture and history than many visitors realize.

Why Moving Back In With Your Parents Can Be A Game-Changing Business Decision

Posted 03.07.2015 | Small Business

Moving home after college is hard for many young adults, but what’s even more difficult is moving home after graduating college plus three years of ...

How To Shop and Eat Your Way Through Austin in Just One Day

Shoptiques | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Shoptiques

Over the last several years, Austin has become an increasingly popular place to live and visit--and it's no surprise why. The city boasts incredible live music, a booming tech scene, and a ton of innovative eateries (plus loads of good Tex-Mex--need we say more?).

Hannah! and Her Shop: Lessons from a Career Retailer

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.19.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Despite what they say, customer service is alive and well. You just might have to go out of your way to find it sometimes. But if you venture ...

Nolita's Hidden Secret: Babel Fair Boutique

Shoptiques | Posted 09.13.2014 | Style
Shoptiques

Don't have the time to travel the world? Well, stop by Babel Fair in New York City and you can get pretty close. Babel Fair is the center of world fas...

The Biggest Little (Underrated) City

Findery | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Findery

Forget the flashy lights and cigarette stench of the casinos and come discover the other side of small business owners and artists that make Reno a community.

Town of Chatham and Its Shopping Gem

Shoptiques | Posted 08.22.2014 | Small Business
Shoptiques

While strolling down Chatham's charming cobblestone-clad Main Street, stumbling upon Sundance Clothing Co is completely inevitable.

Discovering Philadelphia's Newest Gem -- Aoki Boutique

Shoptiques | Posted 08.01.2014 | Style
Shoptiques

I'm about to drop a few f-bombs on you, so watch out: funky, fresh, flirty, feminine and fabulous! All of these perfectly describe Aoki.

12 Indie Spots in Hong Kong

Fathom | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Fathom

I've found that despite being labeled as a city firmly focused on "out with the old, in with the new," certain areas of Hong Kong still retain their old-world charm. These small cultural pockets -- neighborhoods of boutiques, artisanal bakeries, and independent coffee shops -- are helping to enrich the bourgeoning cultural scene.

Traveling for Fashion in Vancouver

Kate Thomas | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel
Kate Thomas

I recently visited the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada, where I got an inside look at local fashion. To be specific, I spent a day hopping around to the many boutique clothing stores around the city. And it suffices to say, I was impressed by what I discovered.

Retail Chatter #6

June Haynes | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
June Haynes

Luxury retailers should take note of the old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover." If you want to attract this future generation of leaders, adapt to their beliefs that, luxury is not a symbol of achievement, rather a promise to self that "You Can Achieve."

Fashion Weak: A Spring Line For Real Women

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

It just might be nice to have another fashion week, maybe hosted in a mall or an abandoned J.C. Penny's, sponsored by Luna Bars, featuring real clothes for real girls on real girl bodies.

Swing Into Harlem's Boutique Scene

Shoptiques | Posted 09.25.2013 | Style
Shoptiques

Upon entering Swing, you become overwhelmed by the eclectic and gorgeous decor, clothing, smells and the contagious smile of Swing's owner, Helena Greene. Swing is a high-end concept shop in the heart of Harlem, housing up-and-coming, high-end designers from around the world.

A Letter to Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.09.2013 | Comedy
Sheila Moeschen

I cannot tell you how many times I have passed by one of your magnificent fashion clubs -- the seizure-inducing bass thumping, the lighting dimmed just so (what would you call that? Disco lighting? Marvelous!), the stifling scent of the latest Diddy fragrance coiling around shoppers.

How to Wear Pastel Jackets

Shoptiques | Posted 06.22.2013 | Style
Shoptiques

Pastel is the color of the season and the lighter hues are showing up on every piece of clothing imaginable, including your leather goods. If you're holding out on snagging yourself a piece of the pastel pie, you are definitely missing out.

Holiday Shopping Havens Worldwide

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Tired of visiting the same designer boutiques, venerable chains and fluorescently-lit retail centers? So are we. That's why we decided to scour the globe for unique shopping spots; in these retail heavens, you'll find an eclectic array of boutique haunts, stylish department stores and secret discount venues.

Are You A Recreational Shopper?

Debbie Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Debbie Leon

New clothes just don't appeal to me, compared to the cozy and familiar items in my closet. I have been known to come home with something new and have found that I already owned its identical twin. And I am holding onto innumerable tatty items for when I garden. Except I don't actually have a garden.

From Walmart to Web Domination: Taigan CEO Elizabeth Nichols

Anisha Lakhani | Posted 11.28.2011 | Style
Anisha Lakhani

Taigan CEO Elizabeth Nichols is nestled at a window table in the impeccable Blue Water Grill main dining room when I arrive frazzled and fifteen minut...

The Face of Fashion

Boutique Week | Posted 06.05.2011 | Style
Boutique Week

Fashion is a conflicting art. On the surface it is unreasonable and bombastic. It is ten-inch McQueen stilettos and waitlists for Hermès Birkin bag...

Dressed for Success: Style vs. Trends

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.27.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Of the over one hundred etiquette subjects I have taught, dress and etiquette are always in the top ten. Dressing is not like setting the table, where rules rule. Are there rules for dress? You bet, but there's a lot more freedom of style.

Beyond Bookstores

nytimes.com | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Kitson, a group of boutiques based in Los Angeles, is the kind of store that appears regularly in the tabloids for both its stylish clothes and its ce...

Boutique of the Week: Bourdage Pearls, Chicago

Boutique Week | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Boutique Week

We had the pleasure of talking with Bourdage Pearls owner, Sherri Bourdage, to bring you an exclusive scoop into the boutique.

"Boutique of the Week" Spotlight: Calleen Cordero, LA

Boutique Week | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Boutique Week

2011-02-03-shoe.png LA's Calleen Cordero boutique fills its shelves with rustic yet gorgeously feminine accessories.