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Nolita's Hidden Secret: Babel Fair Boutique

Shoptiques | Posted 07.14.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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.

7 Gift Ideas for Last Minute Valentine's Day Shopping

Boutique Week | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Boutique Week

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the search for the perfect gift is on. And for those of us who haven't found the perfect gift, take a peek at our picks.

NY's Best New Boutiques Of 2010

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City shopping is legendary, and we certainly can't complain about the city's pillars of taste and style Bergdorf's, Barney's and Bendel's. W...

The Top 25 Gift Ideas Under $100 for Her, Him & the Little One

Boutique Week | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Boutique Week

Here are 25 finds around the Boston area under $100 that will help solve all your holiday gift needs for kids, boyfriends, girlfriends, picky aunts, grandparents, trendy friends and co-workers.

LA's Ten Newest Boutiques Include a Mix of Heavyweight and Far-flung Brands

Style Section L.A. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Style Section L.A.

We've been gifted with more than a few US debuts on the retail front this season, along with a smattering of interesting mono-brand stores from locals and East Coasters alike.

Sweet Treats, LA Style

Jessica Radloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jessica Radloff

Sprinkles, Crumbs and Magnolia Bakery are still saturating dessert-crazed LA, but if Katy Perry's new CD cover is any indication, a new dessert concept is about to take over Southern California.

The Next Big Thing Is Up and Coming: The Demand for Emerging Fashion (Part Two)

Heba el Habashy and Charles LaCalle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Heba el Habashy and Charles LaCalle

With the increasing number of fashion blogs focusing on indie designers, it's now easier for designers with limited funds to reach a wide audience without putting on an expensive fashion show or spending a lot of money on marketing.