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Transition from Drab to Fab with Uniform

Just when men thought their wardrobe couldn’t be trendy along comes a hot little boutique shop like Uniform. Located in the South End, this popular men’s store for contemporary clothing, skincare and accessories offers those fashion forward men a sense of style. If you are looking for a new suit, head over here where the staff will size you up and fit you in the most exquisite suit you’ve ever seen. They also carry fun T-shirts, deconstructed blazers, roll sleeve button downs, slim fit chinos, and even reversible shorts.You’ll transition from work to play in no time and look fabulous in the process. Check out the website at uniformboston.com.

Luxury Garage Sale: costume jewelery & the coolest vintage finds!


Luxury Garage Sale is co-founded by partners Brielle Buchberg and Lindsay Segal. Childhood friends, Brielle and Lindsay always had a love of collecting; beginning with stickers and erasers, evolving to shoes and handbags. However, over the years their assorted collections soon overwhelmed their available storage space. LGSChicagoUtilizing their backgrounds in fashion and sales, Brielle and Lindsay began selling their unwanted items. After realizing that their friends had the same predicament as well, a light flashed and voila… Luxury Garage Sale was born!

Luxury Garage Sale is an upscale consignment service that specializes in selling new and gently used contemporary, designer and vintage clothing and accessories. Visit luxurygaragesale.com for more information.

Stunning, vintage jewelery joins modern styles at LuLu’s!


Hello, and welcome to the world of LuLu’s, a beautiful and elegant vintage boutique located in Chicago. LuLu’s world is one of sophistication, whimsy and glamor. We specialize in extraordinary jewelry, couture gowns and party dresses, glamorous furs, and an amazing selection of vintage bridal gowns! So let me offer you a glass of champagne while you enter into the beautiful world of being a girl…

LuLu’s is located at 3862 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60613. Click here for more information.

Blake Scotland

We’re obsessed with the Lower East Side and for the last year have taken pleasure in dressing her friends, neighbors, and strangers from New York and cities and countries abroad.
Every line carried in the boutique is hand chosen for its high quality, unique design, and perfect attention to detail. If we wouldn’t wear it we are not going to sell it. Consistently influenced by this neighborhood, each piece reflects its cutting edge sensibility – comfort clothing for the wild child who’s just a little rough around the edges.
The boutique itself maintains an emphasis on making passionate hard work fun. This ethos is reflected through every facet of Blake Scotland: The hot, clever staff, boyfriends smoking on the bench out front, creative excuses to host events – albeit increasingly fashion focused. There’s no I in team. We aren’t shy about pooling our resources. We boast a family of friends who turn ideas and dreams into reality.

Meinto.com: Boutique shopping’s just a click away

Meinto.com is revolutionizing online shopping, giving fashionistas exactly what they want, boutique shopping that’s just a click away.

Originated in Denmark, the site features clothing, accessories, shoes and more from more than 100 boutiques in South Florida. The idea behind the site is to offer the best of fashion boutiques combined with the flexibility and availability of online commerce.

There are shops from Miami all the way Palm Beach featured. Names include Cheap n Chic in Miami, Deco Collection on Miami Beach, Essence and Emporium boutiques in Coral Gables, Isabel Riera in Coconut Grove, Kristine Michael in South Miami, Lorie Lester Studio & Boutique in the Upper East Side and several others.

That’s just a sampling of what’s available at Meinto.com. This user-friendly site gives big box retailers some much-needed competition and provides a more unique shopping experience.


Babareeba Store Denver gets a good name at this stylish Highland shop featuring trendy togs and jewelry and classic vintage wear. Approximately 70 percent of clothing and shoes reflect modern fashions from well-known stores like Ann Taylor and Banana Republic, as well as designer brands from hip boutiques. The rest is high-quality vintage like Jackie O-style St. John knits that lend themselves to current tastes.

Be By Baby Boutique offers ecologically responsible toys, clothes, and more

Be By Baby fits right into the West Lakeview/Roscoe Village neighborhood, offering trendy clothing options for the smallest of humans. Socially aware parents, too, have a variety of parenting supplies in this high-end boutique, from baby carriers to cloth diapers. Some products are organic, and many are ecologically responsible.

In addition to selling a variety of popular branded clothing and toy items, Be By Baby also offers classes that reflects the owners’ philosophies of attachment parenting. Classes range from exercise-based, including baby & me Pilates, to new parent lessons about breastfeeding.

Be By Baby is conveniently located near the Paulina el stop.


Mixing to Match: Intermix Store

After Intermix called the Malibu Lumber Yard home, Malibu locals and those craving a little bit of high-end fashion came running to the opening. Featuring top designers such as Stella McCartney and popular brands such as Citizens of Humanity, this Malibu store has become a popular destination for those looking to scoop up some designer duds and accessories.

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Though the Malibu store is packed with everything you could possibly want to find, if you can’t find in on the shelves and racks, head over to their website. Not only does the website feature clothes, shoes and accessories foud in and out of the stores, intermixonline.com features different sections such as a Lookbook, a must list and what they are obsessed with currently. International customers are now also able to shop the website, when they aren’t free to jet over to the Malibu location.

If you visit the website and subscribe to the Lust List, you can get 15% of your very first purchase.

Live Fashionably – LF Clothing Store

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In a sea of independent clothing stores and boutique shops, LF on Robertson seems to stick out and has developed a styling mantra that has kept stars like Scarlett Johansson and Mischa Barton satisfied.

The store takes an innovative approach to styling by keeping the racks full of variety and assorted designers meant for girls who aren’t afraid to take chances in fashion. With stores in New York, Miami, Massachusetts and of course Los Angeles, the LF brand has officially spread its wings; bringing groundbreaking fashion to all coasts. Those working at LF will not only provide assistance rummaging through the racks, but can also act as makeshift stylists when needed.

For up-to-date looks and trends, many LF followers will venture to their website to see the latest “Look of the Week” or thumb through their “Look Book.”

Though most of the items in the store are on the expensive side, LF holds semi-annual sales during the Fall and Spring with items up to 60% off.

Madison is a Stylist’s Dream Where Celebs Get Their Looks

Many stores on Robertson can claim celebrity clientele, but not many stake claim as the hub for  expert stylists who are paid to dress the celebs. But Madison is the go-to store for the likes of Rachel Zoe and Jennifer Aniston’s stylist Jessica Pastor.

The sleek store looks like a showroom, with bare walls, ultra stylized mannequins and amazing collections of everything under the sun. Madison carries brand names like YSL and Marc Jacobs to up and coming LA designers, including some of Madison’s staff members! There are different shapes and sizes of shoes, sunglasses, jewelry (costume to real) as well as jeans, dresses, shirts and jackets. Madison covers every trend and every style, making it a favorite for those who want a one of a kind look, that will of course be copied by many others.

Fab Vintage Finds at Lost + Found

There are many vintage shops, but a good one really stands out in the crowd. Look no further than Lost + Found in Philadelphia. This boutique sells gently used clothing at incredible prices that have made the likes of Lucky Magazine fans. Run by a stylish mother and daughter duo, they’ve mixed in the vintage with the new so you can walk away with an entire outfit that you just can’t find anywhere else.

Milk Boutique: Got Clothing?

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Though Milk Boutique on 3rd Street is jammed in the middle of other high end and fashionable boutiques, Milk opened their doors in 2005 with hopes to create a fashionable and artistic space for shoppers looking to fill their homes and closets with unique and expensive finds.

The founders of Milk opened the fairly large store and filled racks and tables with European designers and apparel for women as well as baby and men’s clothing. Not only are the clothing and accessories to die for, but the store is cleverly decorated with pieces such as vintage suitcases and milk cartons.

Not only is Milk a favorite for fashionistas, celebrities such as Whitney Port and Amy Smart have been spotted wearing items from the boutique.

Though the store on 3rd should absolutely be visited, the website alone is an amazing online shopping find. The site features online and in store sales as well as a blog spotlighting different months and trends for those looking for a particular piece of clothing or look.

Even though the name is simple, their clothing, shoes and accessories are anything but.

3. Find the Unexpected at Art Star Craft Bazaar May 15-16

Picture 33Quirky and unique is what you’ll find at the Art Star Craft Bazaar, an outdoor retail art/craft show that is juried by Philadelphia’s Art Star Gallery & Boutique. Featuring over 100 local and national artists, shoppers can find a variety of exceptional and high quality handmade goods made from fabric, clay, glass, wood, paper and more. Anything and everything will be found here, including house wares, paper goods, dolls, prints, ceramics, clothing, accessories, paintings/drawings, sculpture and many other unique objects. There will also be music throughout the festival with a line-up of various local bands. For food, there will be plenty of pizza and hot dogs, as well as vegetarian/vegan food from local eateries like A Full Plate Café and the Soy Café. The first 250 guests each day will get a free tote bag filled with various goodies.

Shopping and Social Awareness at Therapy

Small independent shops are not the exception in San Francisco, they’re the rule.  And if you think any one of them couldn’t possibly stand out from all the rest then you haven’t been to Therapy’s clothing and furniture boutique in the Mission District.  Great things do indeed come in small packages, as this littlelightingblogentry one-stop shop is stocked with style from the floorboards to the ceilings, literally.

Besides the consistently friendly service and laid-back atmosphere, you’ll also find Ben Sherman and Penguin brands for men, Sam Edleman and Free People for women, original artwork from San Francisco favorite Aaron Kraten, and a dozen varieties of mod lamps and chic wall decals for every room.  Bring it all together with colorful hand-made local accessories, Betsey Johnson purses, or a clutch by Hobo International, and you literally have it all at your fingertips.

At Therapy, your purchase is always socially responsible.  The store is stocked with items that have been purchased through fair-trade, it has donated over $6800 in 2009 to local classrooms, and promotes TOMS “One For One” Movement through the selling of TOMS shoes, and supports local artists by featuring their work.  Now that is truly ‘shopping therapy’!

Planet Blue’s on a Whole Other Level

In the worPicture 12ds of Rachel Zoe, “It’s on a whole other level.” Planet Blue, home to some of the best designers and funky finds, gives a whole new meaning to a one stop shop. Everything in the store, whether clothing or accessories, is absolutely brilliant and interestingly unique. The store is filled with packed racks of clothing.

Though at times overwhelming, the store itself feels more personal as they directly acknowledge their employees style trends and picks on the internet. With an abundance of beautiful clothing left and right, the only things not so beautiful are the prices. Mixed in with the ridiculously overpriced, you can always dig hard enough to find a good deal. If digging isn’t for you, make sure you check the website and storefront frequently to catch absurd deals and seasonal sales.

Festivals of Speed

You know what they say, fast cars, hot women, and no place embodies this expression like the Festival of Speed. Dubbed as a luxury lifestyle weekend, the event shows the world’s finest cars, motorcycles, watercraft, and aircraft along side fine jewelry, art, fashion, and real estate. Make sure to check out the opening night reception at the exclusive Viceroy Hotel rooftop.

A Land with Anything but Waste: Wasteland Clothing

Whether it’s vintage or brand new, Wasteland has become a go-to shopping spot for fashion addicts, celebrity stylists and those looking for a good deal.

Though the racks of Wasteland can be filled with expensive vintage pieces ranging from Louboutin heels to Chanel bags, the store is also filled with clothing that was sold to the store by fellow Angelinos and can be very reasonably priced.

Selling to Wasteland is pretty similar to other consignment stores except for the fact that they are probably pickier. Their buying guide can be found online from what designers they are looking for to different trends and seasonal picks.

What makes Wasteland unlike other Los Angeles stores is that it takes away the “digging” you would probably do in other vintage stores. All the clothes are uniquely and thoughtfully purchased from sellers and can include vintage and new pieces. Wasteland will also come to your home to purchase large collections of vintage accessories and apparel.

One man’s treasures ends up at Wasteland.

8,000 Square Feet of Designer Joy at Forty Five Ten

Picture 26Ever wonder what your favorite Hollywood types fill their closets and homes with? Look no further than this 8,000 square foot store for the answers. Housing a mix of fashion, accessories, and homeware, it has attracted a celebrity clientele that ranges from Laura Bush to local Angie Harmon.

Boasting a huge collection for both men and women, the range goes from Fragments jewelry designer Mallary Marks to chic menswear from Tom Ford to funky designer Commes des Garcons to elegant Givenchy to Murano glass specialists Venini to (gasp!) menswear’s Michael Bastian.

If taking in all this fabulous fashion gets too much for one day, refresh and relax at the chic lunchspot T-Room. Forty Five Ten puts a new meaning on the expression of having everything- and eating your cake, too!

Go Ga-Ga for Dawn Price Baby

With locations in Georgetown and Capitol Hill, Dawn Price Baby has what it takes to make sure every little one gets off to a stylish start. Whether you’re prepping for a new family member or just gift shopping, you’ll go ga-ga for the adorable inventory from a variety of well-known children’s wear designers.

Offering everything from perfectly put-together infant outfits, to versatile cribs and carseats, Dawn Price is the one stop shop for all things high-end baby!  Opt for a gorgeous, antique cradle for that newest addition, or a fresh copy of Goodnight Moon for a  first birthday gift.  Sign up for the store’s baby registry and stock up with tons of cute, yet quality newborn essentials!