AWESOME Boutiques You Should Visit!

  1. Kiwi’s Boutique

If you combine a genuine love for fashion with a vision of providing an elite clientele with on trend, on style and on budget selections, you will get Kiwi’s Boutique.

Located in the UIC District of Chicago, we carry the latest trends & chic wear complimented with a comfortable, cozy environment, which creates a unique shopping experience.

When you enter Kiwi’s Boutique, you immediately feel like you’re right at home, It feels like you’re walking into a luxurious closet with endless styling options. As you search for items to compliment YOUR personal look, it hits you…

We’re stocked to give you Style from head to toe. Pop a pair of Perazzi (PZI) jeans made to fit the woman with curves only found at our store. Prepare to turn heads in an ultra sexy, slinky knit jumpsuit. Need something cute and practical? Choose from an array of tops, jackets, and bottoms and consider every detail with an inviting blend of accessories and handbags.

If you haven’t had a Kiwi’s Boutique Experience, we invite you to visit us at https://kiwisboutiqueinc.com/

      2. Standout Style

Standout Style is an award-winning women’s boutique carrying sizes XS-3XL. We offer head-turning style without the sticker shock, complimentary beverages while you shop and in-store wardrobe styling. For more information, visit us online at www.shopstandout.com.

     3. Squasht Boutique

Squasht designer Lesley Timpe was trained at Maestro Mateo Design School in Spain and brings a European vibe to her apparel and accessories designs. All garments are conceptualized, designed and created from start to finish locally in Chicago. Signature pieces include endlessly wearable modern-vintage style dresses and reversible handmade hats. Lesley was named “best local clothing designer” in the 2013 & 2014 Chicago Reader “Best of Chicago” Readers Polls. Squasht Boutique, a brick-and-mortar storefront founded in May 2010 in Chicago, carries the entire Squasht collection as well as a selection of independent designer wares from around the nation. You are invited to shop the collections at: Squasht Boutique, 2556 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 or online at www.SquashtBoutique.com.

4. Lady Chang

Lady Chang has been sewing and designing almost all her life. She was born and raised in Trinidad, located in the Caribbean; this is where she learned how to sew. Her first job was sewing on pockets at a local shirt factory. Later, she worked as a sample-hand, making custom-made items. As her sewing and pattern skills developed, Lady Chang, branched out to designing and sewing for private customers. After moving to the US, she continued dressmaking for private clientele, until 2014; this is when she opened her shop on Etsy. Her inventory consisted of children’s dresses and African print skirts for women. Since then, Lady Chang has added an array of modern men, women and children’s wear in African prints and other fabrics, for her Etsy customers.

          5. Silk Fairies

Silk Fairies Inc was founded in 2014 and is a company based in NY. We design and produce mainly maternity dresses, but also bridesmaid and bridal gowns. The focus is to offer a product which is fashionable but most of all comfortable, versatile and affordable. Everything is 100% handmade in USA and sold in USA and internationally. We are very proud to be able to offer a customizable and quality product to our customers.

          6. Chloe Dao boutique

Chloe Dao boutique, formerly LOT 8, is one of Houston’s premiere shops located in the Rice Village shopping district. Our philosophy is service with openness, warmth, and charm and to make every customer feel as if they are shopping with a trusted “girlfriend.”

A fashion designation for locals and visitors, the boutique offers the exclusive Chloe Dao’s ready to wear and bridal collections. While clients shop Dao’s collections, they can discover up and coming local designers such as {Temple Street} by AnaMae Holmes and Alexania by Ksania Lerner. Chloe also carefully curates the shop with a mix of affordable sportswear, cocktail dresses, eveningwear, and accessories to complement her eponymous collection. We dress women for all occasions from casual or formal.

Chloe Dao boutique supports many local charities such as Think Pink, Dress for Success, APAHA, and Girls Inc. through donations and benefit shopping parties. We continue to receive top mentions on from national and local press such as Elle, WWD, Forbes, People Magazine, WWD, Texas Monthly, Houston Chronicle, and Houston Modern Luxury.

 7. L’s Eclectic Style Shop

Born and raised in Buffalo NY, Designer Londa Msanii bring you Wrap Sessions with L…. L’s Eclectic Style Shop is where you will find your love of art and culture reflected in your style. Specializing in custom jewelry, headwraps and ankara fashion; this online/mobile boutique is focused on promoting strong figures through designs that have a timeless signifigance.  New online shop opening March 1st : etsy.com/shop/lestyleshop. You just might see them in 716 Live Magazine: an international lifestyle publication! If you would like to be featured, submit a bio and three photos to jasmine@716live.com!

           8. Silly Bitches 

“Silly Bitches” is a Phrase that is said to describe the DUMB things that Male/Females do Without thinking about the repercussions of their actions. Based on this definition alone… I’m sure we all could think of a few without even trying too hard… lol
I started using this phrase back in 2010… it started off as just something I’d say when I was out and saw something inappropriate going on or something ratchet… for example: I’m in the club and see a girl with her heels off because she’s either too drunk to walk in them or simply can’t take the pain of wearing them… “Silly Bitches”… as I begin to use it more and more on Facebook… people began to tag me in things they saw or situations they were in that called for the phrase. After so many tags… I said to myself “maybe I should get this trademarked”… and so I did.. so many people told me I could never register a name like that… but I did… and I’ve been in Business for 3 years and can truly say it’s a blessing!
          9. Studio Ayana

Studio Ayana was conceptualised in 2015 and is amongst the foremost labels in the fashion industry with clients from Auckland, New Zealand to Vancouver, Canada. Ayana combines vibrant, luxurious craftsmanship with social ethos to bring exquisite fashion right to the doorstep of vivacious women around the world.

 

Ayana’s designers Pooja & Latha are credited as being instrumental in bringing a contemporary vernacular to traditional clothing. As traditional Indian clothes that draw heavily on the textile and embroidery heritage of India de-evolve,  Ayana is pushing the boundaries of traditionalism to meet the changing needs of the new generation – to re-inspire the younger generation back to Indian clothing with a contemporary twist. We have evolved radically with each collection, translating locally sourced exquisite materials and embellishments into refreshingly creative and astonishingly contemporary silhouettes.

 

We strive to add color to our customer’s life through our resplendent and mesmerizing collections, that allow immense opportunity to express their moods, attitude, and personality.

 

In 2016 the label launched a sub brands –  Ayana Royale and Ayana Edge. Royale re-established the forte of traditional Indian design and is aimed at clothing for more traditional functions. The Edge collection caters to the younger generation displaying crop tops, skirts and lehengas.

We take immense pride in prioritizing quality over quantity and obsess over sourcing the most vibrant and high quality raw materials from weavers across the country. We endeavor to bring a world class product by paying meticulous attention to detail to every single exquisite product our craftsmen create.

 

 

Why Ayana ?

The name Ayana comes from the African-American origin.

In Ethiopian, Ayana means “a pretty flower“

In Persian, it means “inspiration“

Studio Ayana draws inspiration from nature, travel and women. We have traveled the globe from ancient China, to distant New Zealand to draw motivation for our creations.

That’s a little about Our Ayana.

We are predominantly into designing sarees, bridal and festive lehengas, party wear skirts and crop tops in Indian prints/ materials. Our prices are from Rs. 5500 and upwards over Rs. 50,000.

         10. India Customs

Hi everyone. My name is India Hector and here’s my fur story. I started to make a simple for sandal so it could resemble Rihanna Puma Slide. I knew I was not spending $80 on a summer sandal. So… I did and posted a picture of a white sandal with multi color fur and it was a hit in the Buffalo area. I then later received an inquiry about a “fur set” which includes a fur bra and fur panty. Then I figured I can put fur on pretty much anything. I do fur bras, fur panties, fur purses, fur phone cases, fur sandals, and fur wallets. I’m very reachable and offer delivery in the Buffalo area and also ship for an extra fee. My prices are very affordable and I offer all sizes. Obviously prices go up with bigger cup sizes but nothing is off limits! I’d like this so carry on for a while so help me spread the word! My  Facebook page is “India Customs” and does accept messages from anyone.

  11. Unik-Elegance

The name of our business is Unik-Elegance. Our website is www.unikelegance.com Inspired by unique style: We are an online boutique that specializes in unique fashionable clothes, accessories, shoes and bags for women. We take time to select our products to satisfy the need of our customer. Simple and elegance is our number one focus. We believe that fashion is about expressing yourself without being too extravagant.
          12. STORY

Have you heard? Retail has a new STORY. Set in a 2000 square foot store located in Manhattan’s 10th Ave. retail corridor, STORY is a retail concept that takes the point of view of a magazine, changes like a gallery and sells things like a store. That means every four to eight weeks, STORY completely reinvents itself -from the design to the merchandise – with the goal of bringing to light a new theme, trend or issue.

“I think it’s a very revolutionary type of retail: ephemeral retail – the concept of product as content.”

Trish Mueller
CMO, Home Depot

So how did it get started? Founded by Rachel Shechtman, a former brand consultant for Kraft, TOMS shoes and Lincoln, the idea was to create a retail concept that would serve as a matchmaker between brands and consumers, integrating strategies of marketing, merchandising, and business development.

“There is a huge value for brands in having a place where you can experiment, and to have a lab that actually creates a profit and a recurring revenue stream, and gives people a good experience.”

Beth Comstock,
CMO, GE

In 2011, STORY launched in Beta as a “Startup Store,” spotlighting emerging digital retailers and has gone on to create concepts including Color, Making Things, Love, and Made in America, working with partners including American Express, Intel, and Target. Constants of its ever-changing model: a view of retail that goes beyond the transaction and a permanent space where the experience is everything and collaboration tells a STORY. What comes next…you’ll just have to wait and see.

        13. Rebellious Bella

I am a woman that believes in self-empowerment, creativity individualism and positive energy -sharing these things with others to inspire & motivate them to reach for their dreams… I try to live a life with no judgment & strongly encourage each of us to live with the freedom of expression.  I’ve chosen to do so through Fashion, I am a stylist and the Owner of a Boutique via my online business RebelliousBella.com…I dreamt about the idea of starting my own business for several years and with the economy the way it is today decided to try an online website as my initial start up in 2014.


I caught the eye of several stylists at TylerPerryStudios where my sister KikiHaynes is an actress on the show ForBetterOrWorse on Own, where she plays the role of Keisha and Rocks many of my Items as well as Co-Star TashaSmith. My items have also been seen on the daytime show, TheReal rocked by JeanieMai as well as by various actresses on the RedCarpet.My items are to express the Diva in all Women, from Size XS-3X….please Visit my Website and follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook under RebelliousBella. My website:  http://www.rebelliousbella.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html  is currently offering 25% off all items.

14. Bella LaVie Collection

Bella LaVie Collection has been opening doors in the fashion industry since 2015! They have all the hottest on trend outfits, sure to have you looking GREAT for ANY occasion! Make sure you support them by visiting their website at this link: https://www.bellalavie.com/ #BellaLaVieCollection