Some of you will find my blog because you are a former customer of my company Hats and Haberdashery. I have been happy to bring you great fashions from around the world for many years and thank you for your business! Since the closing of Hats and Haberdashery, many of you have asked, “Where am I going to get my clothes?” This is a topic I hope to visit from time to time on my blog as I discover new and interesting places to shop. I personally love shopping and have always shopped at boutiques when I travel and I adore visiting the shops of my retailer friends and those in my own neck of the woods. In addition, because I am super busy day today, I enjoy shopping online too …. there’s so much to discover there.
For now, I want to suggest to you a couple of boutiques I can highly recommend. Since Hats and Hab was online, I’m going to concentrate on online boutiques that may or may not have brick and mortar stores. My first pick is Artful Home. This company has been around for a long time and has been dedicated to promoting art and artist. In the same way that they offer beautifully curated collections of art and objects for home and office, they curate their clothing offerings. This means that they are buying with discrimination and with you in mind. Believe me when I say that there is a lot of clothing out there and buyers can get distracted by trends and promises of making a quick buck. This is always at the expense of the customer who invests their hard earned money in something of poor quality and that no woman should be caught dead in.
The work of a good buyer is to select the best of what a designer offers (and it isn’t all great) with her customer’s lifestyle, body type, and wallet in mind. I believe that Artful Home does this and hits the mark with timeless fashions from great designers. When purchasing from Artful Home, you are investing in worthy designers and quality apparel that you’ll love for years to come. Also, while you’re at it, check out the rest of the website. I particularly love their jewelry offerings including jewelry from my favorite designer, Nina Mann!
Next up is Sante Fe Dry Goods. I really admire this company’s vision and how they put unusual and statement-making clothing together in a refined and cultured way. Full disclosure … I have not purchased from them online but have been to their store in Sante Fe which was amazing. Their website is full of beautiful photography and is very easy to navigate. I know first hand, many of the brands they carry and can say, without hesitation, they have the cream of the crop in avant-garde clothing.
Finally, I’m going to send you one other place and that is to Etsy. Check out Breathe Clothing owned by my friend Beth Peterson. Beth’s designs are sublime! And, her customer service is first rate. It’s always fun to get a parcel from Beth in the mail and know that not only will you live in your Breathe Clothing purchase but your moolah has gone to support a wonderful and hard working woman!
Support what you love ladies and let me know any boutiques you know of that I should check.