Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Threads Boutique: Ladera Ranch

Threads Boutique
25642 Crown Valley Pkway Suite E1
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
949.362.6800

REVIEW: "Both the women AND the men will be satisfied...fashionally speaking. Open and spacious, this hip and happenin' boutique has done a fabulous job at..." READ MORE>>

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Black Market Bazaar - Costa Mesa April 4th

This Saturday, April 4th, Orange County gets it's first taste of the trendy outdoor flea markets so famous in London. The Black Market Bazaar is an open air indie market full of fabulous designers, inspiring artists and emerging music talent. From clothing and accessories to music, art and food, the most unique and creative individuals come out to offer you a one of a kind shopping experience.

You won't want to miss gorgeous feathered headbands created by Lovmely, colorful paper bead neckalces by 31 bits, vintage inspired creations by Choppie Blu, funky hats from Krochet Kids and jewelry treasures from the past by Tandem. These are just a few of the 25 talented designers you will find at the Black Market Bazaar.

Live music, DJ's and yummy BBQ...whether your looking to score one of a kind deals or just want a place to hang out for the day ...Black Market Bazaar is your stop!

Saturday, April 4th
10:00-4:00 pm

@ EVOCAL
814 W. 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
blackmarketbazaar@gmail.com
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Canopy Alley: Ladera Ranch

Canopy Alley
27702 Crown Valley Parkway #C2
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
949.347.6908

REVIEW: "Canopy Alley, the name alone conjures up thoughts of comfort and ease and that's just what I felt when shopping this boutique in Ladera Ranch. In addition to the adorable and affordable cotton casuals and soft knit basics, Canopy Alley is a..." READ MORE>>

Red Balloon - A great place to "pop" in!

Review by: April
Okay, can I be totally honest about something??? I have been avoiding the Red Balloon boutique for 3 years now, because I knew deep down I would become obsessed with it. The gifts I have received from this store are my all time favorites and my bank account requested that I STAY AWAY! Well...last week, I walked in. I knew I would love it there. Darn.

First of all, the place is busy. Boutiquing has been somewhat of a solo sport lately, but at Red Balloon, I was in good company. As usual, I checked out the girls stuff first - awesome stuff from jottum, Chipie, Little Marc, and Juicy (and not just the terry sweats...). However, those of you who know me, know that I judge the success of a kids boutique on their boys side, The Red Balloon soars. Not only is the boy's side EQUAL in size, it has the girls side beat as far as unique designers and great style. There are tons of options from Catimini, Okkies (their drawstring pant is THE best for boys), Joe's Jeans (from 6 months up), OC based Kingsley, C&C, Splendid, 3 Pommes, I could literally go on and on.

Another fantastic surprise...the Women's section! Hello! The entire back of the store (which I assumed was maternity) is for ME! Jam packed with pieces from Language, Sweetees, Paige Jeans, Susanna Monaco, Frock! by Tracy Reese, and maxi dresses by Ella Moss.

BUT WAIT! The best part....The Red Balloon has a WAREHOUSE!!! Yes, I happened to be in the store on a Thursday and they casually mentioned they had a warehouse sale going on down the street. I grabbed a map and left a few tire skid marks in the parking lot, sorry about that.

Okay. The warehouse. You have NO idea. AMAZING...once I found it. It is off of 17th & Babcock - basically on the opposite side of Newport Blvd. from the retail store. There are a few little signs in the grass, and you have to go around to the back of the building. I drove by twice, it just didn't look open. Here is a picture of the door.


It is literally a giant place filled with racks (well organized by size), and there was no one else there. Lucky for me my son was asleep in the stroller - so I got to dig for over an hour. EVERYTHING is 65% off. We are talking every brand they have in the store - there were 12 racks of women's stuff alone! There is a little makeshift changing room under the stairs, and two full length mirrors. They even have a bathroom inside. I literally felt like I was at my own personal sample sale! I scored a dress from Luna Luna for my daughter, and great shirts for my son from Kingsley for almost nothing. There are tables filled with designer jeans for everyone and the fact that it isn't crazy busy, means it is well organized and easy to shop.

The Red Balloon Warehouse is open:
Tuesdays & Thursdays & the 1st Saturday of each month
9:00 - 2:30.
Boutiquing wisdom: all sales are final - so TRY IT ON! And they take cash and credit cards. Go now - this place will be discovered before you know it and has the potential to be a madhouse! Head to the retail store first, and grab a map - if you're lucky, your kid will fall asleep on the drive over...trust me this place won't disappoint.

The Red Balloon
1829 Westcliff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.631.3500



Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lucky Owl - Santa Ana

Lucky Owl
103 City Place Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714.558.9695

REVIEW: "In addition to being one of the coolest spaces I've been in, they often host everything from art shows, to photo shoots, to free..." READ MORE>>

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Xpecting Maternity: Costa Mesa

Xpecting Maternity
369 E. 17th Street, #20
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Hours:
Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

www.xpectingmaternity.com

Little: Laguna Beach

Little
227 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.376.9925



REVIEW: "On a quaint side street off the beaten path of downtown Laguna Beach is the teeny tiny aptly named children's boutique..." READ MORE>>

Tootsies - Affordable & Adorable Foot Indulgence


Laguna Beach, Orange County Boutique Pique
By: Erin Hall @ Boutiquing

I’m asking myself, after living in Orange County for nine years, why have I believed my Laguna boutiquing experience ended at Main Beach and Forest? I never ventured far enough south, that’s why! After the suggestion of a friend to visit some cute boutiques on the 1200 block of PCH, I parked my car, dropped some quarters in the meter and started walking to see what I could find. Although I’m sad it took me this long, like Jasmine, I found "a WHOLE new world!"

I literally stumbled upon Tootsies…no pun intended. The moment I walked in this boutique I heard the shoe angels singing! The sensory overload of bright jewel tone platforms, edgy metallics, shiny sling backs, ruffled peep toes and snake skin made me “ohhhhhhhhhh” out loud. With its posh and immaculate boutique feel you would expect a high price point to naturally follow…but not at Tootsies, their moto is affordable and adorable and GIRL do they deliver.

Franco Sarto
, BCBG Girls, Seychelles, Sam Edelman and Steve Madden are just a few of the recognizable favorites. Forget having to drive to the mall for a wide selection of shoes. The owner Nini has done a fabulous job stocking the walls with all the hottest 2009 shoe trends, in multiple styles and a wide array of colors. Looking for a sexy heel to match your new dress? Do you need a comfortable and stylish pump for work? Are you searching for a flirty wedge to compliment your summer dresses? Or are you looking for an embellished or metallic sandal perfect for pairing with jeans and a casual top? Literally, there were so many styles that caught my eye it made it hard to focus. I’ll tell you what I could focus on, the amazing prices. You can easily walk out of Tootsies with three pairs of shoes under $200. I tell no lies. You won’t want to miss the entire wall of shoes on sale for $20 or the beautiful selection of purses and clutches to make your outfit complete.

Boutiquing Wisdom: FREE PARKING when you enter on Brooks Street between PCH and Gleneyere. In the new Pottery Place (formerly the Pottery Shack)

Tootsies
1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.715.5151

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Sienna Brown: Newport Beach

Sienna Brown
Corona Del Mar Plaza
936 Avocado Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.644.5040

REVIEW: “Highlights in this boutique include, artsy silk pieces from Chan Luu, new and unique silk tops by Johnny Was, AMAZING wide belts from Linea Pelle (perfect over Lauren Conrad's mini dress), and a brand new shipment from…READ MORE>>

Thursday, March 26, 2009

SALE RACK - Boutique Sales June 2009

Starting June 26 @ Westerly
SALE: 50-60-70% off see flyer here
Buy one item & receive 50% off, receive 60% off second item, 70% off third item and up!
Least expensive item receives 50% off so you save MORE on higher priced items...a bit confusing...but trust us - BIG SALE = BIG SAVINGS...let them do the math while you look cute:)

Starting June 23 @ Shopgirls
SALE: Prices marked up to 75% off!
CUSTOMER CARD: When you spend $100 on regular priced items, before tax, you get a stamp*. When you get 10 stamps you get $100 off the next purchase. *Sale items do not apply towards stamps, or redemption stamp.

June 25 - July 3 @ goat boutique
SALE: Summer Sale everything up to 70% off!
Brands include: Elizabeth & James, Alexander Wang, Acne Denim, Erin Wasson, and Current/Elliot


Thru June, 2009
COUPON: Madison Bleu coupon $15.00 off a $30.00 purchase!

starts 6/11 LANIS Boutique SALE
All clearance shoes 75% off! Preview online @www.lanisboutique.com

6/13 Shop Moderne @ Tribeca Salon in Aliso Viejo 10am - 3pm ONLY
TRUNK SHOW SALE: **ALL ITEMS 20-40% OFF**
WOMENS - Amanda Uprichard, Harajuku Lovers , Mk2k, Rebel Yell, SKY
MENS - Alternative Apparel, Aqua VI, English Laundry, Local Celebrity and more!
Accepting Cash / Check/ Credit Card


6/20 Shop Moderne @ The Vanity Room
SALE: Father's Day Sale - showcasing mostly mens clothing, some womens
**ALL ITEMS 20-40% OFF**
WOMENS - Amanda Uprichard, Harajuku Lovers , Mk2k, Rebel Yell, SKY
MENS - Alternative Apparel, Aqua VI, English Laundry, Local Celebrity and more!
Accepting Cash / Check/ Credit Card


June 15-16 Patina in Costa Mesa
SALE: June Jackpot - Roll the dice, get a LOWER PRICE!

Thru June, 2009
COUPON: Madison Bleu coupon $15.00 off a $30.00 purchase!

June 7 Elle H in Laguna Beach
HUGE Warehouse Sale! 75% off tons of designers and designer denim under $50!
***Click HERE for exclusive boutiquing.com coupon! Print it, present it, and receive $25 off $200 purchase!***

June 8 Patina in Costa Mesa
SALE: Best Friend Day - Bring in a friend and get 25% OFF

June 8 The Red Balloon in Newport Beach
Twice Yearly Sale - 30%-50% off in store! Doors open at 9:30.

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Zazu Boutique - Tempting and Fun

New Laguna Beach Boutique Review
by: Erin @ Boutiquing.com

Somewhat of an anomaly, Zazu mixes high-end designers and lesser known brands while keeping a friendly beach city feel. If you’ve ever taken the 133 down to Laguna Beach you probably drove right past this hidden boutique before you hit PCH (you turn left into a small center on Broadway before hitting Beach Street)

From sheer ruffled blouses to signature print dresses my boutiquing appetite was satisfied with an abundance of the amazing Diane Von Furstenburg. Always funky with flare, L.A.M.B. purses were 25-40% OFF...yes it required SHEER will power to walk away. Zazu also has a large selection of Michael Stars marked down to a low $25, at this price you’d be silly not to stock up on theses simple tees with an amazing fit.

Don't let the designer names fool you, this boutique is anything but stuffy. The most memorable part of my shopping experience was the sales staff at Zazu. Katie, Nicole and Alana effortlessly made me feel like I was shopping with my best friend, they love their job and it shows. Attentive, knowledgeable and cheery these girls made me want to stay longer and chat (we were discussing if a girl can REALLY “fall in love” after one date :)

Representing a good mix of basics, Zazu offers soft cotton wraps and skirts, jackets and a knee high jewelry chest full of accessories under $30. Lu Lu Lame tops are a flirty and economical solution to perfectly compliment Zazu’s wide selection of denim, including: Vitamina , Rich and Skinny and 7 for all mankind.

Zazu
303 Broadway, Suit 112
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.464.0888

Solutions - Costa Mesa


Solutions
2043 Westcliff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.650.0479
www.solutionsdenim.com

REVIEW: "Solutions is focused on customizing the perfect fit for any woman (sizes range 2-18), and they have the same size denim bar for men! They offer on site tailoring - she explained everything that they can do...seriously, I know clothes and the woman sounded like she was speaking a foreign language! Just hand over the jeans, and let her work her voo doo magic!" READ MORE>>

Bella Bleu - Costa Mesa

Bella Bleu
333 E. 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949.722.2538

REVIEW: "This large store is stocked will all the makings of an oceanfront adventure, and nothing I found was more than $100. Their styles are wearable, but certainly have a..." READ MORE>>

Queen Bee: Newport Beach

Queen Bee
1617 Westcliff Drive Suite 103
Newport Beach, CA 92661
949.515.0233

REVIEW: "This boutique is a beautiful cross between Alice in Wonderland and an optical illusion by Escher. I was impressed by the unique collection of …READ MORE

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Duo Boutique - Edgy Bling in Laguna


Duo Boutique - Laguna Beach,
Orange County Boutique Pique

By: Erin Hall @ Boutiquing

*BOUTIQUE CLOSED 1/2010


I get so excited when I find a new boutique, especially in Laguna where it seems I’ve seen them all. Duo Boutique pleasantly surprised me with a flirtatious mix of girlie bling and bad ass. My head started bopping the moment I walked in, an ultra cool house remix was pumping through the speakers. Instantly, my mood switched from lazy Saturday treasure hunting to where was I gonna go dancing that night and what hot little top would I find to wear.

Don’t let the small store front fool you, Duo uses every bit of space from the ceiling to the floor, so make sure your eyes scan every inch. I found an assortment of funky cut ReRock tanks, always adorable Romeo & Juliet Couture (the perfect addition to ANY wardrobe) and Edgy KRMA leather jackets that were screaming my name. Adorning the shelves above each rack were studded purses, embellished candles by Aglou, crystal skull flip flops and all things flashy, perfect for the women who loves attention.

Duo (the word also implies "a couple") has a selection of men’s clothing so that you and your man can have the same edgy flavor. A quarter of the store is dedicated to the man who likes accentuating his physique with fitted thermals, edgy tees, unique hoodies and thick silver jewelry by A&G (these bad boys aren’t cheap, but they sure do make a statement).

One of the most fascinating pieces I found (jewelry of course :) were these gold, band rings made out of recycled U.S. coins etched with words like believe, peace and love. You can be an eco-friendly recycler, encouraging, unique AND stylish for just $50.

Duo
731 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.715.5086

open 10-8 everyday

www.duolb.com

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

goat: Costa Mesa

goat.
186 E. 16th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949.645.1111
www.goatboutique.com
facebook page

REVIEW: “I instantly knew I had to look at every single thing in this store - my nostalgia for New York shopping getting a serious run for it's money. I was delighted to find the perfect…READ MORE

Monday, March 23, 2009

SALE RACK - Boutique Sales May 2009

Thru May 2009
SALE: LANIS is having their annual Blow Out Sale!

Designer styles marked from $50 - $100, and boots all marked down to $175! This is a savings of 60% – 85% off! Check out the SALE section on their website www.LANISBOUTIQUE.com to preview the amazing sale section and to see what is available in your size! This sale ends when the shoes are gone...don't miss it!

Designers include: Coclico, Cole Haan, Jill Stuart, Moschino, Modern Vintage....and more!


May 22-25
SALE: elle H. Memorial Day Sale
25% off all regular priced merchandise when you mention this ad from Boutiquing.com!

May 22-25
SALE: Scout 3 Memorial Weekend Blowout
30-70% off clothing and jewelry, selected styles includes Ted Baker, Rachael Pally and BGN
20% off store wide when you mention this ad from Boutiquing.com!


May 22-25 10am - 7pm @ The Black Flamingo in Laguna Beach

SALE: Summer Dress Sidewalk Sale (includes dresses, vintage clothing, and accessories)
Trade up! The Black Flamingo has a consignment section and is looking for new stuff! Call 949.338.3440 to make a appointment!


May 1-3, 2009:
SALE: "Score On Couture" 50% OFF Couture Dresses
The Black Flamingo
- Laguna Beach

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UNA: Newport Beach

Una
Corona Del Mar Plaza
938 Avocado Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.760.0866
www.una-la.com

REVIEW: “This boutique is what I can only describe as beachy with polish. Nothing is overly detailed, everything feels amazing, and all of it would make me look…READ MORE

The Vault - Find His Style Here

Review by: April

When I walked into The Vault, a perfectly laid out masterpiece of a men's boutique in Laguna, a rush of makeover madness washed over me...watch out honey! Not only is this boutique IMMACULATE - here is a look inside...

... it is also filled with incredibly stylish and wearable options from every top designer for men.

Arlene, the newest shop girl to join The Vault's highly capable team, comes straight from the denim world, and shares her vast knowledge about every line carried in the store as though she has worked there for years. This boutique is perfect for the man who needs to grab some updated versions of his staples, such as dress shirts from Robert Graham (they stock each style in 6 colors and sizes small to 5X) and Atelier or denim from the proven lines Rock & Republic and True Religion. Check out the denim by Laguna Beach, my husband discovered these jeans in Vegas a while ago, great designs and nice fit, and what better brand to buy in Laguna??? Also in store are some edgier options from Just Cavalli for men, Ed Hardy and incredible leather jackets from Diesel.

The vibe here is upscale, and the attentive staff makes this boutique experience comfortable for all who visit. From the man who knows exactly what he wants, to the man who needs a bit of help navigating the sometimes overwhelming land of fashion, The Vault delivers a reliable result. Although the prices in this store are on the higher end, the quality and customer service make the extra money well spent.

Coming up on March 26th there is a great opportunity to introduce your man to The Vault. 944 magazine is hosting a Mark Nason trunk show (if you haven't seen what this man does with leather you are missing out), including cocktails, free giveaways, and special pricing from 6-9 pm. Click here to reserve a spot. See you there...

The Vault
381 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.376.4000

Open 7 days
11-8

Scout 3: Laguna Beach

Scout 3
1200 South Coast Hwy.
Suite 104-B
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.494.9407
www.scout3.com

REVIEW: "The same soothing feeling I get from an immaculately designed boutique hotel came over me as I searched through the colorfully merchandised floor of Scout 3. This boutique is where you want to go for...READ MORE

Sunday, March 22, 2009

ENVY: Laguna Beach

ENVY
310 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.715.0984
www.shopenvyboutique.com

REVIEW: "It is unheard of for an independent boutique to have such extensive collections of these fantastic designers and I am starting to think this could be...READ MORE

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tootsies: Laguna Beach

Tootsies
1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.715.5151

FREE PARKING: enter on Brooks Street between PCH and Gleneyere. In the new Pottery Place (formerly the Pottery Shack)


REVIEW:
"I literally stumbled upon Tootsies…no pun intended. The moment I walked in this boutique I heard the shoe angels singing!...READ MORE

ENVY Boutique - Where have you been all my life?

Review by: April
Can I be perfectly honest...usually by the time I have boutiqued down Forest Ave. as far as Muse, I have realized that one more stop could land me looking for a second job. What this means is, I have been missing out on ENVY...for 10YEARS!

The whole experience went a little like this...I look to my right...tons of adorable casual wear, perfect for the busy Mom circuit. Pieces by Da-nang, Twisted Heart, and Butterfly Dropout. I look to my left...romantic, artistic options from Rebecca Taylor, floaty pieces from For Life and Liberty, and tons of twelfth street by Cynthia Vincent – a woman who knows a basic need not be basic. Straight ahead was row upon row of great layering pieces by C&C, and tons of denim options.

Like most boutiques these days the SALE racks were amazing, and I found myself wanting to take the time to look at each piece so I wouldn't miss anything. It is unheard of for an independent boutique to have such extensive collections of these fantastic designers and I am starting to think this could be the only place I need to shop for a long time.

After talking with owner Phyllis, and her husband, who are the most approachable, down to earth boutique owners you can imagine, I got the sense that she would do most anything to keep her customers happy. This is a boutique to frequent – their size ranges are great, and whatever the occasion, I would bet the perfect thing is just waiting for you here.

A bit of boutiquing wisdom...this is a large store, with a lot of inventory. Take your time and do a few laps, there are a ton of possibilities everywhere you turn. You can also shop their website and get FREE shipping and 10% off all orders over $100...or pre-shop and pick it up in the store (just let me warn you, you may find some more to add to that shopping bag...).

ENVY

310 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.715.0984

M-TH 10-7
FRI & SAT 10-8
SUN 11-7

www.shopenvyboutique.com


Two Fifty Four - Snoop Around This Store

Review by: Erin
Warm, eclectic and accessory clad, Two Fifty Four has suprisingly morphed into a very friendly destination for all of us recessionistas. This little boutique represents its Laguna home with a mix of girlie boho goodies and beachy flare. Personally, I'm always a sucker for a flirty summer dress to throw over my swimsuit that can double as date dress when sassed up with a dramatic necklace and a sexy heel. Trendy fedoras, unique skinny belts, rockin high heels and ground gripping gladiator sandals were just a few of the things I found when snooping around.

As a girl who loves her sexy heels but values wearability in the truest sense of the word, I was happy to see Two Fifty Four carries Vincent Camuto. Any heel you can wear to work where you are on your feet for 8 hours straight and not limp home in tears, are an instant love of mine. Always interesting is a good mix of Jeffrey Campbell styles. This designer continually delivers a tasty mix of quirky, cute and sexy from his embellished flats to vintage style pumps and strappy platforms...all without sacraficing comfort or breaking the bank.

One of the reasons I love accessories is you can capture a trend or make a bold statement at a fraction of the cost of an entire outfit. In addition to shoes, Two Fifty Four has a wide selection of this seasons "hot" accessory trend (no pun intended) the summer scarf. Wether you choose a bright royal blue with metallic thread or a suttle earthy tone, these scarves perfectly compliment their retro statement tees by junk food. I personally bought a coral la vie boheme tee on sale for $18 that looks adorable under my pin striped blazer.

From experience, April and I have adopted a saying, "Glass is BAD!"... this simply means anything behind glass will probablly cause us deep pain...financially speaking. But not at Two Fifty Four, their glass jewelry wall case, the size of 3 french doors, offered a wide selection of trendy accessories that look anything but cheap...hold your gasp...all under the $20 range.

Two Fifty Four
254 Beach Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.497.3109

Randy Boutique - Going out Tonight?


Review by: April
Randy boutique has an energy about it that I can only describe as - ready to party. Everything about being in this store makes me want to have a girls night out. This store is fun and daring, and is perfect for a woman who does not take life too seriously, or would like to pretend not to for one night:)

The vast array of cute and colorful clothing begs to be thrown in a suitcase and taken to Vegas. I saw more great dresses in this place than I have in a while. Randy boutique consistently delivers hot trends, perfectly suited for the girl who wants to be noticed. This is not to say that those of us who lead less adventurous lives don't dare enter. The collection of sunglasses I discovered was enough to quench my personal desire to feel too sexy for Laguna. At the risk of seeming like a montage in a cheesy teen movie, I did try on multiple scarves and sunglasses to find the perfect incognito look.

If you are headed to Vegas, or simply Club M, make a quick stop at Randy boutique, and bring out your inner party girl. Just be advised...the man in your life may like this so much, you receive all future gifts from this store...

Randy
269 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.497.5822
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Randy
200 Main Street #113
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714.374.1331

Duo: Laguna Beach

Duo
731 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.715.5086
www.duolb.com

REVIEW: "Duo Boutique pleasantly surprised me with a flirtatious mix of girlie bling and bad ass. My head started bopping the moment I walked in, an ultra cool house...READ MORE

Two Fifty Four: Laguna Beach

Two Fifty Four
254 Beach Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.497.3109

REVIEW: "Warm, eclectic and accessory clad, Two Fifty Four has suprisingly morphed into a very friendly destination for...READ MORE

Friday, March 20, 2009

Cloudwalk: Laguna Beach

Cloudwalk
240 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.494.8212

REVIEW: "If you, like me, long to find things that you don't see everywhere, Cloudwalk is your new best friend. I could feel my heart beat a little faster when... READ MORE


Randy Boutique: Laguna Beach

Randy
269 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.497.5822
myspace page

REVIEW:"Randy boutique has an energy about it that I can only describe as - ready to party. Everything about being in this store makes me want to..." READ MORE

Girl Talk!: Lake Forest

Girl Talk! Clothing
23628 El Toro Road #D
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949.855.4005

REVIEW: "I peeked in and was happy to see an unusual mix of the boho line..
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Little Bohemian Kids: Laguna Beach

Little Bohemian Kids
282 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.376.8101

REVIEW: "Bohemian Kids is the little store that could. There is a party feeling to this store that reminded me of...READ MORE>>

LF: Laguna Beach

LF
278 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.497.9194
www.lfstores.com
myspace page

REVIEW: "I enjoyed the hipster vibe of this large boutique, and knew I could find something to quench my thirst for...
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LANIS Boutique: Costa Mesa

LANIS Boutique
270 E 17th Street
Suite 4
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949.515.3888
www.lanisboutique.com

REVIEW: "This place is not only BEAUTIFUL it is absolute shoe heaven! I would recommend a pedicure next door first, these shoes were born to be tried on...READ MORE

Cielo: Laguna Beach

Cielo
735 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.683.9599
www.cieloshop.com

REVIEW: "Small and quaint with an internationally seductive vibe, Cielo is a radiant gem in...READ MORE

The Vault: Laguna Beach

The Vault
381 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.376.4000
www.premiermen.com

REVIEW: "The vibe here is upscale, and the attentive staff makes this boutique experience comfortable for all who visit. From the man who knows exactly what he wants, to the man…READ MORE

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Melrose Place: Laguna Beach

Melrose Place
361 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.497.5533
www.premiermen.com

REVIEW: "Their selection is cutting edge, wearable, and well within budget. My most recent trip in was highlighted by...READ MORE

The Hive: Costa Mesa

The Hive
2930 Bristol Street
Suite A 105
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.444.0224
www.shopthehive.com

REVIEW: "Reminiscent of a pixie garden blooming with fashionable fancies, everywhere I turned I was wowed with delight…READ MORE>>

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Caffe Balboa: Balboa Island, Newport Beach

Caffe Balboa
613 E. Balboa Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92661
949.723.0064
www.caffebalboa.com

REVIEW: "Looking like a little Italian eatery from the sidewalk with its quaint black wire tables and arched windows, this boutique combines coffee and clothes for the ultimate...READ MORE


Cloudwalk - The Store with a View


Laguna Beach Boutique Pique
By: April Madigan @ Boutiquing

A recent outing to Main Beach in Laguna, landed me across the street from this little boutiquing spot. Having not stopped in for a while, I snuck away from the husband to check it out. This is not the casual boutique I remember. I was thrilled to walk in and see they have upped their game in the best way. The store has that luxurious boutique hotel feel, with clean design mixed with opulent wallpaper and chandeliers. The layout is refreshingly shopper friendly, even with a stroller, and I was intrigued enough to look at EVERYTHING in the store.

If you, like me, long to find things that you don't see everywhere, Cloudwalk is your new best friend. I could feel my heart beat a little faster when I pulled a Charlotte Ronson dress off the rack - if you haven't seen her stuff, you need to! She is an edgy, yet completely wearable young designer - gotta say, I am saving some room in the walk in for this Charlottle Ronson blouse. But, I digress...also spotted in this super chic boutique, were incredible leather bags by Rebecca Minkoff (I dare you to touch one and try to walk away), the perfect Summer beachy pieces you'll live in by Ella Moss, and a slew of denim - all at 25% off!

By the way...did I mention that you can still see the beach from this place...I mean really, how nice is that! So next time you hit Main Beach, stick an extra quarter in the meter, and check out this little boutique's new look. You just may not make it across the street to the beach after all...

Cloudwalk
240 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.494.8212

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Red Balloon: Newport Beach

The Red Balloon
1829 Westcliff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.631.3500
www.redballoonltd.com

REVIEW: "Not only is the boy's side EQUAL in size, it has the girls side beat as far as unique designers and great style… Another fantastic surprise...the Women's section! READ MORE

Boutique Local

By: April Madigan @ Boutiquing

I often daydream about my great boutiquing adventures...the small streets of Venice (all I have to say is....LEATHER), traversing NYC in search of that dress I saw in the magazine, the winding adobe lined streets of New Mexico, where I found my favorite, last for a lifetime, AMAZING belt...and a Halloween costume for my daughter – why not? In all of these experiences I reveled in feeling like one of the locals, chatting with shop owners, admiring their culture, and soaking it all in.

I am pretty sure very few of us are in a position to gallivant around Italy this year...and if we are, there will probably be no shopping, but I am comforted to know that I can continue having these experiences right here. Boutiquing in Laguna Beach, while comfortingly familiar, still takes on a vacation with the best of them feel – especially right now – gorgeous weather AND ample parking – nice! I also plan to head to previously undiscovered boutiquing destinations. I am excited to take in the beach scenes and relax while boutiquing for a day in Huntington Beach...sounds like an escape to me. Now is the time to rediscover the hidden gems we are surrounded by...and an added benefit...you get to come back anytime you want...no zip lock bag toting through security required!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tres Chic - Sophisticated Style



Newport Beach, Orange County
Boutique Pique
By: Erin Hall @ Boutiquing

Tres Chic is a dream boutique for women who crave polished feminine style without being a slave to the ever fickle, always in and out, trends. I don’t know about you but my budget for shopping is getting smaller and smaller so I’m looking for classic pieces that will creatively maximize my current wardrobe.

A friend of a friend suggested Tres Chic because she felt it was the place to go for great service and options that are perfect for daily life. From linen lounge wear to flirty ruffles and silk tops, I could easily see Katherine Heigel shopping in this boutique where the feminine form is the focus.

Jacqueline, the warm and attentive owner, pays close attention to the ever changing needs of her clients. Tres Chic offers high end designers such as Tag Jeans and Hale Bob (FYI, this line works for every body type… trust me). Jacqueline shared “The Secret” with me… not the book…but the brand “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans”. They are like the Spanx of denim. Charlotte Tarantola’s soft cotton tees and tanks and an assortment of jewelry that will have you doing back flips at the affordable prices. Tres Chic has a copious collection of handbags from eye catching clutches, messenger bags, slouchy totes and structured carry alls, all well within our recessionista rates.



Make sure and sign up for Tres Chic’s mailing list, coupons and gift certificates are sent monthly to ensure your shopping experience includes a reward.

Tres Chic just moved to their new Newport Beach location, more than doubling in size, stop by this boutique for a warm smile, mind blowing customer service and fashions so comfortable and chic your sure to be noticed for your stunning style. See the photo slide slow here...



Tres Chic
1719 Westcliff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.642.4296
(located in the Westcliff Court between Irvine Ave. and Dover near
Haute Cakes and The Pizza Bakery)


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www.treschicboutique.net

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