Monday, August 31, 2009

BOUTIQUING.COM WEEKLY GIVEAWAY - $500 Personal Styling Package from Leslie Christen Lifestyling

Fabulous Fashion Giveaway EVERY Friday at 10am
this week's giveaway:



$500 Personal Styling Package
from
Leslie Christen Lifestyling

"I've said it once, I'll say it again - LOUDER: Shop your Closet!

Then when someone asks where you got that cute shift dress, you can casually answer...it's vintage." ~ Leslie Christen

TO ENTER:
click here to become a Fan: www.facebook.com/Boutiquing

Boutiquing.com Facebook Fan Friday
Complete Contest Details here!
  • Every Monday - New Great Giveaway posted
  • Check back EVERY Friday 10am - April & Erin will look for the 6 FB Fans featured in the Fan Box on Boutiquing.com (We will take a snap shot & post the 6 photos in the center column of Boutiquing.com)
  • See your photo on FRIDAY 10am? Hurry to Boutiquing.com Facebook Page and be the first to leave a comment to WIN the weekly GIVEAWAY!
See previous Facebook Fan Friday Winners

The $500 Personal Styling Package Includes:

Wardrobe Renovation

- Closet Clean Out
- Replacement Plan
- What to keep, store, donate, or toss

(LifeStyling is affiliated with Dress for Success)

Approximately 2-3 hours - $200 Value

With a follow-up to discuss options for:
- Storage Solutions
- Apparel Maintenance


$100 Value
(Storage material cost will be paid by Client, ie: new hangers, plastic shoe boxes, shelves. As well as all alterations and dry cleaning costs)

Personal Shopping:
Two Hour Session - $200 Value
. (Client is responsible for payment on all merchandise bought)

Leslie Christen Lifestyling
(310) 866-1026
www.LeslieChristen.com
Visit her website for great styling and figure flattering tips...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wet Your Whistle & Socialize in Style this Wednesday 9/2

Laurie Hermann has had her brand new boutique, Shop L. Herman, open for 2 months
and now she is ready to party!

Introducing Wet Your Whistle Wednesday
@ Shop L. Hermann

Get your girls and boys together and wash down Wednesday
while checking out the hottest (and hardest to find)
fall fashion trends around.
Shop L. Herman will provide...
  • the wine
  • the margaritas
  • the cocktails
  • the tunes
  • the style
  • the setting
  • and the COUPONS
basically all you need to do is be there!
Shop L. Herman is unveiling limited quantities of the hot new line Pleasure Doing Business - seen on every celeb, and their black & white striped mini must have is only $88! Also hot on the racks, admiral jackets and fur lined parkas by La Rok (check out the pics in the collage), standout pieces by Wilt (Katie Holmes is a fan - see the pic here), and the wear with everything this season zip down leggings by Romeo & Juliet.
Anyone who has ever met Laurie knows, the girl can dress, and she likes a great shindig, so stop by on your way home...or on your way out - she is only blocks away from Sutra and La Cave!
Get there
Wednesday September 2nd
3:54pm - 7pm


pssst: Mention Boutiquing
and get
$21
L. Hermann dollars

...good toward ANY purchase!


We will be there and would love for you to join us!
Let us know if you are planning to stop by and we will get you on the list!

e-mail: April@boutiquing.com
Shop L. Hermann
357 N. Old Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA
949.378.7741

take Newport Blvd West toward Balboa Peninsula
Left at Hospital Rd.
1st Right on Old Newport Road, boutique in on the right

CONGRATULATIONS SUZANNE DORTON BROUGHTON! You won a Braided Tote Bag from Tres Chic Boutique





Suzanne Dorton Broughton
has won a
$62 Top Handle Braided Tote
from
Tres Chic Boutique
in Costa Mesa

Don't worry if you didn't win this week...
EVERY WEEK there will be a NEW GIVEAWAY
on Boutiquing.com Facebook Fan Fridays
(Contest Details & How to Enter)
  • MONDAYS - Weekly giveaway posted on Boutiquing.com
  • FRIDAYS @ 10am PST - Log onto www.Boutiquing.com
Many thanks to
Tres Chic Boutique
for this week's amazing prize.
Suzanne will be fabulous for fall with her new "Berry" colored Tote!

IT'S 10AM! Here are the 6 Facebook Fans who have a chance to win.

If you see your photo here,



hurry to the Boutiquing.com Facebook Page!

Be THE FIRST to leave a comment
and WIN this...


$62 Top Handle Braided Tote
from
Tres Chic Boutique
in Costa Mesa

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Glitter Girl Boutique - A Night of Fashion & Fundraising!

It’s confirmed and
YOU'RE invited!!

From Glitter Girl Boutique...
Come meet east coast based designer Dana-Maxx at Glitter Girl Boutique!

Saturday, August 29
5pm - 10pm

Glitter Girl Boutique
22431 Antonio Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita
(in the Antonio Shopping Center)

GUEST LIST OPEN
to Boutiquing.com Fans
RSVP @ 949.713.4519 and mention "Boutiquing"

1st FIFTY GUESTS
~ VIP Gift Bags filled with amazing discounts & treats! ~

Dana-Maxx Pomerantz, founder and designer of Dana-Maxx, began creating her own line in 2007 but before beginning designing her own creations she worked under the tutelage of designer icons such as Betsey Johnson and Marc Jacobs. While guests enjoy the evening with cocktails, music and a Dana Maxx fashion presentation they will also have the opportunity to custom order select Dana Maxx designs with their wish list forms. Although shopping can be a guilty pleasure, GG’s guest will also have the opportunity to give back since a percentage of the evenings proceeds from Dana-Maxx items will be going to ChildHelp, a non-profit organization formed to assist victims of child abuse.

RSVP @ 949.713.4519 and mention "Boutiquing"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Triple Two - Retro Flare Meets Euro Indie Flavor

New Huntington Beach Boutique Review
By: Erin @ Boutiquing.com

Fellas, fellas, fellas... Boutiquing.com has NOT forgotten you. I'm happy to say that today I found a boutique that reminded me why April are so dedicated to locating off the beaten path shops and putting them on the boutiquing radar. Only 3 weeks old, Triple Two on 5th Street, parallel to Main Street and two blocks up from PCH, caught my eye as I searched for a parking spot on the crowded summer streets of Huntington Beach. Contemporary and modern, the entire front window is home to a stylish and spacious seating lounge with sleek white furniture, flanked by shiny white male mannequins standing in a slender sand box.

Entering Triple Two I was ushered in by polished and grainy light wood floors, frosted circle lights hanging from the ceiling, bold colors and graphic patterns for retro flare meets euro flavor. Where is all this fresh fashion coming from you ask??...Triple Two is flooded with funky, fun and functional clothing lines ALL imported from Finland. Although they cater to both men and women, the men's section clearly dominates this boutique's floor plan. If you are, or know one of those men who love finding new digs from new indie designers, take note of these lines only available at Triple Two. Following the tradition of straight forward and simple Finish design, Makia - short sleeve and long sleeved shirts available in various patterned plaids and stripes, basic jackets and crisp trousers, Asenna - solid colored and 80's logoesque cargo shorts that are random enough to stand out but simple enough to be everyday and CTRL - Colored jeans, flashback t-shirts, zipper hoodies and denim jackets will no doubt be a favorite for fashionable fellas and the ladies linked to their arm.

Go into Triple Two and ask them to show you White Moment. This new Finnish line is a go to for unique yet chic hoodies and edgy graphic tees for men and women (one tee mocked Lindsay Lohan while another made jest at Dr. Phil with bright lime green printing). White Moment makes soft and slinky t-shirt dresses and asymetrical button embellished frocks perfect for a sweet AND sassy look.

Holy hats galore! Triple Two has everything from leather trucker hats to crocheted beanies and all the styles in between when it comes to adorning the dome. Nothing screams trend setter more loudly than a bucket style hat by Costo, made from recycled upholstery fabric and leather and topped with a fuzzy colored pom pom ball (think British cap circa 1964 - See the super cool video of how they're made on YouTube). Also, check out Triple Two's selection of belts, from retro buckles to classic leather combinations, all are displayed with suggested outfit looks.

triple two clothing
222 5th Street
Huntington Beach, CA
714-960-7611

www.triple-two.com

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

La Bella - Relaxed Glamour & Splurgeworthy Style


Belmont Shore, Long Beach Boutique Pique
By: April Madigan @ Boutiquing

I have always loved the old glamour of the waterfront properties that line Long Beach. Large estates vary from mini mansions to quaint craftsman and remind me of a time when architecture was less facade and more individual. The moment I walked into La Bella Boutique in Belmont Shore, I was instantly struck by the old glamour vibe. From the massive chandelier illuminating the entry to the white pillars framing the front like a roman sculpture, La Bella is mansion meets modern with a notable nod to the so close you can hear it beach. Bleached out driftwood serves as a repeating theme throughout this whitewashed boutique, offering itself as display for clutches and amazing vintage inspired rhinestone jewelry by Italian designer Ioselliani.

As I sifted through the glass topped racks, I immediately realized this boutique has quite the collection of cutting edge designers. My favorite being Haute Hippie, I absolutely LOVE everything they do, their designs are the perfect blend of vintage sexy with that necessary restraint that makes each piece so new. Follow the line on facebook HERE, I love checking out which stars are sporting their looks. I am also loving the new line A.L.C., created by stylist to the stars, Andrea Lieberman (clients include Gwen Stefani & J. Lo), her line has that rock feel with something so feminine and luxe thrown in, I couldn't stop eyeing her navy/black striped tee embellished with jet rhinestones. La Bella also has a great selection of Graham & Spencer (who also design Velvet), T by Alexander Wang, Jay Godfrey, and Current Elliot. Erin fell hard for a fantastic LBD by Cynthia Vincent, her line consistently delivers flattering and fresh dresses every season. I was eyeing ruffly tops by Fifteen Twenty (check out Katherine Heigl wearing the look) and the most amazing line of kids clothing by Acoustic Kids. The looks are unlike any other kids line I have seen, kind of European meets vintage with that adorable "I'm with the band" edge that ensures your little one will be the cool one on the playground.

La Bella was literally relaunching their entire accessories section while Erin and I were there, and we got a sneak peek behind the scenes to see the goods before they went out. Gorgeous boots, sumptuous leather bags, and perfect with everything pumps were all lined up and ready to be revealed. La Bella is also receiving a shipment of the newest Cross Body Studded Rocker Bag by Rebecca Minkoff, a bag that already has a cult following. The thing to remeber with La Bella, they order small quantities, so if you find a piece and fall in love, scoop it up because it won't be back. Also, be sure to sign up for their mailing list, they e-mail their hot new arrivals about once a week, and the e-mails are beautiful to look at and give you first dibs:) When you stop by, say hi to Molly and Stephanie, they were so helpful and their personal style will give you all the inspiration you need to start pulling together your glamour meets So Cal look.

La Bella
5280 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.856.3720


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Monday, August 24, 2009

BOUTIQUING.COM WEEKLY GIVEAWAY - $62 Braided Tote from Tres Chic Boutique

Fabulous Fashion Giveaway EVERY Friday at 10am
this week's giveaway:



$62 Top Handle Braided Tote
in one fall's hottest colors, Berry.

from
Tres Chic Boutique
in Costa Mesa

TO ENTER:
click here to become a Fan: www.facebook.com/Boutiquing

Boutiquing.com Facebook Fan Friday
Complete Contest Details here!
  • Every Monday - New Great Giveaway posted
  • Check back EVERY Friday 10am - April & Erin will look for the 6 FB Fans featured in the Fan Box on Boutiquing.com (We will take a snap shot & post the 6 photos in the center column of Boutiquing.com)
  • See your photo on FRIDAY 10am? Hurry to Boutiquing.com Facebook Page and be the first to leave a comment to WIN the weekly GIVEAWAY!
See previous Facebook Fan Friday Winners


As if winning a gorgeous new handbag wasn't enough,
Boutiquing has more exciting news!


September 1st, Tres Chic Boutique is moving down 17th Street to a fabulous new location in the Westcliff Court, near Hautecakes and The Pizza Bakery.

SAVE THE DATE:
Tres Chic Boutique Grand re-Opening Celebration

Saturday, September 5th
  • Indulge in champagne and chocolate
  • Enter the hourly gift certificate raffle
Mention "Boutiquing" to receive 10% off your entire purchase

New Location, September 1st:
1719 Westcliff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.642.4696

Saturday, August 22, 2009

August 2009 - Sale Rack


We asked the over 90 boutiques represented on our site for the details on any sales this weekend and "WOW WEEE!"
...we had no idea the bountiful bargains available
for our Boutiquing beauties!


Be smart and take advantage of the opportunity to save with these amazing deals and discounts at our local boutiques.
Shop Local! ;)

Hurry, most of the details won't be available after August.


  SALES & DISCOUNTS
August 2009


August 21-23 @ Eden Boutique in Belmont Shore
SALE: Semi Annual Clearance Sale on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore ...the entire street is one BIG sale - over 30 shops and stores with amazing discounts.

August 21-23 @ Three Friends Boutique in Yorba Linda
SALE: Up to 70% OFF PLUS 10% OFF New Arrivals!
August 14-23 @ Carmen Parks in Huntington Beach
SALE: END OF SUMMER SALE! 20% OFF Entire Purchase including Sale items. One week only! And...CP CASH is back. Receive $20 CP Cash to use in September for every $50 spent during the Sale!!

August 26-27 @ The Red Balloon in Newport Beach
SALE: DENIM SALE! 65% OFF ALL sale women's denim. 30% OFF regular price women's denim (excluding jackets). AND receive a 10% off coupon for The Red Balloon Warehouse with any denim purchase!

August 30th @ Mi Place Laguna Niguel Store Only
SALE: End of Summer BLOWOUT Parking Lot Sale! 65%-75% and more ONE DAY ONLY, 9am-5pm.

August 14-31 @ Adrift & Rockpile Men's Boutique in Laguna Beach
SALE: 30-50% End of Summer Sale!


August 17-31 @ Lilikoi Boutique - Newport Beach Location Only
SALE: "Back to School Sale" spend $100 and receive 20% off your purchase

August @ Stella in Laguna Beach
SALE: Giant rack of Summer Sale goodies - $10, $15, and $20! PLUS all maxi dresses in store $35!

August @ Caffe Balboa on Balboa Pennisula
SALE: 20% off Ray Bans, YSL and Juicy Couture sunglasses and Free People. All jeans - $29!


August @ Bellabacci in Laguna Beach
SALE: 20% off all Steve Madden handbags and Ed Hardy

August @ The Vault/The Vault for Women & Girls/Melrose Place for Men
Fashion Happy Hour! Fridays 4pm to close mention Fashion Happy Hour and receive 50% off one item!

August @ Shopgirls by Lisa & Helen
Stock Up for Fall! Buy one pair of jeans get the second at 50% off!
(Not valid with any other offer. Discount will be taken from the lower priced pair of jeans. Excludes sale.)

August 1, 4, & 6 @ The Red Balloon Warehouse
New Sale Merchandise! Be first to score 65% off tons of sale merchandise added in this GIANT warehouse!



Boutique Owners!

Want to promote a SALE?
email Erin or April with dates and details.

Big Boutique Sales Going On Now!

We asked the over 90 boutiques represented on our site for the details on any sales this weekend and "WOW WEEE!"
...we had no idea the bountiful bargains available
for our Boutiquing beauties!


Be smart and take advantage of the opportunity to save with these amazing deals and discounts at our local boutiques.
Shop Local! ;)

Hurry, these deals are only available through the month of August.


CURRENT SALES & DISCOUNTS
August 2009


August 21-23 @ Eden Boutique in Belmont Shore
SALE: Semi Annual Clearance Sale on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore ...the entire street is one BIG sale - over 30 shops and stores with amazing discounts.

August 21-23 @ Three Friends Boutique in Yorba Linda
SALE: Up to 70% OFF PLUS 10% OFF New Arrivals!

August 14-23 @ Carmen Parks in Huntington Beach
SALE: END OF SUMMER SALE! 20% OFF Entire Purchase including Sale items. One week only! And...CP CASH is back. Receive $20 CP Cash to use in September for every $50 spent during the Sale!!

August 26-27 @ The Red Balloon in Newport Beach
SALE: DENIM SALE! 65% OFF ALL sale women's denim. 30% OFF regular price women's denim (excluding jackets). AND receive a 10% off coupon for The Red Balloon Warehouse with any denim purchase!

August 28th @ Bella Bleu in Costa Mesa
SALE: 15%-75% off the entire store!  All Summer merchandise marked down, sneak peek at new Fall clothing.  Wine & Cheese served from 4pm to 8pm.

August 30th @ Mi Place Laguna Niguel Store Only
SALE: End of Summer BLOWOUT Parking Lot Sale! 65%-75% and more ONE DAY ONLY, 9am-5pm.

August 14-31 @ Adrift & Rockpile Men's Boutique in Laguna Beach
SALE: 30-50% End of Summer Sale!

August 17-31 @ Lilikoi Boutique - Newport Beach Location Only
SALE: "Back to School Sale" spend $100 and receive 20% off your purchase

August @ Stella in Laguna Beach
SALE: Giant rack of Summer Sale goodies - $10, $15, and $20! PLUS all maxi dresses in store $35!

August @ Caffe Balboa on Balboa Pennisula
SALE: 20% off Ray Bans, YSL and Juicy Couture sunglasses and Free People. All jeans - $29!

August @ Bellabacci in Laguna Beach
SALE: 20% off all Steve Madden handbags and Ed Hardy

August @ The Vault/The Vault for Women & Girls/Melrose Place for Men
Fashion Happy Hour! Fridays 4pm to close mention Fashion Happy Hour and receive 50% off one item!

August @ Shopgirls by Lisa & Helen
Stock Up for Fall! Buy one pair of jeans get the second at 50% off!
(Not valid with any other offer. Discount will be taken from the lower priced pair of jeans. Excludes sale.)

August 18 - September 17 @ Westerly in Corona Del Mar
Back to School Sale: 20% off all purchases when you bring in your school I.D. (see flier here)

If you want to get exclusive deals in your favorite boutiques EVERYDAY, sign up for
Boutiquing.com's V.I.Perks HERE!

Boutique Owners!
Want to promote a SALE?
email Erin or April with dates and details.

Friday, August 21, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS STEPHANIE! You have won an $80 Vintage Ring from Melia Boutique



Stephanie has won a
$80 Vintage Turqouise with Inlaid Silver Ring

from

mel
ia
Fine Apparel and Antique Jewelry Boutique
Balboa Pennisula

Don't worry if you didn't win this week...
EVERY WEEK there will be a NEW GIVEAWAY
on Boutiquing.com Facebook Fan Fridays
(Contest Details & How to Enter)
  • MONDAYS - Weekly giveaway posted on Boutiquing.com
  • FRIDAYS @ 10am PST - Log onto www.Boutiquing.com
Many thanks to
melia
Fine Apparel and Antique Jewelry Boutique
for this week's amazing prize.

Stephanie will be the envy of the town with this vintage ring!

IT'S 10AM! Here are the 6 Facebook Fans who have a chance to win.

If you see your photo here,




hurry to the Boutiquing.com Facebook Page!

Be THE FIRST to leave a comment
and WIN

$80 Vintage Inlaid Turquoise and Silver Ring
from
melia
Fine Apparel and Antique Jewelry Boutique
Balboa Pennisula

Westerly Boutique Corona Del Mar - Back to School SALE

Thursday, August 20, 2009

2009 OC Blog Awards for Best Shopping & Style Site is...BOUTIQUING.COM!

Although we love mixing our metals...
we are happy to say we look much better in GOLD than silver!

2009 OC Blog Award
Best Shopping & Style Site

BOUTIQUING.COM!!!!!



Last night the "orange" carpet was laid out for us at the 2009 Blog Awards presented by Just-Spotted. We were greeted by a huge old skool orange photo booth box from Capital Photo Booths and lets just say there was a lot of giggling behind the orange curtain ;)

The lovely ladies at Just-Spotted created an fabulously fun interactive party evening at WowzVille in Laguna Hills. After seeing this amazing hi-tech childrens birthday party facility, April and I secretly wished we were 7 again so we could twirl around in the feather boas, crystal clad tiaras while "chanting we believe in Fairies" in the Fairyland interactive room (we contemplated a sleep over with all the plush bean bags). Glass jars of massive, bright colored gumballs wrapped with orange gingham ribbon lined the walk ways, retro style soda pop bottles so cute I wanted to take them home, adorably dainty cupcakes with globs of frosting and sprinkles from Baby Cakes and Dippin' Dots ice cream satisfied our sweet tooth's as we mingled with the creme de la creme of OC's blog community. From putting faces to Twitter names to learning about time saving i-Phone Apps (my fave: Walkee - for you Disneyland fans, it tells you how long the lines are for each ride! check out more from OC Mom Activities) the evening was filled with wonder and excitement.


(Kelly: Just-Spotted, Erin, April and Coleen: Just-Spotted)

Thanks to all our fans and followers who voted!
Here is a list of winners for each category. Check them out and support local bloggers.

2009 "You've Just Been Spotted"
Orange County Blog Awards Reader's Choice


Most Creative Site: Made
Best Food or Cooking Site: Fast Food Maven
Fabulous Lifestyle & Design Site:
Sadie Olive
Great Shopping & Style Site:
Boutiquing.com
Site with most Beautiful "Eye Candy":
Kamee June
Best "Kid & Family Friendly" Site:
Tiny Oranges
Favorite Local Blog:
Alive in Wonderland
Top "Local News":
Seal Beach Daily
Favorite Local Micro-Blogger:
AngryJulie

The Runner's Up (otherwise known as Editor's Choice) are...

Most Creative Site: This Mama Makes Stuff
Best Food or Cooking Site:
Picky Palate
Fabulous Lifestyle & Design Site:
Peace, Love and Momminess
Great Shopping & Style Site: Popshopology
Site with most Beautiful "Eye Candy":
Tara Whitney
Best "Kid & Family Friendly" Site:
Double the Adventure
Favorite Local Blog:
Twenty Four at Heart
Top "Local News":
Daily Pilot
Favorite Local Micro-Blogger:
YelpOC

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Eden Boutique - A Garden of Fashion Fancies

New Belmont Shore Boutique Review
By: Erin @ Boutiquing.com

Like a massive boutiquing laser beam, the ballroom sized chandeliers in Eden Boutique drew us in before we knew what hit us (poor unsuspecting April and Erin walking down the street ;). Eyes glossed over, mouths wide opened we stepped inside the doors to a garden overflowing with fashion fancies. Under a fabulous faux painted ceiling of fluffy white clouds and blue sky, this boutique gives you a feeling of expansive possibilities. Perfectly placed amongst lush potted palms, Grecian columns, mint green velvet drapes and ornate white washed fixtures, you'll find all the trendiest must have styles in clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories.

Cool and comfortable, Eden is one of those boutiques that caters to the vast flavors of life. For boho casual try bright Dreamlife ethnic tunics, for edgy retro style try slinky and sloutchy tanks by Mati, for flirty and feminine grab a cotton frock or jumper from Haven. Do stop by Eden for a vast selection of denim in every imaginable cut and style (LTD 1948, Machine, See Thru Soul, Velvet Heart and more) all with a look and feel that will have you saying "NO way!" to the well under $100 price tags. Pair your denim with funky statement tees from Love Yourself and perfectly cut crop jackets and layer me with a scarf blazers by BB Dakota.

Eden is a boutique oozing with accessory enchantment. Shelves stacked deep with sunglasses in every style...aviator, over-sized, funky, colorful and conspicuous (all under $20). Tables topped with sexy chic clutches for simple to scene grabber looks. Ledges loaded with belts from big, bold and ornate to thin, polished and pretty. Counters of cute containers display rings in every color and combination imaginable. Hat stands covered in sultry hued shades of straw Fedoras, patterned newsboy caps and styles for the ultimate outfit toppers. Glass cases glistening with short, long, delicate and daring necklaces, gem stone cuff bracelets and stunning chandelier and chain drop earrings sit under warm lights waiting to be explored and hand picked. Displayed reaching distance from an oversized leaf shaped ottoman are Eden's shoes, fabulously priced and very "now", perfect for try me on temptation. With the serious selection of shoes, jewelry and accessories, creating a complete look at Eden is super easy and your sure to be noticed.

Eden Boutique
4900 E. 2nd Street
Belmont Shore, CA 90803
562.433.4585

Copyright 2009 Boutiquing.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without prior written consent.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

BOUTIQUING BLOWOUT SALE - Up To 75% OFF Your Favorite OC Boutiques in 1 Location!




Calling all Recessionistas!

SAVE THE DATE


Up to 75% OFF
Your Favorite OC Boutiques in 1 Location!

You won't want to miss this super posh shopping experience:

Boutiquing Blowout Sale
September 19, 2009
11am - 7pm


Over 20 Orange County Boutiques
Beautiful Location
Amazing Discounts
DJ
Food
Giveaways
Mens & Womens Clothing
Jewelry Vendors
Shoes, Handbags, Clutches, Accessories and MORE!

Complete list of participating boutiques and designers.

  • WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS EVENT?
email: erin@boutiquing.com or april@boutiquing.com

Boutiquing Blowout Sale
September 19, 2009
11am - 7pm
The Village @ The Irvine Spectrum Center
Cambria Courtyard & Gatherings Building

BODY O SOUL - Made With Men in Mind

New Belmont Shore Boutique Review
by April @ Boutiquing.com

Boutiques that cater to all the stylish and successful men out there are few and far between, proven by the amount of times we are asked, where are all the great men's boutiques? Body O Soul on 2nd Street is in the right place at the right time. This large cornerstone of the Belmont Shore boutiques has dedicated it's buying dollars to an unrivaled collection of designer men's apparel that had me dying to do a major husband overhaul.

The racks are perfectly lined with camp style button downs by Kanji, long sleeve and actually unique looking dress shirts by Howe, and a collection of new denim by 7 Diamonds - this company obviously knows how to dress a man. Meticulously folded tees by Rag & Thread cover the entry table and give a nod to the attention to detail found in this stylish boutique. Any man who follows a trend would have gone as crazy as I did for a Howe tuxedo style jacket with a built in vest. I desperately tried to make it work in a "stolen from my husband" kind of way, to no avail. You know the men's clothes are great when a woman is trying to wear them herself!

A surprise was waiting around the corner, another equally large boutique dedicated to the women...although still seeming to have the men in mind. Body O Soul has been specializing in lingerie imported from France and Italy. I remember being on my honeymoon in France, and one of the guide books I followed recommended buying lingerie in France as one of the best things to take away from the area...so true! My French lingerie is still the most beautiful I own, and I was instantly reminded of this as I admired the major collection in this shop. The beautiful lingerie at Body O Soul is by Aubade, and was all discounted when I was there, get in there soon to add some incredible unparalleled items to your drawers. Not to mention that this is beautiful lingerie for ANY size...up to DD!



The women's side seemed to be transitioning back to carrying clothing and I am looking forward to heading back in when the switch is complete. It is apparent that this boutique isn't looking to blend in, and is searching internationally for lines that are hard to find elsewhere. I loved the line Dept. out of Sweden, what they are doing with pattern mixing and multiple ways to wear is inspiring and in my opinion a sign of the trends to come.

Body O Soul has a really great little selection of jewelry at the counter, earrings with swingy chains and chunky rings are kept under glass, but there are few pieces more than $20...and high end looking sunglasses for $12! In this case I can say "glass is good"! Another great aspect to the boutique experience is the confident and outgoing sales staff. It was a pleasure to not only be greeted by every single person working, but they actually engaged us in conversation, knew everything about the lines they were selling, and didn't shrink behind the counter and wait to ring us up...we were thrilled! Not to mention the fact that there wasn't a cell phone in sight, this store certainly caters to it's shoppers and values the experience of every person who walks in their wide open doors.

Body O Soul
5223 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.856.1600

Hours:
10-9
Seven Days a Week

Monday, August 17, 2009

BOUTIQUING.COM WEEKLY GIVEAWAY - $80 Vintage Turqouise Ring from Melia

Fabulous Fashion Giveaway EVERY Friday at 10am
this week's giveaway:



$80 Vintage Inlaid Turquoise and Silver Ring
from
melia
Fine Apparel and Antique Jewelry Boutique
Balboa Pennisula

TO ENTER:
click here to become a Fan: www.facebook.com/Boutiquing

Boutiquing.com Facebook Fan Friday
Complete Contest Details here!
  • Every Monday - New Great Giveaway posted
  • Check back EVERY Friday 10am - April & Erin will look for the 6 FB Fans featured in the Fan Box on Boutiquing.com (We will take a snap shot & post the 6 photos in the center column of Boutiquing.com)
  • See your photo on FRIDAY 10am? Hurry to Boutiquing.com Facebook Page and be the first to leave a comment to WIN the weekly GIVEAWAY!
Good Luck!
May the Most Faithful Fan Win!
(some call it faithful some call it obsessive...either way every Friday @ 10am you're on Boutiquing.com :)

See previous Facebook Fan Friday Winners

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Why Boutique Now?

Everywhere we look, retailers are cutting jobs, reducing store hours, and closing multiple locations, if not closing completely. If this is what the "big guys" are facing, imagine what your favorite local boutique is up against. We have a real opportunity to make every dollar spent count right now. If there were ever a time to rally behind our local businesses, the time is now.

One look at the Orange County Register's OC Retail Blog, and it is clear that many shopping options will be no more by the end of the year - or sooner.

Yikes. Target is great and all, but please let's hope there are other shopping options this time next year. So, buy that gift card for your coworker at her favorite boutiquing spot. It kills two birds with one stone! If boutiquing makes you think of snobby shop girls and pricey price tags - fear not. A new and long overdue crop of customer service focused help has arrived at nearly every boutique around - and the prices are noticeably reduced across the board.

Don't forget to support and spread the word about your favorite little boutiquing spot - think of it as your own "boutiquing stimulus plan" - and yes, you may quote that to your husband when justification is necessary.

Friday, August 14, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS MEGAN! You won a $143 "Thorny" Bangle from Cleeo Collection!



So Megan is the winner and you're not...don't worry!
EVERY WEEK there will be a NEW GIVEAWAY
on Boutiquing.com Facebook Fan Fridays
(Contest Details & How to Enter)
  • MONDAYS - Weekly giveaway posted on Boutiquing.com
  • FRIDAYS @ 10am PST - Log onto www.Boutiquing.com
Many thanks to
CLeeO Collection
for this week's amazing prize.
Megan will no doubt make a statement in her new bangle!



Visit the beautiful Cleeo Collection website and ogle the incredible designs and stunning photography...then scoot on over to goat. boutique in Costa Mesa and try it on in person...

IT'S 10AM! Here are the 6 Facebook Fans who have a chance to win.

If you see your photo here,



hurry to the Boutiquing.com Facebook Page!

Be THE FIRST to leave a comment
and win a
$143 Chain wrapped bangle from
CLeeO Collection
Jewelry With A Modern Twist by local designer and fashionista Lori Epner