By: April Madigan @ Boutiquing
Our last trip to Balboa Island was quite the adventure…we felt like obvious tourists when we rode the ferry over, only to realize there is in fact a bridge just off PCH. We have never claimed to be geography experts…but trust us, we know our boutiques. Once we recovered from the journey across the sea, and took in the adorable and undeniably beachy charm of Balboa Island’s main shopping street, we focused our attention on finding the best of the bunch of boutiques lining the street. Stopping into Sydney Michelle was a major highlight of this excursion.
Think of 5 of your favorite new designers…bet you their lines are in stock at Sydney Michelle. I was in designer dreamland as I ooohed over beautiful and WEARABLE dresses by Philip Lim, sophisticated and sexy staples by Cynthia Vincent, the edgiest denim by Rich and Skinny and J Brand, and my favorite rocker chic style maker Charlotte Ronson. With the return of 90’s grunge finding its way back to the mainstream I predict Charlotte Ronson perfect plaids will be selling out faster than you can say Doc Marten.
My head was spinning as I took in all of the amazing and unbelievably current style surrounding me. Was that the leather vest I had just seen on the Lim runway? Yes it was. Would those Dita aviators really look as good as I thought they would? Yes they did. Seriously I could go on and on about all of the cutting edge finds waiting for the lucky fashionista who happens upon this boutique. Sydney Michelle is a rare boutique that has maintained its selection of desirable designers, and the addition of even one piece could seriously rock a wardrobe for months. I could easily see stylist Taylor Jacobson of The Rachel Zoe Project, shopping this boutique and creating her individual luxurious rocker style. Just a few words of Boutiquing wisdom…take the bridge.
307 Marine Avenue
Balboa Island, CA 92662
Sydney Michelle (Los Angeles)
2942 Beverly Glen Circle
Los Angeles, CA 90077
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