Monday, November 30, 2009

Nida Boutique - Nida Chic Style?


San Francisco Boutique Pique
By: Nikki Jong @ Boutiquing

Nida’s vibe is distinctly European—although that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering the boutique’s owner is Italian and the majority of the designers featured here are European (mostly French). What is uncommon, however, is encountering such warm, friendly service in a boutique known for its high-end labels. But that’s what you can expect at Nida: unpretentious, knowledgeable help, and about twice a year, killer deals on pieces you may have only considered purchasing oh, say, in your dreams.

A couple of exceptions to the European brands include Steven Alan and Opening Ceremony (loopy oversized cardigan in a creamy wheat tone). You’ll find elegant, timeless options such as a Daniele Alessandrini black chiffon shift with asymmetrical gathering, as well as masterfully executed trends like a Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto leather hoodie jacket. If you know Isabel Marant, then you know this label’s very exclusive and hard to find (the designer prohibits her line from being sold online, and is notoriously selective about the boutiques that carry the line). But you can find the label at Nida, alongside Paul & Joe, Paul & Joe Sister (the more affordable line) and Vanessa Bruno.


I spied fun Melissa jelly ballet flats, Vivenne Westwood for Melissa rubber booties and Maloles flats before hitting up the showcase of resin jewelry. Nida’s selection—chunky cuffs and bangles, and rounded rings—from local San Francisco-based Tina Frey Designs, is divine. Each piece is like a miniature sculpture for your body, in rainbow brights and sophisticated frosted sheers.

It’s also worth mentioning that Nida carries Sumbody, an all-natural skincare line whose products are handcrafted in Sebastopol. Sumbody’s devoted followers have flocked to Nida since the Sumbody Marina store closed; it’s the only place in the City you can find these sumptuous and earth-friendly products.

High-end European fashion? Check. Great service? Check. Hard-to-find labels? Check. Now the only question is: why are you still reading?

Nida
544 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone 415.552.4670

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BOUTIQUING WEEKLY GIVEWAY: $88 Vintage Necklace from Tandem Treasures

You could win this!




$88 Vintage Lion & Jade Necklace

from
Tandem Treasures

Tandem Treasures Deigned by a couple of passionate vintage treasure hunters and avid jewelry collectors, every one of a kind Tandem piece tells a story. Tokens from the past are arranged in "tandem" to create delicate pieces for the girl who likes to make a subtle statement. Don't miss the new addition to the line, "Tandem Rocks". Sparkly geodes and smooth agate are paired with ornate vintage charms to create interesting combinations of tough and feminine. No two alike and all handmade, Tandem is the NEW way to wear vintage.

Don't miss Tandem Treasures at our upcoming "Everything Under $80" Shopping Event 12.12.09 - all styles will be offered Under $80! Get there early to score the best selection and snag a swag bag!

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

BOUTIQUING APPROVED - San Francisco Boutiques

Azalea
Bella Cose
Bettina
Beyond The Alley
Bryan Lee
Cat Seto
Eco Citizen
Elizabeth Charles
Nida
Philanthropist
Picnic
Sarah Shaw
Waterlillies


What makes a boutique
"Boutiquing Approved"?

New boutiques added weekly.
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Here are the 12 Lucky Boutiquing Facebook Fans who have a chance to WIN this Week's Giveaway!

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A $242 Necklace & Earring Set
in Huntington Beach

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Black Friday Boutique Sales Alert - Shop Local!

Black Friday weekend sales at your favorite Orange County Boutiques
Make sure to mention "Boutiquing" for these great discounts & goodies!

Trés Chic Boutique in Newport Beach
Friday, November 27th - Sunday, November 29th
~ 3rd Annual 3 Day Sale & Toy Drive
10am - 6pm

10% Off New Winter & Holiday Arrivals
20% Off Jewelry, Bags & Belts
25% - 75% Off Everything Else
*Free gift with purchase when you mention Boutiquing!

Patina Boutique in Costa Mesa
Friday, November 27th - Sunday, November 29th
~ Big Black Friday Sale

10% Off Storewide. Take additional 25% Off the massive racks of super sweet sale items.


Black Flamingo in Laguna Beach
Friday, November 27th - Sunday, November 29th
~ Biggest Sale in Black Flamingo History

30-50% Off Everything! Yep, even including (shhhhhhhh...nel ;) Now that's something to be very very thankful for!


Elle H in Laguna Beach & www.elleh.com
Friday, November 27th - Tuesday, December 1st
~ Great Gift Sale
SAVE 25% on EVERYTHING!
PLUS:
spend over $300 and receive a $50 gift card to elle H!

Bohemia Boutique in Corona Del Mar
Friday, November 27th - Sunday, November 29th
~ Black Friday Bohemia

50% Off ALL skirts and
30% Off Sunglasses...including YSL, Juicy & Ray Bans
10% Off Everything Else


onQueStyle in Corona Del Mar

Friday, November 27th
~ Fab Friday Sale
9am - 6pm

Up to 75% Off ALL merchandise! Door prizes & treats all day.





Kovet Boutique in Corona Del Mar
Friday, November 27th
~ Black Friday Sale

20% Off Storewide!




fringe by Dali Boutique in Huntington Beach
Friday, November 27th
~ Black Friday Blast

30% Off any one item! New shipment of vintage tops & dresses, sweaters and jewelry.

Carmen Parks Boutique in Huntington Beach
Friday, November 27th
~ Black Friday SALE
8am - 9pm
30% OFF Your Entire Purchase, 50% off already reduced Clearance Rack, and, Gift With Purchase of $20 or more while supplies last.

Hannah Bean in Santa Ana
Friday, November 27th - Sunday, November 29th
~ Black Friday SALE
30% Off ALL Merchandise ~ Hudson, Joe's Jeans, Ditto's, Frankie B, William Rast, Nanette Lepore, Signorelli and more!
La Bella in Belmont Shore
Friday, November 27th
~ Black Friday SALE
40% Off Select Merchandise

Bella Bleu in Costa Mesa
Friday, November 27th
~ Holiday Sale
15-75% Everything in the store. $5, $10 & $20 Sale Racks!


Shop Moderne Orange County
Online Store

Friday, November 27th
~ After Thanksgiving Sale
www.shopmoderne.com

40% OFF ALL ITEMS One Day Only!
promo code: BLKFRI40

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

SHOP What You're Doin! Tres Chic Sale & Toy Drive





Skip the trek and trouble of trying to tolerate mega mall madness this weekend. Tres Chic boutique in Newport Beach is delivering discounts and rewarding those with a giving spirit.

MERRY MARKDOWNS:
10% Off New Winter & Holiday Arrivals
20% Off Jewelry, Bags & Belts
25% - 75% Off Everything Else
*Free gift with purchase when you mention Boutiquing!

GOOD DEED DISCOUNT:
Bring in an unwrapped toy valued at $20 and receive an additional 10% off your ENTIRE purchase!




TRAIPSE INTO: Trés Chic Boutique
1719 Westcliff Drive . Newport Beach, Ca 92660 . 949.642.4696

THESE DAYS: Friday Nov. 27th - Sunday Nov. 29th
TRY ON TIME: Extended Sale hours F-Sa 10-6 & Su 10-5

TASTY TREATS: Hot Apple Cider & Homemade Shortbread


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Monday, November 23, 2009

Cat Seto - Get the (Girly) Goods


San Francisco Boutique Pique
By: Nikki Jong @ Boutiquing

Even from across the street, it’s easy to tell Cat Seto is full of girly delights. Once inside, it doesn’t disappoint: you’re in store for gorgeous stationary, deliciously scented candles and bath products, personalized dishware, and lots of cute little trinkets and gift ideas. Whether you seek a pretty pick-me-up or a housewarming gift for a friend, Cat Seto has you covered. Dainty, girly home décor, fun frocks and kitschy-cute accessories are on the menu at this Russian Hill boutique. If you’re a Cat Seto virgin, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the reasonable prices on most items, especially compared to other boutiques in the neighborhood.

The vibe is undeniably warm and cozy, and it smells amazing when you walk in. One word: Voluspa! Shopping here kind of feels like hanging out at a friend’s cool apartment, thanks to glowing candles, a cute seating area and clever displays arranged neatly but casually, inviting you to pick things up and check ’em out. Fun home décor like decorative porcelain cups featuring a unique knit pattern, and handpainted linen pillows by Koko Gallery only add to the ambiance.

Owner Catherine Seto is a trained writer and painter with an eponymous line of paper products that includes stationary, occasion cards and note cards. The boutique also carries paper products from Wiley Valentine, Delphine and Vellum of Crown Hill. Seto designs custom special occasion cards for everything from weddings and engagements to showers and party invitations. Look for locally inspired note cards—the boutique carries several artfully crafted “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” varieties—that are the antithesis of touristy cards you’ll find at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Cat Seto carries a brief selection of scarves, bags and jewelry, including a collection of eco-friendly canvas totes in whimsical prints—octopus, whale, owl and lobster—from Bungalow 360. You can also find jewelry from local San Francisco designer Ofina.

Apparel isn’t the primary focus at Cat Seto, but it’s not an afterthought, either. The brands may not be household names, but the prices are pocketbook-friendly; expect to find dresses and separates for under $100 from Double Zero, Fashion Blvd, Esley, AAApple, Pip & Puck, Paul n KC, Judy Jr., Piko 1988 and Mind Code. Don’t forget to check out the “grab box” in the box in the back, where you can find deep discounts on items priced to move.

Cat Seto
2406 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone 415.749.1988

www.catseto.com


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BOUTIQUING.COM WEEKLY GIVEAWAY - $242 Necklace & Earring Set from Carmen Parks Boutique


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$242 Necklace & Earring Set

designed by
Gabby Bella

from
Carmen Parks Boutique
Huntington Beach

One peek at the selection of sparkly strands and stand out stones and we over at Boutiquing were hooked on the Carmen Parks collection of joyful jewelry. We can never stop ooohing and aaahing over rows and rows of chic and unique pieces that pop. This week, the ladies over at Carmen Parks have surprised us with the most valuable giveaway yet. Stunning semi-precious stones set in 14kt gold designed by Gabby Bella are perfect to wear as a statement making set or separately chic staple.

Don't miss Carmen Parks at our upcoming "Everything Under $80" Shopping Event - they have high end styles and dreamy designers and are ready to spread their holiday shopping cheer with everything under $80. Get there early to score the best selection and snag a swag bag!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

IT'S 11AM! Here are the 12 Facebook Fans who have a chance to win a Trash and Luxury Tee!

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A $52 Trash and Luxury Tee
from Stella Boutique
in Laguna Beach

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

SHOP What You're Doin ~ ShopSasha.com is LIVE!





Sasha Boutique in Laguna Beach has unveiled a vibrant virtual version of their stunning store...including the vast variety of visionary designers...only thing missing is the ocean view. Want to know what to add to your Sasha shopping cart? Try aviators from Chloe, over the knee boots from Joie, an infinity scarf from Degaine, the hottest lace skirt from BB Dakota, or a wrapped chain watch from La Mer.

Sign up for their "Sasha Addict" program, receive $15 in rewards for every $250 you spend...trust us you won't want to recover from this addiction:) Sasha is also shelling out the savings on shipping - right now they are offering FREE shipping on everything! And you instantly get $10 off your first order by signing up HERE.

SEE: Sunglasses, Shoes, Clothing, and more!
STOCK UP: Earn $15 for every $250 spent
SAVE: Free Shipping on EVERYTHING
SCORE: $10 off first order

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Azalea Boutique - Ornament Yourself


San Francisco Boutique Pique
By: Nikki Jong @ Boutiquing

Azalea just might be the boutiquin
g equivalent of our amazing city: it offers creativity, style and diversity in spades. Oh-and it's not cheap, but then again, you get what you pay for. Since its opening in 2003, the boutique has added a significant hip factor to the heart of Hayes Valley.

Even if you've never heard of Azalea (where have you been!) chance are you've heard of Tobi, the online brainchild of the duo behind Azalea, co-founders Corina Nurimba and Catherine Chow. The concept behind Tobi is simple: great brands plus great service (check out their 1:1 chat-with-a-stylist feature) equals a great customer experience. But it all started with the brick-and-mortar boutique in happening Hayes Valley, where the all-stylist staff supports just about whatever kind of boutiquing experience you seek.

I've never had a less-than-stellar customer service experience at Azalea. Whether you want to chat about the latest trends, need suggestions, or are just curious about how a particular line is manufactured, one thing's for sure: you can expect attentive, helpful, friendly, knowledgeable (let's just say I consider myself an expert in Japanese denim now) service. You'll be in good hands, but if you prefer a solitary shopping experience, that'll be respected too.

The accessories at Azalea are always on point; find slick '80s-revival Timex watches in white, black, gold, and silver; striped scarves from Michael Stars in soft-as-a-bunny supima; tough-chic rings topped with pyramid studs; and more.

I couldn't resist the Cheap Monday sweater jackets, Splendid tanks, Vince cardigans and Elizabeth and James blazers (hello, lover!). You'll also find favorites like Twenty8Twelve, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Velvet, Joie, Free People, See by Chloe and Paul Smith. Footwear fetish? Dolce Vita and Toms shoes and Frye boots will keep the shakes away.

Know before you go: Head to the back of the store to peruse the sale racks-it's worth it. Spend $500 and you'll get a gift certificate good for a free mani-pedi at the in-house nail spa. Get free hemming with any denim purchase. And ask for a red bag when you check out; bring it with you on your next shopping trip for a 5% discount.

Bottom line: do yourself a fashionable favor and swing by.

Azalea
411 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone 415.861.9888
www.azaleasf.com

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Monday, November 16, 2009

BOUTIQUING.COM WEEKLY GIVEAWAY - $52 Trash & Luxury Tee from Stella Boutique, Laguna Beach



$52 Trash and Luxury Tee
from

S t e l l a
in laguna beach


Stella Boutique in Laguna Beach is at the top of the local list for a guaranteed score every time you walk through the door. You can't help but stare at their triplet of mannequins posing in the windows, each sporting identical looks expertly styled and swapped out steadily. Beyond the front door the racks from ceiling to floor are filled with bold and wearable trends and everything to go with them. This week, Stella is giving one lucky facebook fan a fab new tee from Trash & Luxury.

Haven't heard of this killer new line yet?
Here is what you need to know:
  • Designed by Hushi Mortezaie - protege of Patricia Fields (Sex in the City Stylist)
  • Fit all body types - Halle Berry, Ashley Tisdale, Lindsay Lohan, and April Madigan all wear these tees.
  • Priced around $50, this is a line for even cash conscious customers!

Enter to WIN this tee...
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Complete Contest Details here!
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

1/2 OFF Tickets ~ Everything UNDER $80 12.12.09

25 OC Boutiques under 1 Roof
Everything UNDER $80!
$10 @ the door
Includ
es FREE food from Ruby's Diner

1/2 OFF ENTRY POSTCARDS @ these boutiques

CLAREMONT:
Amelie ~
132 Yale Ave. 909.624.5651
Tattle Tails ~ 309 Yale Ave 909.621.4193

CORONA DEL MAR:
Bohemia ~
36o1 E. Coast Highway (Behind Bloom's Flower Stand) 949.723.0064

COSTA MESA:
Bella Bleu ~ 333 E. 17th Street 949.722.2538
Patina ~ 178 Wells Place (corner of 17th & Orange) 949.548.1930

HUNTINGTON BEACH:
Carmen Parks ~ 201 Main Street Suite D 714.374.9100
Dali ~ 7151 Yorktown Ave #106 (Ralph's Shopping Center) 714.969.2111
Ladonna ~ 7777 Edinger (off the 405 & Beach Blvd. @ Bella Terra) 714.898.9600

LAGUNA BEACH:
Macalistaire ~
1850 S. Coast Hwy (South Laguna street side PCH) 949.497.9080

NEWPORT BEACH:
Trés Chic Boutique ~ 1719 Westcliff Drive (End of 17th Street) 949.642.4696


Boutiquing presents:


Everything UNDER $80 Shopping Event

December 12, 2009

The Village Apartment Complex
(across from Irvine Spectrum)



Saturday, November 14, 2009

SHOP What You're Doin ~ Bohemia 11/18/09




Every Recessionista's rhapsody is right around the corner! Bohemia, Orange County's newest boutique, is beaming with pride, bursting with possibilities and ready to rock at their Grand Opening and Holiday Party this Wednesday, November 18th in Corona Del Mar.

As if Bohemia's stellar selection of terrifically trendy clothes and accessories weren't enticing enough, take an additional 10% off everything in the store 6-9pm. Frolic in festive fun and fabulous fashions with chilled champagne and cozy cypress cider. Bounce around and bop your head to fresh and fun folk-song funk by Cory Case, Orange County's Best Live Acoustic Artist of 2009.

See you there!

BURST INTO: Bohemia
36o1 E. Coast Highway . Corona Del Mar CA 92625 . 949.723.0064
BE THERE: November 18th, 2009
BREAK IT DOWN: 6-9pm
BE AN EARLY BIRD: First 50 get a present

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Friday, November 13, 2009

See who won the $82 Clutch from Moda Viajando & Westerly Boutique

CONGRATULATIONS MARCY!
~Winner of this week's Facebook Fan Friday Giveaway~





Marcy will make her mark at events and parties to come with this stunning clutch from Moda Viajando. Have fun visiting the boutique wonderland world of Westerly when you got to pick up your prize!

Westerly
2908 East Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
949.313.7111

Join Westerly's Facebook Page

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Here are the 6 Facebook Fans who HAD a chance
to win the $82 clutch from Moda Viajando



but Marcy (being the most faithful Boutiquing fan ;) made it to the
Boutiquing.com Facebook Page FIRST!

Don't worry if you didn't win this week...
NEW FABULOUS GIVEAWAY EVERY WEEK

  • MONDAYS - We post the new prize
  • FRIDAYS - We give it away!
**Visit www.Boutiquing.com EVERY Friday @ 10am PST to see if you won.

Thank you to Ally Lossness, designer of Moda Viajando for dontating this sweet prize! Shop more of Moda Viajando's amazing collection when Boutiquing Presents: Everything UNDER $80 Shopping Event 12.12.09

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bryan Lee - Go, Seek, Find

San Francisco Boutique Pique
By: Nikki Jong @ Boutiquing

Bryan Lee is like a good friend you want to spend a Sunday afternoon with: it's colorful, comfortable, perfect for a pick-me up, and when it's time to go, you might feel a little sad. Chandeliers cast a warm glow on the cheerful interior, reflected in the over sized mirror at the back of the store.

This Union Street staple carries lines for men and women. With half the store stocking menswear, there's more than enough to keep him interested, but if he looks like he's about to drop, he can do it in style on plush seating thoughtfully set out for the shop-weary. The store stocks a great range of designers, from Postella, Project Vintage and Ali & Ro, to Goddis, Liquid, Juicy Couture, Ella Moss, Joie and Rachel Pally. I also spotted a few basics from local designer Rebecca Beeson.

As far as denim, there's a wide selectin of upscale labels, including Earnest Sewn, Chip & Pepper, Rich & Skinny and Joe's Jeans. Bryan Lee is literally a one-stop shop: you can find and accessorize an entire outfit here. Start with a dress, layer on some tights and a cardigan, add a clutch (I almost bit the bullet with a studded leather envelope clutch) and you're almost ready to go-oh, that's right: jewelry. The selection from Anna Beck alone is pretty amazing. Beck originally hailed from the Bay Area but now lives in Bali; her pieces have a distinct Indonesian influence-I adored her chunky hammered rings and intricate drop earring with clever cut-outs. You're not running off barefooted, are you? I'm pretty sure you need a pair of pumps or some cute boots for that outfit. Whether you lean trendy or timeless, options from Seychelles, Klub Nico, Charles David, Frye and Lovely People will have you covered.

Heather Martin, Bryan Lee's new owner as of January 2009, is a stickler for quality customer service. From alterations to personal shopping assistance and special client thank-you events, she's in it to win you over. You could literally spend hours in here without getting through everything. So maybe you should start out after Sunday brunch next time, and see where the afternoon leads you. I'll bet if it brings you to Bryan Lee, you won't leave empty-handed.

Bryan Lee
1840 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
415.923.9923

www.bryanleesf.com

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bettina - Beautiful Boutiqing Bliss


San Francisco Boutique Pique
By: Nikki Jong @ Boutiquing

Bettina strikes a perfect balance with its relaxed vibe and chic aesthetic. This spacious boutique is flooded with natural light, but that's only one of a handful of reasons why it's so inviting. It's no secret that San Francisco real estate is at a premium, and oftentimes large boutiques make a misstep in overstocking merchandise simply to fill the floor. At Bettina, it's the exact opposite-and the result is a welcoming space that encourages you to take your time and enjoy your visit. Comfortable leather armchairs flank a coffee table stocked with glossies, and Bettina offers other thoughtful touches such as warm beverage to warm you up on a brisk day, and dog treats for canine neighbors who stop by with their owners. Bettina has cultivated a family among it's staff (affectionately know as B.Girls), and it shows On the store's web site, the stylish B.Girls identify favorite seasonal picks and talk about their personal aesthetics. It's clear these ladies value their clientele. This is the kind of customer experience all boutique should aim to deliver, and Bettina nails it.

Another thing that sets Bettina apart: the boutique carries European designers that are nearly impossible to find elsewhere in the City, as well as Thai and Malaysian designers that you won't see anywhere else. Bettina's eponymous jersey line (featuring tops, cardigans and dresses) is produced in Thailand, where owner Doretta Boehm travels religiously to attend Fashion Week. You'll find some recognizable names at Bettina as well, from Nicholas K and heikerjarick to Velvet (Ashley Judd is a fan) and BB Dakota. There's also a lovely section of cocktail dresses with standout designs by Mimi Turner, USE unused and Zara. It was nice to see a range of sizes in the denim selection to suit the slim as well as the curcy; Bettina carries J Brand jeans, worn by celebs like Angelina Jolie. Even if you're a heels girl through and through, it's be quite the feat if you could pass up the enviable selection of ballet flats from French favorite Repetto. And if you are a heels girl, all the more reason to hoof it down to Bettina; you'll have a nice, comfy chair waiting for you when your tootsies give out from all the shopping.

Bettina
3615 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
415.563.8002
www.bettinasf.com

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