I love fast fashion and big retail chains as much as the next girl. H&M, Zara, J.Crew… I’m in shopper’s paradise at any of them! That said, there’s really nothing like the boutique experience. The fastest way to feel like Hollywood royalty is to become a regular at a local boutique.
Shopping small is a great way to supplement your closet with unique, interesting pieces. Don’t you hate when you show up at a party and there’s another wearing your dress? Since local boutiques buy in smaller quantities than the majors, they’re way more likely to take a chance on a cool, fashion-forward piece that a national chain may be too cautious to invest in on a large scale.
Since boutiques tend to have a bit of a slower pace, salespeople really have the opportunity to create a personalized shopping experience. Befriend someone at your fave local spot and you’ll be the first to know about the latest arrivals.
Bottom line: shopping locally is a great way to support the economy and encourage small business growth. Plus: it’s a stylishly responsible way to infuse your wardrobe with some sparkle! Check out our 5 fave boutiques in Miami:
What do you think? Hit up the comments and tell us what your fave local spot is!