Whoever said the West Coast was the best coast hasn’t spent much time near the Atlantic lately. Fashionistas are forgoing Rodeo Drive in favor of more easterly boutiques. Head to these stores for major retail therapy.
This Beacon Hill accessories store plays off the old New England aesthetic of the neighborhood, selling simple home furnishings like a Vermont wood stump, and wooden spoon sets. Cheeseboards, leather totes and understated diamond necklaces show the variety of finds available at Good.
Good. 133 Charles St. 617-722-9200
Fashion boutique Anthom turns heads at both its SoHo and Chelsea locations. Trendy, modern designers like Archo and Jujumade supply shoes, bags, jewelry and clothes at this minimalist, art gallery-like space.
Anthom. 25 Mercer St. 877-747-1776
Jill Lindsey, Brooklyn
Designer Jill Lindsey’s Fort Greene boutique near Nu Hotel Brooklyn epitomizes the hip borough’s quirkiness. Lindsey displays her own collection next to brands like Apotheke and Banjanan, and and the shop doubles as a hangout spot, with its own café-wine bar combo.
Jill Lindsey. 370 Myrtle Ave. 347-987-4538
A funky, colorful Japanese boutique with its own open-air courtyard near Rittenhouse Square, Aoki sells rompers,origami dresses and takeaway activities like cupcake and temporary tattoo kits.
Aoki Boutique. 115 South 22nd St. 215-568-2024
Alchemist’s Lincoln Road location inside Herzog & De Meuron’s groundbreaking parking garage won all kinds of awards in 2011, and now the fashion team is at it again, this time with a jewelry store in Miami’s Design District. Architect Rene Gonzalez designed the shop to mimic a journey into the center of the earth, with marble, onyx and gold.
Alchemist. 140 NE 39th St. 305-640-5842