By Molly Bryn
True quality shopping in Connecticut can be difficult to find. Although speckled with a few malls and shopping centers, the impressive fashion gems exist in the state’s various boutiques. Many of the boutique owners have lived and breathed fashion for years and know the top trends. I have spoken to numerous shop owners that travel to showrooms and top fashion houses in Manhattan. They spend time attending the best trunk shows and always have a seat at New York’s fashion week. Connecticut shoppers are blessed to be located right outside the great fashion capital but even more fortunate to have boutiques that personally deliver our favorite brands and ensure we keep up with the ever-changing fashion forecast.
One of the trendiest shopping destinations in Connecticut is West Hartford. The shops that line Farmington Avenue and surrounding hot spots carry top of the line clothing that you cannot find in local malls. Kimberly Boutique is easily one of the best boutiques in the area. The shop’s owner always seems to be on site and available to assist with your fashion needs. Kimberly and her staff are attentive, knowledgeable and create a personalized shopping experience that you can trust and enjoy. The only thing better than the service are the products. Boutiques are known for constantly changing inventory and Kimberly’s is no different. So, if something catches your eye, make sure you snag it quick or you may not see it again! You can count on Kimberly’s to have your favorite pair of designer denim such as James or Joe’s Jeans and they always offer wardrobe essentials with basic tees and tanks by lila p. The shop has a variety of items to peruse including Alexis Bittar jewelry, Jeffrey Campbell shoes and BCBG dresses.
Go Shopping! Five Featured Items:
Gold Crumpled Drop Earrings by Alexis Bittar- $120
These earrings are perfectly unique and demand compliments during your next night out. The shiny gold and diamond shape create an Egyptian goddess effect making the perfect accessory for a long silky tunic.
Their Black Beck Skinny Trousers by ECRU – $148
Finding a good pair of slacks for a day at the office is always a challenge. The Beck Skinnies are comfortable and gorgeous ensuring your professional style stays fashionable. Pair it with a white blazer and your favorite striped shirt for a must-have look.
Tan Leather Clog Wedges by Jeffrey Campbell- $165
Unlike most girls, I do not have a crazy shoe obsession but I cannot say enough about these killer clogs. This Dutch shoe has been re-fashioned by designer Jeffrey Campbell with wedges and leather for a dressed up platform, ready to wear with a short floral skirt to show off your killer gams!
Wide Leg Jeans by Joe’s Jeans- $179
Let’s face it, the fashion industry is infamously cyclical and coming back ‘round this time is the hugely popular seventies trend of wide leg pants. Jump on the bandwagon (again) and grab a pair of these by Joe’s Jeans.
Camille Striped Sweater by BCBG- $158
Remember that striped shirt to pair with your Beck Skinnies? Found it! This BCBG striped sweater is a great staple for your fall wardrobe. The oversized design keeps you casual but the black and gray gives you the option to accessorize for a great day to night piece.
968 Farmington Avenue,
West Hartford, CT 06107
Molly Bryn is a 23-year-old New England girl. She can frequently be found styling friends, scouting sales or digging for buried treasure. Molly shares secret lessons from elephants – because she finds them graceful and extremely fashionable- on her blog Lessons From Elephants.