Shopping & Style

Best Boutiques In Connecticut

January 12, 2011 3:31 PM

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There once was a time when shopping didn’t take place in mammoth-sized malls, when fashion needs were met by way of boutique shops and purchases were made face-to-face with friendly owners. When your looking not just to shop, but have a personable and meaningful experience while shopping, then the best boutiques in Connecticut are special places worth visiting. - Courtney Delong
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Kimberly Boutique

968 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06107
(863) 523-4894
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Kimberly Boutique has designer fashions sure to make any girl swoon. BCBG, James Jeans and FRYE boots are just a smidgen of the various labels carried at this chic boutique. While the merchandise is always fresh and fashionable, the real appeal at Kimberly Boutique is the service. As high class as the store itself, the staff is friendly and attentive, without being overbearing. There is no attitude, only a shared love of feeling pretty and looking fabulous. Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. (Seasonal).

Vice Versa Boutique

419 Man St., Unit 103
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 899-1288
viceversaboutique.com

Whether you prefer a hip vintage New York look or more of that West Coast flair, Vice Versa Boutique has got all fashions for every flavor. Each piece is hand selected by the owner, meaning no cookie cutter items can be found here. From sequin blazers, to mink coats, to ostrich feather skirts and vintage belted trench coats, Vice Versa is one of the best boutiques in Hartford for women who love clothes with both style and edge. Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday by appointment only.

Daswani Clothiers

959 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 561-4435
daswaniclothiers.com

Daswani Clothiers may just be Hartford’s greatest gift to men when it comes to clothing, offering just about every style, from sportswear to ready-to-wear, formal wear to shoes, ties and accessories. Aside from its world-class selection, the store also offers services such as “made to measure,” “wardrobe consulting,” and custom-made suits, pants and shirts. In other words, if it doesn’t exist, then Daswani Clothiers will make it exist just for you. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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