This incredible little-known and selectively merchandised store sparked my desire to explore the best boutiques in New York, and take you shopping with me. Piece by piece. Designer by designer. Through five original looks. One look each day. Every week. From now on. This is the Début of...

Yesterday we launched the debut of Boutique Critique ; a column in which I'll be discovering a new gem of a shop each week, and introducing it to you one outfit at a time over the course of five days. We began most literally with a shop called Début . Founded by Lisa Weiss in 2007, it features...

Store owner is an expert on taking a look from evening out dancing to professional, and vice versa, because she was a professional ballroom dancer for so many years, and made costumes for Dancing with the Stars. Here is Boutique Critique's most professional look yet. The Skirt: Myth &...

Long and fringed leather bundled onto a hook makes for an exotic look. The new visionary independent jewelry maker is Janell Jet. She makes it in several colors, but I was partial to the pale green. I paired it with the ivory leather hair corset on the other side – I like the mismatched...

And this pair by Pedro Garcia elevates the look with a touch of demure formality. Hailing from the south of Spain, the brand breathes the Mediterranean Sea. Read more about the store in our interview with AvaMaria owner .

I clothe myself by the philosophy of layering, so to have selected a dress, a single solitary layer of clothing for Look Two, you know this dress must be super fascinating. Got yourself a Court order? Mention FashionIndie and receive 15% off!! The Cutout Maxi Dress: Stylestalker,...

Shop owners Lisa Fuller and Nicole Tondre do more than simply run their deeply designed Soho boutique, they've also created some of the top merchandise in it. These women have put their knowledge of fit and sales further into business and designed their own line of jeans. With a slew of...

All week you've seen the debut of this new column, Boutique Critique, and today brings our first shop Début to the final outfit. This look has a whole lot of that green buzzword about it: Sustainability. Storeowner Lisa Weiss runs her store to be socially and environmentally conscious with the...

If you saw Boutique Critiqueyesterday, this dress probably looks familiar to you. I'm wearing it again because its versatility begs to be worn on a recurring basic. Court founders and co-owners by Nicole Tondre and Lisa Fuller have a deft hand for clothing that makes sense, and it makes...

Boutique Critique was taken to Court. I can't get into the specifics of the arrest, but I will fiercely deny any allegations that it involved Rebecca Black and a finely sharpened object last Friday... Well, the trial ensues upon the lacquered black floor of the Court room, with a film noir NY...

 

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