Patch Picks: Boutiques
Whether you are shopping for yourself, or for the busy birthday season ahead, here are just a few of the local boutiques where you can find unique treasures.
Each Thursday, Patch will run a weekly feature called “Patch Picks,” highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more.
You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more.
This week, we’ve decided to offer a list of local boutiques where you can browse or buy to start your spring wardrobe.
Whether you are shopping for yourself, or for gifts, Mango, 8622 Germantown Avenue, carries a wide variety of earthy clothing and accessories. Replace the sweaters in your closet with sundresses here or pick out incense that will make your home smell like summer, long before the seasons change.
Why buy jewelry when you can make it yourself? Bumble Beads, 7833 Germantown Avenue, sells a vast collection of beads and stringing materials to create one-of-a-kind bracelets, necklaces and gifts. The bead boutique also hosts classes and parties to bead with friends.
From high-end to low-hassle, Quelque Chose, 8437 Germantown Avenue, carries clothing and accessories for every style. They carry Lily Pulitzer’s colorful spring clothes and beach totes by Bungalow 360, so stock up here for your weekends at the shore.
Artisans on the Avenue
While most boutiques carry more than just clothing, Artisans on the Avenue, 8440 Germantown Avenue, tempts customers with home décor to match your personal style. With a little bit of everything, this boutique is a one-stop shop to spend your rainy day money.
Ten Thousand Villages
Shop accessories with a heart at Ten Thousand Villages, 8331 Germantown Avenue, carries only fair trade jewelry, home décor and gifts. With pieces coming from around the world, including Africa, Asia and the Middle East, buying here means that your fantastic new bracelet also helped an artisan in a third world country make a living wage.