Boutiques

North America

Gallery Aesthete

Chicago, United States

Designers to look out for:

Rick Owens, Julius, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Comme Des Garçons, Maison Martin Margiela, Lost & Found

About the store:

The interior of the intentionally hard-to-find Gallery Aesthete was designed by Lukas Machnik to evoke feelings of wonder and to transport customers (those who find it, at least) into a sanctuary of fashion, art and carefully curated style.

Gretta Luxe

Wellesley, United States

Designers to look out for:

Barbara Bui, Chloé, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, Yigal Azrouel and 3.1 Phillip Lim

About the store:

Showcasing a selection of handpicked items sourced in designer ateliers across the four fashion capitals, this pretty boutique offers clients personalized guidance from accomplished stylists. As owner, Gretta Monahan sums up, ‘every customer gets a celebrity experience from a highly skilled expert.’

H. Lorenzo

Los Angeles, United States

Designers to look out for:

Ann Demeulemeester, Damir Doma, Julius

About the store:

Lorenzo Hadar and his wife pride themselves on their highly curated cast of obscure and provocative designers. Their three stores house a collection that sits on the periphery of mainstream fashion and draws in LA’s creative dressers and trendsetters.

Hampden

Charleston, United States

Designers to look out for:

Carven, Peter Pilotto, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, Kenzo, by Malene Birger, Thakoon, MSGM, Preen, Band of Outsiders, Simone Rocha, Roksanda

About the store:

After honing her skills as a buyer for Neiman Marcus, Stacy Smallwood brought her keen sense of style to her native South Carolina. In Hampden, she manages to combine fashion edge with Southern charm, offering a collection of seasonal must-have pieces and wardrobe staples.

Hirshleifers

Manhasset, United States

Designers to look out for:

Saint Laurent, Givenchy, AR, The Row, Lucien Pellet Finet, Sacai, Lanvin, Maison Martin Margiela, Libertine, Band of Outsiders, Alexander Wang, Thom Browne, Proenza Schouler, Charlotte Olympia, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Phillip Lim, Celine, Loewe, R13, Avant Toi, Frank & Eileen, The Elder Statesman, Moncler

About the store:

Hirshleifers is a continuously expanding boutique selling big-name luxury goods and niche brands. The family-owned business has become a New York institution since Jacob Hirshleifer opened his original Brooklyn fur shop in 1903.

Hu’s Shoes

Washington D.C., United States

Designers to look out for:

Alberto Fermani, Bottega Veneta, Brian Atwood, Chloé, Fendi, Giuseppe Zanotti, Givenchy, Lanvin, Robert Clergerie, Wolford and YSL, Valentino Garavani

About the store:

Located within one block from each other in historic Georgetown, Hu’s Shoes and Hu’s Wear have built up a reputation as the US capital’s leading luxury shopping destination. Marlene Hu Aldaba travels to fashion hubs around the world to find items that speak to her bold, creative vision.

Hu’s Wear

Washington D.C., United States

Designers to look out for:

Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Donna Karan, Givenchy, Junya Watanabe, Lanvin, Mother Denim, Proenza Schouler, Raquel Allegra, Red Valentino, Reed Krakroff, The Row and Yigal Azrouel, Givenchy, Lanvin

About the store:

Located within one block from each other in historic Georgetown, Hu’s Wear and Hu’s Shoes have built up a reputation as the US capital’s leading luxury shopping destination. Marlene Hu Aldaba travels to fashion hubs around the world to find items that speak to her bold, creative vision.

Jewelry Gallery at Marissa Collections

Naples, United States

Designers to look out for:

Bochic, Carolina Bucci, Colette, David Webb, Elena Votsi, Federica Rettore, Irene Neuwirth, Monique Pean, Sevan, Sutra, Sylva & Cie, Tamara Comolli

About the store:

From an on-site gemologist to natural fossilised walrus tusks and rare coloured gems, the gallery has it all. There are also in-store stylists to help you to put together outfits from the collections that showcase your precious pieces: this jewellery is meant to be worn.

Joan Shepp

Philadelphia, United States

Designers to look out for:

Rick Owens, Dries Van Noten, Junya Watanabe, Mulberry

About the store:

Joan Shepp, her daughter Ellen, and their team of style connoisseurs curate one of Philadelphia's most dynamic concept stores. The boutique has been at the forefront of fashion since 1971, showcasing an eclectic mix of designers.

Julianne

Montecito, United States

Designers to look out for:

Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Carolina Herrera, Rick Owens, Thom Browne, Saint Laurent, Jason Wu, Mary Katrantzou, J.Mendel, Kaufmanfranco, Nina Ricci, N. 21, Belstaff, Monique Lhuillier

About the store:

A visit to Julianne’s living room is like stepping into your stylish friend’s wardrobe - it’s impeccably edited and unintimidating. Indeed owner Julianne Stark is devoted to finding special pieces for her clientele and her personalised approach inspires the unique shopping experience the boutique is known for.

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