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Shopping Expedition in South Boston

Shop till you drop!  South Boston boutiques have their doors wide open for you to come and shop. Below is a list of locations in South Boston where shoppers can find merchandise to satisfy all recreational retail shopping needs.

Shop local!  It’s good for the neighborhood!

Ku De Ta
Alex and Ani, Joe’s Jeans, Free People, True Religion and Big Buddha are just a few designers that share space on the racks at Ku De Ta in South Boston, a fashionable women’s boutique located at 663 East Broadway. Offering extended holiday hours for the upcoming season, the clothing and accessories store has everything you need and more to keep up with the latest fashion trends this season, including cocktail dresses, jeans, tops, jackets, skirts, and more.  Sign up for an evening of private shopping and get 20 percent off the store’s entire inventory, along with two hours of complimentary wine and h’oeuvres.

Dew Luxe
South Boston loves Dew Luxe, a new and consigned-item luxury boutique, located at 376  West Broadway!  The shop features a wide variety of products including clothing, accessories, stationary, home and bath items, cosmetics, and even collars and leashes for your furry friend. Gucci, Hermes, Christian Louboutin, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Tom Ford, Clarisonic, Smashbox and Stila are just some of the brand names featured at Dew Luxe.

Bringing Up Baby
Born out of necessity, the concept for this new children’s shop is a fashion forward boutique conveniently located in the heart of the neighborhood that’s warm and welcoming.  Bringing Up Baby, will outfit your newborn and toddlers from head to toe.  Featuring eco-friendly brands and fair trade partners.  There will be four organic layette lines as well as upscale brands like Kissy Kissy and Margery Ellen.  Fashion brands include Mayoral, Deux par Deux, Eliane et Lena, Appaman, Andy and Evan, Isobella and Chloe, Mimi and Maggie as well as small American designers.  No outfit is complete without shoes, Bringing up Baby will have Primigi, Umi, Livie and Luca and more. Bringing Up Baby also offers a small assortment of strollers and gear, toys, plush, books and games for quick gift pick up or for someone who has had a special day.  663 East Broadway

Pretty Reckless
Pretty Reckless was started by two sisters that combined their two fashion senses to open up this women’s contemporary clothing. Located at 485 East Broadway, one of South Boston’s newest boutique features a mixture of women’s bohemian and rocker clothing, with outerwear, jeans, sweaters, T-shirts, tops, dresses, skirts, accessories and more. Check out the store for this season’s latest fashion trends.

Gogarbaj
Gogarbaj has planted its roots in Southie. Owner Jessie Orbovich expanded her brand from its well-loved pop-up shops and mobile fashion truck to a stylish new home at 395 West Broadway.  Known for designer secondhand fashion and upcycled style, Gogarbaj features local designers and favorites from the city’s top fashionistas. Stop by and shop this weekend!

Habit
Get your share of fashion-forward clothing, accessories and home trends all for a reasonable price at Habit, located on East Broadway  at the corner of K Street.   Habit sells men’s and women’s clothing created by under-the-radar designers that have yet to make their mark in the fashion world.  This clothing and accessories boutique entails eclectic and trendy pieces, including jeans, dresses, jewelry, hats, scarves, and more.

Covet
Located on West Broadway, this secondhand boutique features the trendiest high-end designers, including Theory, Christian Dior, Brian Atwood, Rebecca Minkoff, Chanel, Sperry Topsiders, Tiffany & Co., and more. Covet, which prides itself on the “reduce and reuse” motto, typically accepts in-season clothing, shoes and accessories, and the shoes must be in tip-top shape.

Southie’s Own
Welcome to the neighborhood’s stop for original Irish imports and custom gifts.  The store is family-owned and specializes in unique items including personalized wooden products, Irish emblems, and more.  Not only does the store feature the best of Irish goods, it also serves Irish tea and freshly baked bread all day.  Southie’s Own is located at 396 West Broadway.

Neatly Nested
Are you saying goodbye to your current digs and moving into a new home?  Is it time to redecorate?  Well, then let’s welcome the new and get rid of the old. Located at 373 West Broadway, Neatly Nested is home to some fabulous vintages products, including chairs, accent tables, clocks, lamps, picture frames, kitchenware, vases, pillows, rugs and throw blankets, tabletop products and more.  Bring beach style to your home with a seaside style nightstand, or a set of three vintage suitcases.  Neatly Nested not only has a variety of home and decor products, but all inventory is moderately priced.

Wears + Wares
Wears & Wares opened its doors at 634 East Broadway and has been a neighborhood favorite ever since .  Stop by and shop at this chic boutique filled with women and mens clothing and accessories, home goods,  and gift ideas like candles, cards, and more.  Stop by and say hello!  Pick out something nice for yourself – you deserve it!

Best Dressed
If you’re anything like us, you hate to wear the same dress twice in public. We realize that sounds ridiculous. (Who do we think we are? Beyonce?) Anyway, two beautiful sisters from Salem, MA were also sick of spending crazy money on dresses for weddings and special occasions and opened a boutique called Best Dressed in Charlestown that lets you rent designer dresses at a fraction of the cost! They also offer helpful styling tips to make sure your look your best! Well, guess what? They opened up a second location in Southie! Woohoo! Located at 489 East Broadway (right next to Pretty Reckless), Best Dressed features beautiful dresses an

Photography by Becky Morely

 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.

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