When you’re in need of new clothes do you prefer to shop at big brands like Target and Forever 21 or small boutiques? I used to shop almost exclusively at big brands. I felt smaller boutiques were more expensive and did not carry what I needed. However, as I have gotten older those ideas have drastically changed.
In a recent purging of my closet I discovered that my wardrobe is made up of mostly boutique items and the ones I was donating were all from big brands. I was donating these because they had either gone out of style or I simply didn’t wear them anymore.
Today, I feel that boutique shopping is the way to go. Not only are boutiques affordable for good quality items, but they constantly have sales both online and in store. They also help give back to small businesses and local economies rather than large corporations. I’m going to share with y’all four of my favorite boutiques that I love to shop at and some discount codes to help you save even more.
Xomandysue is a woman owned online boutique store out of Newport Beach, CA. I discovered this boutique through Instagram and love that they carry a variety of clothing that is both in style and affordable. The quality of clothing is always exceptional and their customer service is kind and speedy. I like that their social media shows a variety of women wearing their clothes and allows for real reviews and comments. Xomandysue continuously has new releases so you always have more to look forward to.
For 35% off your order use code Mikayla35.
Bow N Arrow is one of my new discoveries. Another woman owned and run boutique and she is only 24, (YGG). She has incredible taste in style and quality. I recently had the wonderful opportunity to model for her boutique, located in Cotati, California. Bow N Arrow carries everything from graphic band tees to formal dresses. They are extremely affordable and always on trend. Having also discovered them through Instagram I always like to see what’s new by checking their stories. My favorites include their jewelry selection. They have items like the star earrings in my photo below for only $9.99.
Felicias is another online boutique that I am obsessed with. They offer free shipping on any order over $25 and offer monthly giveaways through their Instagram (In April the shipping rate will go up to free shipping with orders over $50 to keep the costs of clothing items down). Felicias carries everything from hair scrunchies to high heels. They offer a limited selection at a time but restock on request, frequently adding new styles to their catalog. I appreciate online boutiques that do this to ensure you’re getting the best quality for the best price.
Use my code Mikayla20 for 20% off any order.
Ooh La Luxe is by far my favorite boutique and makes up majority of my wardrobe. I have been shopping at Ooh La Luxe since I was a sophomore in high school, about seven years ago. I discovered them while visiting my grandmother in Petaluma, CA and have been a loyal customer ever since. I love the brands they carry and am so excited that they will soon be launching their very own brand.
They have five locations total, two within ten minutes from where I live! The owners are two mothers who started their business as a women’s consignment clothing store. The original Petaluma location even still carries consignment items to this day. Each location carries different items but all are available to purchase through their website or calling the specific store.
Here are just a few of my favorite looks from this year.