3 Chic Fashion Boutiques On the Rise
Estella / 1159 Canton Street / Roswell, GA 30075
Tameka Raymond needs little introduction, as her career as stylist to Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z and ex-husband, Usher has made a name for her in the fashion and entertainment industries. However, Raymond’s new boutique, Estella, is what merits an introduction. Welcoming Estella to her Atlanta homeland, Raymond created a warm, homey atmosphere where you can find comfy couches, flat screen TV’s, and floral arrangements alongside apparel and accessories by YSL, Missoni, and BCBG. But the best gift of all at Estella is not even for you; Twenty percent of your purchase benefits Raymond’s non-profit organization, the Lost Ones Foundation for at-risk girls between the ages of 12 and 18.
Sir and Madame / 938 North Damen / Chicago, Il 60622
Talk about keeping it all-in-the-family! Husband and wife team, “Sir” Brian and “Madame” Autumn Merritt have poured the best of their personal styles into their boutique, Sir & Madame. Welcoming high-fashion designs from Gucci and Christian Dior as well as cool up-and-coming lines like Brooklyn Circus, Sir & Madame keeps their buyers ahead of the trends. From men and women’s clothing to shoes and accessories, the stylish sanctuary offers an availability of timeless and urban-fused pieces.
Amsale / 625 Madison Avenue #2 / New York, New York 10022
So much more than a boutique, the Amsale Flagship Salon is the perfect canvas to the art that it presents: timeless bridal gowns by Amsale herself. Hailing from Ethiopia, designer Amsale Aberra established her brand with the theory that she would dress the sophisticated bride. The space is as elegant as her pieces and is a mere reflection of her work. Its gallery-like atmosphere houses Kenneth Pool and Christos brands and gowns that are exclusive to the salon.