Totokaelo

Sharing owners with Impulse boutique, the recently opened Totokaelo is poised to become a favorite of Seattle fashionistas looking for something a little left of center. They feature star international lines such as Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garçons, Rick Owens, Rag & Bone, and Acne alongside footwear by Isabel Marant, Rachel Comey and Opening Ceremony in their modern space.
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Impulse

This gorgeous boutique is dedicated to easy, casual, and always cool duds for the stylish girl featuring clothing from directional lines like A.P.C., Acne, and Future Classic, along with accessories by Comme des Garçons. Owner Jill Wenger has garnered a fierce local following for her well-curated selection and discerning taste. 3516 Fremont Place North Seattle, WA 98103
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Please Don’t

This tiny boutique features a constantly rotating collection of clothing by its namesake label Please Don’t, as well as locally crafted jewelry and accessories by the likes of Emmanuelle Biennassis, Tassia Canellis, and Matières a Reflexion. Situated near the Marais, Please Don’t is an excellent source for local design and quality craftsmanship. 11 rue de Picardie 75003, Paris Tel: +33 (0)1
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012 Der Laden

This quaint little basement shop is stocked full of vintage goods from the 1960s to the 1990s. It’s just the place for women to find funky party dresses, retro shades, and unique heels while men snatch up colorful shirts and ‘80s belts. You’re sure to find anything you’re looking for at this hidden gem. Oderberger Strasse12 10435 Berlin Tel: +49 (0) 30
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Delphine Pariente

Delphine Pariente deals in items that are custom-made and one-of-a-kind, and to that end, each item in her shop is unique. A mix of carefully selected vintage and new clothing hang together while painstakingly crafted jewelry reveals extraordinary attention to detail with an eclectic combo of scavenged vintage treasures and charms. 30 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris Tel: +33 (0)1
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Cache Coeur

Located in Prenzlauer Berg, this vintage shop stocks luxury clothes from the ‘50s to the ‘70s. Look for a selection of pristine couture pieces alongside contemporary labels such as Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood that are meticulously chosen by the store’s eclectic owner, Gerlinde. The quality and easily navigable layout makes anyshopping experience at Cache Coeur enjoyable and successful. Schonhauser
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Essenza

Essenza caters to both mother and child with exotic parfums, oils, and lotions along with children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. With hard-to-find lines like Serge Llutens and L’artisan Parfumeur, Essenza has become Seattle’s go-to source for international beauty products. A thoughtful selection of children’s clothing by Petit Bateau, Appaman and Room 7 makes this a one-stop shop for
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Outsect

Outsect is a collaboration between a former designer at Issey Miyake and a film/art director, carrying cutting-edge clothing featuring eye-catching details with a bit of mystery and a lot of style. The organic space is simple with roots hanging from the ceiling, highlighting the dramatic yet natural aesthetic of the clothing. #201 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Tel: 81 (0)3-6666-8876 www.outsect.com
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Wok Store

Founders Federica Zambon and Simona Citarella opened this modern, eclectic concept store in 2007. New forms of expression and fresh artistic ideas and designers are displayed at the Wok Store. The philosophy here is to offer unique and sophisticated choices to customers looking for something inventive and creative, including everything from avant-garde designers like London’s Kokon to mainstream brands like
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Blugirl Blumarine

Anna Molinari is making her mark on Via della Spiga, opening up a Blugirl shop only seconds away from her popular mainline store, Blumarine. The first Blugirl flagship store offers young, ultra feminine designs in bright colors and flirty fabrics. Three stories of romantic pieces in a clean, modern setting are really all a girl could ask for. Via della Spiga
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Blackbird

With its online presence and influential blog, Blackbird has evolved from a destination for local men of refined taste to a worldwide arbiter of style. Edgy labels like Our Legacy and Nom de Guerre hang next to staples from Cheap Monday and accessories by Jack Spade. A small, well-edited selection of women’s clothing makes it a must-stop for the ladies
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Burnt Sugar

This quirky store is a haven for women’s shoes and accessories, along with assorted fashion and culture-related books, goodies for the home, and travel ephemera from international cities. Shoes by Camper and Biviel, handbags and accessories by Hobo, and hosiery by Betsey Johnson are just a few of the items on offer at this colorful, eclectic shop. 601 North
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S.L.S.

S.L.S. (Shopping Lifts Spirit), a collaboration between Cristina Molinari and Chiara Tescari, is dedicated to shopping therapy. Feminine, warm and welcoming, S.L.S. feels more like a home than a shop and carries everything from international luxury shoes and accessories to creations from new Italian talent. S.L.S. caters to the woman looking for unique and unmistakable style in a comforting and
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Commissaries

This gallery-cum-boutique carries contemporary furnishings, objets d’art and limited edition pieces from up-and-comers like Jo Meesters, Kwangho Lee and Tomas Kral. Rotating on a quarterly basis, the current theme of “Simplicity Gladly” takes a cue from the economy and focuses on affordable, high-end design. Located on the ever-popular Boulevard St-Laurent, this local mainstay is a must-see for any Montreal
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Rourou

This feminine shop, complete with candy pink walls and lavender chandeliers, houses a girly collection of fresh, young designs for fashion lovers. Owner and designer Maki Hayazono is inspired by both Asian and European sensibilities in creating her unique designs. Shoppers sip tea while perusing the selection of attire, colorful handbags, printed boots, and fun jewelry at this local
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