Boutiques to appease the fashionista in us all

BY: DREA DINH

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Fashion speaks to who you are, without having to say a single word.  Finding unique pieces to add to your closet isn’t easy, so hitting up your local boutique may be the best way to find great pieces that not many others will have. Whether you live in Long Beach or in neighboring Huntington, Newport or Laguna Beach, these are four boutiques that can help define your personal style.

Laurenly Boutique on 2nd Street in Long Beach

This store consistently has pieces that stay true to the boutique’s style of classics, while occasionally branching out to edgier screen tees and bold patterns, depending on the brand. Whether you’re looking for a classic tank or a fancier dress, Laurenly’s a one-stop shop. It also provides easy online shopping for those who rather shop while in class or on the go.

Luna B Boutique in Huntington Beach

Moving down the coast, you’ll find Luna B Boutique, a newly expanded boutique catering to more boho-trendy fashionistas. Luna B is known for how quickly its merchandise leaves the store so if something catches your eye, make sure to snatch it up before somebody else buys it. Luna B has a grungy, edgy vibe with a Coachella-inspired feel all year round, because after all, you no longer need to wait for April to start wearing Coachella trends. Luna B also carries higher-end brands such as Wildfox Couture, For Love & Lemons, UNIF and Jeffrey Campbell which is a plus as some boutiques don’t opt for more expensive brands.

No Rest For Bridget in Huntington Beach

A little more inland into Huntington Beach, is the Bella Terra shopping center lives No Rest For Bridget (NRFB). NRFB also has a store in Newport Beach, but the Huntington Beach location has more fashionable merchandise and more space to breathe.

NRFB’s style is a mixture of pretty-girl with boho-chic for those ladies who like to wear crochet dresses and flowy blouses. Think of NRFB’s style as a brunch on a Sunday or a casual dinner with girlfriends. Online shopping at NRFB isn’t the best, but if you don’t want to drive to Huntington Beach then it will suffice.

Harper’s Boutique in Corona Del Mar

Continue moving down the coast into Corona Del Mar and you’ll find Harper’s Boutique. The boutique offers fashion that is casual, but with a dressier, more luxurious side. It sticks to the beachy vibe of Corona Del Mar, but you’d still be able to wear these pieces yachting on the harbor.  If you don’t want to trek down to Corona Del Mar to check out the merchandise, Harper’s is extremely active on its Instagram, posting photos of new product almost daily.

If you’re one who hates the big mall crowds and the behind-in-trends department stores, these four local boutiques are a must. Whether you’re going to a music festival, an adventure or a date, these boutiques will provide everything you need to stay true to your style. Best part about it, your items will be unique!