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Written By: Gabriela Mungarro Best Boutiques in South Bay

LOCALE Magazine and Wells Fargo recently partnered to sponsor an online poll to see which South Bay boutiques were readers’ favorites. From 11 boutiques, five were chosen as the favorite go-to shops to find the latest trends for all your styling needs. These boutiques distinguish themselves for their great hospitality, their concern for the shopper’s experience and most of all, their love for fashion. If you’re looking to fill your closet with truly unique items be sure to stop by these boutiques and indulge yourself with the best clothing the South Bay has to offer!

 

Korner Kloset

With her need to color outside the lines and think outside the box, store owner Ashley Vance opened Korner Kloset as a way to express herself creatively with fashion without having any boundaries. Born and raised in the South Bay, Vance experienced the strict ways of the fashion corporate world and decided to embrace her passion for fashion and purchased Korner Kloset five years ago. The boutique offers edgy and comfortable brands like One Teaspoon and Honey Punch that caters to the “independent woman…who works hard during the day and goes out all night!” says Vance. Having deep beach roots, Korner Kloset embraces the need for the perfect sundress and provides fashion accessories like purses, jewelry and sunglasses. Korner Kloset is also very involved with the community and participates with school events, donations and houses fundraisers for women’s shelters. If you’re looking to find your inner stylist, this is definitely the place to do it!

1617 Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310.863.8607

 

Lulu’s Nouvelle

Nestled in Manhattan Beach, Lulu’s Nouvelle brings European designs to Southern California comfort, where casual meets luxury. Exceptional customer service greets you at the door and welcomes you into a Parisian escape from reality. Supporting local brands, as well as from all across Europe, Lulu’s Nouvelle offers clothing from Zynni Cashmere, lingerie by Samantha Chang and handmade shoes by Calleen Cordero. The French inspired boutique also offers candles by Botanical Notes and fragrances by Sapone al Melograno and i Profumi di Firenze, to name a few. And if you’re looking to buy authentic chocolate—yes you read right, chocolate— you can find some of the best handcrafted chocolates that are 70-80 percent cacao by Bar Au Chocolat and Compartes. Store owner, Kathy Rodarte is extremely proud to house a fine curated collection of clothing and frequently sponsors designer trunk show events at her store for customers.  

451 Manhattan Beach Blvd #122
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310.545.8800

Splintered Heart

Splintered Heart is best described as a safe haven for those looking to play dress up. Literally, there is a chalkboard sign hung on a wall welcoming you to do so! Being a self-conscious, nervous shopper most of her life owner Cat Gimple aims to make the shopping experience for her customers a fun one! Always keeping in mind community events, Splintered Heart supplies clothing for everyone, from high schoolers looking for prom dresses to local moms searching for a little black dress. Splintered Heart carries a wide range of local designer brands from all over Southern California like Sweet Virtues, Lynette Jewelry and nonprofits like The Hermosa Beach Artists Collective. Splintered Heart provides something new every week! Although the beach vibe is heavily represented at Splintered Heart, Gimple goes as far as to provide tourists with a memento of the California flare and makes sure South Bay pieces fit well in other regions. Be sure to look for year round pieces like wrap dresses and scarves at Splintered Heart to complete your look!

200 Pier Ave Ste 207
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
310.374.3278

 

Beach and Beverly

Beach and Beverly was opened by brothers Brian and Colin Cooley after deciding to share their love of beach localism and opened this cozy boutique in Hermosa Beach. With the Cooleys’ idea of avoiding the need for travel to get your favorite piece of clothing, they opted to bring the Hermosa Beach women brands they knew they’d love. Focusing on “empowering the South Bay woman” says Cooley, Beach and Beverly offers daring casual beach styles that adjust to every age and lifestyle. Having a heavy local representation, look to labels like LNA for casual edgy t-shirts, J Brand Jeans for an amazing pair of denims and Lovers and Friends for more elevated dresses. Aside from their remarkable apparel, there is a great array of bath products, jewelry and candles. Beach and Beverly is heavily involved with the community and firmly believes donating to events and schools throughout the South Bay whenever possible. Although not considered a beach store, Beach and Beverly completely encompasses the Southern California style. To all you South Bay fashionistas, one word of advice: GO!

153 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90245
310.379.9630

 

Bella Beach

Adorned with sparkling chandeliers and a display that will have you wishing was your closet, Bella Beach is the epitome of beach chic. Filled with vibrant colors, patterns and floral prints, this impressive boutique has everything you need. From reusable water bottles by S’well to amazing jewelry pieces by Brighton and fragrances by Tokyo Milk, Bella Beach is well equipped with the finest collections available. Now, if you’re looking to add some boho beach SoCal style to your wardrobe you can definitely find it here! With beautiful lace pieces by Gypsy 05 and dresses with brilliant prints from brands like T-Bags Los Angeles, Tolani and Lilly Pulitzer, if you can’t find something here it’s safe to say you won’t anywhere else. Owner Kris Mackerer D’Errico says she provides “the best pieces from the best designer collections” available. Bella Beach aims for all its customers to not only look great, but feel incredible wearing clothes they love. Ready to dress you for any occasion, Bella Beach is the place to go to find that little piece of beach heaven.

225 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310.545.9990
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