What is it about a charming little boutique that captures a trendy fashionista’s imagination? Is it the eye-catching monogrammed clothing? The sassy accessories? The sexy, attention-grabbing, must-have shoes? Perhaps it’s because no matter what shape, size or body style a discriminating lady exhibits, there’s really something for everyone at these neighborhood boutiques. Whether you’re channeling your inner tomboy or attempting to bring out your seductive Southern Belle in a teasingly flirtatious little sundress, you’re sure to find it amidst the seemingly endless racks of a quaint boutique outlet.
Ask any red-blooded woman of L.A. and she will tell you: No shopping experience is complete without stumbling upon cute, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it neighborhood shops. To that end, we’ve compiled information about some of the hip new boutiques in Woodland Hills that have been springing up, so that you can skip the searching and go right to the best part…swinging open that door and shopping till you drop!
ELLE A., located at 22890 Ventura Boulevard, is a contemporary women’s boutique situated in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, and has become very popular as of late amongst the trendiest of Woodland Hills fashionistas for its myriad of rare and intriguing items. All throughout the Valley, fashion-forward women can be seen wearing ELLE A.’s suede belted tunic dresses, knot-front tee-shirt dresses, ombre tank maxis, suede strapless dresses with sheer button-down jacket, ivory and wine bodysuits, knitted crop tanks, cargo trouser pants, bucket handbags, baller mesh tops, crisscross bralettes, swing suede tank dresses and more.
J.D. Luxe, located at The Village at Westfield, 6260 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, is a premium boutique in Woodland Hills offering “boho chic” styles for the modern woman, much of which are found among collections of shirt dresses, tunic dresses, lace dresses and work clothes. Launched in 2011 by Jordana Fortaleza, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, J.D. Luxe was inspired by the mobility of the food trucks at the height of their popularity, and as such was made into a mobile boutique by Tyler Kenney, who built the truck from the ground up with his father. The first of its kind in Los Angeles, this mobile boutique has traveled throughout California and now resides permanently at the newly-launched Village at Westfield Topanga open-aired mall.
Indigo Boutique, located at 7210 Remmet Avenue in Canoga Park, carries everything from cute little pieces of jewelry to the trendiest of tops, bohemian clothing and evening wear, and will be stocking a collection of shoes in the near future. Indigo’s vibrant blue façade beckons shoppers to come in and stroll amidst its plethora of enchanting merchandise, which is often described by the legions of trendy ladies who frequent the shop as “most definitely fab and hip.” Always keeping a fresh inventory with intriguing new products to choose from in the jewelry, tops and dresses categories, Indigo Boutique guarantees you will find something each and every time you walk through the doors.
Lisa M Fitness Fashions, located at 22706 Ventura Boulevard, is a unique addition to our “hip boutiques in Woodland Hills” roundup…a place where fitness and fashion collide, and which has been doing so since 1983. The shop’s president, Lisa Mitchell, is a 52-year-old fitness fanatic who remains dedicated to bringing the best quality and selection of fitness garments – at great prices – to all her customers, and in so doing continues to carry premium athletic gear from brands such as Anemone Seamless, Balance Fitwear, Bia Brazil Activewear, Bird & Vine, Bluefish Activewear, Consciously Cool Chick, En Crème, Equilibrium Activewear, Fitwear, KOS USA, Lovestitch, Margarita Activewear, Marika Activewear, NUX USA Fitness Wear, Ocean Drive Clothing, Olivaceous Casual Clothing and more.
French for “shop,” which itself is derived from the Greek “apotheke” or “storehouse,” the boutique has become more than a small store or dress shop that sells stylish clothing, jewelry or other normally expensive items. In places like Los Angeles, the concept has evolved to describe a proverbial lifestyle for describing women who define a “fulfilling day out” as browsing through those racks of unique pieces, searching for that perfect above-the-knee little sundress. Perhaps nowhere in L.A. is this phenomenon more evident than in Woodland Hills, as evidenced by the aforementioned showcase of trend-setting boutiques.