Welcome to a new (resurrected) feature on theFashionSpot: Boutique of the Week. This is where you’ll find the hottest stores to shop, event coverage from recent store openings and all the latest retail news from your favorite designers. I am the boutique girl who makes shopping her job, and as a professional, I will give you a peek inside some of the best stores out there. Check in every Thursday for some retail eye candy, just don’t blame me if you end up with a dent in the wallet!!
It wasn’t too long ago when I struck what I would like to call “boutique gold.” I was down in Laguna Beach and had the opportunity to shop Aris on the Coast — a luxury boutique situated on a beautiful stretch of Pacific Coast Highway. Friends…(long pause)…words cannot describe how amazing this store is. I am rarely speechless (ask my husband!), but Aris took my breath away. Trey Russell, who opened the boutique seven years ago, has taken all of your shopping dreams and turned it into the most gorgeous reality. Comprised of three separate studio spaces, each area is perfectly merchandised, with an emphasis on the ever-changing color stories. As I walked in, I was first greeted by Trey (love him!) and had a Pellegrino in hand before I could even bat an eyelash. I made my way over to the first room where the white walls and beamed ceilings made the designer collections pop.
Next, I made my way through the enchanting garden to the second studio where I was greeted by a warm palette of black, camel and white. Inside this color story, there were delectable pieces from L’Agence, Malene Birger, J Brand RTW, Jennie Kayne, Helmet Lang, Nellie Partow, Haute Hippie, Phillip Lim and many more.
Last but certainly not least, I made my way to the main store that played host to my favorite: the grey and white color story. In this space, there were pieces from IRO, Antik Batik, L’Angence, 0039 Italy, along with home goods from husband and wife team R+Y Augousti Paris and table linens from Alexandre Turpault. There is also an alcove of fashion books, every Diptyque candle you can imagine, Barton Perreira sunglasses, fresh cut flowers and an array of nail colors from Butter.
This is what I call a very sophisticated one stop shop! So take a little trip to Aris and see for yourself why I am in love with this boutique. I can guarantee Trey will have a new set of color stories for you to fall in love with!
aris: 1155 north coast highway. laguna beach. ca. 92651. 949-497-8300