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!!
The first feature boutique is one I am majorly obsessed with due to a little leopard bag that I am sure you have seen many times on Pinterest, Instagram and countless blogs – the Clare Vivier fold-over clutch. It’s the perfect size for day or night and complements any ensemble. So when I found out the designer had a namesake store in Los Angeles filled not only with my leopard obsession but her entire collection, it took about two seconds to get my keys and head out the door. Prepare yourself, this boutique is highly addictive.
The Clare Vivier boutique is a beautiful, corner shop on Sunset Boulevard harboring big windows that fill the store with light. The white wall backdrop offers an open and airy feel, giving the shop a clean canvas to display each of the locally made bags. From clutches and messengers to travel totes and sacs, you can’t help but fall in love with the gorgeous vibrant colors and unexpected textures. (The grey basketweave is beyond!) Displayed with French books, delicate jewelry from local designers and other unique accessories, Clare Vivier has created a boutique that combines California cool with a touch of Parisian chic.
Now if you don’t live in LA – no need to worry! Clare Vivier has an amazing online boutique that features all of the bags you would find in the store. And don’t forget the monogram – only takes about a week and adds that special personalized touch.