Magazine article Black Enterprise

A Style All Their Own: Spring Fashions from Hot Boutiques. (Life Style: Your Entree to New and Exciting Possibilities)

Magazine article Black Enterprise

A Style All Their Own: Spring Fashions from Hot Boutiques. (Life Style: Your Entree to New and Exciting Possibilities)

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Finding a great boutique in which you can satisfy your personal style goes beyond the brick, mortar, and racks of high-end merchandise. It requires developing a personal relationship with a proprietor and/or designer: someone who will understand your needs, challenges, the professional context in which you work , and the social perimeters in which you play.

The designers and boutique owners featured on these pages put a distinct focus on comfort, fit, fabric, and communicating style--classically and with an edge. Shopping for clothes doesn't have to be a chore. In fact, these fashionistas promise to make it a pleasure, if not an experience.

Paris europa

Philadelphia

Proprietor: Tom Cooke

Designer: Anthony T. Kirby

Client: Gar Giles, attorney

Price range: Trousers, $150-$495; Ties, $75-$105

Anthony T., the exclusive line of haberdashery designer Anthony T. Kirby, is among the private label and Italian luxury apparel featured at Paris europa. Kirby's collection has recently expanded to include classically styled trousers in Super-120 wools and wool cashmere blends. "They have an outstanding selection," exclaims attorney Gar Giles. Paris europa also offers full line of luxury sportswear and accessories for men. For more information call 215-893-1115,

Everett Hall

Washington, D.C.

Designer: Everett Hall

Client: Collins Spencer, Anchor, CNN Headline News

Price Ranges: $1,295-$3,500

Using the best Italian yarns and fabrics, Everett Hall provides athletic-cut suits for the modern day professional. …

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