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MILOU: Parisian style with a California mindset, 125 E. State Street, www.shopmilou.com MILOU, named after a beach in St. Bart’s in the Caribbean called Point Milou, has allowed owner Nicole Carey to connect her clientele with beautiful, ecologically sustainable clothing and accessories. Now in its sixth month, MILOU features a mix of new and vintage jewelry, clothing and clean beauty products, and showcases the work of emerging local artists and offers a variety of workshops exploring arts, culture, and wellness. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Carey returned to the East Coast from San Francisco last year, and finds that MILOU’s inventory, style and design Photo by Richard L. Gaw has already become a perfect fit for Kennett Nicole Carey of MILOU. Square. MILOU slow fashion in a world of fast fashion, she said, and it’s perfectly positioned in a town that embraces small-town variety. “I offer a lot of variety of goods – home, skin care and clothing – that will always be sustainable for the environment and good for the planet,” Carey said. “All of the skin care products are organic and natural, and all of the clothing is new and sustainable or pre-owned.”
Maura Grace Boutique Maura Grace Boutique: Accessible fashion curated for you and your home, 101 W. State Street, @ mauragraceboutique. Shoppers will find an array of colors, trends, and styles at Katie Holsten’s bright new boutique at the corner of State Street and North Union Street, the former home of Houppette. The store’s eclectic, constantly-changing inventory focuses on clothing, jewelry, and accessories, offered at accessible price points. Maura Grace Boutique also carries greeting cards and novel gift items, including some locally-branded Kennett Square products. Continued on Page 40 38
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Katie Holsten of Maura Grace Boutique.