SHOES BOUTIQUE Women and shoes go together like, well, women and shoes. But where do the county’s best-dressed women shop for their footwear? Dennis Shea Shoes & Accessories is certainly a favorite, stocking name brand designs from UGG, Ilse Jacobson, and more while Blackbird Boutique sells every kind of footwear there is from flats and wedges to high heels and boots. Don’t forget Bella’s Closet. When owner Alycia Green says she stocks everything, she means everything, including fashionable floral kicks (in sandals and sneakers).
Best Women’s Clothing Boutique FINA continues its reign
as the most desirable fashion boutique in the county. Readers are still salivating over the high-end styles stocked seasonally, including name brands such as True Religion, Hudson, and Citizen. Stop in for floral blouses or trendy sunglasses. At Bella’s Closet wardrobes are made. Owned by Alycia Green, a stylist turned business owner, the bohochic boutique is bursting at the seams with trendy pieces and closet staples after Alycia’s takeover in 2015. Stella Mitchell is another shop that got a recent redesign and rename, as well as a new, gorgeous location. Now on North School Street, the Lodi boutique sells both feminine outfits and clothes for men, an addition inspired by owner Kelli Ann Knowles’ son. www.sanjoaquinmagazine.com
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Who can say no to a new place to shop?! The Valley is bursting with new businesses as of late and many are putting their own stamp on local fashion. In Manteca The Nested Owl has residents buzzing over its unique collection of gifts and collectibles, and it always stocks—you guessed it—owls! Lilou of the Valley Vintage specializes in gently used clothing from the past, giving new life to classic garb. Owners and mother-daughter team Amanda Denton and Pamela Snell handpick the inventory at Boxwood Finch, a home décor shop on Lockeford Street in Lodi. Stop in for kitschy pillows, bold statement pieces, and chic holiday decorations.
All malls are not created equal, but shopaholics in SJ know where to go. Stockton’s Lincoln Center—home to FINA, Best Wishes, Dennis Shea’s, and more is an expert mix of good cuisine, locally owned shops, and worthy chains. Not far away, Stonecreek Village is home to stores like Crazy 8 and Charming Charlie’s as well as higher-end chains Lane Bryant, LOFT, and J. Jill. Park West Place prides itself on location, location, location. Just a quick drive from the freeway, this premier shopper’s paradise is home to retail giants Cost Plus, Lowe’s, Kohl’s, Ross, PetSmart, and more.
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