I’m always impressed by the boutiques in the greater Palm Beach area. Between Lola Chiq, Sequin, A Squared and vintage shops on the island of Palm Beach, sometimes I wish I lived closer to the area so I could spend more time shopping there.
Blessed Boutique is another gem on my long list of favorites, and the latest to give me that Palm Beach envy. This one is owned by two young, stylish friends who switched careers last year to follow their dream of opening a boutique.
Samia spent seven years in banking and finance before co-opening the store last October. Now she spends her days at the shop, styling clients for parties, dates, work and casual days. “I’m doing what I was created for,” she says.
What she was created for? Knowing her clients by name. Styling them, shopping for them. Even having pieces designed for them. Samia and co-owner Melodie keep a client book with profiles of their customers, keeping track of things like whether they like button-downs, tunics or knits, or if they prefer straight-legged or flared jeans.
The store is the first Alicia Bell signature shop, offering customers a wide array of clothing from the whimsical, feminine brand. The boutique also carries high-end colored denim, nautical apparel, prints, fun accessories, and the cutest line of cards/stationary I’ve seen in awhile.
The Blessed Boutique experience is highly customized. Samia and Melodie call customers when they see a piece that might suit them. They also look for designers who can work with the store to create one-of-a-kind pieces for specific clients. Out of the Blue jewelry designer Jennifer Makely, for instance, accepts requests from Blessed and has custom-made things, like crocheted bow earrings with crystals for a client of the store.
AT A GLANCE:
Price range: Clothing ranges from $200 to $500; Accessories range from $30 to $300
What you’ll find: Alicia Bell apparel, Moon and Lola monogrammed jewelry, Pink Pineapple jewelry, belts by Lenea Pelle, Suzi Roher and Raina, DL1961 denim, Curly Girl Design cards, Mrs. President & Co. headbands, Jackett New York machine-washable leather and suede, Nougat cardigans, Out of the Blue jewelry by Jennifer Makely and more.
Hemming: Complimentary hemming of jeans and dresses is available for all customers