Sisters-in-laws Anny Martinez and Jessica Martinez, both certified cosmetics artists with backgrounds in retail sales, joined forces to launch this fresh and flirty women’s shop—with its own in-house make-up area, natch—specializing in fashion forward apparel and accessories. ‘We’re not a safe boutique,’ says Anny Martinez. ‘We speak to a trendier and young-at-heart woman who is not afraid to express herself and take chances with fashion.’ Expect current looks with refreshingly reasonable prices, like rock ‘n roll-ready Black Orchard denim, stylish Brokedown T-shirts and hoodies, elegant silk tops and cocktail dresses by Yumi Kim, and floral tops from Lani in Los Angeles. Have a special occasion coming up? Check out the shop’s own head-turning, custom designed collection of cocktail and evening wear by in-house designer—and Anny’s mom—Ana Cariete, whose ready-made line is carried nationally. Once your dream dress is designed, don’t forget to book your make-up session. CLOSED.
Not working with a Red Carpet budget but eager to avoid the embarrassing “She’s wearing my dress!” syndrome at the next big Sweet 16, prom, quinceañera, or bar mitzvah? Check out this trendy boutique’s head-turning, designed-to-order collection of party dresses by in-house designer Ana Cariete (whose ready-made line is carried nationally). Mix and match colors, lengths, styles (halter, strapless, one-shoulder, etc.), and fabrics (satin, silk, chiffon, jersey, etc.) to create the dress of your dreams—at a delightfully down-to-earth price of $60 to $600.