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Best of the North Shore 2018

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NSHOREMAG.COM 164 AUGUST 2018 shop for an additional 10 percent discount. 2 Elm Square, Andover, 978-470-1503, shopmaxandriley. com READERS' CHOICE PURE BLISS, NEWBURYPORT PHILOSOPHY: Pure Bliss is a fun and energetic boutique offering an impressive selec- tion of dresses at varying price points, shapes, and sizes. WHAT'S NEW: An expanded plus-size gown collection. Chic. Classic. Fun. Whatever your style, at Pure Bliss you will find it in your size. TREND: The Duchess of Sussex is making her mark. Meghan Markle has shifted the trend toward simple and unadorned wedding gowns. 85 Merrimac St., Newburyport, 978-462- 0700, pureblissbridals.com C L O T H I N G , W O M E N ' S U P S C A L E B O U T I Q U E EDITORS' CHOICE (Tie) LA MIA MODA, ANDOVER PHILOSOPHY: To bring customers clothing that is sourced from specialty designers they probably won't find in larger stores. STANDOUT QUALITY: Their level of customer service— they love when customers become friends, which happens often! Shopping should be fun and entertaining and honest, so you never leave second guessing your purchase. WHAT'S NEW: Some of their new lines include Aeron, Khaite, Mari Giudicelli, Smartees, Apiece Apart, and Carven. TREND: For fall, the 1980s are back big time. Think shoulder pads and oversized sweaters and jackets. Also look for refined western wear, Millicent Rogers chic! Colors are bright this season and red patent leather is a favorite. One Main S., Suite 102 Andover, (and a new location in Wellesley.), 978-409-2797, lamiamodaboutique.com FRENCH + ITALIAN, MARBLEHEAD PHILOSOPHY: FRENCH + ITALIAN celebrates the effortless style of the French and the charm of real Italian sprezzatura. WHAT'S NEW: A host of new labels, including Laurence Bras, Valentino Red, and Sofie D'Hoore. STANDOUT QUALITY: The personal touch. FRENCH + ITALIAN prides itself on its personable and knowledgeable customer service, delivered honestly and with humor. 129 Washington St., Marblehead (and in Boston!), 781-639-5129, frenchitalian.com READERS' CHOICE J. MODE, SALEM PHILOSOPHY: J. Mode's mission is to offer the best kind of shopping experience for women looking for contemporary fashions. The boutique is known for its individuality in fashion collections selected from international fashion shows in New York City. WHAT'S NEW: J. Mode has been in Salem for over 11 years and owner Janet Barsanti's daughter opened their sister store "Curtsy" (gifts, accessories, baby items, and more) directly across the street in Salem. STANDOUT QUALITY: Quality customer service, fine products that are focused on modern design with beautiful fabrics. J. Mode offers complimentary hemming on jeans and a loyalty program for repeat customers. TREND: Cropped wider leg pants, high rise pants, and jeans with shorter tops. Distressed jeans are a staple. Unfinished hems along with cropped wide leg and skinny jeans. And flowers, flowers everywhere. Look for plaid pants for fall. 17 Front St., Salem, 978-744-7007, jmodefashions.com C O N S I G N M E N T EDITORS' CHOICE CHIC CONSIGNMENT, ANDOVER PHILOSOPHY: Outstanding customer service is the biggest thing that sets Chic Consignment apart from other consignment stores. Chic is clean, bright, well organized, and easy to shop. Customers are greeted by friendly faces and a sales staff whose styling skills can help them find that one special piece or a complete outfit. WHAT'S NEW: A new private Facebook group called Chic Insiders. Group members have the chance to view and purchase new arrivals 24 hours before anyone else. STANDOUT QUALITIES: Though they carry mainstream brands like Lilly Pulitzer, lululemon, and J .Crew, it's their extensive selection of authentic designer labels such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci, Prada, and Burberry that has established them as a leading source of authentic, pre-loved designer consignment goods. TREND: Luxury for less is always in style at Chic Consignment. No matter the seasonal trend, you'll always find a curated collection of contemporary and designer merchandise at affordable prices. 44 Main St., Andover, 978- 474-1755, chicconsignment.com READERS' CHOICE WORTHY GIRL, BEVERLY PHILOSOPHY: Worthy Girl is for every woman, be it someone who is in college or beginning their career, or a young mom starting a family. Every customer has access to gently used clothing and accessories that are on trend and priced significantly lower than mall-based counterparts. WHAT'S NEW: Inventory changes daily. And be sure to check out their three new oversized dressing rooms with full-length mirrors and daylight-quality lighting, complete with awesome unicorn privacy curtains! STANDOUT QUALITIES: Aside from their gently used inventory and extremely reasonable prices, their spacious layout, organized racks, on-trend styles, and industrial-chic decor make you feel like you've stepped into a well- curated boutique. 156 Cabot St., Beverly, 978-969-2761, worthygirlshop.com

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