Lookin’ Good, Ladies: Four Newish Places to Shop In Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 9th 2014 1213 7

The other day I met a friend for drinks, and at some point realized I was wearing old jeans and a black tank top I bought in the kids' section on sale about eight years ago. This, plus my constant struggle to figure out what to wear, led me to realize I should probably update my wardrobe a little. 

I went on a hunt for something a little more stylish (or at least something with a little color). Luckily, several new ladies' boutiques have opened in Memphis in the last several months. Here are just a few.

The Attic (2121 Madison Ave.)

The Attic is in Overton Square, right between Bar Louie and Babalu; its sister shop is The Ivory Closet in Harbor Town. In the shop, I saw plenty of bright, happy colors and lots of trendy patterns (floral, tribal, geometric) in the form of breezy tops, shorts and skirts, and a few pants and dresses. The Attic also carries shoes, accessories, fragrances, and men's clothing.

The Attic is open Mon. – Wed. from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thu. – Sat. from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sun. from noon – 6 p.m. Prices average $30 – $70. They carry sizes 0-16 in pants/dresses and S-2XL in tops. Instagram: @theatticapparel

Olio Collection at Found Studio (2491 Broad Avenue)

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 photo via @oliocollection on Instagram

Olio Collection is like a vintage clothing and accessories Etsy store, except you can peruse and try on all the pretty things in person. This is probably because that's exactly what it is. The thrift-store style boutique on Broad Avenue has one-of-a-kind real vintage (read: actual old stuff) dresses, tops, and skirts and tons of accessories, especially clutches and earrings.

Olio Collection in Found Studio is open Wed. – Sat. from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. or by appt. Prices seem to hover between $20-$40, and sizes vary, but are generally S, M, L. Instagram: @foundmemphis or @oliocollection.

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Ed. Note: Found Studio and Olio Collection are having a fashion show fundraiser this Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. to benefit WAR (Wilson Animal Rescue). There will be puppies.

Red Velvet Vintage (509 S. Main St.)

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From the lady who brought you Crazy Beautiful (which is temporarly closed and might be moving to Overton Square, fyi) comes Red Velvet Vintage, a mix of actual vintage clothes and newly-made vintage-inspired clothes. There are oodles of cute patterned dresses, plus some separates, swimsuits, shoes, and jewelry. If you buy something, you get a free red velvet cake pop or cupcake, of course.

Red Velvet Vintage is open Mon. – Sat. from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sun. from noon – 5 p.m. Prices vary, but for new dresses they range from $70 – $170+, swimsuits are about $50, and jewelry in the $20 – $30 area. Sizes are S, M, L, with a few XL. Instagram: @redvelvetvintage.

Peridot (944 S. Cooper St.)

Peridot opened near the corner of Cooper and Young recently, right next to Strano. This boutique, which is bigger than you might think from the outside, has a mix of locally-designed pieces like Thigh High Jeans and Makowsky Millinery hats, plus national designer brands. Peridot also has accessories and fragrances, and will have rotating local art. Right now it's Tom Foster.

Peridot is open Tue. – Fri. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday afternoons. Sizes run S, M, L. Instagram: @peridotmemphis

All of the stores I have listed here have active Instagram accounts. They post new stuff, outfit ideas, and one-of-a-kind items you might want to rush to go buy before they sell out. 

There are a ton of other established boutiques for ladies' clothes in Memphis. Check out my posts on Flashback, Crazy Beautiful, Lanksy 126Hoot & LouiseHenny Penny Mobile Boutique, Madewell, and K'PreSha, and for the dudes: Lansky and Baer's Den. Where do you shop for clothes?


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Hi thank you for featuring Peridot! 

     

  2. Melissa says:

    Is there a price range for peridot?

     

  3. Ardra Perry says:

    Those are really nice boutiques that you mentioned. I plan to visit them. I have one that you can add to your collection. Charm Boutique @ 2296 Young Ave…in the Cooper Young area. You can find name brand stuff for reasonable prices. Its also a consignment store.

  4. Brandie says:

    Any finds for plus sizes?! Please find some! 

    Also I believe it's Image Boutique that opened up in Wolfchase recently and they've got all the online boutique items my daughter has been begging me for. So glad because we can try on before buying! We saw sizes s-xl there.

  5. katrina hart says:

    lv  our  style of choice  and  fit that range cant wait to come shop put it out to my people  ok

     

  6. Hi Melissa the prices are VERY reasonable at Peridot.  

  7. Brandie, The Attic carries sizes S – XXXL 🙂 We also have items from both The Attic and The Ivory Closet posted online at http://www.ivorycloset.com if you want to take a sneak peek of what is available before swinging by.

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  9. Vera Rosato says:

    I would love to be included in one of your fashion pieces! Chocolat is a self-contained shop within the 10,000 sq ft La Maison Antiques. I believe it may be the best kept secret in Memphis! I have been in business about 6 years and offer a wide variety of women's apparel & accessories. chocolat features a new and ever-changing array of sophisticated, wearable wardrobe options not found elsewhere in Memphis. Local jewelry designers Cheryl Pesce and Retrotherapy by Nancy Barry are included in an enticing selection.

    Please come by and visit…

     

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