Time to get started with holiday shopping and do it locally. It’s more fun, anyway—and you get to support the businesses on your block. Some favorite shops want to show you what they have in-store that will make the people on your list green with envy … until they find out the gift is for them.
Stop No. 1: Kaleidoscope Boutique
Not only do we love this boutique because the ladies running the shop have personalities that rival their impeccable taste, but because they concentrate on bringing one-of-a-kind, hard-to-find lines to the Beehive State. And they have a lot of fun with it.
We always find something at Kaleidoscope that we’d be hard-pressed to track down anywhere else—unless you visit the website, www.notamallstore.com, where you’ll get 15 percent off all web purchases throughout the month of December. In store, stop by and create a wishlist. For every list item purchased, you’ll get one of equal value or less for half off!
Here are some picks for holiday shopping from co-owner and could-be professional shopper, Megan Bingham. All are available right now at Kaleidoscope:
From left to right:
Cutie File Jacket: “This fabulous jacket by an up-and-coming independent design company is ideal. Even Holly Golightly couldn’t get the mean reds in this kicky number.”
MK2K Filey: “Make dressing a cinch for a lady in your life by picking up this sweater, ready to go from day to night.”
Cali Sweater: “We love this delightful sweater by our friends in California. It’s perfect for layering … and hot chocolate.”
Trashy Diva Dress: The Sugar two-piece dress is one of our favorites to come out of Trashy Diva’s sketchbooks this season. Cotton voile with a multi-use bolero, this ensemble will keep you looking like Doris Day all year long.”
4801 N. University Avenue