There’s something about a shopping trip that brightens the spirits—it’s called retail therapy for a reason. Doing so at a small business instead of a chain retailer makes it an experience you can feel good about. This collection of women’s stores across the west, midwest, and southwest are some of our owners favorites and not to be missed. On the hunt for a darling vintage frock or a flattering pair of designer denim? Read on for 14 boutiques where we’re currently filling our online carts or making plans to visit. To find a scouted women’s boutique near you, browse The Scout Guide Directory.

Photography by AJ Stegall Photography.

SHOP: Betsy King Shoes
LOCATION: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
WHAT THEY CARRY: Betsy King Shoe boutique offers a beautifully curated selection of women’s shoes, boots, handbags, and accessories.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “The start of every season requires a visit to Betsy King Shoes, where customers will find the latest styles and most exclusive brands, perfect for any wardrobe or occasion,” says Kerry Goldstein, editor of The Scout Guide Oklahoma City. “Shopping with Betsy is always a fun adventure and her name is synonymous with fine, gorgeous shoes in OKC.

Photography by AJ Stegall Photography.

SHOP: Gretta Sloane
LOCATION: Nichols Hills, Oklahoma
WHAT THEY CARRY: Gretta Sloane is the premier fashion destination carrying creative, designer brands like Allude, Koch, Le Jean, Love Shack Fancy, Munthe, Nili Lotan, Rhode, Splits 59, Veronica Beard, and so much more. Whether it’s ready-to-wear, activewear, or accessories, Gretta Sloane is a must-stop boutique in Nichols Hills.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Gretta Sloane owner, Katherine Buxton, is a fashion icon in Oklahoma City, serving as the perfect muse for all the glorious brands and styles she carries. Her customers, lovingly known as ‘Gretta girls,’ sell out clothing nearly the moment new styles arrive in store, so you must shop fast and shop often,” shares Kerry Goldstein, editor of The Scout Guide Oklahoma City.

Photography by AJ Stegall Photography.

SHOP: Grain and Grange Market
LOCATION: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
WHAT THEY CARRY: Grain and Grange Market carries fun, trendy, and comfortable clothing, shoes, accessories, and home decor items. Located in the historic Stockyard City, they offer an excellent range of sizes and styles for everyone.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “I love shopping at Grain and Grange Market, especially when owner Michelle Miller is in the store (which is basically every day),” says Kerry Goldstein, editor of The Scout Guide Oklahoma City. “You can fill your closet with dresses, jeans, tops, and jewelry in one visit. They also carry fun and unique gift items for any occasion.”

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SHOP: Pivot
LOCATION: Columbus, Ohio
WHAT THEY CARRY: Inclusive and sustainable women’s fashion, elevated basics, handbags, jewelry, and shoes from established and emerging designers.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “I adore the owner Nicci’s choice of designers she carries. The story behind each brand is inspiring and solidifies the investment you make in purchasing every item. We’re so lucky to have this gem in our city,” shares Abigail Fredelake, editor of The Scout Guide Columbus.

Photography by Kismet Visuals & Co.

SHOP: Truluck
LOCATION: New Albany, Ohio
WHAT THEY CARRY: A well-edited selection of clothing, vintage pieces, jewelry, and accessories with a laid-back California vibe.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “I rarely leave Truluck without a shopping bag in my hand,” admits  Abigail Fredelake, editor of The Scout Guide Columbus. “There is something for everyone. I am especially loving her outerwear right now!”

Photography by Kismet Visuals & Co.

SHOP: THREAD
LOCATION: Columbus, Ohio
WHAT THEY CARRY: A women’s lifestyle boutique featuring clothing, accessories, jewelry, shoes, and gifts that bring a big city mindset to the midwest.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Not only does Thread carry some extremely fashionable brands, the team there is so incredibly helpful when you’re shopping,” shares Abigail Fredelake, editor of The Scout Guide Columbus. “They also have an amazing collection of gifts, so it’s an easy one-stop shop.”

Photography by Kismet Visuals & Co.

SHOP: Urban Sundry
LOCATION: Columbus, Ohio
WHAT THEY CARRY: Casual, lived-in apparel, gifts, and home goods for the town and country lifestyle.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “I love shopping here, not only for its fun collection of unique finds, but the experience is always such a joy!” says Abigail Fredelake, editor of The Scout Guide Columbus. “You will feel like you’re shopping amongst friends as soon as you walk in.”

Photography by Fletcher and Co.

SHOP: (W) Boutique
LOCATION: Tucson, Arizona
WHAT THEY CARRY: A contemporary clothing store featuring women’s designer clothing, homegoods, gifts, shoes, and jewelry.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Celebrating 27 years in business, the owner Sydney is a pioneer of women’s fashion is Tucson,” explains MaryAnn Wittmann, editor of The Scout Guide Tucson & Southern Arizona. “She is committed to bringing great quality fashion to the women of southern Arizona.”

Photography by Carl Schultz.

SHOP: Amy Atelier
LOCATION: Scottsdale, Arizona
WHAT THEY CARRY: An owner-operated contemporary women’s boutique that carries a selection of seasonally curated clothing and accessories.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “From casual to date night, and everything in between, their seasonal selections, along with their personalized styling, make Amy Atelier a one-stop shop to elevate your wardrobe,” touts Sasha Clements, editor of The Scout Guide Phoenix & Scottsdale.

Photography by Jennifer Olson Photography.

SHOP: Rebel
LOCATION: Denver, Colorado
WHAT THEY CARRY: Women’s casual and contemporary clothing from a mix of unique brands that combine the effortless style of Los Angeles with a New York fashion-forward attitude.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “There’s an energy about Rebel that is very special,” shares Leigh Gordon, editor of The Scout Guide Denver. “You are the main focus the moment you walk in the door and every one who works there is very talented and knows how to help you find pieces that fit your style.”

Photography by Tawnee Bree Photography.

SHOP: Headwest
LOCATION: Bozeman, Montana
WHAT THEY CARRY: Trendy western wear for women, boots, unique handmade jewelry, handbags, Montana-made gifts, original artwork, stylish accessories, and vintage pieces.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Headwest speaks to everything Montana,” explains Jill King, editor of The Scout Guide Bozeman. “From boots to jewelry and everything in between, you’ll find something to update your wardrobe each time you pop in there!”

Photography by Ashley Merritt.

SHOP: Belle Cose
LOCATION: Big Sky, Jackson Hole, Vero Beach, Carmel
WHAT THEY CARRY: Women’s clothing and accessories, home goods, luxury kitchen, and tabletop items.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Belle Cose is every woman’s dream shop, spanning beyond the latest women’s fashions,” says Jill King, editor of The Scout Guide Jackson Hole. “I especially appreciate their pop up trunk shows featuring artisans from all over the nation.”

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SHOP: SIX MN
LOCATION: Excelsior, Minnesota
WHAT THEY CARRY: Elevated wardrobe builders like tees, denim, dresses, sneakers, outerwear, and athleisure.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Owners, Jill and Bri understand what it means to be a mom running a household, a business woman managing a business, and everything in between,” explains Kate Grutzmacher, editor of The Scout Guide Minneapolis. “Shopping at their boutique is comfortable and exciting. They always have the best clothes on hand and really understand what it means to have pieces that work well in a multitude of situations.”

Photography by Brooke Casillas Welgos.

SHOP: Etc.
LOCATION: Aspen, Colorado
WHAT THEY CARRY: Fashion-forward clothing, jewelry, hats, and accessories from brands like Madeworn, Zoe Chicco, Rodarte, and Golden Goose.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “From graphic tees to staple sweaters, Etc. makes fashion in Aspen fun and unique,” shares Amy Groom, co-editor of The Scout Guide Aspen.

We’d love to scout more women’s boutiques in other cities. Could you—or someone you know—be the next owner of The Scout Guide in your town? Let’s start the conversation about bringing The Scout Guide to your area here.