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 mid-Atlantic and northeast 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 11 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.
SHOP: The Picket Fence
LOCATION: Shadyside, Pennsylvania
WHAT THEY CARRY: The Picket Fence offers clothing for women, kids, items for the home, and Pittsburgh-themed gifts.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “The Picket Fence has something for everyone—from high-quality women’s pieces to items for the kids and curated pieces for your home,” says Jayme Keffalas, owner of The Scout Guide Pittsburgh. “It’s a one-stop shop for all of your needs.”
SHOP: Morrow & Dean
LOCATION: Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania
WHAT THEY CARRY: Morrow & Dean offers classic, feminine, and versatile pieces for every occasion.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “This is the perfect place to buy anything from a dress for your next event to a sweatshirt you’ll live in,” says Jayme Keffalas, owner of The Scout Guide Pittsburgh. “It’s a truly unique store experience here in the ‘Burgh.”
SHOP: Boutique 16063
LOCATION: Zelienople, Pennsylvania
WHAT THEY CARRY: Unique women’s pieces with edgy, bohemian vibes.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Boutique 16063 has a little bit of everything,” says Jayme Keffalas, owner of The Scout Guide Pittsburgh. “From clothing to accessories and even fun and trendy home pieces. Plus, the team there is so kind and ready to help with anything you may be looking for.”
SHOP: One Brilliant
LOCATION: Aspinwall, Pennsylvania
WHAT THEY CARRY: One Brilliant is a beautiful women’s clothing and accessories boutique, catering to women of all shapes and sizes with flattering pieces like timeless wrap dresses and cozy sweater coats.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “This unique boutique carries a highly-curated selection of items—from cashmere sweaters and satin cami’s to killer accessories,” shares Jayme Keffalas, owner of The Scout Guide Pittsburgh.
LOCATION: Charlottesville, Virginia
WHAT THEY CARRY: A chic shop offering a wonderful collection of high-end women’s fashion, accessories, and beauty products.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “I love that every item I purchase from Scarpa has been thoughtfully crafted, smartly designed, and is timeless,” says Antje Lemoine, editor of The Scout Guide Charlottesville. The team at Scarpa works to personalize every client’s experience, offering fresh ideas that work for your wardrobe and lifestyle.”
LOCATION: Charlottesville, Virginia
WHAT THEY CARRY: High end women’s clothing, shoes, & fine jewelry.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Eloise really appreciates the fun of fashion. The shop is always filled with colorful and interesting pieces for all occasions,” says Antje Lemoine, editor of The Scout Guide Charlottesville. “It’s the best place to play adult dress-up and find something fun for your wardrobe.”
SHOP: Current Vintage
LOCATION: Nantucket, Massachusetts
WHAT THEY CARRY: A beautifully curated collection of vintage clothing, wine, and cheese.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Owner Beth English has the perfect little shop for all your favorite things,” shares Stacey Leuliette, owner of The Scout Guide Nantucket. “I have bought some of my most favorite vintage pieces here and her team is such a joy to work with.”
SHOP: Joey Wölffer
LOCATION: Sag Harbor, New York
WHAT THEY CARRY: Joey Wölffer is a unique retail destination specializing in limited luxe jewelry, clothing, and accessories for women. Wölffer’s concept boutique is a carefully curated treasure trove of extraordinary designer pieces mixed with worldly vintage finds, along with her own creations.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Joey has an amazing eye for fashion and her shop is filled with beautifully curated finds both new and vintage,” explains Stacey Leuliette, owner of The Scout Guide Hamptons. “I can’t resist her collection of hats either!”
SHOP: Monkee’s of Fairfax
LOCATION: Fairfax, Virginia
WHAT THEY CARRY: Trendy women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories for all ages.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Owned by a fabulous mother-daughter duo, this boutique has it all. From great denim to the perfect pair of shoes,” says Sarah Phillips, owner of The Scout Guide Alexandria.
SHOP: The Hive
LOCATION: Alexandria, Virginia
WHAT THEY CARRY: Designer shoes, elegant women’s clothing and accessories from brands like Isabel Marant and Veronica Beard.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “You can always walk in here and find the perfect outfit from head to toe, for every person of every shape and size,” reports Sarah Phillips, owner of The Scout Guide Alexandria.
LOCATION: Virginia Beach, Virginia
WHAT THEY CARRY: A high-end, fashion-forward boutique for designer apparel, accessories, and shoes.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Trish has been specializing in styling the women of Tidewater for many years. Her expert eye and taste elevates her store to one of the finest in our area,” says Mary Kaufman, owner of The Scout Guide Tidewater.
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.