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They're the designers, boutiques, and artists who put a twinkle in your eye.
Jessica Lynn Leokadia Boutique
Shaking up the shoe world with her South End boutique, Lynn supplies Boston's well-heeled with the right heels (whether stacked, kitten, or stiletto) from Claudia Ciuti, Betta Carrano, and Missoni. Read more
Take Time to Heel
Leokadia Shoe Boutique Opens
Your feet are all set with the snow boots. (All they wanted was a noncommittal hump in the cold weather; it was a short-term relationship.)
Now those toes want to dip into something a little spicier.
They can get their kicks at the new South End shoe spot, Leokadia. Hailing from a long line of shoe addicts, Jessica Lynn named her Tremont Street shop after her mother.
It’s fully stocked with colorful pumps, Spanish cork wedges, sexy patent leather slingbacks, and strappy sandals. And there’s a well-edited selection of jewelry and handbags, too. Find exclusives from big names like Pucci (come fall), as well as the occasional affordable European label.
You may walk out with more than a few pairs, but your feet won’t mind.
After all, they really do get around.
Leokadia, 667 Tremont Street, South End (617-247-7463).
Nicole Deponte Toadtree Studio
By refashioning ties, buttons, feathers, and felt, artist Deponte builds one-of-a-kind accessories that feel both timeless and timeworn. Read more
Tie One On
Toadtree Studio Customized Neckties
When you were little, you walked in his shoes, fed his socks to the cat, and smeared his shirts with ice cream.
So surely your dad won’t mind when you steal his favorite necktie?
Only if you take it to Nicole Deponte, the creative force behind Toadtree Studio in Revere. Deponte will embellish the tie with vintage buttons, peacock feathers, recycled leather, and sparkly beads, turning it into a one-of-a-kind accessory that can be worn as a belt, necklace, or sash.
Or let Deponte draw on her curated stash of materials to create a unique earring, cuff, hairpin, or ring.
Uh oh, Dad: Looks like your little girl’s all grown up.
Jess Meyer Myre Clothing
Meyer's sculptural fall collection soars into the future with lofty collars and architectural lines. Her old-world tailoring skills can be found in the exquisite details. Read more
Beam Us Up, Scotty
Still shopping summer sale racks? Time to blast that fall wardrobe into warp speed. Don’t have a system meltdown; you can transition piece by piece.
Stop one on the wardrobe galaxy express: local darling Jess Myre’s futuristic-meets-vintage fall collection. Inspired by the interplay of graphic textiles and architectural structure, Myre’s pieces are modern interpretations of classic silhouettes rendered in 1950s and 1960s vintage prints, silks, wools, and leather.
There’s a mod-inspired minidress in a bold print with leather and a classic tailored jacket with a space-age, funnel-neck collar. The gist: cutting-edge designs that are out of this world.
Because you’re swiftly heading for the final frontier.