Boston Holiday Party Outfit And Accessory Shopping Guide

November 26, 2013 6:00 AM

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Twilight (Photo Credit: Twilight)

Twilight (Photo Credit: Twilight)

The holidays are the busiest time of the year. While you stress about what to buy for everyone else, it can be easy to overlook yourself. The holidays are about more than giving gifts. It’s a fun time to spend with friends and family. Bostonians are heading into prime party season so it’s time to break out the holiday dresses. Here are some great places to start in your hunt to looking great.
Twilight (Photo Credit: Twilight)

Twilight (Photo Credit: Twilight)

Twilight
12 Fleet St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-8008
www.twilightboutique.com

Twilight makes it easy to look great. Its North End boutique is easy to get to and features the very best brand name designers. You’ll find an amazing selection of both clothing and accessories at Twilight so chances are good that you won’t have to hit several different stores in order to pull together a great holiday outfit. And if you’re so swamped you can’t find time to pop into the store, never fear. Its new online shopping experience is easy to use.

(Photo from Facebook)

(Photo from Facebook)

Lipstick
293 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-6900
www.lipstickboston.wordpress.com

Don’t be fooled by the Newbury Street address. Yes, you’ll find all the latest trends at Lipstick but you won’t find the over-inflated price tags you might be expecting. This fun little gem of a shop has become well known to fashionistas around Boston for its fun selection of dresses and playful accessories. The store excels at youthful looks that will put you in the holiday spirit. The selection is always on trend and always at a price that will fit even a tight budget.

Photo Credit: Mint Julep via Facebook

Photo Credit: Mint Julep via Facebook

Mint Julep
6 Church St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 576-6468
www.shopmintjulep.com

Mint Julep is fun, flirty and just right for picking up an outfit for a holiday party. It prides itself on the wide variety of designers and price points you’ll find in the shop. So whether you are looking for something a little casual to wear out to a holiday party or a full-on cocktail dress for dancing the night away, Mint Julep has you covered. The designers found in this shop run the gamut from brand name U.S. to emerging European talent. On top of all the amazing clothes you’ll find to put together your holiday outfit, you’ll also find a nice selection of jewelry and accessories.

Related: Best Boston-Based Fashion Designers

Photo Credit: Artifaktori Vintage via Facebook

Photo Credit: Artifaktori Vintage via Facebook

Artifaktori
121 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-5854
www.facebook.com/Artifaktori

If “Mad Men” has caused you to catch the bug, there’s nothing more unique than an actual article of vintage clothing. Artifaktori is a great shop filled with clothing from yesteryear that will make you stand out at your next holiday party. It features a lot of great vintage accessories as well. The quality of the vintage is unsurpassed in Boston so there’s no need to worry about having it cleaned or repaired. Everything on the racks is party ready.

Related: Best Vintage Stores South Of Boston

(Photo from LIT Boutique)

(Photo from LIT Boutique)


LIT Boutique
223 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-8637
www.litboutique.com

Shopping at LIT Boutique is kind of like a party in itself. The staff know its items and loves helping customers find the right look for any occasion. The shop is constantly getting in new items. So if you don’t find the perfect holiday look one day, chances are good that you will the next. You’ll find the shop has a wide variety of styles and designers, making it an ideal location to shop with a group of your friends.

Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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