There are undiscovered style stars in every US city. Whether she's walking Boston's Newbury Street or perusing vintage finds in Atlanta's Inman Park, her discerning taste is palpable and influential. As an ode to these trendsetting women, we've created a guide for the perfect day in a few of our favorite stylish cities, complete with an elevated outfit to match—a timely excursion for the holiday season. Read on for our tips and picks. We suggest paying particular attention if one of these women is on your gifting list.
Where To Go
The nation’s capital is a mecca of cultural experiences. Caffeinate at Pinneapple and Pearls before strolling through the United States Botanical Gardens. Cross the Mall and take in the historical architecture before heading to Georgetown for a spot of vintage shopping at Ella-Rue and Pretty Chic. Next, veer north to Bad Saint for a Filipino meal and a robust cocktail. Round out the evening with a nightcap at Service Bar on nearby U street.
From Capitol Hill to DuPont, bold and sophisticated pieces are the name of the game. A sleek top-handle bag, vintage-influenced pumps or a mod dress trimmed with velvet makes for a smartly daring look.
The diverse city is enriched with a wide range of influences far more complex than deep dish pizza and baseball games. Start by perusing the local fare at Logan Square Farmer’s Market then head to Jam for a hearty brunch. Go south to Humboldt Park to view paintings at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture. Next, meander toward the lake for a much-needed shopping excursion at famed boutique Ikram. Stroll the Gold Coast to work up an appetite then head to Alinea for a dining experience you’ll never forget.
When roaming the Gold Coast or discovering the West Loop, pragmatic pieces with graphic appeal are Windy City trademarks. Choose a poppy cardigan, slick sneakers or a vibrant shoulder bag.
Everything is bigger and better in Dallas. Start with brunch at the local favorite, Ellen’s Southern Kitchen, then walk it off in the Arts District and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Beeline for well-stocked luxury boutique Forty Five Ten for some seriously good shopping. Make your way to Mia’s for some signature Tex-Mex then round out the evening with a craft cocktail at People’s Last Stand.
Captivating hues and prim details are just right for charismatic Dallas. Deep pink pants, encrusted drop earrings or whimsical pumps will take you from shopping in Highland Park Village to drinks in the Design District.
One would be remiss to not embrace Boston’s rich history. Grab a strong coffee and head to the Boston Public Library to see the McKim building which displays breathtaking historical artwork. Next, amble down Newbury Street and browse the wares at a variety of boutiques, including the Fairy Store, which sells—you guessed it—fairy paraphernalia. A guided tour of famed Fenway Park will ingratiate you into the city’s beloved sports scene, but reward yourself with an artful cocktail and some inventive food at Liquid Art House. Finish the night with some live jazz at Wally’s Café Jazz Club.
Timeless and dignified, reimagined classics embody a Bostonian spirit. A modern pump, structured logo bag and high-neck dress are fitting for Newbury street and beyond.
Kick off your day at Bread and Butterfly for a delectable, languorous brunch before sauntering through Inman Park's boutiques like Junkman’s Daughter and Psycho Sisters Consignment Shop. Next, head to Muchacho in Edgewood for light fare like poke and tacos and then mosey to Golden Eagle for cocktails. Fortified with liquid courage, round out the night at the Golden Glide Roller Rink.
Known for an upbeat aesthetic, vibrant shades, eccentric embellishments and retro-style motifs are at once fresh and fail-safe—guaranteed hits for dinner, drinks or dancing in Buckhead.