Boutique Dresses

We all love shopping at boutiques because they always have such great unique finds that you don’t see everywhere else and it is a great way to stretch out of your fashion comfort zone and move into new and up and coming designers.  At Vintage Fringe, the number one item searched for at our online clothing boutique are dresses.  Boutique dresses are no exception to the boutique shopping preference and finding great boutique dresses can really shape and transform your own personal wardrobe.   Check out a few great dresses currently in our Vintage Fringe lineup that we think really are representative of great boutique dress finds.

The Abigail Ruffle Dress by designer Ella Moss is one of our most upscale designer dresses.  This dress features a beautiful black silk fabric with a ruffle around the neckline and pearl buttons on the bodice in front.  The dress accents your feminine figure with an empire waistline and a silk tie around the waist for added definition.  The dress is also lined making it more comfortable and easy to wear than your traditional silk dress.  Best of all this dress can easily be dressed up for a cocktail function or can be worn to the office or a party as well.

For another style and look consider the Kayin Scoop Neck Dress by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  This dress is a great fall style with a draped cowl neckline and a gathered waist.  The dress features a ultra soft rayon blend and is the ultimate comfort dress without sacrificing style and shape.  The loose fit is actually a style trend this season and this dress looks stunning with high boots and big earrings.  This dress is also not something you will find in every department store this season.  It is a great example of a distinctive boutique dress style that is also comfortable and wearable.

Finally, another great dress that typifies distinctive boutique dress styles.  The Blaire Widesleeve Crew Dress is a great flirty, feminine style dress.  This dress is available at Vintage Fringe in Admiral (Navy) with White contrast details at the hem and around the waist or in Lemonade (Yellow) with Grey for contrast.  These colors are great contrast colors and they really do amp up the style of this dress.  The front of the dress features pleats around the shoulders and a button keyhole in front of the dress. The hem is also tapered at the bottom of the dress with a longer center and shorter hem on the sides.  Again it is extremely comfortable to wear and without sacrificing style.

These are really just a few great illustrations of what type of varied styles you may find with boutique dresses.  You can also find styles that are even more casual than these alternatives.  Examples include the Zahara Knot Dress made with a Baby Jersey Cotton and a looser fit so they are great staple dresses that are sure to be comfortable to wear.  Also, don’t be afraid to capitalize on the options to move outside of your typical dress comfort zone and try new styles and new designers.

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Designer Weekend Clothes

Whether you are searching for the perfect outfit for a weekend trip or for the perfect casual outfit to wear out running errands on your weekend, finding the right designer weekend clothes can be a struggle.  You’re likely so busy that you may actually end up needing a variety of different clothing options for your typical weekends which can include so many different types of activities.  Here are a few different suggestions depending on the type of activities your weekend includes.

Basics:  You really are always in need of great pieces that are basics for layering, for just wearing with jeans on your busy weekend.  Consider great pieces from Designer Zooey by Alice Heller such as any of the Cap Sleeve V Neck, ¾ Sleeve V Neck or the Long Sleeve V Neck top as great pieces to wear and all you have to do is throw them on with a pair of jeans and you are good to go.  You can dress them up with scarves, jewelry or even a great blazer.  These basic tops are great pieces for just about any busy weekend.

Active Wear:  If you hit the gym or the yoga studio on your weekend then, you will definitely love finding a few amazing pieces from Splendid.  First of all, I practically live in either the French Terry with Lycra pants or the Cotton Slub French Terry pants on the weekends.  Regardless of whether I hit the gym, these are my go to comfy pants.  Of course I love pairing them with a Splendid U Neck Tank top and wear the French Terry with Lycra Hooded Jacket if I need something a little warmer over the tank.  Collectively, these pieces are great staples for your active wear wardrobe and will be perfect pieces for your active weekend.

Casual:  If you are looking for something that is casual, but still distinctive, consider great hoodies for your designer weekend clothes.  The 2×1 White Stripe Hoodie is a great example of a designer top that goes great with just jeans on your weekend.   Alternatively, consider the Splendid Long Sleeve Stripe Hoodie with wider stripes contrasted in solid and heathered fabrics or even the Textured Ribbed Long Sleeve Hooded Sweater that is great for layering or even wearing out to the beach.  All of these pieces are great go to pieces for your casual weekend activities.

Dresses:  Often the only time I wear dresses is on weekends whether it’s to date night or church.  Consider a few examples of great easy to wear comfortable and classy.  I love the Larina Dress by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  This dress features ¾ sleeves and a crochet detail around the neckline.  This dress is part of Velvet’s Baby Jersey collection so it is 100% cotton and machine washable.  Of course, like all of Velvet’s clothing it is also made in America a fact that never hurts and indicates the great quality.  Another great weekend piece is the Freda Dress also by Velvet featuring a gathered waistline a flared skirt and a deep v neck.  With ¾ sleeves, this dress is also a great piece practically year round so you will be sure to get your money’s worth out of this dress.

As you can see finding great, high quality designer weekend clothing is fairly easy if you boil it down to what type of activities your weekend will include.

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Designer Clothes Online

Finding Designer Clothes online has never been easier.  In fact, if you are hunting for a specific designer or a niche designer shopping online is one of the best ways to find designer clothing.  Online shopping is quickly becoming a central way to find designer clothing and to find great deals that are often only available online.  I hate trying on clothes in the store.  In fact, I would rather just buy it and return it later than try one just one item.  A great example is denim.  When I shop for jeans, I always try to find the fit I like and then stick with it for as long as I can.  Online shopping is a great solution for this type of shopper who knows specifics about the designer, the style and what you are looking for.  Often you can find a variety of stores where that designer is available and frequently find additional colors or styles that might be available at other stores or sites.  This ability to educate the shopper more completely has really made online shopping a great venue to find clothing.

There are a variety of sites online that carry different designers and may even vary their selection of pieces from those designers.  In addition, online shopping really opens up your designer clothing options as you can find much more selection than what is just available at your local boutique or department store.  Finding indie or upcoming designers is also far easier to locate online.  We suggest that you have a few go to sites or consider using shopping portals such as,, or as sites to do your window shopping or browse for new lines or designers.  At these sites you can search by designer or by style allowing you to gain exposure to a variety of different designers that you may not have previously known or heard about.

Finally, don’t forget to check out your favorite online clothing boutique or online store for their lookbook.  This is a great way to find different styling options and actually see the clothes on models.  It is the equivalent of window shopping online to see the different styles and pieces that you may not have actually discovered in a narrow or specific search by designer.  The lookbook is really a great way for sites to showcase their current and prior pieces so that you can get added exposure and ideas from their photo shoots.

The bottom line is that online shopping is here to stay and is really revolutionizing the shopping process especially for designer clothing.  Practically every designer sells online and many even have their own sites.  You can often find great deals and become a more savvy shopper by having that additional education of shopping online so that you are able to compare and browse expanded selections online.  You will want to find a few go to online shopping sites that work well with your individual style and then be sure to sign up on their mailing lists so that you gain access to any promotions or discounts they may be offering.

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Designer Boutique Clothes

Fashion is all about creating your own individual style.  We all dread the prospect of showing up to anything wearing the same dress or top as someone else.   Designer boutiques can help you solve this problem with unique clothing offerings that are not the same old pieces you see at every department store.  We founded Vintage Fringe to meet this exact need.  Designer boutique clothes are far more individualistic and distinctive.  Designer boutiques often don’t carry the same quantities that the big department stores carry so it is much more limited which ensures that it really will be your individual style.   They can also be a great place to spot the latest fashion trends and styles.  We all have that great piece that we discovered at a designer boutique that really became a statement piece in our wardrobe and often helps us to stretch out of our clothing comfort zone to incorporate some of the latest fashion trends.

Boutiques also often carry unique or new and upcoming designers.  We often love those great clothes that we find at that designer boutique because often they can introduce us to designers that we previously may never have heard about.  Great designer boutiques should always offer their clientele wonderful introductions to new or previously unknown designers.    Not only is it a benefit to find great new designers to love to keep your wardrobe fresh and trendy, but also because it also ensures that you won’t see everyone else wearing the same thing.

Of course we all know about how great designer clothes are and the amazing fabrics that they utilize along with lots of embellishments.  An example of a great designer that is often found at boutiques is AlixK.  We love AlixK because of the embellishments and the attention to detail on every piece.  Featuring darts to help give their tops a feminine, flattering fit along with floral embroidery patterns on a majority of their tops, the AlixK top epitomizes great designer boutique clothing.  Some of our favorite AlixK tops are made from a silk cotton blend which feels extremely soft and oh so luxurious.  The best part is the fabric is ultimately a knit so it has a comfortable, wearable feel and is even machine washable!

Many designer boutiques are now featured online which makes them super convenient.  With the ability to shop on your own schedule and frequently with deals on shipping finding designer boutique clothes can be simple.  Another advantage to designer clothes is the consistency in sizing, so you shouldn’t have to worry too much about fit, but finding an online designer boutique that offers free returns can also be a plus.   At Vintage Fringe we offer free shipping and free returns on all orders excluding items in our outlet.  Our goal is to always offer great feminine fashions that will enable to you create your own individual style and to help you discover a mix of niche known and unknown designers that will always have your friends asking where did you get that?

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Vintage Fringe Outlet

Do you like buying quality designer clothes for about half the price?  If you love a good deal as much as me check out the Vintage Fringe Outlet.  Below are some of my favorites.

Laurie B. Venice Sweater Shirt

Laurie B. Venice Sweater Shirt

This sweater shirt with keyhole detail designed by Laurie B. is a viscose, cashmere, nylon mix that will make you feel like a million dollars without really having to spend that much.  Available in balsamic (purple) and cream (ivory) hurry up and get yours before they run out of stock.

Ella Moss Kiki Front Tie Dress

Ella Moss Kiki Front Tie Dress

This Kiki Front Tie Dress is the very dress that first attracted me to Ella Moss.  I love the feminine details, quality construction, and flattering design put into this dress.  I also love this vanilla color, just think of how you will stand out at a party when every other girl is in a black dress.

Splendid Loose Knit Tie Hoodie

Splendid Loose Knit Tie Hoodie

This 3/4 sleeve hoodie is so comfortable and also very stylish.  I love the loose v-neck with the tie waist and hoodie detail, and I also love the oatmeal color which looks great with jeans or capris.  I also like to wear this with my spandex pants to spinning class.  Designed by Splendid, this top is machine washable.

These styles and many more are available at the Vintage Fringe Outlet for low low low prices,  just don’t forget shipping on outlet items is $7.50 and all sales are final.

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