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The Best Boutiques in Kansas City

CITY LIFESTYLE'S TOP PICKS FOR 2020

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Looking for quality boutiques in the Kansas City area?

It’s not easy identifying the best local companies, even if you’ve lived in the same city your whole life.

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Using metrics from major local directories like Google, Yelp and social channels, we’ve created an algorithm that tracks the top businesses in the KC area. Of course, businesses are more than just their online presence. That’s why we’ve also worked with our local networks to factor in offline characteristics like local reputation, quality of services and other anecdotal evidence.

Find and support your favorite local boutique with this exclusive guide today!

Itty Bitty Toes

Neighborhood: Crossroads Arts District

Recommended By: Egreis Gjergjani

There is no physical shop of Itty Bitty Toes as of now, but the option is strongly being considered. Itty Bitty Toes Boutique is expanding to soon offer rental services for outfits for any special events. Currently, the store offers outfits for christenings\, weddings, mommy and me outfits, sibling matching, themed parties, and more. Itty Bitty Toes offers a worldwide DHL delivery along with easy returns and exchange policies. The customer support at the store is multilingual, and it has a buy now pay later policy, which makes shopping very convenient.

Halls

Neighborhood: Crown Center

Recommended By: Jessica Budke

Halls is a boutique dedicated to providing style expertise and sales and events services to its customers and has been a Kansas City tradition since 1916. Halls has professional style experts to help mold your home to the sanctuary you want and to help you take your fashion sense to new levels. Halls' collection ranges from exclusive clothing labels to luxury home furnishings. At Halls, clients are assured of unmatched services with unique wares with impeccable quality.

Kate

Neighborhood: River Market

Recommended By: Katie Chronicles

Kate boutique is a nod to Katharine Hepburn's sense of style, talent, and strength. The store is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to clients as they shop for accessories, bath and beauty products, shoes and clothes, and also home goods. The boutique also has a KC Quarantine fashion show, and the store’s looks on Thursday's Virtual Fashion Show is something you don't want to miss! This boutique is a must-stop shop for anyone visiting Kansas City and for anyone shopping for gifts for friends.

Retro Vixen

Neighborhood: Roanoke

Retro Vixen is inspired by vintage fashion and playful pinups. At Retro Vixen, clothing comes in sizes for all bodies that range from XS- 4XL. The boutique, which opened in 2010, has items to complete your whole pinup look from head to toe. Among the brands found in Retro Vixen are Hell Bunny, Vintage Hairstyling, Besame cosmetics, Lux De Ville, and Voodoo Vixen, among others. Shipping is also offered within the U.S. mainland!

Garment District Boutique

Neighborhood: Downtown

Recommended By: McCartney Segalo

The Garment District Boutique, located in downtown Kansas City in the Power & Light District, has featured collections from local boutiques since 2008. The store has a big selection of clothing and accessories, home decor, and gift options along with trendy and affordable fashion styles. Clients get to enjoy a cocktail and world-class dining as they shop! The Garment District Boutique is a must-stop for anyone in Kansas City.

Westside Storey

Neighborhood: Westside

Westside Storey is dedicated to serving the foodies, talented artists, and passionate entrepreneurs of Kansas City. It is housed in a 1920s building formerly operated by Sterns Dry Goods in the 1930s. The shop's collection of both new and vintage collection that is to die for! The KC football collection along with kids' wear makes it the perfect shopping destination. Westside Storey carries more than 20 local companies in one of the more diverse neighborhoods of the city, and it is a perfect celebration of diversity and creativity. This store is a must-visit for anyone who is passionate about KC.

Houndstooth

Neighborhood: River Market

Recommended By: Britt Null

Houndstooth is a fashion boutique that is insistent on style over anything. It specializes in custom suits, ready-to-wear suiting, sportswear, and casual wear. In addition, Houndstooth has a tailor shop with all regularly priced purchases being inclusive of complimentary basic alterations. Houndstooth also has gift cards for clients to benefit from along with scheduled fittings on appointments, and pricing is a la carte! Houndstooth believes that all great suits have an impeccable fabric, which is why the boutique is committed to guiding its clients through the fabric selection process.

Clothz Minded

Neighborhood: Westport

Clothz Minded boutique is located in the heart of Westport and has been in business since August 2010. Clothz Minded is popular for selling, buying and trading name brand and designer clothing and accessories for women for top brands and styles. The shop's collection ranges from Boho Collection to office wear, stripes, basic wear, vintage, floral, and maternity wear, among others. Clothz Minded also gives creative minds a chance to showcase their designed and crafted local Kansas products in the store!

Ulah

Neighborhood: Westwood

Recommended By: J Josue Montes

This boutique in Kansas is nationally recognized for its effort to bring a new point of view to men's retail. Ulah was opened by Buck and Joey in an effort to match their professional and life experiences to bring a thoughtfully curated collection of ready-to-wear outfits, accessories, home accents, interior design services, and gifts and essentials for men in Kansas City. Ulah is a rising national retailer and has been voted men's best clothing store for two consecutive years! For local, national, and international brands, Ulah offers the best deals along with free domestic USA shipping for purchases above $100. The Ulah boutique offers amazing customer services to customers in Kansas City and has managed to achieve international standards.

Made in KC

Neighborhood: Country Club Plaza

Made in KC is Kansas City's premier destination for gifts, local goods, apparel and so much more! Made in KC allows customers to shop at all six locations, including online and at the Made in KC marketplace on the Country Club Plaza. Made in KC has been operational since May 2015, actively providing local Kansas City artists and makers a platform to reach customers throughout the metro. Made in KC is the perfect shop for food and drinks, health and wellness, exposure, and explorations of Kansas City.

Frankie and Jules

Neighborhood: Blue Valley

Recommended By: Deni Mahoney, Presley Wilson, Chelsey Pilus, Andrea Larson, Karlie Stroup, Jessica Budke

Frankie and Jules is a mother and daughter collaboration from Jan Morgan and Julia Rice. This women's fashion boutique, which was founded in 2006, is located in new digs near 159th and Metcalf. It offers clients a mix of affordable, fashion-forward clothing and accessories. Fans of Frankie and Jules adore the store's on-trend tops, skinny jeans, statement pieces and everyday dresses. The store has a collection of boots, sandals, and booties along with popular brands of jewelry and denim wear. The shop has an amazing stock of tees and hats by local brands too!

By Egreis 

Recommended By: Egreis Gjergjani

Although there is no physical shop at the moment, By Egreis is considering the option in the future. The products from By Egreis are all available online, and the brand is designed by women to celebrate women. By Egreis is committed to creating amazing designs for women of all sizes, races, sexual and gender orientations. Based in downtown KC, By Egreis has an online store that sells unbeatable designs and hottest trends for every occasion. This is the go-to store for a modern woman who wants a luxurious and trendy look with an effortless sense of glamour.

Shopgirls

Neighborhood: Western 49-63

Shopgirls is a charming women's boutique that offers a very eclectic and ever-changing assortment of jewelry, clothes, and accessories with exceptional customer service. The products from Shopgirls are moderately priced and carefully curated to ensure there is something for everyone, from self-care essentials to gift cards to bags, clothing, and jewelry. Shopgirls has had legendary customer service since its opening in 2007 and is continually serving residents of KC.

Bombshell Boutique

Neighborhood: North KC

This boutique aims to make women feel like bombshells in their own skin. It is a unique boutique that features Cryoskin, The Sculpt Pod, and a mini boutique that's stocked with clothes, shoes, accessories, and gifts. Bombshell Boutique has a wide assortment of graphic tees, jewelry, gifts, clothes, and plus-size apparel. This amazing store is located at 1599 Iron St., Container M, in North Kansas City. Bombshell Boutique carries unique and a wide variety of brands of women's apparel with size and style ranges.

Modern Society Apparel

Neighborhood: Crossroads Arts District

Recommended By: Vanessa Bosserdet

Modern Society Apparel has an assortment of unique clothing for the modern woman and man. The store carries women's lines like Goldie London and Gentle Fawn and men's brands like Mizzen + Main. The store opened in September 2011 and was cofounded by Bryan and Angela Pena and is known for vintage-style clothing, fashion accessories, and gifts to suit everyone's needs. Modern Society is stocked with unisex apparel and is perfect for everyday shopping!

Array

Recommended By: Brianna Archuletta, Presley Wilson

Array is a collection of local boutiques each with its own unique personality and style. Array shops offer a wide variety and range to fit anyone; it has unique fashion wear for women and children, as well as gifts and accessories. Array Boutique and Salon was established in 2015, and whether you're shopping, tanning, or in the chair, you are guaranteed an amazing experience. Array also has gift cards, which are perfect if you're looking for something for someone special.

Lauren Alexandra

Neighborhood: Wornall Homestead

Lauren Alexandra is a sophisticated baby boutique for the modern family. The boutique carries accessories and clothing for kids, charming youth gifts, decor and furniture, gifts for expectant parents, and jewelry for women and children. In addition, Lauren Alexandra has amazing interior decorating services and a vast selection of lovely and quality Fayette pieces, and a baby shower gift registry. It is the brainchild of Pamela DiCapo.

Scoobie

Neighborhood: Prairie Village

Recommended By: Chelsey Derks Modde, Vanessa Bosserdet, Karlie Stroup

At Scoobie, every piece is hand-selected by owner Sarah Jabbour, who travels around the United States. Most of the pieces in the collection are under $100, making this women's clothing boutique with unique finds very affordable. The inventory at Scoobie is selected to suit a large group of fashion-loving women. The store is open for shopping and also hosts private events for fundraisers and small groups. Scoobie is owned by Sarah Jabbour, nicknamed Scoobie in high school, who has a genuine passion for fashion.

Inspired Style Boutique

Neighborhood: Lee's Summit

Recommended By: Kristin Keller, Jana Meister

Inspired Style Boutique is an online fashion accessory launched by Liz Little in October 2016. She opened the boutique to give back and provide women from all walks of life with the modern fashion trends, inspiration, fashion trends, and style tips for all body sizes. The store aims to inspire women to give back to the community through the monthly Fashion with Purpose events. At Inspired Style Boutique, the products are meant for women to inspire each other to feel comfortable in the store's apparel and also when shopping.

Lady Bye

Neighborhood: Morningside

Recommended By: Kathryn Snellen, Mindy Hargesheimer

Lady Bye is an unapologetically feminine boutique named after the iconic images of such women like Princess Diana and Jackie O. It is meant to inspire effortless, classic, and strong feminine styles that are classically made modern and unique. Lady Bye, 6245 Brookside Plaza in Kansas City, has been operational since February 2018. Lady Bye has an assortment of trendy clothes, accessories, home goods, gift cards, and outerwear as well as and bottoms to suit all sizes and styles.

EB and Co.

Neighborhood: Wornall Homestead

Recommended By: Sarah Leick, Presley Wilson

EB and Co. is a boutique located at 326 W. 63rd St. in Kansas City. The boutique is a modern accessories brand and fashion boutique that was founded by Emily Bordner. The store creates pieces that are trendy, unique, and perfect to get for yourself or to gift others. EB and Co. partners with local and national businesses to give clients the best quality value for their money. At EB and Co., you can find the latest jewelry, hair accessories, leather handbags and so much more available in-store and also online. EB and Co. is perfect for women who are looking to add an exclamation mark to their outfits!

Dear Society

Neighborhood: Hanover Place

Dear Society is a KC boutique perfect for modern and vintage wear and also home goods for the contemporary woman. Created in 2015 by Maria Casteel and Chanel Jezek, Dear Society brings you a very curated collection of vintage and modern clothing, treasures for your home and an apothecary selection perfect for your skin. Dear Society has also created room for artisans and local designers to bring customers a unique and beautiful selection of items to fit their individual needs.

Alysa Rene

Neighborhood: Leawood

Recommended By: Karlie Stroup

Alysa Rene boutique was founded because of owner Alysa's passion for fashion. She believes that a style is a form of self-expression, which is what inspires Alysa Rene products. At Alysa Rene, all outfits are customized to fit the body size, style, and needs of every customer. Regardless of whether you want a personal styling in your home, custom buying at the store, or even a private party at Alysa Rene, you are guaranteed exceptional service. The clothes at Alysa Rene are unique and include labels such as Joseph Ribcoff, Show Me Your MuMu, and Free People.

Finefolk

Neighborhood: West Plaza

Finefolk is a women clothing boutique with a dedicated team to help with your styling and fitting. The store is a sleek, modern boutique that has stylish women's apparel, footwear, home goods, and also accessories. The selection of products at Finefolk from such brands as Rachael Comey and Raquel Allegra is what has made it popular since its opening in November 2013 by Leslie Fraley. The boutique is considered a studied triumph of art and curated fashion. This Kansas City-based women's boutique has a well-curated selection of women's clothes, shoes, jewelry, beauty, and home good.

Addie Rose Boutique

Neighborhood: Leawood

Recommended By: Vanessa Bosserdet, Britt + Bayley, Karlie Stroup, Jessica Budke

Addie Rose Boutique, 4856 W. 135th St. in Leawood, and has been serving Kansas City since 2007. The store, inspired by the owner's daughter, Addie Rose, strives to provide quality, contemporary styles at competitive prices and to give customers the look that inspires the most confidence. Addie Rose strives to bring the boutique experience to customers online, and you can find everything you need to rock a glamorous, casual style with trendy tops, bottoms, and dresses.

Luxxe Apparel

Recommended By: Jana Meister, Chelsea Carlyle

Luxxe is a one-stop shop for all things trendy without breaking the bank in the heart of historic downtown Lee's Summit. Luxxe Apparel has a vast selection of clothes, shoes, and accessories for women with a KC vibe and a nod to local companies. Luxxe has been specializing in classy and trendy clothing and accessories that bring ladies in Lee's Summit together to shop. Purchases above $100 come with a thank-you note from the boutique owners, Elle and Em.

a. Gallery by VOLUME 1NE

Neighborhood: Crossroads Arts District

a. Gallery is a men's boutique that specializes in graphic T-shirts, bags, hats, sneakers, and jackets that are street-inspired. This store is your go-to if you're looking for unique and authentic merchandise or some cool, up-to-date gear. This sneaker and streetwear boutique has been operational since 2017 under Justin Ji but has recently relocated from 427 Westport Road. The store has a sleek loft-like feel, and customers get to enjoy some rap, hip-hop, and R&B music playing as they shop.

Etiquette Boutique KC

Neighborhood: Prairie Village

Recommended By: Egreis Gjergjani, Karlie Stroup

Etiquette Boutique has two store locations, one located in Leawood and another in Prairie Village. Etiquette Boutique is a women's clothing store that allows customers to shop for stylish women's clothing, accessories and so much more! Etiquette Boutique KC, which is owned by Hannah Fancher, is for women of all ages, and it offers trendy clothing with bold accessories and playful gifts to suit anyone's needs.

Rock Candy Boutique

Neighborhood: River Market

This boutique sells women's clothing along with trendy vintage wear and classy men's clothes. Rock Candy has deals, loyalty coupons, and gift cards in case you prefer gifting someone instead. At Rock Candy Boutique, you can find all vintage wear from shorts, dresses, tops, and also accessories that are both unique and trendy. This store is your go-to for cool retro and vintage wear.

Urban Sunflower

Recommended By: Chelsey Pilus

This online boutique is a family-owned store based in America's heartland. Urban Sunflower provides free shipping for all orders above $75 all day every day. This Kansas-owned popup boutique for women carries unique clothing and accessories at affordable prices and with a vast selection for both country and city girls. This store is a fashion-forward boutique that ensures you find a style that makes you shine!

Elle and Em

Neighborhood: Lee's Summit

Recommended By: Jana Meister

Elle and Em is a clothing boutique located in downtown Lee's Summit. The store has a satellite location inside Array, and it is committed to ensuring personal, ageless, and confidential fashion. Elle and Em boutique is stocked with clothing and accessories that are current yet classic, and fashion trends that invoke a charisma when connected with inner beauty. Elle and Em offers fashion-forward products to customers along with free shipping on orders above $30. The boutique has a wide selection of hair and beauty accessories, clothes and shoes, home goods and decor, and also gift cards for your friends.

Anchora Bella

Neighborhood: Lee's Summit

Recommended By: Jana Meister

Anchora Bella is a women's fashion boutique and popup shop in Lee's Summit. The store is owned by Alexa, who opened it in an effort to inspire and share her love for all things fashion. Anchora Bella boutique is stocked with beautiful dresses, trendy tops, and complementary accessories to go with the outfits. Anchora Bella's fashion-forward daily wear is focused on comfort, style, quality, fit, and affordability.

3 & Me Boutique

Neighborhood: North KC

The 3 & Me Boutique has a wide selection of trendy and contemporary clothing and accessories. The boutique embraces individuality when creating a unique style for customers with featured collections of tops, dresses, overalls, outerwear, bottoms, and also gift cards. Owned by Lois, this store has a variety of clothing styles in sizes small to large and also jewelry. At 3 & Me Boutique, you can also find local KC tees, signs, mugs, and towels at very affordable prices.

Freckled Lamb Boutique

Recommended By: Heather Life Garden Style, Jessica Budke

Freckled Lamb is an online women's clothing boutique that has recently opened a physical shop based in Liberty. This store is owned by Mary Oyler, who designed it to suit all needs and sizes from small to 3XL. The pieces available in the store are tunics, dresses, tops, and those layering pieces that are super soft and have a trendy, relaxed, and comfortable feel. Oyler's pieces at Freckled Lamb are day-to-day wear and transitional pieces that can be layered as the weather fluctuates.

Hawthorne and Ivy Boutique

Neighborhood: Tower Homes

Hawthorne and Ivy boutique is owned by Elinor Hagan Lowe and is located at 7142 Wornall Rd.. This fun and fabulous boutique is packed with trendy clothing, accessories, and jewelry as well as home decor that fits every customer's preferences. Hawthorne and Ivy is also a gift shop with amazing offers on gift cards and quality customer service to help you find your preferred gift. There is a wide variety of jewelry, candles and soaps, Royals gear, baby items, and some wall art for sale in the boutique.

Textured Decor

Neighborhood: Liberty

Recommended By: Brea Vokolek

Textured Decor is a store that believes in achieving a comfortable living place using different textures and layers. The store has home products to help make your home cozy, interesting, and fun to host your friends! The store carries a variety of goods handmade by various artisans to ensure customers get quality and unique products worth the price. Textured Decor provides furniture and home decor inclusive of planters, throw blankets, wall and shelf decor, and gift cards from the latest trends. The Textured Decor store in in Liberty is perfect for gifts along with other home goods.

1KC Shop

Recommended By: Egreis Gjergjani

1KC Shop is a boutique shop that has unisex apparel and is known for printing on soft, quality and vintage tees, and canvas guaranteed to become your go-to garments for style and comfort. The comfort and durability of shirts from 1KC make the store popular. The boutique allows residents and shoppers to show their KC pride while rocking clothing and accessories from the 1KC boutique. The 1KC Shop is a clothing brand that has been born and brought up by the great Kansas City and its tees and other clothing are sold online and in the West Bottoms.

Kindred Shops

Neighborhood: Overland Park

Kindred, co-owned by Adam Pfeifer, is a collective boutique with different locations and with the widest selection of accessories and fashion from Kansas City. Kindred Shops boutique has more than 20 different local boutiques to shop from. Kindred is designed to give customers the best selection of products ranging from clothing, jewelry, and other accessories. 

Kindred offers customers a social-collective boutique layout as well as an incorporation of vintage goods, home decor, and apothecary. The Kindred Shops are perfect for clothing, jewelry, and accessories of vintage style as well as for gifts and home goods. If you're visiting Oak Park Mall, ensure you stop at the Kindred Shops to get a shopping adventure of a lifetime.

Clairvaux Boutique

Neighborhood: Fairway

Recommended By: J Josue Montes

Clairvaux, the newest fashion concept in Kansas City, is named after a French saint and after one of the co-owners' daughters. The boutique aims to perfectly blend Parisian Chic with California Cool for designs made for and by women. Located in Fairway, Kansas, Clairvaux opened its doors in 2020 to give customers an inspirational fashion atmosphere with products handpicked by one of the co-owners, Joni Johnson. 

The Clairvaux experience involves styling clients in dressing rooms, curating boxes of carefully selected items, and performing a closet edit to make women feel their absolute best! This women's clothing store seeks to encompass a global feel with many new and innovative designers worldwide. The Clairvaux boutique has both French joie de vivre and a European perspective.

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