We have all seen Instagram advertisements for cute boutiques and then click on their pages and wonder if these boutiques are legit. I decided to try out a few boutiques I found on Instagram that are up and coming. One of them even happens to be conveniently located in Dallas. Here is what I thought…
Yenni (@shop_yenni or www.shopyenni.com)
This online boutique has cute sets, sweaters, dresses, and everything in between. The prices are fair for the quality of the clothing. I ordered the Snake Print Bodysuit in size medium, $44. It fits perfect and is the softest material ever. I paired this bodysuit with a pair of mom jeans and docs, but a jean skirt and booties would be a great way to dress it up. The shipping is also super fast. I got my bodysuit a week after it was ordered. Overall, I loved this boutique, and I think it has a lot of options for everyone. If you use code “Caroline10” at checkout, you can get 10% off all products! Happy shopping!
Marquette Boutique (@shopmarquette or www.marquetteboutique.com)
Marquette Boutique is very much my style. The colors are more neutral tones, and they offer a lot of cozy options that you could also dress up if you wanted to. I picked out the Peppermint Long Sleeve top in a medium, $40. It fits me well, and I definitely will be wearing this to my Thanksgiving dinner with a cute skirt. This item was shipped within three days, which is very impressive to me. I’m super happy with this item and cannot wait to see what the future holds for this boutique.
Sofie Grey (@shopsofiegrey or www.sofiegrey.com)
I had the pleasure of visiting this local boutique in Preston Center Plaza. Sofie Grey is a relatively new boutique that opened earlier this year. As soon as I walked in, I did not know where to start. It is like shopping on Revolve but in person. All of my favorite brands and styles are carried in this store, such as For Love and Lemons, Good American, and Alo Yoga. The choices range from fancy formal dresses to casual loungewear. Freshmen girls, this is the perfect place to stop in before rush and pick up a cute pair of jeans or a dress for pref day! The holiday shipment is also just coming in, so go pick out some fun holiday dresses or Christmas gifts. I just copped a cool new jacket that is perfect for the quickly approaching winter season. Sofie Grey has offered a 15% off discount if you tell them SMU Style sent you!
AFRM (@shop.afrm or www.bit.ly/shopafrm)
I may have saved the best for last. This online shop is on-trend for this season. High necks, puffy sleeves, and fun prints are in abundance from this site. They also offer so many midi-dresses that look super chic. I ordered the Ranya Pant in small, $57.97, and the Kelli Shirred Top in medium, $57.80. This look is by far my favorite. The pants are SO flattering, and I paired them with my booties for a fun look.
In conclusion, don’t be afraid to order from a small boutique you may see pop up in an Instagram advertisement. Shopping at these stores allows you to get unique items that not every girl on campus will have. So next time you have a formal, event, or boulevard, remember these quaint and adorable boutiques!