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Zane, Portland

Posted on December 18, 2012
By Mara Higgins

Specialization: Unique brands and one-of-a-kind independent labels in women's apparel, accessories, and shoes
Most Coveted Items: Rachel Pally black knit dress, DL1961 snake print jeans, vibrant printed scarf
Decor: Coastal chic meets rustic elegance—beach rocks, white couches, distressed wood
Notable Brands: Hudson, DL1961, Plenty by Tracy Reese, James Perse
Hours of Operation: Monday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday: 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

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Helene M., Portland

Posted on December 11, 2012
By Mara Higgins

Specialization: "Classically hip" women's clothing, shoes, and accessories
Most Coveted Items: Waverly gray sweater vest, Rebecca Taylor studded silk top, French Connection beaded coral dress
Decor: Palm Beach chic—Kelly green designer wallpaper, black and white gingham chairs, painted chandeliers
Notable Brands: Milly, Rebecca Taylor, Alice & Olivia, Trina Turk, Michael Stars
Hours of Operation: Monday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

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Maria Antonieta Couture, Portland

Posted on December 3, 2012
By Mara Higgins

Specialization: Couture dresses and gowns for weddings, special parties, and events
Most Coveted Items: Ruffled back wedding gown, Queen Anne's collared skirt suit, black wool cocktail dress
Decor: Combination of a warm and inviting atelier with an upscale boutique
Notable Brands: Maria Antonieta—designed, created, and sewn by Maria herself
Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday: 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

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Black Parrot, Portland

Posted on November 26, 2012
By Mara Higgins

Specialization: Luxurious, one-of-a-kind women's clothing, accessories, and gifts
Most Coveted Items: Obakki cocktail dress, Eugenia Kim leopard hat, EMU fur earmuffs
Decor: Modern and contemporary gallery feel with tall ceilings, white brick, and floor to ceiling windows
Notable Brands: Hannes Roether, Hache, Antipast, pas de calais
Hours of Operation: Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Carla's, Portland

Posted on November 19, 2012
By Mara Higgins

Elegant, high-quality women's clothing and accessories at Carla's on Fore Street.

Specialization: Elegant, high-quality women's clothing and accessories
Most Coveted Items: Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress, Patty Kim fur-trimmed vest, Shyla Lightwear trench coat
Decor: Classy, sophisticated, and fun—gold chandeliers, exposed wood beams, animal print rugs
Notable Brands: Diane von Furstenberg, NYDJ (Not Your Daughter's Jeans), Lilla P, Saint James
Hours of Operation: Monday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

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J.L. Coombs, Portland

Posted on November 13, 2012
By Mara Higgins

Specialization: Quality footwear that doesn't sacrifice style for comfort
Most Coveted Items: Fur-cuffed Sorel boots, Kingo moccasins, Bussola suede wedge booties
Decor: Rustic Maine style with a contemporary twist—exposed hanging light fixtures, brick archways, Persian rugs, classic wood shelving
Notable Brands: Sorel, UGG, Hunter, Frye
Hours of Operation: Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Bliss, Portland

Posted on November 6, 2012
By Mara Higgins 

Specialization: Unique and stylish women's clothing, footwear, and accessories for the fashion-forward Mainer
Most Coveted Items: Citizens of Humanity skinny colored cords, New Scotland cashmere sweater, Butter by Nadia wrap dress, Tiny TOMS
Decor: Rustic elegance—natural light, exposed brick, wood, and metal shelving
Notable Brands: Frye, TOMS, J Brand, Citizens of Humanity, Pendleton, Butter by Nadia
Hours of Operation: Monday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

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