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Boutique Clothing

Boutique Clothing

Bias Harrogate – Visit the website here

Location: 17 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, HG2 0NL – Phone: 01423 705608
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Catherine Smith Vintage Fashion Boutique Clothing – Visit the website here

Location: 57a Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, HG2 0NL – Phone: 0777 441 1777
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Circa Vintage Boutique – Visit the website here

Location: 24 Regent Parade, Harrogate HG1 5AZ – Phone: 07952 668166
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The Clothes Room

Location: 1 Masham Road Harrogate HG2 8QF – Phone: 01423 889090
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Upstairs & Downstairs Boutique – Visit the website here

Location: 7 Westgate, Ripon HG4 2AT – Phone: 01765 605160
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A boutique is a small shopping outlet, especially one that specializes in elite and fashionable items such as clothing and jewellery. The word is French for “shop” “Boutique” was an everyday English word in the late 1960s when, for a brief period, Swinging London was the centre of the fashion trade. Carnaby Street and the Kings Road were the focus of much media attention as the most fashionable boutiques of the era were there.

Today, boutique may refer to a specialised firm, such as a boutique investment bank or boutique law firm. The word is often used to describe small private hotels, to distinguish them from larger chains (such as Hilton Hotels). In such cases the term suggests their operation is elite and highly specialised. In the strictest sense of the word, boutiques would be one of a kind but some chains are referred to as boutiques if they specialize in particular styles.

Recently, the term “boutique” has started being applied to normally-mass-market items that are either niche or produced in intentionally small numbers at very high prices. This may be referred to as boutique manufacturing. For example, a Time Magazine article suggested that Nintendo could become a “boutique video-game company”, producing games for niche audiences, rather than trying to compete directly with Microsoft and Sony.

 

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