Wander into Lexie for a boutique that prioritizes above all the human element in fashion, clothing, and the shopping experience. Lexie, owner of the store and its namesake, opened her boutique with the specific intention of bringing in young designers, who encounter the greatest difficulty breaking into the fashion industry.
“I love products that have their own story,” she says. When I asked her to show me some of her favorites, she pointed to “Brave,” a line of jewelry handmade in Cambodia, of which 10% of the profits are donated to fight human trafficking. However, my personal favorite among the store’s collection is “Article 22,” a brand that embodies a literal conversion of an accessory of war into one of beauty. This line of jewelry is delicately crafted from undetonated bombs in Vietnam, gathered by families clearing out their homes.
Beyond the incredible stories behind her products and her designers, Lexie also makes it her mission for all her shoppers to have “a warm, friendly, comfortable experience when shopping, which is hard for girls, you know, especially when you’re shopping for jeans!” Furnished with cream sofa-chairs and a cushioned bench adorned with charming throw pillows, the atmosphere at Lexie certainly encourages one to lounge and shop at one’s own pace. Lexie even designed the fitting rooms so that clients who come with a friend or a relative can pull aside the curtain for more space to try on clothing together.
Of course, perhaps the most welcoming part of the boutique is Lexie herself! Warm, personable, and always eager to meet new people, Lexie invites clients into her shop not just with her socially conscious products, but with her lovely demeanor.