Did you ever have one of those girlfriends that you loved to get ready to go out with almost as much as you loved going out with her? And besides the fact that she was just a great friend to hang out with, no matter where you were, the real reason for this love of playing dressed up together was having full access to the treasure trove that was her walk in closet. She had funky styles reminiscent of nearly every decade back to the roaring 20’s with color, patterns, textures and styles that just hugged your every curve just right and made you feel like a movie star dressing for her next role.
Find that friend again in the cozy comfort of the North End’s The Velvet Fly boutique. Offering a unique blend of modern eclectic designers and vintage pieces, The Velvet Fly is a store full of whimsy and bright warm light that will possibly make you giddy with delight as you decide what to try on first.
Vintage offerings include shorts, pants, dresses, shoes and handbags. Find everything from a fur collared tweed coat you can imagine on Mary Tyler Moore mid-seventies to a waist hugging capped sleeve full skirted royal blue dress that would be perfectly paired with a pill box hat, gloves and pearls in the early 50’s. And with new styles always coming in, every new trip is a vintage shopper’s dream, sand the picking and grabbing through dusty bins you’ll often see at other vintage shops.
Modern designers include whimsical Ts and tanks from Little Lucky Buddha; form fitting dresses, hot pants and flirty tops from Myre; floral comfort clothing from Porridge; and, poetic layered looks from Kensie. You can also find jewelry from a variety of designers offering the loving touch of pieces made by hand.
Adding to the whimsy of The Velvet Fly expect to see a variety of other handbags, accessories and gifts. You might also see a heart shaped sequined clutch by Amici, sushi shaped pillows, swan adorned belts or Erase Your Past tea. It certainly worth a stop by to satisfy your curiosity of what beautiful eccentricity they may have in store for you.
Location: 424 Hanover St., North End, Boston 617.557.4FLY thevelvetfly.com