Don’t let the name mislead you; Holiday, the chic Beacon Hill boutique is not limited to celebratory times of year. You can, and should, make your own special occasion any day by stopping in to browse their collection of women’s clothing, jewelry, and accessories. They are always well stocked with stylish pieces from top labels such as Leifsdottir, Geren Ford, Hunter Dixon, and AKA New York.
Holiday also boasts its own original designs by owner Jessica Gorenson’s sister, Andrea. The boutique serves as an excellent backdrop to display some of Andrea’s creations in the Holiday Vintage line. You can even place custom orders if you see something you love, but are desperate to walk away with another color or need a slightly different fit. It’s like shopping in your best friend’s closet…with her personal couturier on hand! I picked up a perfect party dress a few months ago: a flashy little number that is simple black on top with bright gold sequins on the bottom. I also walked away from a silk Geren Ford kimono-style dress and have been haunted with regret ever since.
Both Jessica and store manager Kate Botts are happy to talk styles with you, give opinions on what you’re trying on, or help you decide between colors should you need them. They try to focus on carrying pieces that no one else has, to make the shopping experience at Holiday unique. And even though they are never pushy, if they tell you something looks amazing on you, trust them and buy it. I learned the hard way with my Geren Ford dress, and can only hope they get more at some point. Until that personal holiday comes for me, I’ll be checking back in to see what styles they have ordered and what new designs they have created.
This week I was smitten with many of their early spring arrivals, including this chic two-toned cocktail dress by Chloe & Reese, and a few flowy blouses by Hunter Dixon and AKA New York. Take a holiday and stop by!
Holiday Boutique is located at 53 Charles Street, Boston MA, 617.973.9730