For all things home, Bostonians have long run to Ouimillie, where Millicent Cutler brings hard-to-find bobbles from across-the-Atlantic brands such as Maison Georgette and By Lassen. The Beacon Hill boutique recently went underground, expanding its retail space to 1,600 square feet and stocking even more goodies, like architect D.D. Trans’ mirrored paint lids and Maarten Baas’ jagged-edged cutlery. Fans of design darling Serax will gravitate toward House Doctor’s quilted bedding, odd-shaped mirrors, glass-and-metal votives and miniature ice buckets, which won’t break the bank at Target price points. Cutler’s also made room for furnishings, including a cheeky Seletti sofa wrapped in a snake print. “It’s playful and definitely a conversation piece. They don’t hold back,” she says of the Italian brand, which she’d pair alongside Normann Copenhagen’s velvet pouf and pine side table.
Your closet will benefit from plenty of new wares, too, from MKT’s Purple Rain T’s to Miista’s Spanish leather-soled shoes and Brooklyn-based metalworkers Jack + G’s single earrings. Or if you really want to make your stylish friends jealous, get your hands on upcycled fashions by 27-year-old Parisian Floriane Fosso, who’s scooping up dead stock from Celine and Chanel, and keep an eye out for exclusive designs available by special order from neighbor Luke Aaron.
33 Charles St., Boston (617-982-7962) ouimillie.com