When I was a little girl my mother worked in a sewing studio called Cody’s Couture in Georgetown (D.C.), which is where I spent a significant amount of my preschool years. The owner of the studio was a Frenchwoman named Solange Cody who loved me to death. Every time I was there I would join her on her errand-runs, which involved walking around Georgetown picking up lunch, buying flowers, and window-shopping at all the little boutiques. Hanging out with her allowed me to absorb everything in this trendy neighborhood within Washington, D.C. I remember loving all the clothes, the fashion, and window displays – even then I appreciated the treasures in these little spaces. It’s truly amazing what stays with you because today I love doing the same thing. No matter what city I live in I ha ve to explore the boutiques. I don’t need to buy anything, because for me there is something very nostalgic and wonderful about just visiting and admiring the unique flavor in each of them. Blogging for Fly gives me more opportunities to do so and an excuse to take pictures so I can share these inspiring spaces with others.
Here are some pictures from some recent boutique visits in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Cute earrings and colorful clothing from Harriet’s Alter Ego.
Funky clutches and pretty tops from Redberi.