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New Store Spotlight: Mimi Boutique

When you land on Mimi Boutique's homepage (, you're greeted with the following quote: "The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute. Life is too short to blend in." Wise words, and as long as you can get past the source (Paris Hilton), it's a great mantra for a boutique that features cute and trendy handbags, accessories, jewelry and beauty products at affordable prices. So let's get shopping, shall we? Here are just a few of the many items at Mimi Boutique that got me drooling. (Click any image for details)

Emmie Satchel in White, $46. Inspired by the Chloé Paraty leather shoulder bag, Mimi's designer-inspired version is precisely $1,849 less than the original. Summer style's in the bag.

Gold Filigree Ring with Coral Rose, $18.75. I'm loving the color coral for Spring, and this ring is the perfect way to wear it.

Peace Scarf in Green, $16. Get the same feel-good message as pricier Wish 4 Peace scarves at a fraction of the price.

Romance Trilogy Soap by Fraiche, $17.50. This luxury soap bar trio made from organic ingredients comes in Rose, Cherrylicious, Rich Dark Chocolate. All the pleasure of a decadent dessert, none of the guilt.

Gone Purple! Feather Headband, $22. Turn heads with the purple plumage on this fabulous hair accessory.

Blood Orange 100% Natural Lip Balm, $4.75 each. These all-natural vegan lip balms are handmade in small batches especially for Mimi Boutique by a local supplier on the West Coast.

What's the difference between a knockoff and a piece that is inspired by designer?
#1 Lesley on 2009-03-18 12:56 (Reply)
Good question. Look for the answer in an upcoming post.
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-03-18 14:26 (Reply)
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