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5 Local Boutiques To Spruce Up Your Spring Wardrobe

Juliette Miliani | March 17, 2021 | Style & Beauty Feature

As the weather warms up, now is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe—and you don’t need to look too far in order to do so.

Franco Uomo

Franco Uomo’s styles will provide a sophisticated wardrobe refresh for any man PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Franco Uomo’s styles will provide a sophisticated wardrobe refresh for any man.

With high-quality Italian fabrics and pinpoint measuring, Franco Uomo’s sophisticated boutique is giving local gents a fab resource for stylish, tailor-made suits. The signature Franco Fit is renowned for its athletic yet sharp look. Whether it’s a precise suit fitting, handsome bow ties or cuff links, the brand’s great attention to detail will make any man stand out in a crowd. Santana Row

Harajuku Boutique

052_SAND_DRESS_LEGGING_SAND.jpgSafari jacket, dress and leggings in sand by Sarah Pacini Italy, all from Harajuku.

With an avant-garde flair and an unmatched eye for shapes, Harajuku Boutiquee owner Connie Yi created a shop that carries pieces she loves that she couldn’t find elsewhere. As a result of her desire for inclusivity and functionality across cultures, she sells items by a batch of global designers from Seoul, Italy, Paris, Germany, New York and more for the ultimate globe-trotter’s dream wardrobe. Santana Row

Leaf and Petal

Founded in Palo Alto in 1979, Leaf and Petal showcases luxurious classics. From apparel to home essentials, the shop has consistently earned recognition from locals. Choose from an indulgent jewelry selection, classic contemporary dresses and more from brands including Rails, Joie and Vince. With an impeccable ability to evolve with the times, Leaf and Petal seems to always know exactly what’s in. 439 S. California Ave., Palo Alto

Romi Boutique

Inspired by her passion for business and fashion, founder Romi Mahajan combined the two to create a curated, ready-to-wear shop for achieving the ultimate West Coast aesthetic. The designer-casual boutique provides a sophisticated yet laid-back style with items from designers such as Zadig & Voltaire, Rag & Bone, Mother and Sundry, to name a few. Since opening in 2005, Mahajan and her staff have prided themselves on carefully curating each piece the store puts on its shelves. 624 Emerson St., Palo Alto


Ruti Zisser, the American-Israeli fashion designer behind this shop, has made her modern, minimalist dreams come true in the form of Ruti, which she founded in 2009. With a vision for sporting edgy, flattering and practical clothing, Zisser went from tech executive to fashion designer, without looking back. Timeless pre-spring pieces like the Tokyo silk blouse, the Foundation jacket and the Montana plaid cardigan pull together any outfit with ease. 855 El Camino Real, Ste. 64, Palo Alto

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