Owner Mal Malouf dreamt of the day the doors to this new boutique would open, but she had to wait patiently. To reserve this corner spot in the bustling Plaza at Preston Center, she first had to buy the former occupant, Viva a Paris, and sell off its merchandise. The doors closed just before the summer and reopened two months later as a bright, sophisticated, and affordable shop with something for everyone. Check out what Malouf calls the “running around town” section with leggings, oversized tees, and Hard Tail galore. Then move over to the cocktail dress wing, where quality dresses mimic all the latest trends. If you’re looking to accessorize, the store’s full of jewelry. Bangles adorned with rocks, necklaces for layering, and chunky cocktail rings are so affordable that you won’t feel guilty when you pick one up as a gift and buy one for yourself, too.