I decided to take a quick stay-cay to Boston to visit my dearest sister-friend, Santara of The Gorgeous Ingredient. Bean Town is by far one of the most beautiful cities to visit, with varying neighborhoods and treasures for people to explore.
With that being the case, it’s sometimes hard to pick the perfect spots to hit when you only have a couple of days to spare. We decided on Newbury Street, a famously well-known strip with luxury shops and boutiques, good eats, and stylish people. The area surrounding is quite affluent, so it reminded me much of NYC’s Madison Ave, but a much more sedated version.
We stumbled upon the Bettie Page boutique with a window that reeked of retro, Hollywood glamour with a 50’s pin-up spin. I HAD to go in.
I walked in and nearly lost my entire mind. I mean…. wow. All of my style dreams came true; all of the authentic 50’s and 60’s inspired apparel that leaves me in awe from images of time’s past were in front of me. I went from rack to rack, scowering through A-line dresses with cut-outs, sinched waists, and intricate details that no contemporary frock would be able to imitate. Two-piece ensembles with the choice of bandeau or push-up styles, high waist shorts and swimwear bottoms that were made that way and not forced into submission by someone who couldn’t find the real ones. I mean, it was like a kid being in a candy store for me. Of course I tried things on!
We probably spent a good hour-and-a-half in that place, and it was well worth it. What I decided to purchase was a t-shirt (I know you’re like “huh?”)…well, I decided I wanted to take a piece of Boston,’s Bettie Page home, but that I’d just go to the Philly location to SHOP shop so I wouldn’t have so much to take back on my travels.
Of course the sales associates made our experience very pleasant, and they emulated what Bettie Page represents, retro glam! I was so captivated by her look; she nailed this!
I absolutely loved my experience at this gem of a style heaven. Amazing clothing selection, friendly staff, and outstanding atmospherics to set the mood of Bettie Page’s classic era. Guess what else? As I was posting photos on Instagram, a few people told me that there is a Bettie Page in Philly!!! What?! HOW on earth did I miss that?! I should be ashamed. In any event, I am now en route back to Philly and I will be paying them a visit real soon! My graduation dress is going to be graaaaand, darling.
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