By  on June 28, 2007

A collection of stores that get it right in half a dozen cities.

São Paulo, Brazil: Adriana Barra
Adriana Barra is a São Paulo boutique whose eponymous, boho chic–inspired apparel has become a must-have for many young, upmarket women. Barra, the brand’s stylist, opened the boutique in 2001, bucking the rage for clinging, revealing outfits. Barra believed there was a market for looser, flowing clothing featuring forward prints that are heavy on florals. Now, her 1,300-square-foot shop grosses $3 million a year. The rustic boutique, tucked inside a cozy villa, looks like the living room of an ex-hippie globe-trotter: bamboo walls, wooden closets, a curving wooden Balinese sofa, Persian throw rugs, a tree-trunk coffee table, an aquarium and her pet golden retriever.

To Read the Full Article
SUBSCRIBE NOW

Tap into our Global Network

Of Industry Leaders and Designers

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus