A Berkeley Boutique Owner Shows Off Her Insane Style And Store

  1. Begin Slideshow
    opener

    466

    SHARES

    0 comments
    See All Slides

    [UPDATE: This story was originally published on August 24.]

    We have a soft spot for scouring Etsy, no doubt about that. But, despite our affinity for the craft-centric e-shop, we’re always tickled to come across a head-turning bricks-and-mortar spot. So, when one of our go-to Bay Area Etsy vendors, James Rowland, opened up a store in Berkeley, we knew it had to be stuffed with the same online goodies we’d adored for eons. And boy, is it … and then some, thanks to a collection of vintage pieces from Prada to Jil Sander, local artisans galore, a muted color palette, plant-laden decor, and a memorable soundtrack.

    So, naturally, we’ve wanted to meet the chic mastermind behind the curtain, James Rowland’s co-owner Amy Blaustein. The pretty lady granted us entry into her eye-popping vintage collection (which she proudly modeled for us) and her quaint shop. Want to see just how this Berkeley babe rolls, sartorially speaking? Trust us, you'll be inspired.

    Photographed by Molly DeCoudreaux

    Photographed by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS


Food & Drinks

The One Thing Your Kitchen Is Missing

Having fresh herbs at your fingertips will revolutionize your cooking. We can hardly come up with a dish that doesn't taste better when prepared with fresh — versus dried — herbs. Yet while we might hold this knowledge to be true and believe it without reservation, we're often guilty of reaching for the packaged spices. read


Styling Tips

Are You Being Evil With Your Clothes? Here's How Not To Be

It seems that sustainability and fashion have long been at odds with each other, facing off from the opposing corners of "responsible" and "indulgent." While traditional fashion offers endless inspiration and opportunity for self expression, sustainable fashion typically appears frumpy, monotonously beige, and unstylish read