Must-Visit Fashion Boutiques in San Jose

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San Jose is often praised for its hockey team and legion of tech companies, but the Capital of Silicon Valley also does something else extremely well – fashion. From independent boutiques to major retailers and malls, San Jose, California, has mastered what it means to be well-dressed. Although there are plenty of boutiques worth checking out in the Bay Area, here’s our 10 favorite shops in San Jose.

1. Ibiss


With a location in the heart of Willow Glen, Ibiss is for the fashionista in your life. The small store is praised for being affordable and on-trend. Ibiss’ ensembles tend to be feminine, colorful, and versatile. Wear a dress you picked up for a day on the town with friends, and then add some statement jewelry from the store to make it fresh for a romantic dinner.

2. Bombshell Boutique


Bombshell Boutique is restocked several times a month with looks from different designers. Offering affordable, stylish finds that will seriously upgrade your wardrobe, this local haunt should not be missed. With clothes, jewelry, purses, scarves, belts, and hats, Bombshell Boutique could become your next one-stop wardrobe shop.

3. Bella James


A pair of sister-in-laws own Bella James, so you could say it’s a family affair. When you walk inside the boutique, you’re greeted by clean, contemporary displays that make the clothing look appealing and accessible. With classic, beautiful outfits that are flattering to women of all body types and ages, you could truly lose hours skimming through the breathtaking ensembles inside Bella James.

4. Aritzia


Dishing up modern, minimalist looks, Aritzia is a brand to familiarize yourself with. The company originated in Vancouver but now has several boutique locations within the United States. Their items are made with quality materials that will complement any women’s pre-existing wardrobe. Because the items are minimalist, they’ll blend well with what you already own while still adding a pop of newness to your closet.

5. Penelope Boutique


Located in the Santana Row shopping district, Penelope Boutique serves up glamorous looks on a daily basis. When you’re attending a special event and need a dress that will be a total show-stopper, Penelope Boutique has you covered. While the store is full of lavish outfits, there are also beautiful, casual items to discover too.

6. Petite Galleria


Your eyes will grow wide and your head will turn at each new addition inside Petite Galleria. Home to high quality hand-crafted work, the small shop sells clothing, jewelry, accessories, stationary, and more. Step inside and feel your troubles melt away as you browse artisanal soaps and adorable trinkets.

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