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Felicia Strati owns the recently opened Felicia Strati Boutique in midtown. The store, also shown below, is surrounded by good eateries.
Felicia Strati's new boutique is in midtown (at 1901 Capitol Ave.), but the fashions she carries will transport the wearer straight to Europe - particularly such stylish destinations as Greece and Italy.
"I travel to these countries to put the collections together," Strati says. "And I'm encouraging customers to mix and match the pieces."
There are bright colors from Greece (orange and red, turqoise and green) and more muted shades (flax and taupe) from Italy. Her shoe collection is especially impressive - I couldn't resist slipping my dawgs in a pair of DoDiCi mules from Greece. Kitten heel, rhinestone jewel - and really, really comfortable. They'll look good with jeans and the ambitious strapless dress I'm wearing to an upcoming wedding.
Now that's smart shopping. (Felicia Strati Boutique is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.)
And, because it's Thursday and we know weekend shopping is on your mind, what about checking out the Wink boutique, right next door to Strati's and offering all things cute for the younger shopper? Can you say mother-daughter expedition?