Prelude's multihued sanctum dazzles the senses with the wafting bouquet of fine soaps and lotions and the vibrant visuals of jewelry culled from the world over. Doctor Hauschka's lavender bath ($32.95) and Crabtree & Evelyn's lily body lotion ($22.25) imbue people with the inspirational power of flowers usually hoarded by sonnet-writing hummingbirds. The redolent array of beauty products and soaps includes a variety of imported goods and is flanked by a massive selection of gifts and accessories, such as gorgeous scarves made from rayon, silk, or wool ($3.50–$100). A tawny profusion of amber jewelry from Poland and Russia ($35–$500) accents outfits and encases moments of beauty, allowing them to be reanimated in ill-fated amusement parks of the distant future.
Established in 1967, DeRosa has been known for hi quality Jewelery, Jewelery repair, Cash for Gold Services, House Parties, Charities and Fund-Raising events for community. We assist in raising funds by giving back with our Cash for Gold events.
Amy Finegold and Stephanie Sipley, SoleAmour's retail veterans, garb feet in a curated assortment of heels, boots, and flats from well-known and international designers such as Charles David, Dolce Vita, and BCBG. Yosi Samra ballet flats ($55 and up) fold in half and stowaway in purses or back pockets when downpours call for Dav moto rain boots ($59). Confident struts are supported by Groove wedge embellished sandals ($39) and protected by the ankle strap and studs of Sam Edelman pumps ($150). Unlike attempting to grow a goatee, wearing a pair of black Matiko oxfords ($118) immediately lends gentlemanly style to any outfit.
Gerard Bianco, the chief jewelry designer at Porte 4, mines 40 years of experience to fashion precious metals and gems into pendants, rings, necklaces, and bracelets inspired by the nautical imagery of Maine's coastline. The 14 karat Maine anchor pendant ($229) can dangle deliciously from either a necklace or a bracelet, and the Grand banks sterling-silver yacht pin ($75), bearing the Yankee marina insignia on its back, authorizes wearers to take the wheel of any cruise ship with or without the captain's permission. A leopard-print travel jewelry box ($23) keeps rings, earrings, and necklaces neatly sequestered, and a compact mirror can be used to perform self-hypnosis in public places. Porte 4 cleans jewelry brought in by Groupon customers as a complimentary service, so tarnished silver, dull diamonds, and mozzarella-covered emeralds can return to pristine states.
Ms. Lulu's gently lit, soft red walls enclose a mélange of cozy kids' clothes, toys, accessories, and more. A soft, stuffed Angel Dear lovey gently nuzzles slumbering tots ($12), and a full-body lobster biberall from A Mom Who Knows prevents baby from being stained by drool, carrot purée, or octopus ink ($25). Baby shoes from Pediped ($30) and Petit Bateau onesies ($20+) swaddle infants in stylish comfort while protecting them from the judgmental eyes of fashion-critic teddy bears. In addition to national kids' brands, Ms. Lulu's also stocks its shelves with luxury skincare products and locally made tutus.
As detailed in the Portland Press Herald, Arcana Acupuncture, a holistic healing center and boutique, soothes the soul with something as complex as alternative medicine and spiritual workshops or as simple as sparkly original jewelry. The spacious lobby's green accent wall, exposed brick, and babbling fountain establish a bohemian yet modern atmosphere that continues beyond the gold curtains to private, soundproof treatment rooms that allow guests to retreat from the everyday with acupuncture, massages, and life-coaching sessions. After a workshop in aura hygiene and a tarot-card reading that reveals an impending decrease in fortune, guests peruse the boutique. Owner Kate Hebold handpicks its items, which include zodiac pocket watches, light-up steampunk cog rings, local crafts, and books.