From Our Editors
When Phil and Chris Rivard's kids began to fly the nest, the husband and wife started dreaming about another way to put the teamwork they’d honed over the years to good use. Their synergy and their insatiable desire for new experiences drove them to fulfill their long-time wish to own their own business: Apricot Lane—a fashion-forward boutique stocked with women's designer clothing.
Inside the contemporary retail outlet, dazzling chandeliers illuminate elegant wrought-iron shelves and racks filled with clothes from designers such as MM Couture, Elan, and vfish. Denim from Miss Me and Joe's Jeans wraps lower halves in style, and Nino Bossi handbags boldly carry everyday essentials or clingy pet rocks.
An expansive mirror's bold black border frames customers as they flaunt brightly colored frocks or one-of-a-kind jewelry from It Originals. Deep orange walls and exposed brick lend the shop a cozy, modern air, and hardwood floors lend a perfect surface for testing out tap-dancing skills in potential shoe purchases.