Articles of clothing can become a person's trademark—Cinderella had her glass slippers, Waldo had his striped hat, and William Taft rarely removed his oaken barrel. Distinguish yourself with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of women's boutique apparel at Ella Bleu in Plano.
Ella Bleu drapes ladies in dynamic dresses, cutting-edge denim, and accessories that accent style and exude spirit. Inside the boutique's turquoise and purple sanctuary, shoppers peruse the racks for flirty summer tops and airy dresses such as this psychedelic seismograph of earth tones ($72). Form-fitting Miss Me jeans and foot-hugging sandals ($40 and under) add verve to the lower half or, as lovelorn torsos would have it, the "better half." The store’s many tables support the weight of fashion, upholding accessories from wicker hats to glitzy jewelry, better for accentuating attributes than a 24-karat highlighter. The store posts frequent updates of new threads and trinkets on its Facebook page, helping the fashion savvy to keep tabs on the latest fashions.
The electric blue and purple walls of Melissa Rubin's Ella Bleu boutique echo the vivacious spirit of the trend-savvy, affordable women’s wear within. Located in the Shops at Legacy, the studio-like space contains flowing dresses, distinctive shoes, and glamorous jewelry perfect for a night on the town or a Naomi Campbell walk around a cul-de-sac. Miss Me jeans kit out a premium denim rack, and MM Couture tops offer this season's haute silhouettes without a bank-breaking price tag.