Clothing keeps people warm and looking fashionable, but its most important duty is replenishing bellybutton lint. Keep navels stocked with today's Groupon: for $45, you get $100 worth of contemporary women's apparel at Hemline.
With looks garnering attention by fashion magazines such as Glamour and Lucky, Hemline drapes feminine forms in styles from more than 200 designer lines. Style-minded staff members help shoppers scout body-flattering denim finds, such as Miss Mee floating-wing skinny jeans ($108), which swathe legs in dark hues and emblazon back pockets with ornate cross detailing. Structured lines and a sophisticated scoop back contrast with a splash of animal print in the navy Ark & Co. cheetah-belt dress ($92), adding a wild element to a stately backdrop, like fitting the floor of Congress with a smoke machine. The Mono B zigzag cardi ($75) warms torsos with tribal prints and fringe detail.
Pair ensembles with a trove of complementary accessories, including handbags from Melie Bianco ($58–$106) and shoes from DV by Dolce Vita, whose suede wedges ($89) nestle ankles in strappy style within a tasseled zip closure. For fledgling fashionistas, the boutique's collection of baby items ensures a pass from the pickiest of preschool bouncers.