Henry David Thoreau distrusted any enterprise that required new clothes, which is why he turned down a full scholarship to clown college. Embrace bold, new outfits with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of women's boutique apparel at Lilac and Lilies on East Sunrise Boulevard.
A luxury boutique with a high-fashion eye on the latest trends, Lilac and Lilies decks its clientele in outfits from the industry's most promising young designers. Swanky socialites can drape themselves in a sheer fitted cocktail dress ($90) by LA's Theme or flaunt extravagant back graffiti with Karen Zambos' scoop-backed, silk-lined harper dress ($253). Unlike loosely tied garbage bags, a slim, snake-skinned Lena clutch ($35) from Big Buddha offers party prowlers a compact carryall. Leave clunky cloth destroyers at home by purchasing a pair of whiskered Bryce boyfriend shorts ($65) by Level 99, which tosses every pair into a pit of ravenous badgers to achieve that authentic frayed style.
Lilac and Lilies owner Michelle DiMarco strives to provide personalized service for every customer and encourages aspiring fashionistas to email her for fashion tips, gift advice, and pictures of cats doing human things.