Before boutiques, fashionistas had to get their couture in more primitive ways, spearing sweaters off their looms or lassoing the skirts off packs of feral supermodels. Nab garments the easy way with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of boutique clothing at Mia Sorella in Barrington.
Mia Sorella’s welcoming and fashion-forward storefront boasts a broad array of high-end apparel. Peruse premium denim from AG, Paige, and Level 99 ($100–$250) or embrace pantslessness with knit, maxi, and special-occasion dresses ($50–$212). Flirty, sumptuous, and casual tops swaddle torso-parts with offerings from brands including Three Dots, Gentle Fawn, Lia Molly, and Velvet ($40–$125). Tote nightlife essentials such as mascara, a coin purse, and an inflatable turntable in a stylish leather ($500) or nylon ($150) handbag. A children's entertainment area distracts diminutive patrons while adults peruse the habiliments with courtesy coffee in hand. The shop’s treasures lie mere blocks from the Barrington Metra station, making boutique shopping easier than falling off a buttered log.
At intimate salon, boutique, and spa Mia Sorella, which means "my sister" in Italian, owners and twin sisters Mary Sirois and Molly Kiefer strive to make customers feel beautiful, whether it be through a haircut and fresh highlights, a new wardrobe, a massage, or full bridal hair and makeup. The boutique staff works to keep customers well dressed with a selection of stylish jackets, dresses, and culottes by designers such as Darling, Tulle, and Level 99. The spa staff pampers complexions and nails, and a licensed massage therapist brings chiropractic know-how, spa experience, and a Swedish dictionary to each relaxing kneading.