During the Stone Age, dressing for distress was all the rage, because cave persons knew tattered threads would make them less likely to be courted by a handsome triceratops. Dress for success with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $125 worth of designer threads and accessories at Milana C. in Menlo Park.
Launched by two style-maven moms in an effort to gather their favorite brands under one roof, Milana C. features a wide range of high-end duds for the flirty to formal fashionista. Blouses begin at $30, with brands including Splendid, alice + olivia, and Black Halo. Customized personal styling options are available for the eternally fickle and the effortlessly effortless. Call ahead to provide the necessary event and sizing information, and personal style preferences, and the leading ladies will have outfit options laid out, awaiting your arrival.
Yelpers give Milana C. a perfect rating of five stars:
Two moms founded Milana C., naming the boutique clothier after their three children—Mia, Lana, and Charlie. The shop stocks brands including Alexis Bittar, alice + olivia, and Splendid. It also hosts occasional events, which in the past have included a girls' night out that blended networking opportunities with spray tanning, a more effective pairing than editing your resume inside a tanning bed.