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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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▪ At first glance, Saks Jandel has the markings of a New York boutique.
▪ Claire operated a boutique, an expensive little shop near the downtown section.
▪ Elegant boutiques are best established in cities such as Genoa.
▪ Groceries, boutiques and restaurants have a great time whenever the outsiders come back to their vacation houses.
▪ He stood outside the boutique, peered in and saw her in a big black coat talking with the cashier.
▪ Running parallel to Princes Street, this narrow thoroughfare is a convivial haunt full of pubs of character, boutiques and restaurants.
▪ The pier will bring more tourists, who will browse the boutiques and souvenir stores before boarding their ship at night.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"fashion shop," 1953, earlier "small shop of any sort" (1767), from French boutique (14c.), from Old Provençal botica, from Latin apotheca "storehouse" (see apothecary). Latin apotheca directly into French normally would have yielded *avouaie.


a. Specialized in bespoke or custom-made products or services for clientele in a niche market. n. 1 A small shop, especially one that sells fashionable clothes, jewelry and the like. 2 A small shop located within a larger one. 3 A film production company making only a few movies per year.


n. a shop that sells women's clothes and jewelry [syn: dress shop]


A boutique or dress shop is "a small store that sells stylish clothing, jewelry, or other usually expensive things". The word is French for "shop", which derives ultimately from the Greek ἀποθήκη (apothēkē) or "storehouse".

The term "boutique" entered into everyday English in the late 1960s when, for a brief period, London was a fashion capital. Carnaby Street and Kings Road (London) were the focus of much media attention for having the most fashionable stores of the era.

Usage examples of "boutique".

As far as Miranda could see-all the way to Nanjing, maybe-it was lined with Western and Nipponese boutiques and department stores, and the airspace above the street was besprent with almond-size aerostats, each with its own cine camera and pattern-recognition ware to watch for suspicious-looking congregations of young men who might be Fist cells.

I shopped all day, discovering a wide array of fashion boutiques: Amanda Wakeley and Betty Jackson on Fulham Road, Browns on South Molton Street, Caroline Charles on Beauchamp Place, Joseph on Old Bond Street, and Nicole Farhi on New Bond Street.

Disguised, he then opened a channel to a Red Manorial redaction boutique in the Deep Dreaming.

Bade, a Hombourg, a a Wiesbaden, a Ems, a Spa, ou ils tenaient boutiques de renseignements et de lecons.

I put away my wallet I stroll over toward Upsy Daisy, a vintage boutique a few doors down.

In the busy vitrine of a jewelry boutique he saw a small gold seal ring.

Pour cette fois, nous fermerons les yeux, mais, vous, fermez la boutique.

The place was one of a run of glossy new restaurants and boutiques on the old Hispanic strip, dotted in among the botanicas and social clubs, and the shuttered outlets full of dusty plastic furniture and out-of-date appliances.

Rosemary, a trim, attractive brunette of thirty-eight, was a former carhop who, after a series of waitress jobs and a bad marriage, had opened her own dress shop, the Boutique Carriage, on North Figueroa in Los Angeles, and made a big success of it.

Laurent and Oscar de la Renta, think the King Croesus and shopping at all those gorgeous Madison Avenue boutiques.

It cost Kevin plenty, since I bought it just before we left at one of the fanciest boutiques in Nouveau Paris.

The Bella Gata Boutique was in what at first appearance seemed to be a run-down part of the city, but the surrounding shops, though drab on the outside, actually housed rather pricey goods.

She had a small high-rise apartment near the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, just slightly removed from the crowded beaches and trendy boutiques of Ipanema.

And it shared the same entrance with five other specialized placeslittle dressmaker, a little hat designer, a little travel agency, little boutique for Florentine handbags and Perugian sweaters, and a little man for big parties.

So you can imagine my surprise and wonderment at what occurred during my brief attendance at a cocktail party given by the saleslady of a boutique patronized by my wife.