Article and image by: The Inlander

When you need something new to wear for a holiday party, or if you’re looking for a gift that will delight a fashion-conscious recipient, your first port of call should be the boutiques in downtown Spokane. You’ll find a wide range of styles and philosophies — all within just a couple blocks of one another.

For example, Roses and Thread Boutique (1407 W. First Ave.) is geared toward the everyday woman, emphasizing casualwear that looks like it’s straight out of a glossy magazine. Think a comfy but chic teddy bucket hat or a pair of high-waisted denim jeans.

Customers who want en vogue clothing and accessories without the high-end price tag should make a point of stopping in at Pink Fern (1107 W. First Ave.). The boutique is having a storewide 15 percent off sale on Black Friday as well as on Small Business Saturday, which makes their selection of seasonal sweaters, knit shackets, flannel tops, snuggly pajamas and activewear even more affordable.
“We’re a great place to shop at the holidays because we have on-trend pieces at an accessible price point,” says Pink Fern owner Roisheen Leinen. “We’ve always had gift certificates available, but we’re now offering proper gift cards, which are a little more convenient. They’re great if you’re not quite sure what to get your giftee.”

Just around the corner is Simple Wildflower Boutique (112 S. Monroe St.), where you’ll find an exciting curated assortment of dresses, crop tops, cardigans, jumpsuits, blazers and much more. Want to find a necklace, anklet or bracelet that you won’t risk losing on account of a fragile clasp? Check out Simple Wildflower’s collection of permanent, custom-fit gold and silver jewelry.