Origin of boutique
Examples from the Web for boutique
Contemporary Examples of boutique
But in those days there were very creative people like Chris Blackwell who really did the first boutique hotel.Barbara Hulanicki, Queen of Fast Fashion
October 15, 2014
There has even been a boutique Indiana brand (W.H. Harrison) bottling factory-made Indiana bourbon.Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana
July 28, 2014
Currently before the NLRB is a case concerning the right of workers at the luxury New York boutique Bergdorf Goodman to organize.Obama Loves Labor (on the Down Low)
April 10, 2014
Mrs. Kennedy went to a boutique on the East Side to order the outfit.
The boutique farmed out part of the finishing work to my father at the de la Renta shop.
Historical Examples of boutique
And what revelation so awful as that he has stood in a—in a—boutique?'Evan Harrington, Complete
It was merrier in the boutique to chat with customers, yet she started fairly, and for a week earned a franc a day.Bohemian Days
Geo. Alfred Townsend
While I was in the boutique of a little jeweller, the Princess Bariatinski came in, with one of her female attendants.First Impressions on a Tour upon the Continent
- of or denoting a small specialized producer or business
- (as modifier)a boutique winery
Word Origin for boutique
"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.