a small shop or a small specialty department within a larger store, especially one that sells fashionable clothes and accessories or a special selection of other merchandise.
any small, exclusive business offering customized service: Our advertising is handled by a new Madison Avenue boutique.
Informal. a small business, department, etc., specializing in one aspect of a larger industry: one of Wall Street's leading research boutiques.
of, designating, or characteristic of a small, exclusive producer or business: one of California's best boutique wineries.
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How to use boutique in a sentence
The toilet designed by Tadao Ando for Jingu Dori Park is a circular structure with a tilted engawa roof that could pass for a cafe or a luxury boutique.Loo with a view: Would you dare to use Tokyo’s transparent public toilets? | claychandler | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
Teens ranged around manicured parks taking selfies, while well-groomed women dipped in and out of The Artful Yarn, A Bit of Skirt, and other boho boutiques, cryo spas and vintage home goods stores.The Big Corporate Rescue and the America That’s Too Small to Save | by Lydia DePillis, Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel | September 12, 2020 | ProPublica
Kristin Tynski is VP of Creative at Fractl, a prominent growth marketing agency that’s worked with Fortune 500 companies and boutique businesses.How to use super-resolution and improve onsite image quality | Kristin Tynski | September 1, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
The region is filled with fudge shops, boutiques, and handmade jewelry.
It is home to the Cherry Creek Mall, eclectic eateries, and high-end fashion boutiques.
But in those days there were very creative people like Chris Blackwell who really did the first boutique hotel.
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 | Eric Felten | July 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The hotels sound upscale-boutique, rather than mega-glam behemoths.
Currently before the NLRB is a case concerning the right of workers at the luxury New York boutique Bergdorf Goodman to organize.
I then found myself a small cheap boutique hotel in the ancient quarter, and collapsed onto the bed, exhausted but relieved.
Ces parolles l sont venues de la boutique de Monsieur le Chancellier et non du Roy.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
There are no new books but old papiers de famille et d'arrire-boutique dished up.The Letters of Henry James (volume I) | Henry James
Somewhat similar is the loss in French of initial a in la boutique for l'aboutique, Greco-Lat.The Romance of Words (4th ed.) | Ernest Weekley
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 | Marianne Baillie
When they reached the shop, it had only the fille de boutique in it.Johnny Ludlow. First Series | Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for boutique
a shop, esp a small one selling fashionable clothes and other items
of or denoting a small specialized producer or business
(as modifier): a boutique winery
a small specialized stall or shopping area within a supermarket, esp selling fresh meat, seafood, etc
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