Vanessa Bruno

Best New Boutique for Women, August 2011

A handful of stores make you wish you had a trust fund. Vanessa Bruno, who opened her stateside flagship in L.A. last summer, is among them. The Parisian designer’s effortless jersey T-shirts, origami-esque leather jackets, and desirable crepe skirts aren’t stratospherically priced—it’s just that you want one of everything. Pretty printed silk dresses, slouchy metallic sweaters, and billowy backless jumpers fit for Bianca Jagger have a breezy yet structured French feel and pair well with butter-soft leather totes, lace-tinged bandeau bras, and fanciful wedge sandals. No wonder Reese Witherspoon, Kate Bosworth, Kirsten Dunst, and Rachel Bilson are fans.