Category Archives: boutique

  Shopping @ NEXT

Hello and happy Monday Cleveland!

Last week was a whirlwind of fun and activity around town. Were you able to get to TEDX CLE last friday? If not, make sure to keep your eye out for next years event. Super inspiring and exciting happenings all around the CLE>

Also pretty fun… a few weeks ago I was invited to be part of an after work shopping spree courtesy of the store NEXT located in Beachwood Place. When I was originally invited, I thought to myself…the hip hop urban store that i usually stroll past as I escape Nordstrom’s on a perfume sample high? Yep…that be the one.

(sneakers, Allison & pal)

Last tuesday night a bunch of us gathered to spend our loot on many unexpected finds…WAY more than graffiti tees…now I know. From fancy party dresses, to sleek sandals, studded bracelets to chic leather coats, scarves and sorbet colored sneakers…there really is more to NEXT than I ever knew.

(studs, Amelia & Michelle)

The sales staff was incredibly helpful. They knew what piece would flatter what figure. What ran small and what was a great buy for your dollar. Just returning from a big women’s fashion buying trip, they spilled the beans that florals are going to be the “IT” thing this spring. The staff couldn’t have been more accommodating to those of us who had never shopped their before.

(watches & Alexa)

I was thrilled when I scored a new fluorescent green G-Shock watch as well as two really great tops. Seriously cleveland ladies & gents…next time you are in the mood for some true boutique shopping, don’t forget NEXT…it really impressed me.

(girls of NEXT & my new watch)

  A Custom Hat

Dreaming of the perfect East bonnet? Have a Derby Party to prepare for? Get your orders in now, just in time for the perfect spring accessory…a hat!

After many years of training and practice in the textile arts, Marta Glazen opened her millinery shop in 1996 in downtown Cleveland. Her third floor suite at the Tower press Building was the home of many parties among the artful people who gathered to enjoy her work. After two years of steady business, she has now moved “Busy Broad” to a storefront on Clifton Blvd.

Open Friday-Sunday, Marta is available to her clients who want to come in, have a cup of tea (in the tearoom) and talk fabric, form & design. A brim here, a tuft there, perhaps a flower to match with your spring suite or a broach to accompany your evening affair, Marta will create a masterpiece custom to your accessory dreams. Along with the custom hat design, Busy Broad also showcases an array of vintage coats, dresses and accessories. I serioulsy could hang out in there all afternoon.

On the wall is a quote “So many hats, only one head.” (I completely agree!) For more information on this talented “broad,” and the cute boutique visit