I spent the better part of a Saturday afternoon shopping and chatting with the team at Allie M Designs Boutique in Akron. I’m always on the hunt for easy and uncomplicated pieces, especially now that I have a 5 month old baby. So Allie’s sister, Jenn helped me find a few practical yet fashionable pieces I can easily style and wear this summer. I also took advantage of their Christmas in July sale and saved over $50. I went home with a pair of their Tummy Tuck cropped leggings (seriously the best leggings I think I’ve ever owned), a Paper Lace coral cotton top, a beautiful Spartina bee necklace, and the perfect Paper Lace cream ruffled tunic that also doubles as a dress.
If you’ve never been to Allie M before, here are five reasons why you’ll love this place:
It’s locally and female-owned
The Store is Beautiful And Easily Accessible
Allie M relocated from Downtown Akron to West Akron in Pilgrim Square (next to 750ml and The West Side Bakery) a few years ago. The boutique is absolutely beautiful, airy, and welcoming. There’s plenty of parking if you’re driving!
They carry styles that flatter a variety of shapes
Most times when I shop at boutiques, I am wary of the limited sizing options. Sizes at Allie M’s ranged from xs-xl and I was quickly able to find several pieces that fit my postpartum frame. Plus, there’s definitely a bohemian vibe going on in the store, so you’ll find a lot of breezy, over-sized, lightweight styles that flatter a variety of shapes.
It’s a great place for gifts
The entire time I was there I kept thinking, “my sister would love this.” “Oh! my MIL would appreciate this.” There’s such a wide selection of beautifully curated jewelry (many of it is handmade by Allie and her sister Jenn), as well as accessories and clothing that you’re bound to find the perfect gift for a loved one.
They carry baby stuff!
The baby corner was seriously like something out of a Pinterest board. If you want to win at baby shower gift giving, head over to Allie M and pick up one of their baby outfits made from organic cotton or a muslin swaddle.
Grab a friend, a sweet bite from the bakery next door, head to Allie M’s, and make an afternoon out of it!
Allie M Designs Boutique
2299 West Market Street (In Pilgrim Square)
Akron, OH 44313