What’s In A Name?

Last night I attended the Nordstrom Designer Preview for Spring 2012 event held downtown at the Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier.

Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit Promise2Kids–a 30 year old non-profit dedicated to helping abused and neglected kids in San Diego–a worthy cause.

Not only a fashion show, but the event offered the opportunity to shop the hottest designer pieces for Spring 2012–complete with food and wine.

Now, I love Nordstrom as much as the next woman. And I’m sure that most women who shop there, also shop in many stores around San Diego.

But just in case….here is a list of a few of my favorite independently owned boutiques–these shops can always use a little extra plug.

As for last night’s show–Jason Wu was nice, and Missoni hot, but so are some of the lesser-name designers who weren’t represented on last night’s runway.

BTW….the hottest designers in New York during Fashion Week didn’t show collections at Lincoln Center. They presented in small studios and lofts in funky parts of the city.

Sometimes you have to leave the mall and the big names behind to be a true fashionista.

Passione Boutique: 7760 Fay Ave Ste D (between Kline St & Silverado St) La Jolla (858) 349-5927
Melero: 1918 India Street San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 546-4226
Gerhard: 1555 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014 (858) 481-9709
Laura Gambucci: 7629 Girard Ave Ste 3 La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 551-0214
Amore boutique: 7938 Herschel Ave. La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 729-1860
Capricorn boutique: 5544 La Jolla Boulevard La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 551-2660