Taking Inventory: Winging It

Best for Your Wallet: Corey Lynn Calter’s equestrian-print silk scarf ($68) comes off both French-sophisticated and American-quirky.

Coveted by the Shop Clerk: A bold Aztec-inspired print funks up this Dolce Vita dress ($175), while the casual silhouette flatters all shapes.

Our Favorite Item: Channeling the ’60s with a capelike cut, Stewart + Brown’s wool coat ($328) keeps up-to-the-minute edge with its rich eggplant hue.

Worth the Splurge: The sturdy leather and brass of Linea Pelle’s tote ($425) look cool when new, but reach ultracool status after a few months’ wear.

The Lowdown: To some, mother-daughter shopping is heaven ("We’ll take it!"); to others, less so ("You like that?"). Lisa Kupsc and her daughter, Danielle, belong firmly in the former category: Not only do they love shopping together, but this fall they also set up their own clothing boutique. Located on Shawmut Avenue—the South End’s strip du jour—Flock is airy and whimsical, with a slightly rustic vibe. Featuring labels like Lauren Moffatt and Built by Wendy, the inventory complements the aesthetic, with dresses (most around $300) and separates (up to $200 each) in nature-inspired graphics and earthy textures filling the racks.

274 Shawmut Ave., Boston, 617-391-0222.