Practical Makes Perfect: Housewares and Gifts from Michelle Willey in the South End
Hover/click for details. (Photograph by Michael Piazza. Styling by Jenny Wilson/Anchor Artists.)
File under oldies but goodies: Michelle Willeyâ€™s eponymous South End housewares and gifts boutique may have opened an economic climate or two ago (2005), but itâ€™s one of those age-defying outliers that still feels as fresh and relevant as the first time we fell for its eclectic wares. Truthfully, weâ€™d probably keep the airy shop on regular rotation even if it never branched out from the Pillivuyt vases and Matouk towels weâ€™ve been stocking up on for years (color us obsessed with the Libeco linens). But a 2010 expansion gave Willey room to boost her clothing and accessories offeringsâ€”see: the gorgeous sharkskin bags and oh-so-hot Illesteva sunglassesâ€”and weave in quirkier finds. â€śTheyâ€™re simple things that can work in a variety of settings,â€ť says Willey of her merchandise. More to the point: â€śTheyâ€™re things you canÂ use.â€ť
8 Union Park St., Boston, 617-424-6700,Â michellewilley.com.
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