Chica

2006 Best Women's Clothing, Martha's Vineyard

Chin up, island girl: Overcast days needn’t be such downers. The breezy Chica, a mother-and-daughter shop next door to L’étoile, sells enough “where did you get that?” gear to lift any shopaholic’s spirits. Here, folksy boho-chic reigns in the form of zigzag striped Ella Moss skirts, embroidered Johnny Was shrunken jackets, and edgy Da-Nang pants. If you begin to find yourself wishing for inclement weather, you’re not alone—last summer, Chica answered shoppers’ demands with a second outpost in Oak Bluffs.

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