Known to be one of “Bethesda Magazine’s Places We Love to Shop” (from the November/December 2008 edition), Imagine Boutique is a great place to look for unique pieces that are unusually seen here around the Maryland area. I personally enjoy wearing clothes that stand out or that are different, and this store definitely helps out anyone with that similar mindset. Located in the Washingtonian Center for about seven years, Imagine Boutique caught my eye with their unique selected styles, featuring interesting designs for both men and women from many established designers.
Name: Nancy Strauss
Role: Manager, Imagine Boutique
CollegeFashionista: What gave you the idea to create this boutique here in Maryland?
Nancy Strauss: I wanted to create a boutique that fits a need for both women and men in our area. I like displaying and selling items that are not often seen here in the Maryland area. I like more unique items than trendy items, so I decided to create this boutique with this idea in mind.
CF: What audience would you say your clothing is mainly targeted to?
NS: We mainly target women of ages 35 and older, but we see many younger clientele walking in our store, checking out our unique items.
CF: What kind of brands do you love selling?
NS: We love selling clothing brands like Nicole Miller, Bailey 44 and Susan Monico. Sold Design Lab is a great denim line that we enjoy selling. We also enjoy selling Tolani and French Kande accessories. Kim & Zozi and Dolce Vita are brands of shoes we love selling to our customers too.
CF: What trends are you in love with selling this summer?
NS: I am loving maxi dresses and skirts for this summer. Jumpsuits, crop tops and lace shorts are great pieces that are trendy too. I also enjoy bright patterns and colors for this summer. My personal favorite piece is our Lindzi Dress, which is what I am wearing here. I love wearing it casually, and it’s great to dress it up too!
Learn More: See more amazing selections from Imagine Boutique on their online store and in stores, located at 208 Boardwalk Place in the Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.