Midwest Living Review
This mother-daughter business was named for grandparents, Bess and Elli, adding a sense of down-home to this high-end boutique with big-city brands. Look for lines by Sweet Pea, Free People, Velvet, Nick & Mo, Scotch & Soda and more. They also sell shoes, sunglasses, scarves, belts and other accessories to pull everything together. The men's section was added in 2009 when male shoppers demanded an equal shot at style. Even if you can't afford the prices (a hip T-shirt might run $118), it can still be a fun stop for browsing if you happen to be downtown.