Best Of 2014: Non-Chain Store for Women's Fashions
Stepping up from second place in this category last year, Eve's Revolution is a boutique that began as a consignment shop 14 years ago. It gradually shifted its emphasis to retail while still taking some resale items "that play well with our collections," says owner Eve Carlson, "like a great pair of Frye boots that's going to look really good with a jacket." The shop, which covers five rooms and about 1,300 square feet in a west-side Victorian, houses a fast-changing collection of unusual pieces. "You're not going to see yourself coming and going," Carlson promises. "We try to carry a little bit of everything, like really beautiful classic blouses that could be paired with boyfriend jeans and heels. You could take my pieces and go to work, or go out in them." New arrivals are often posted on Eve's Facebook page; trades, consignments and store purchases are by appointment only. — Robert Meyerowitz
Insider Guide 2010
This west side boutique embodies all that is good in the women's shopping world. The used clothing and accessories are classy, and the new items often procured by owner Eve Carlson herself (from shows in New York and L.A.) won't be found anywhere else around here. Add to the equation reasonable prices, honest opinions on outfits and a laid-back vibe that will stay with you all day.