Stylish Surprise

A store that stands up for style—you won’t believe where



ired of having to trek to Newbury Street for decent shopping, Nicole Cronin decided to start her own shop in, of all places, Southie. The result is Ku De Ta, an ultra-girlie boutique with unique clothes, accessories, and designer jeans. Once a year, Cronin travels throughout the United States and Asia to pick her collections, and sells only six of each item, so you’ll never look like a department store fashion clone. Don’t let the sound of a hand-picked inventory scare you off—prices are rarely over $100, and often far less. Templeton



Americans spend nearly $600 billion a year on apparel, two-thirds as much as they spend on food.

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