I’ve come to think of most independently owned women’s boutiques as bastions of overpriced, made in China detritus.
So I was pleasantly surprised when my lovely wife reported to me that Tangerine Boutique, a women’s clothing store in our neighborhood, had a not insubstantial collection of made in America clothing.
This past weekend, we braved the rain to check it out.
I must admit, I was impressed. Made in USA items abounded, in a way that clearly appeared to be deliberate.
Tangerine Boutique traffics in what could best be described as clothing with a laid back, California vibe. Still, there were several pieces that could easily be described as classic.
One of those was a halter maxi dress from Tysa. It certainly has a relaxed, bohemian aesthetic. But it’s well designed with a timeless, elegant look. And, since my wife was absolutely stunning in it, she eagerly added it to her closet.
Tysa, the eponymous brainchild of Tysa Wright, was launched in 2004. For 15 years, it has done what very few clothing designers in the United States have done: maintained a commitment to American manufacturing, producing its entire product line in this country. Music to our ears.