Boutique Finds: Misha

My biggest problem when shopping for clothes is that I want something different. I don’t want to always see others wearing the same clothes I have, and I like to put a spin on a popular look.

So, when Misha opened in Puyallup, Washington, it covered all my fashion needs. I stumbled upon the store when I was home for Christmas break in 2015, which happened to be right after they first opened. Malia, the owner, is from Hawaii and probably has the best style I’ve ever seen. She puts together the cutest outfits, and it shows in the clothes that are sold at the boutique.

As said in the biography on Instagram, Misha sells a modern bohemian look. They are known for their reworked band tees, trendy sweaters & jackets, and fun shirts with sayings such as “Support your local girl gang,” printed on them. And, that is exactly what they have done- created a girl gang. The store hypes them up like crazy. You can post pictures of the products you buy in the store with the hashtag #MishaBabe, and it will guarantee you a response and even a share on their page. A problem I sometimes have with buying new clothes is deciding how to style them, and the hashtag helps all the time.

I love going to Misha when I am shopping for a certain event, because they always style me so well. It has hurt my bank account, however, because I cannot seem to stop adding stuff to my check. But, it is always worth it. With Misha I have found the perfect outfits for birthdays, vacations, concerts and dates- accessories and all.

Malia is not only the owner, but she also makes one of my favorite items to buy in the store- outlaw flannels. She reworks the flannels with bleach that makes a cool and unique pattern on every one of the shirts. As said before, I like to put a spin on trendy clothes and this does exactly that. I can button it up and throw on yoga pants for a cozy look. Or, I can layer it with a t-shirt and a vest for a day of errands and coffee. I can even throw it over a dress, or on with a denim skirt, to spunk up a girly look. Every shirt is different, and she brings a ton in to the store each week.

Finding this store might have been the biggest blessing for my closet, and I love being in Washington so I can stop by and let them style me. I never leave the store without a bag in my hand, and the biggest smile on my face. Supporting local businesses in my hometown and small businesses is just another perk to buying here, and I cannot wait to get back to Puyallup to do some shopping! If you are interested in buying from Misha you can either order online or order through Instagram!

Pictures retrieved from here and here.

Amanda Osborn

Communication and Media Studies major at SDSU. A PNW girl at heart which means you can usually find me hiking or with a coffee in my hand.