a small shop or a small specialty department within a larger store, especially one that sells fashionable clothes and accessories or a special selection of other merchandise.
any small, exclusive business offering customized service:
Our advertising is handled by a new Madison Avenue boutique.
Informal. a small business, department, etc., specializing in one aspect of a larger industry:
one of Wall Street’s leading research boutiques.
of, designating, or characteristic of a small, exclusive producer or business:
one of California’s best boutique wineries.
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a shop, esp a small one selling fashionable clothes and other items
of or denoting a small specialized producer or business
(as modifier): a boutique winery
a small specialized stall or shopping area within a supermarket, esp selling fresh meat, seafood, etc
noun Examples Word Origin Contemporary Examples Barbara Hulanicki, Queen of Fast Fashion Lizzie Crocker October 14, 2014
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