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Thistle + Reed voted #1 Boutique in Connecticut

Thistle & Reed Mobile Boutique Wins Boutique of the Year for Connecticut

After more than 400,000 votes were cast, Thistle & Reed of the Hartford area was recently named overall Boutique of the Year by shoppers! 

The Boutique Awards is the only global recognition event for independent boutique retail owners in the fashion industry, hosted by The Boutique Hub. The Awards recognize and celebrate the best boutiques across all 50 States in the US, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, in the categories of Storefront Boutique of the Year, Online Boutique of the Year, Children’s Boutique of the Year, Mobile Boutique of the Year, and State or Country Overall Boutique of the Year. For a full list of winners, visit www.theboutiqueawards.com.

The awards celebrates retail at a unique time, when many are dubbing a current retail apocalypse, however industry trends show a strong upswing in the boutique retail market.  The Boutique Hub, the global voice and Hub of the Boutique Fashion Industry, cites one of the strongest boutique markets in history with new boutiques opening daily across the globe, and established boutiques posting some of the strongest sales to date. The Shop Small movement is certainly alive and well as big box retail dwindles.

Thistle & Reed opened in July of 2016, by Marisa O’Brien and Shannon Pecorelli.  They travel throughout the state in their mobile boutique, and offer women’s contemporary apparel, accessories and specialty gift items with a modern bohemian vibe.  Catering to the busy women of today, Thistle & Reed is a unique live and local shopping experience. Their goal is to inspire women to take time out of their busy schedules for themselves to have fun, relax, and enjoy!



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  • Mark Pecorelli on

    Very proud of both of you. You have worked hard this past year, and deserve this wonderful recognition . Congratulations


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