If you’re of a certain age, your calendar fills up with important events like weddings, bachelorette parties, showers, and work functions, and you need clothes for the occasion. You want to look cute, fit the event, and not spend a ton. Try Proper, a trend-forward boutique on Lyndale Avenue, where shopping is like sifting through your coolest friend’s closet. The emphasis is on feminine, cool-girl silhouettes and bright colors, with more classic pieces and easy basics mixed in. There are patterns galore, chic and budget-friendly accessories, and even some home goods that make perfect gifts. New stuff arrives all the time. Pro tip: Keep an eye on Proper’s Instagram to snag new items before they sell out.
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