Shopping is one of our favorite past times. We love to browse through racks of pretty things and hunt for bargains or unexpected treasures. I knew I found a gem as soon as I stepped into Wish on Charles Street. This contemporary women’s boutique carries many of the designers I lust for: Trina Turk, Milly, Linea Pelle, Alice + Olivia, Theory, Equipment, Ella Moss, Rebecca Taylor, and more. While many of the items are on the pricey side, the styles and quality make them worthwhile purchases. While perusing the boutique the other day, I had fun chatting with the staff and appreciated the style advice that ultimately lead to a funky new blouse for my wardrobe.

Wish, 49 Charles St., Boston, wishboston@yahoo.com, 617-227-4441. For more info and store hours, please visit the boutique’s website or blog.

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