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No matter how many you own, chances are you keep reaching for that same pair of jeans—the ones that fit perfectly. Where can you find your dream denim? blues jean bar on East Elm stocks all the top brands, and its staff is dedicated to finding the most flattering pairs. “This is not just a retail store,” says manager Liz McKay. “We’re offering a service. Customers tell us size, fit and wash and we pull the jeans that will be best for them. We make sure everything fits perfectly.” If you need your jeans shortened or tailored, they’ll handle that too. Popular lines include Fidelity, Joe’s, Paige, Hudson and a new jean called Asbury Park, with the straight-leg look continuing to be hot for fall, along with skinnies and colored jeans in richer, darker hues. In addition to jeans, BJB carries its own line of tops as well as brands like Blue Pearl by Allen Schwartz and Julie Brown, and philanthropic lines such as TOMS, which donates a pair of shoes or glasses for each pair purchased, and Pact, a line of underwear, tanks, leggings and socks that donates to different charities every season. No time to shop? Try BJB Express. You e-mail what you’re looking for and you’ll be sent a package with options; keep what you like and send the rest back in the prepaid shipping box. 19 East Elm Street, (203) 340-2945; thebluesjeanbar.com

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Searching for timeless clothes that are also modern and up-to-date? Fashion veteran steven alan is a newcomer to Greenwich Avenue—joining the ranks of top designers moving in—whose shops feature men’s and women’s classics with a twist and a selection of home goods. For fall the new lines include basics like luxe knits, well-fitted shirts and pieces that play with proportion as well as layering, such as turtlenecks with shirttails peeking out or dresses styled over pants. Comfort is key, as seen in pieces such as the City Sweatshirt Dress. His overall aesthetic tends toward the neutral but with pops of color for autumn in wine, mustard and seafoam and mixed textures—velvet with leather, for instance. Understated looks are completed with the American-made footwear, with ankle boots and wedge oxfords being shown for fall. In the home collection, Alan sources from up-and-coming designers with a range of accessories such as pillows, blankets and baskets as well as handmade ceramics, imported linens, and essentials for the table. 82 Greenwich Avenue, (203) 714-8062; stevenalan.com

Skin Boutique

Think you need to travel to the city to get elite-level skin care? That’s the gripe that dermatologist Kim Nichols heard from so many friends and family members in the suburbs that she decided to open her own office in town, nicholsmd, also known as “The Boutique.” This Harvard- and NYU-educated doctor who practiced in New York for six years now offers cosmetic and medical dermatology in a sleek, modern, spa-like space on the Post Road. “I’m known for making people look beautiful but not done or overdone,” says Dr. Nichols. In her arsenal: the latest laser technology for removing brown spots and smoothing away wrinkles, as well as Botox and fillers. Dr. Nichols is also offering a noninvasive fat-reduction procedure called Liposonix that can target specific areas, such as the stomach, back of arms, back of thighs or knees, in one or two sessions. She includes a full-body skin exam as part of her consultations, so her busy clients get their annual skin screenings covered while they’re also getting advice on beauty concerns. For those who are truly time pressed, there’s the Boutique at Home concierge service, where Dr. Nichols performs aesthetic procedures in your home. Yes, she makes house calls. 469 West Putnam Avenue, (203) 862-4000; kimnicholsmd.com

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Greenwich Agenda

  • 6th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop

    2014.11.28

    Santa and his LIVE reindeer - Dancer, Dasher, Prancer and Blitzen, are coming back to town for the 6th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival &...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • The Best of 2014: Cecile Chong, David, Ruth Hiller, David Licata, Loanne Mattera, Jill Parisi, Kristen Thiele

    2014.11.08
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY I Dates: November 8 – December 22, 2014     Opening Reception: November 8, 6:30 – 8:00 PM Public Invited THE BEST OF 2014:  Cecile...

  • Antarctica: Photographs by Diane Tuft

    2014.10.28
     @ Bruce Museum

    October 28, 2014 - February 1, 2015 Selections from Gondwana, Images of an Ancient Land Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT...

  • Exhibition: Native American Pottery from the Bruce Museum Collection

    2014.11.22
     @ Bruce Museum

      Generously underwritten by Gabelli Funds and The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund Over the years, the Bruce Museum has...

  • IMAGINE CANDY- SWEET TASTINGS!!!

    2014.10.24
     @ Imagine Candy

    Imagine Candy located in Scarsdale Village- Winner of 2014 Best West of Westchester by Westchester Magazine- holds a Belgian Chocolate and Candy...

  • Ellela La Beaute Loft One Year Annual Holiday Bash

    2014.12.20

    ELLELA Cosmetics owned by one of the most sought after, and critically acclaimed award winning makeup artists Elle Murphy today announced the one...

  • Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale for Charity

    2014.11.29
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    O, Christmas Tree; O Christmas Tree Buy your tree and help those in need this Christmas! It’s time for the annual Christmas Tree and...

  • Interactive Live Nativity at First Congregational Church

    2014.12.21
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    The Sheep are Back! Interactive Live Nativity at The First Congregational Church of Greenwich 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich (across from...

  • Family Gallery Tours

    2014.10.26
     @ Bruce Museum

    Designed for children ages 6-10 and their families, these tours will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the museum’s current...

  • Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Celebration

    2014.12.31
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

    New Year’s Eve - Shakespeare’s Big Birthday Bash: A UNIQUE ELIZABETHAN FEAST CELEBRATING the 450th Birthday of William Shakespeare...

  • Whitby School Open House

    2015.01.11
     @ Whitby School

    When you visit Whitby, you'll see how children take the lead in their own learning, under the guidance of expertly trained and caring...

  • Greenwich Ballet Academy Open Auditions

    2015.01.12
     @ Greenwich Ballet Academy

    Greenwich Ballet Academy will be holding Open Auditions for their Spring Semester and Summer Intensive the week of January 12th, with a designated...

  • Positively Me

    2015.01.30
     @ Junior League of Greenwich

  • TuB’shevat-Shanahnah With Sandi

    2015.02.03
     @ Temple Sinai

    For children ages 6 months - 2 years and their parents or caregivers Celebrate a whole year of holidays with the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School...

  • Fairfield County's Giving Day

    2015.03.05

    Fairfield County's Giving Day - bigger and better than ever! On March 5, 2015, join thousands as we celebrate local giving! Fairfield...

  • Spring Gala to benefit Kids in Crisis

    2015.03.06
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    The Kids in Crisis do-not-miss event, The Spring Fling, will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, CT. It...

  • 2015 United Sole Sisters Luncheon

    2015.04.23
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    Sole Sisters Annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Accessories Boutique Guest speaker to be announced. Luncheon chairs: Diane Viton and Jill...

  • Greening our Children's Annual Benefit

    2015.05.01
     @ Hyatt Regency

    Greening our Children's Annual Benefit May 1, 2015 Start Time: 6:30pm Hyatt Regency Greenwich With honored guest and Champion...


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