How did the most American of retailers get mixed up with a hoity-toity Parisian boutique?
The current darlings of the bubbly set, these boutique growers make Champagne from grapes grown on their own small estates.
Indeed, Limato was practically a boutique business unto himself.
"fashion shop," 1953, earlier "small shop of any sort" (1767), from French boutique (14c.), from Old Provençal botica, from Latin apotheca "storehouse" (see apothecary). Latin apotheca directly into French normally would have yielded *avouaie.