I have a lot of friends who live in the Western U.S. Seems that I have a pocket of pals in Washington. They told me about a boutique they love called Eskell. Crazy thing - Eskell is a boutique in Chicago! It is owned by 2 gals from Gary, who are I.U. grads. Their first store is in Lincoln Park, with other shops all over IL, FL, CA, NY and Oregon (which is where my friends fell in love with the boutique).
You can check out the fashion forward cutting edge collections featured at Eskell at http://www.eskell.com.