Boutiques are small shops that concentrate on a select few and fashionable items such as clothing and jewelry. The word 'boutique' means 'shop' in French. It is derived from the Old French word 'botica,' meaning apothecary. Boutiques grow in recognition each year as people search for another option to mass- produced clothes and goods. Boutiques sell the best and fashionable items as well as designer clothing and jewelry, handbags, shoes and hair accessories. Many boutiques focus on hand-made or unique items. Others create t-shirts and accessories in a little flow and put it up for sale for high prices. You will see many celebrities at these boutiques either shopping for themselves, their kids, pets, or their family. The Kardashian sisters ended up opening their own boutique in Calabasas, CA called Dash and they also open at children's boutique called Smooch. They have recently expanded their boutique and opened one in Miami, FL over the summer. There are two major kinds of boutiques, individual and chain. Individual boutiques in general have a sole owner and location. Chain boutiques are owned by a bigger company and can be placed in wealthy districts around the globe. They might even be situated within a bigger department store or shopping center. Boutiques can be located all over the United States, France, Germany, England, India and a lot of other countries. They are all the rage in tourist areas such as resort towns and areas with many well-off inhabitants. In contemporary times, many boutiques have websites which allow people around the world to buy their products.