Relatively small firm that provides a limited range of (usually) very specialized goods or services, often at premium prices. A boutique advertising agency, for example, may offer either creative work or market research services but not both.

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  • Sometimes you can get a great deal from a boutique that may have the same products as a bigger store but with less over head.

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  • We opened a small boutique in the south of France, specializing in designer jeans, sunglasses, shoes and belts, targeting the rich and famous that were looking for that special piece to wear to a gala affair.

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  • Margaret didn't like going to those huge department stores, and always preferred to find an out-of-the-way boutique when she went shopping.

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