Soca Clothing 2820 18th St S 205-939-4955 HOMEWOOD

If you are looking for designer denim and an assortment of cute tops and dresses, Soca is the store to visit. With a wall of denim and knowledgeable staff, Soca is becoming the IN place to find the perfect pair of jeans. They have a great selection of designer denim and clothes you won t find anywhere else. Their sales staff is very knowledgeable about their products and attentive to your needs to help you pick what s right for you. Jessica R.

Soca Girl 2815 18th St S 205-870-1285 HOMEWOOD

When you re done finding the dream pair(s) of jeans at Soca, your daughter is likely to be insanely jealous until she sees Soca Girl across the street. It has everything that makes Soca such a fabulous destination, but for girls 7-14 years old. Wow, what a nice surprise! So many beautiful and classy things unlike the nonsense you normally see marketed to young girls. Jane W.

Sojourns 2017 3rd Ave N 205-323-5680 BIRMINGHAM

Journey to other cultures without leaving Birmingham by venturing into Sojourns. The store s name means travels of exploration. Sojourns has jewelry, art and pottery from artisans around the world all based on fair trade practices, paying artisans a fair and liv- ing wage while focusing on environmental sustainability. Baskets, sculptures, textiles, paper goods, coffees and teas, specialty foods, toys, world music and even pet accessories can be found in this IN shop- ping spot. A great and affordable gift shop, right downtown and everything is fair trade, so you can feel good about where your money is going. Brock K.

Stella Blu 2730 Cahaba Road 205-870-2006 MOUNTAIN BROOK

This posh Mountain Brook Village boutique was started by two sisters who love fashion and is not to be missed by anyone who feels the same. From de- signer denim to darling dresses

and everything in between, Stella Blu has you covered. I love this place. I check their Facebook every day to see what they ve got new! Katie D.

The Swanky Stork 2827 18th St S 205-803-2133 HOMEWOOD

Oh, baby! The Swanky Stork stocks fashionable clothes for soon-to-be mamas from lines like Citizens of Humanity, Paige, Chip and Pepper, Maternal America, Olian, Japanese Week- end, Ripe and many more. It s the best maternity boutique in Birmingham, and they are just as trendy as any other women s store! Great stuff! Danielle P.

Three Sheets 2904 18th St S 205-871-2337 HOMEWOOD

Since we spend a third of our lives in a bed, it s important to achieve maximum comfort when the day is done. And Three Sheets can help you do just that, with luxury bed linens, bath accessories, home furnish- ings and more from the leading relaxation brands. Three Sheets changed the way I sleep. I couldn t go back to my old linens. There s just no way. Stephanie B.

INSIDER TIP After shopping at What's on 2nd?, walk down the street and get a coffee and something sweet at Urban Standard.