This beloved boutique, located in Bellingham’s historic Fairhaven district, has been providing elegant and handpicked women’s clothing for 20 years. Owner Parul Bhathella is passionate about delivering a personalized experience that goes beyond any run-of-the-mill shopping trip.
“At Three French Hens, we believe that clothing is not just for looks,” says Bhathella. “We want our clothes to make you feel comfortable, confident, and unique.”
The boutique has something to offer everyone, from styling a wedding outfit to updating an entire wardrobe. In addition to their large selection of womenswear, visitors can also explore a curated selection of French-inspired home goods and accessories.
Bhathella describes Three French Hens as a “little escape to France,” and you’re sure to feel transported to Paris the moment you step inside. Upon entry, shoppers are greeted with classic French music and an elegant yet timeless ambiance. The staff are attentive and readily available to assist customers as they sort through the boutique’s ample selection of clothing. Those looking to further personalize their experience can even book a one-on-one private shopping appointment.
Bhathella has owned Three French Hens since 2014, but she worked in the lab at St. Joseph’s Hospital for many years prior. Though healthcare was fulfilling, she also held a lifelong interest in fashion and eventually felt called to pursue a new direction in her career. For Bhathella, purchasing Three French Hens was the culmination of a lifelong passion.
“This truly feels like I’m living my dream,” says Bhathella. “I love styling outfits for my customers in unique ways and developing such meaningful relationships with people.”
WHAT YOU’LL FIND
In addition to an eclectic selection of gifts and home goods, Three French Hens provides all the elements you need to put together an outfit that’s chic and memorable. The boutique carries everything from accessories such as jewelry and handbags to blouses, jeans, dresses, and even lingerie.
All the clothing at Three French Hens is carefully selected, and the boutique makes an effort to choose items that are crafted in the U.S., environmentally friendly, and made with high-quality and organic fabrics. Size inclusivity is also taken into consideration, and Bhathella says that Three French Hens’ door is open to all.
Bhathella is especially partial to the items in her organic linen and cotton collection. In addition to the comfort they offer, these pieces can be styled to fit any occasion, day or night.
“Not only are they unbelievably soft, but they balance cool and warm weather,” she says. “I love substituting these fabrics for jeans and pantsuits because they are more elegant and comfortable.”
It’s this versatility and attention to detail that keeps shoppers coming back to Three French Hens after two decades of business. No matter the occasion, you’re bound to find an outfit that makes you feel confident, chic, and just a little Parisian. 1100 Harris Ave., Bellingham, 360.756.1047, threefrenchens.com