When you wear an exotic coat or tunic from Ondine Salima, don't be surprised if you turn people's heads. This happened to a colleague while wearing the reversible silk-and-rayon blend Turquoise Dragon Nodia coat. She noticed people turning around to look at her - which "never happens," she says - and couldn't figure out why until a handsome man moved his cellphone away from his ear and called out, "Beautiful coat." Owner Ondine Salima Brent, who splits her time between Brookline, Paris, and Thailand, has loved fashion since she was a girl and is fascinated by indiginous clothing. Pieces are named for the women in her family (Nodia is her older sister).
Prices start at $125. www.ondinesalima.com