Boutique at 97th Sheldon Street [1st Impression]

Boutique at 97th Sheldon Street [1st Impression]

The Boutique at 97th Sheldon Street is an isekai manhwa, focusing on a woman who can’t rest. Luckily for her, the boutique is in need of her services!

Alt TitlesThe Boutique at 97th Sheldon Street, The Dress Shop at 97 Sheldon Street, 쉘든가 97번지 의상실
CreatorsYoung Hyun [영현, Yeong Hyeon]
LicensedNot in English
Release2020
AdaptedN/A
Genre ComedyDramaFantasy, HistoricalIsekaiRomance,
Boutique At 97th Sheldon Street [First Impression]

Boutique At 97th Sheldon Street Summary

After regaining her senses, Yoo-Eun finds herself inside a game! No logging out! No inventory! All she can do is design clothes?!

While struggling with her reality of being in a survival game, Yoo Eun arrives at the boutique on Sheldon Street and encounters a mysterious noble, Ashton.

Holding onto her, he’s asking for her help. It seems as if he was waiting for her… Isn’t that suspicious?

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Boutique At 97th Sheldon Street [First Impression]
Boutique At 97th Sheldon Street feels like a story without a clear direction. This is the conclusion I arrive at when I finish reading the few chapters available.

We’re introduced to a magical word, where sewing machines exist. Instead of electricity, they’re running on magic. I suppose this is a good way to keep our protagonist’s skill valid in this world, too.

I’m too far ahead, aren’t I? Basically our female protagonist is a hardworking woman who never takes a break. She works herself to sleep, or she won’t sleep at all.

In an attempt to relax and whatnot, she quits her job and relaxes at home with her games. However, she’s soon tossed into a game’s world and she can’t leave! Whatever will she do now you may ask, why of course she’s going to work!

The idea behind this manhwa isn’t exactly revolutionary, but Yoo-Eun is trying her best with surviving in the world.

Boutique At 97th Sheldon Street [First Impression]
That being said, I still don’t understand what the point of the series is or why everything is happening.

Normally there’s some sense of urgency, as in xyz needs to be done before a certain time. In this series, she’s just doing normal work and interacting with her colleagues.

This can be both good and bad, but it’s a bit boring just have it about a protagonist constantly working. In fact, she’s pretty much only working and not doing anything else. Sometimes someone is about to catch her fiddling with the in-game display but that’s a tiresome trope.

An example of this would be The Extras Refuse Obsession where the point of the story isn’t fully established or ends up falling flat.

Our female lead should be horrified and want to return home, yet she’s not exactly in a rush. Instead she picks up a job and seems to forget about her home.

It seems she’s content just being there and doing work, which is pretty much her whole personality anyway. Sadly this doesn’t make me too keen on finding out more about the story.

Recommendation: Overall it’s not a bad story but it’s just a bit meh. I think you can still check it out but don’t expect way too much from it.

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