5 Main Line Shopping Meccas

Whether you’re in search of the latest trends or fashion staples, here’s a look at what local boutiques have to offer.

Pictured: No. 109 Hammit Andrew Fringe Crossbody

This fall is all about the ’70s, from fringe to flares. Trendy pieces include fringe-covered tops, pants and accessories, plenty of plaid, ponchos, and ripped denim. Statement colors for this season are in the berry family, with plum and wine among the most popular. Looking to update your wardrobe? Add a few throwback items, or find the perfect staples. Here’s a roundup of some boutique highlights around the area. â€‹

— Lisa Dukart

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Pictured: Knit Wit 3.1 Phillip Lim dress.

Edgy, urban ladies will love Knit Wit, which offers a variety of American and European styles. Find cool sweaters, shoes and accessories from designers like Phillip Lim and Tanya Taylor. Knit Wit also offers a variety of pretty dresses and skirts. … For those in need of some friendly help, head to Latrice, where stylists can craft the perfect outfit. It also has an extensive formal wear inventory from designers Talbot Runhof, Romona Keveza and others. Choose from ready-to-wear collections and permanent trunk shows. … Skirt also offers personal stylists. Its 10 experts on hand will help you assemble a polished look. Shop a range of designers, including Diane von Fürstenberg, Missoni and Elle Sasson. 


Pictured: No. 109 Hammit Logan Clutch

This walkable town is a great place to shop for unique items. Looking for a pair of colorful rain boots, chic heels or classic autumn boots? Head to Ashley Austin, which offers an abundance of footwear from Kate Spade, Vince Camuto and more.  No. 109 stocks modern styles that are perfect for “someone who wants a taste of what’s trending right now to freshen up their wardrobe,” says owner Heather Vinton Robitzer. She stocks a variety of established and emerging designers. You’ll find flared jeans and fringe-accented items, including cashmere sweaters, blouses, silk dresses, and a selection of crossbody bags from L.A.-based Hammitt, along with bathing suit cover-ups and pool-to-lunch wear. … For anyone in pursuit of the perfect pair of jeans, Chantilly Blue can help with fit and style. The selection includes Citizens of Humanity, plus James Jeans dry aged denim and more. 


Pictured: Trina Turk.

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Posh Collections owner Tina Corrado is embracing the ’70s trend with suede, ponchos, capes, and flared jeans from designers like Trina Turk and Vince. For something more traditional, Posh offers “staples with a contemporary twist” from Theory, plus the popular bootie shoe and open-toed booties. Looking for statement outerwear? This year, Posh will have about 20 different silhouettes. 


Per Lei Boutique.

Per Lei Boutique can be a real blessing for anyone with a hectic schedule. Owner Candice Caprice offers personal styling, from single outfits to entire wardrobes. “Our customer loves fashion, loves getting dressed each morning. She’s working, traveling, a busy mom,” Caprice says. “We take the guesswork out of getting dressed.” Flared jeans look good on almost every body type because they elongate the legs, says Caprice, who’s also seeing lots of reds from Diane von Fürstenberg and plenty of statement coats and outerwear from designers like Vince and Yoana Baraschi. Panchos are big, too.


Pictured: Louella fringe bag.

Jade’s Closet is perfect for contemporary wardrobe staples. From simple chambray shirts, silk tanks and blazers to edgier graphic prints, the shop offers all manner of everyday wear. You’ll find designers like Mara Hoffman, Rails and Supra Endura. … Eaves offers clothing for women with a sense of style and confidence. Its tailored pieces are juxtaposed with relaxed, cozy shapes and plenty of layers. European and American sportswear collections feature designers like Rag & Bone, Helmut Lang and Isabel Marant. Ask a stylist for help creating a multifunctional holiday look. “I think the modern woman is dressing less cocktail,” says owner Susan Ahn. … For a range of classic and trendy pieces, try Louella. Owner Maria Delany is big on Alice & Trixie’s mixed-print silk dresses, which are part of the store’s resort-wear inventory. Also check out Louella’s unique accessories. 

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