Fashion Forward

The KatyeK difference.

Katye Stanzak suffered serious culture shock when she moved to the Main Line from the West Coast. “I found the shopping to be lacking,” says Stanzak. “There were a lot of boutiques in the area carrying similar designers and styles.”

So she opened KatyeK in April, filling its racks with a selection of clothes from the designers who inspire her. “I wanted to carry different styles and accessories that stand out,” she says. “When I do the buying for the store, I trust my instincts.”

Stanzak invests in quality basics, which explains the emphasis on jeans. She’s “obsessed” with Genetic Denim’s “great fit and quality”—and a girl can’t go wrong with a fabulous pair from William Rast or People’s Liberation. For those who prefer a price point below $100, there’s Blank, which Stanzak lauds for its “affordability and its ability to flatter a variety of shapes.”

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KatyeK also stocks print tees by Lauren Moshi (favored by the Hollywood celebs), flowy silks from Tucker by Gabby, chic hoodies by husband-and-wife team Mike & Chris, and horoscope T-shirts from e.vil.

There’s also an assortment of items for little guys and girls, including adorable hand-stitched tees from Amy Tangerine, leather booties from Robeez and whimsical, vintage dresses by Green Pomegranate made from recycled cottons, vintage linens and other antique materials.

510 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; (610) 525-5552,

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