Along with April’s warmer weather comes the thrill of shopping for the latest new styles. And the forecast for spring is color, color and more color, says Candice Caprice, owner of Media’s newest boutique, Per Lei. “Along with color, prints are still big this season—and flowy, translucent fabrics,” she says, pointing out the Lodis clutches in bold red, yellow and green, and the super-soft, lightweight Italian leather jackets by Gimo’s in emerald-green and gold.
The slim, cigarette pant has been replaced with a wide-leg version, and this season’s must-have jeans are high-waisted. Per Lei has all the hottest designers—from Rebecca Taylor, Trina Turk and Pink Tartan to Theory, Chaiken and Badgley Mischka—along with jeans from Joe’s and Hudson. “I’m buying for a very fashion-conscious customer who’s looking for something new,” Caprice says.
Per Lei is located right in the middle of B. Gross, a respected menswear store in Media since 1923. “For the longest time, we’ve wanted to get into the women’s clothing business,” says B. Gross owner Bruce Middleman. “We opened last September, and the response has just been fantastic.”
Per Lei shoppers experience the same high-quality service B. Gross has always offered its customers. “I encourage shoppers to bring in pieces they love, and I can help them build their wardrobe from there,” says Caprice, who also hosts nights out for the girls, so they can shop while enjoying wine and snacks.
2 E. State St., Media; (610) 566-1254.