Q&A: Janine Leeper of Knit Wit in Bryn Mawr

This Wayne style expert talks fall clothing trends, favorite designers and more.

Photo by Jared CastaldiJanine Leeper, 44, Wayne
Manager of Knit Wit, Bryn Mawr

Who shops at Knit Wit: “Stylish and sophisticated women. They’re looking for a unique wardrobe where they won’t see themselves coming or going. We dress women in everything from beachwear to eveningwear, plus we fully accessorize them.”

Top-selling lines at Knit Wit: Alexander Wang, Ramy Brook, Halston, Phillip Lim, Elizabeth and James.

Her style: “Classic with a twist.”

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Favorite designers: Paul Smith, Autumn Cashmere, Kinross Cashmere and B.May Bags.


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Fall clothing trends she loves: J Brand bell-bottom jeans, plunging necklines, women’s tuxedos, fingerless gloves.

She considers herself: “An accessories girl. I love earrings from designers like Alexis Bittar and Coralia Leets. I’m also a fan of vintage jewelry—like the collection we sell from A. Brandt + Son in Narberth.”

Fashion icon: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.

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Go-to dressy outfit for fall: “J Brand black Bianca jeans, paired with a Repeat black fitted turtleneck and a colorful Autumn Cashmere wrap, along with a great pair of black suede wedge boots.”

Her splurge: “Obviously, cashmere. It’s soft, comfortable, and it can be dressed up or down.”

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