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Shelly Lesse of Rachelle Boutique is Dreaming of the 70s


Favorite designers: Valentino, Alice and Olivia. 

Winter trends she’s looking forward to: Updated ’70s pieces with suede fringe and leather. 

Style icon: Diane von Fürstenberg, because she creates timeless, classic design.

Personal style: Casual chic. 

She loves: Shoes—Roger Vivier and Manolo Blahnik, in particular. 

Go-to casual outfit for a Saturday out: A great pair of jeans, a cashmere sweater, a scarf and fabulous boots. 

Go-to outfit for a Saturday night in the city: Black pants, a silk top, a pashmina and chunky heels. 

Favorite thing in her closet: My mom’s black cashmere button-down sweater with black fox collar, circa 1943.

Latest addition to her closet: A vintage Louis Vuitton Speedy bag. 

What gets the most wear: My layered silver pavé necklaces. 

Dream purchase: A royal-blue Birkin. 

Favorite item that’s come through her boutique: A multicolor snakeskin Gucci tote with a gold clasp.

Favorite other place to shop: I love Ella’s Grove in Haverford.

Shelly Lesse

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