You’d think that having one of the nation’s largest, most sophisticated malls right around the corner would make it tough for the little guys. Yet Main Line boutiques are not only surviving, they’re thriving—thanks to personalized service, unique presentation, and up-to-the-minute fashions from New York, Los Angeles and Europe. Here are some highlights and new additions to the area, along with a list of our favorites.
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PHAZE Plus Size Boutique Forget everything you knew about plus-size women’s wear; there’s nothing boxy, matronly or remotely tent-like in this fashion-forward boutique. A firm believer that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, Phaze owner Danielle Charles knows that a size-16 woman who’s confident and celebrates her full figure should have the same choices as a size 6. Most of her merchandise is private label, and Charles is also starting her own line aimed at the edgier plus-size woman. Those who aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into more revealing styles might reconsider when they discover her Body Magic undergarments, which take a woman down two dress sizes. Charles also does wardrobe consulting for the style challenged or anyone looking to improve an existing wardrobe. 153 Bala Ave., Bala Cynwyd; (610) 664-2520, phazeboutique.com.
Revivals Consignment Boutique A Good Samaritan with a fabulous eye for fashion, Revivals owner Robin Shuntich has been outfitting discerning, budget-conscious Main Line women in Armani, Chanel, Gucci, Kenneth Cole, Prada, Ralph Lauren, St. John, Trina Turk and other top names for 13-plus years—and at prices that make you want to shout, “Such a deeeal!” Jackie O fans and other period-savvy shoppers will go gaga over the trove of wonderful and unique finds—unique pieces like a mink cape and oversized mink scarf, both utterly sinful and heavenly to the touch. We loved the gorgeous Czechoslovakian necklaces spotted on a recent visit. Shoes also abound here, as do handbags, scarves, necklaces, belts and furs. 258 Haverford Ave., Narberth; (610) 660-8119, revivalsboutique.com.
That Special Look For 25 years, mother-daughter team Arlene Ginsburg and Carol Blum have made it their mission to spread their “special looks” up and down the Main Line. Among their boutique’s most prominent offerings is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry selected by the owners to coordinate with the season’s styles. Described by Blum as “soft” dressing, it’s all about layering and an eye for details like cluster pins, scarves, slim lines, higher rises and loads of color. Reds, blues, purples and oranges line the walls and racks, along with a hefty selection of won’t-break-the-bank sweaters in cropped, bracelet-sleeve, long and short designs—plus sweater wraps for instant warmth. If you’ve got any traveling to do this fall (or just had a baby), Krazy Larry’s easy-care elastic-waistband pants are a must. 288 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd, (610) 664-5466.
Katye K Boutique Hardly a wallflower, this recent addition to the Main Line shopping scene packs a serious punch in its first fall season. Ladies won’t be able to resist the latest handbags from Kooba in funky yet practical styles and yummy colors, or the racy “Morning After” and “Morning After Mini” lines from Rebecca Minkoff. Owner Katye Stanzak is offering lots of street-wear separates that make a statement while going from day to evening with ease—must-haves like Tucker’s printed silk tops and tunics, which stand up alone or look great with skinny jeans and heels. 510 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; (610) 525-5552, katyek.com.
Knit Wit Thirty-five years, and Knit Wit hasn’t missed a beat in keeping up with the latest trends and designers. Much of what you find here is ahead of the curve and not widely available—which, of course, is part of the fun. This fall, it’s oversized, metallic, iridescent handbags from Sissi Rossi and Carlos Falchi, tunic dresses and skirts from Calypso, Paul Smith accessories, and an abundance of sumptuous, colorful sweaters from Missoni and other hot designers. Long gloves are a perfect complement to this season’s ubiquitous bracelet-sleeve style—and you’ll find plenty of those at Knit Wit. 905 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (484) 592-0576, knitwitonline.com.
Latrice As you’re driving along Lancaster Avenue, it’s easy to be distracted by the extensive window dressing at Latrice. A reliable source for high-end eveningwear, mother-of-the-bride (or groom) dresses and bar/bat mitzvah attire, Latrice is also revered by in-the-know Main Line women for its sportswear offerings and expert wardrobe consulting. Attentive customer service is one of the hallmarks of its success, as is shunning extreme looks in favor of clean, classic lines with just a hint of edginess. 1024 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-1109.
Ooh-la-la Boutique We all know that walking into a boutique can be scary. Sometimes it’s the pretentious salesgirl, but mostly its the anticipated sticker shock. So it’s a good sign when the first thing you see at Ooh-la-la Boutique costs less than $100—and it’s a dress, not a baby tee. Reasonable prices are one of the main reasons many Main Liners love shopping at Ooh-la-la—that, along with its hospitable vibe and classic styles. Clothing wise, you’ll find a surplus of separates, with some dressier holiday attire, belts, scarves, handbags, sunglasses and intriguing jewelry mixed in. Current inventory includes lines from Babette, one of Ooh-la-la’s more exclusive designers; colorful, avant-garde looks from Gender Bias; high-fashion outerwear by Samuel Dong; and much more. 1040 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 520-9700, oohlalabrynmawr.com.
Pants Females up and down the Main Line are celebrating the birth of Skirt’s younger, second-floor neighbor. The aptly named Pants has given a much-needed boost to a shopping scene that has surprisingly few men’s clothing options. High-end yet casual, Pants makes New York style easily accessible to the Main Line’s golf shirt-sporting husbands and boyfriends. An impressive list of big names takes guys from casual Friday straight through the weekend. The lineup includes Theory, AG Jeans, 7 for All Mankind (denim and a complete fashion line), Splendid Mills, Howe, Lacoste, Takel, Special Services, Art of Shaving and Lois Hill. And new labels are being added all of the time—especially during fall, fashion’s busiest season. It’s about time our men had somewhere to go besides the mall. Right, ladies? 931 Lancaster Ave., second floor, Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-6900, shop-pants.com.
Bedazzled Boutique If you haven’t yet discovered Bedazzled Boutique, you’re in for a treat. With an eclectic mix of funky rocker apparel, eveningwear and tons of jeans, it’s a place where moms and daughters can shop together. This fun, offbeat store’s girlier items aren’t for the fashion-shy—which is exactly why the place is so cool. For the ladies, Bedazzled features gowns and cocktail dresses from Kablan, Badgley Mischka and Marc Bouwer. 206 S. Newtown Square Road, Newtown Square; (610) 359-1707, bedazzledboutique.com.
Seven Stones This “cowboys and Indians” store has found a niche peddling authentic Native American jewelry and western apparel. Who cares what the fashionistas say: Every girl needs a pair of rockin’ cowboy boots—and this is definitely the place to find a pair with flair. If you’re into Native American music, Seven Stones has the largest collection on the East Coast, along with semiprecious stones and jewelry. Moccasins are another draw, as well as leather jackets (with or without fringes), belts, wallets and embellished, textured handbags. 212 W. State St., Media; (610) 627-1177, sevenstonesgallery.com.
Sorella Boutique With Delaware County blood running through their veins, sisters Charlene Mulholland and Jeanine Sherry have a pretty good grasp of what their clientele want in their closets—and where a boutique owner has to go to get it. Most of their finds come from the West Coast, a favorite shopping destination of these sibs, who stock their popular boutique with clothes that are less conservative than what you typically find on the Main Line. Along with big names, Sorella stocks newer lines like Sworn Virgins, eco-friendly clothing made from bamboo. Stay ahead of jewelry trends with gorgeous, colorful necklaces in delicate and chunky designs from Robert Rose, Charles Albert and Smart Glass. Also check out the unique handmade jewelry embellished with pearls and semiprecious stones. 23 E. State St., Media; (610) 566-2393, sorellashop.com.
Maria Fe’s and Mommie’s Upscale Consignment This Malvern mainstay offers unique, contemporary designer clothing—much of it priced at less than half of what it would cost new, and all of it in mint condition. Browsing is a treat when you’re rewarded with discounts this deep on brands like 7 for All Mankind, Cambio, Diesel, Prada, Gucci, Chanel, Coach, Burberry, Dooney & Bourke and Louis Vuitton. The boutique’s ever-changing inventory ranges from luxe furs and cocktail dresses to hats, scarves, accessories and more. 117 E. King St., (610) 407-4570.
Posh Collections There’s a lot of fun stuff packed into this petite boutique, from casual tees to stylish suits for the working gal. Hot this season: plush, long sweaters with cropped sleeves, layered with long-sleeve tees and turtlenecks. Shin Choi and Whim are among those leading this trend, with soft yarns spun into styles that transform Saturday-afternoon street wear into Saturday-night chic—and business attire into something far more hip. And don’t be shocked by the sudden inundation of knit pants from the likes of Vince; their clean lines are designed to complement all those cozy car sweaters they’ll be layered under. White is still a great look for fall—and if you want to make a statement, A.B.S. has an ivory “pea” dress that looks fabulous paired with a black turtleneck and tall boots. 103 E. King St., (610) 644-7220, poshcollections.com.
Fresh Ayer Designer-chic fashions for plus-size women are in vogue at Fresh Ayer, which features everything from casual daywear to mother-of-the-bride fashions. You’ll also find pashminas, purses and jewelry priced from just $10 to $150.
Sizes range from 10/12 to 3x, allowing flexibility for those who need a smaller size on top and a larger size below (or vice versa). For many women, the best part about this customer-friendly shop is its abundance of plus-size designer denim: Six-plus
brands in several styles and washes are typically on hand. 100 E. Lancaster Ave., (610) 688-4933, freshayer.com.
Polished Spa & Boutique by Marina Tucked inside one of our favorite nail salons and spas, this tiny boutique makes the most of its close quarters. Owner Marina Selverian’s mom is the creative force behind many of the gorgeous pieces of jewelry— intricate and delicate works of art crafted with coral, turquoise, Swarovski crystals, pearls, jade and amethyst. If you love pretty lingerie but still long for the comforts of cozy cotton, search no further—Dana Passara’s unfussy but feminine line of Italian lingerie comes in cotton-silk blends, minimally adorned with ribbon and lace. Kobo soy candles, Latico handbags, imported serving trays from France, European diffusers, ornate picture frames and additional wearable trinkets from MADIS Jewels are among the other great finds. 221 Conestoga Road, Suite 100, (610) 688-4181.
South Moon Under Everyone knows that South Moon Under is one of the best places on the Main Line to score a hot bikini, even in the middle of winter. But it’s also one of the best places to find last-minute outfits and that tie-it-all-together belt, jacket or piece of jewelry. If you’re not sure what trends to follow these days, this is a good place to test the waters. Hot duds for fall include cropped swing jackets layered with high-waisted pencil skirts and ruffled, bold-colored tops by Ali Ro. Statement necklaces by David Aubrey and Yochi, with lots of stones and pearls, are perfect with a frilly top or even to dress up a simple turtleneck. For men, the trend is toward more casual looks—like Adidas track jackets worn over a graphic tee by RVCA, Obey or Tailgate; zip-up hoodies from Ben Sherman and Billabong; and fitted boot-cut jeans. 205 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 964-9064, southmoonunder.com.
Fashion Forte This new kid on the block delivers an unpretentious, low-pressure shopping experience, not to mention hip jeans and handbags for under $100. Shier ladies will appreciate styles that leave a little to the imagination in the skin department. You’re not going to find anything too way-out or dressy. But in keeping with the times, there are plenty of smart belts and pieces for layering, along with trendy, reasonably priced By Boe earrings (worn by Cameron Diaz), bags by Big Buddha, LinQ cotton tees and more. 129 E. Gay St., (610) 429-2998.
Malena’s Unique Boutique If you love vintage (and vintage-inspired) clothing and you’ve never been to Malena’s, you’re missing out. Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Steady, Sourpuss, Bang Bang Baby and Nicole Rae Styer are just some of the names you’ll find. This season, size does matter: big, chunky jewelry is in. And while you might not be able to afford the brooches in the fashion magazines this fall, you can steal the look with a little help from Malena Martinez. Of course, not all of us can work our closets the way Martinez can, which is why her wardrobe consulting business (a deal at $50/hour) is taking off. Her mission: update, coordinate and eliminate—all within your budget and lifestyle. 145 W. Gay St., (610) 738-9952, malenasboutique.com.
Nich This quaint shop covers a wide range of styles for women and men—unique and a little offbeat, but mainstream enough to entice a wide mix of customers. Each of the Nich’s three rooms is unique: The first is warm and feminine with soft colors and art nouveau accents; the guys’ space is more industrial; and the fitting room feels like your grandmother’s living room, with sunny yellow walls and lots of framed photos. You’ll appreciate owner Kristy Mak’s eye for sexy, sassy, flirty dresses. Handbags by Sunburst, Funtote and Helen Rochfort, caps and chokers from Goorin, and earrings by Foxy round out the offerings. The menswear is casual but edgy, with jeans that won’t break the bank, graphic tees, button-down shirts and track jackets. 29 S. High St., (610) 436-8181, shopnich.com.
Revue Boutique & Gallery West Chester’s newest boutique shouts New York with some of the funkiest finds in town, including Brooklyn-made Planet of the Apes tees for guys and sassy resin jewelry with such bold statements as “Friday is casual sex day.” Retro with a green hue, Revue’s inventory is 100-percent handmade, much of it from recycled items (think tumblers made from old beer bottles). Owner Catherine Sami is still bringing in new things every day, so you never know what you’ll walk out with. 138 E. Gay St., (610) 918-4402, revueboutiquegallery.com.
State of Grace Whether you’re looking for a dress or jeans and a cute top, State of Grace is the place to go. Its hip, fashionable and friendly staff is happy to help you find an entire outfit or accent your already hot ensemble with that perfect handbag or trendy belt. The no-pressure atmosphere of this boutique makes everyone from teens to moms feel at ease. And if you’re toting along your husband or boyfriend, even he can make himself at home on one of the comfy couches by the fireplace, equipped with up-to-date men’s magazines. Stay warm and look good this fall in a Shae cowl neck sweater dress or a Paige jacket by Priorities. Browse the stunning collection of Rich and Skinny, Fidelity, Matt and Nat, Kensie, Max and Cleo, and more, and find the perfect outfit—casual or dressy. 1029 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-0100, stateofgraceboutique.com.
Gramercy Boutique If you’re looking for a fun coat for the upcoming chilly season, look no further. Gramercy Boutique has gorgeous fall coats in almost every color you can think of. Feel especially trendy in a purple wool coat by Vanessa Fox or a Loeffler Randall black pleated boat neck coat. Be daring and try the bright orange jacket by Mint or the hot pink ruffle jacket by Vanessa Fox. Also known for its specialty pieces, the boutique has great tops, dresses and sweaters that are fun for going out or looking pulled together for a day of errands. The sweaters by Mint, Twig and Adam are not your average sweaters—complete with ruffles, rosettes and lots of detail. Match your new sweater with a pair of filigree earrings by KEP Designs, tights and boots, and you’ll be turning heads up and down the Main Line. Spread Eagle Village, Strafford, (610) 420-3074.
La Petite Femme Ladies 5-foot-4 and under know that the secret to looking good around the ’hood comes wrapped in a bag from La Petite Femme. This Haverford Square mainstay is a great source for separates, career pieces and fashions for stepping out. Far from dowdy, La Petite Femme styles balance contemporary with classic. You’ll find both trendy designers—such as Nic and Zoey, Lily, David Brooks, Suzi Roher, Calvin Klein and Eileen Fisher—and denim from Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, Cambio and Vitamina. Also a great resource for shapewear, La Petite Femme carries Sassy Bax bras and panties. Accessories are abundant here, as well, plus bags and belts from Brighton and Hobo, a global selection of scarves, and an extensive assortment of handcrafted jewelry. Hot looks within reach this season are blouson sleeves, cutaway jackets and stretchy, day-to-evening dresses. 385 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford Square, Haverford, (610) 658-2883, lapetitefemme.com.
Stiletto Excessively customer-oriented and stocked with a sense of style and collection of footwear that even Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw would be impressed by, this high-end shoe-tique actually makes home deliveries. This fall, ankle booties are hot, as are over-the-knee and thigh-high styles, all of which you’ll find here. Black still reigns as the color of choice for Main Line Imeldas, but this season, purple is coming in a close second. Super-high platforms are also in vogue, as is jacquard and lace embellishments. For evening, pastels are taking center stage, paired with matching bags. The staff is not only up to date on the latest looks and designers; they’re also in step with your taste, your size and upcoming events that require the perfect shoe. 907 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-2200, stilettostyle.com.
Christa’s You already know that Christa’s is a terrific source for the latest looks in eveningwear, but don’t discount it for work and play. One of the Main Line’s best-kept secrets for daywear, you’ll find racks of trendy and traditional lines to suit any mood and occasion. Suede and leather are also sizzling this season, especially when gussied up with grommets and other embellishments, as is day-to-evening career wear trimmed with lots of detail to give you more bang for your buck. Tweeds are being mixed with feathers, ribbons and beads, and hems are moving south. For a taste of L.A., pick up a Pally handbag (sold in Fred Segal and other fashionable L.A. stores). 511 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 687-8825, christasclassics.net.
Linda Golden Knits, statement pieces, flowers and feathers are on Linda Golden’s hot list this season—and on her shelves and hangers, which leaves you with little excuse not to be dressed in style. With cozy comforts like Moncler’s puff coats, you can be stylish and warm. Best of all, it’s one-stop-shopping head to toe, from dainty (and sultry) undergarments to scarves and handbags. Golden helps customers stay ahead of the trends with “new arrival” e-mails and trunk shows like October’s 1970s and ’80s vintage jewelry show. Luxe décor completes the shopping experience at this Haverford Square haunt, with plush leopard carpeting, bold red walls and lighting as magical as Photoshop. 379 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford, (610) 658-0992.
The Pear Tree Savvy shoppers depend on this Wayne boutique for unique and affordable hostess gifts, plus seasonal items to dress up your home for the holidays. It’s also a reliable source for one-of-a-kind jewelry, candles, picture frames, clocks and tabletop items, much of it crafted by local artists. Cottage-y furnishings are part of the eclectic inventory, predominantly priced under $1,000. Traditionalists will revel in The Pear Tree’s monogrammed items, always in style. Hot brands include Trapp, Bean Pod, Zentz and John Wind. No matter what price point you’re at, it’s unlikely that you’ll leave empty-handed. 133 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-7202.
Domicile If you’re on the hunt for custom upholstery, Domicile is a good place to start. While trendy isn’t necessarily a word the staff throws around, keeping up with changing tastes is one of its strong suits. This season’s hot merchandise includes furnishings with cleaner lines, Asian-inspired accessories and furniture, diffusers, and statement wall art. 163 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-7088.
Great Estate Consignment Shop Everything old is new again at Great Estate, Bryn Mawr’s newest outlet for great deals and unique finds for the home. Marci Reber and Bobbie Cameron opened the shop this past May with a truckload of items from everyone they knew and a commitment to sell only what they’d want in their own homes. Set against apple-green walls and sunny windows, the space overflows with upholstered chairs and love seats, dressers, tables, coffee tables, end tables, desks, side chairs, lamps, artwork and accessories—all in near-mint condition. 701 County Line Road, Bryn Mawr, (484) 380-2174.
Origin & Ash Eco-chic before it was mainstream, Origin & Ash has been transforming ho-hum interiors with its unique furniture and accessories for the past decade. “One of a kind” may be ubiquitous these days, but it takes on a new meaning here. Along with handmade furniture crafted with reclaimed wood and hardware by co-owner T.R. Risk, you’ll discover a whole new source for original artwork and frames (made out of antique lumber), not to mention a fabulous collection of vintage handbags and jewelry, handmade and vintage lighting, and a surprising selection of modern accessories and hand-blown glass objects. 876 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; 510 E. Barnard St., Unit 7-8, West Chester; (610) 527-6627, originandash.com.
Simply Cottage The Italian chandelier hanging in the window at Simply Cottage shimmers with porcelain and glass flowers, exemplifying this understated store’s eye for detail and distinctive lighting offerings. A range of price points makes for a shopping experience that’s not too daunting, and a focus on “special” items means you’ll find things you won’t see anywhere else. Along with its new and vintage lighting, Simply Cottage offers four upholstery lines at different price points and with their own styles, an imported line of linens for bedding and accessories, and window treatment and upholstery/slipcover services. Design consulting for primary and secondary homes is a forte of this casually elegant shop, as are custom creations to fill those really difficult spots. 367 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford; (610) 642-2905, simplycottage.com.
The Finer Things in Life From the original owners of Nesting Feathers, this Malvern home décor co-op features 13 vendors on three floors. Owners Alicia Eger and Karen Grossman moved to this funky 120-year-old house in 2006, bringing with them an eclectic mix of new and old, shabby-chic home furnishings and accessories. Among the inventory: linens and other tabletop items; 24-karat gilded, antique, vintage and tin-framed mirrors; chandeliers; original artwork (oils, watercolors and antique prints); and bedding, quilts and throw pillows. Even the iron display beds are for sale. There’s also seasonal décor for the holidays. 711 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 687-9500, finerthingsinlife.net.
Owned by Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran—the dynamic duo behind restaurants Lolita, Grocery and Bindi—Open House is packed with surprisingly affordable furnishings, accessories and miscellaneous objects of desire for the home and garden, all sized for smaller urban dwellings. Safran makes no bones about how she chooses inventory. Nothing that she wouldn’t buy for herself makes it into the store. All of the furniture—dining sets, sofas and other upholstered pieces, coffee tables and consoles—has clean, contemporary lines, global flair, and price tags that won’t make you wince. Lighting junkies will appreciate the funky, modern bases and shades that can be custom designed to coordinate with their existing pieces. Open House offers just a few copies of each item to maintain your—and your home’s—individuality. Safran is constantly switching up merchandise to suit her whims, which affords shoppers plenty of variety. This is also a popular source for Votivo candles and Acca Kappa soaps and colognes—great gifts, especially when wrapped up in a custom, Philly-made “Love” canvas tote. 107 S. 13th St., (215) 922-1415, openhouseliving.com.
Forward-thinking, earthy-chic Arcadia Boutique features handmade fixtures and live edge wood, along with heaps of new and vintage, eco-friendly women’s clothing, accessories, gifts and “green baby” items. Its growing list of designers includes Loyale, Stewart+Brown, Edun, ecoSkin, Kelly B (bamboo denim sailor pants), She-bible, Toggery, The Battalion, Del Forte Denim, Aristocrat (organic denim), NatureVsFuture, Sworn Virgins, Eco-Ganik, ANGeLRoX, Beau Soleil, Fighting Eel, Dolce Vita, Sally Tseng, Soda Blu, Blank and Rich & Skinny. You’ll also find jewelry from Kris Nations and handbags from Kim White and Matt & Nat (vegan leather fashion bags and wallets). 819 N. Second St., (215) 667-8099, arcadiaboutique.com.
With 38 years of experience dressing fashionable Philly men—including Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley and Sixers’ head coach Maurice Cheeks—Wayne Edwards excels at well-crafted, first-to-market labels. Old World values and excellent service come together with a modern interpretation of the classics to make this a favorite among discerning men of means. Exclusive brands include Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Kiton, Barker Black and Lorenzini. 1525 Locust St., (215) 731-0120, wayne-edwards.com.
You never know what you’ll come across at Lost & Found, but one thing is certain: If you pay attention, you’re bound to find a bargain. A mixed bag of old and new, this petite shop is big on affordability and style. 133 N. Third St., (215) 928-1311.
Old City shopping is sweeter now that Sugarcube has settled into its new digs on Third Street. Its trendy-kitschy collection of vintage clothing, accessories and shoes, excellent lighting, and wood-and-brick space emulate Brooklyn shopping at its best. 124 N. Third St., (215) 238-0825, sugarcube.us.
Fosters: 10,000 square feet of space devoted to contemporary housewares and furnishings aimed at city dwellers and ambitious home chefs. 399 Market St., (215) 925-0950, shopfosters.com.
Matthew Izzo/Matthew Izzo Lifestyle: This local design phenom offers up-and-coming duds for men and women, including brands like Acne Jeans, A Streetkid Named Desire and Yoko Devereaux, along with trendy home furnishings and elegant lighting. 1109 Walnut St., (215) 629-1240, (215) 829-0606, matthewizzo.com.
Mode Moderne: A superb source of vintage and new 20th-century modern furnishings, accessories, lighting and more. 159 N. Third St., (215) 627-0299, modemoderne.com.
P.H.A.G.: Short for Philadelphia Home Art Garden, P.H.A.G. boasts an outrageous collection of specialty art and home décor for the well-dressed home. Check out the cowboy accoutrements and over-the-top greeting cards upstairs. 1225 Walnut St., (215) 627-0461, thephagshop.com.
Lumiere: A monument to furniture nostalgia, Lumiere (formerly Reform Vintage Modern) stocks a large and interesting collection of furniture and decorative accessories from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. 112 N. Third St., (215) 922-6908.
Third Street Habit: Their list of designers is so extensive, you’ll be asking, “Who don’t they have?” 153 N. Third St., (215) 925-5455, thirdstreethabit.com.