This month, the Shipley School hosts its 53rd annual Shipley Shops Oct. 17-19, with 20 percent of all purchases benefiting the school. Some 40 premier retailers will be on-hand, including Philadelphia’s Duke & Winston, Sweet Pea Designs and Mane Lion. New to Shops this year: Britain’s Jack Wills. Admission is free for Oct. 19’s Family Fun Day. Shipley School, Yarnell Gymnasium, 814 Yarrow St., Bryn Mawr; (610) 525-4544, shipleyschool.org/shipleyshops.
Bryn Mawr welcomes its latest addition to the retail scene with the opening of Ella’s Grove. Owner Fran Dambrosio named her boutique after the family farm in South Carolina. “I want my boutique to be a place where customers feel like they’re at home,” she says. Although the boutique’s décor has a vintage flair, the contemporary styles from Missoni, Rebecca Minkoff, Tracy Reese and others show that Dambrosio knows her market. 876 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (914) 522-6997.