Bridal Bouquet: Big Primpin’

Norman Rockwell-like facade lies a supergirly beauty emporium stocked with skin, hair and makeup products from lines such as Tinte, Molton Brown and Bumble and Bumble. After your crew samples to your hearts’ content, head upstairs to the coolest part of the boutique — the private lounge, perfect for shower, bachelorette or morning-of beautifying.


A day of pampering is the least you can do to thank your female support system for their never-ending help. Skip tired bridesmaid gifts and treat them to facials, makeovers and mimosas at West Chester’s recently expanded Plain Jane Boutique. Behind the Norman Rockwell-like facade lies a supergirly beauty emporium stocked with skin, hair and makeup products from lines such as Tinte, Molton Brown and Bumble and Bumble. After your crew samples to your hearts’ content, head upstairs to the coolest part of the boutique — the private lounge, perfect for shower, bachelorette or morning-of beautifying.

You can pile up to 15 of your friends and family into the lavish space complete with antique furniture and a stone fireplace where you can nibble on fruit, sip on champagne and make rounds in their customized mini-facial stations. Products from Fresh and Mario Badescu will cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize before hired makeup artists get to work creating looks appropriate for any affair, from garden-party showers and black-tie weddings to nights on the town.

A two-hour session is $45 a person, and includes goodie bags filled with tiny versions of Plain Jane’s favorite products. Saturdays book up quickly, so call ahead for reservations. And even if you don’t make a party of it, you can still stop in solo on Wednesdays or the first Friday of every month for free makeovers and trials.