Pulse: Style Scene: Now Open: Turning Japanese

Rittenhouse’s most revered boutique brings a new shopping concept to the area

After 38 years in the biz, Joan Shepp still pushes our couture boundaries. This month, on the store’s mezzanine level, she reveals a 600-square-foot mini-boutique that’s not only the first in Philly, but the first in the country. The luminous space will house highly touted Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 line. For this novel collection, Yamamoto has collaborated with Adidas to create men’s and women’s casual apparel and footwear, like high-top army boots for guys and cropped double-breasted pea coats for women, ranging from $100 to $800. You’ll be able to see Yamamoto’s signature line — think military silhouettes and precise tailoring — also exclusive to Philly, downstairs. 1616 Walnut Street, 215-735-2666, joanshepp.com.

Also just opened
Now more than ever, we could use a little pampering, and Cole Wellness Spa is the newest place on the Main Line to get your fix. Owner Kristy Cole has spared no expense in her combo spa/salon spot, which gets a dose of au naturel from copper finishings and freshwater fountains. Serious skin care (microdermabrasion, LED light therapy) and soul-soothing treatments like aromatherapy massages abound. Pre and post-treatment consults ensure a customized experience. Tend to your tresses by heading through the French doors to the men’s and women’s salon. 101 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne, 610-688-SKIN, colewellnessspa.com.

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