I hopped on the bus to Old City yesterday to check out Reward, which we told you about a last month. It’s a new store on 2nd Street. It’s got a very identifiable aesthetic: Apparel that has clean lines, but up-to-date shapes in subdued colors and prints. Sorta like refined hipster. The loft-like space is airy, but not cold, and the floor is lined with a smattering of vintage shoes (of course there are new-shoe options, like Repetto flats and Faryl Robin heels). The vast selection from Opening Ceremony (it’s the only store in the area to carry the cult-followed line) is impressive. Other lines we love but don’t see ‘round these parts: Lover, Parker and Wood Wood. Owner Shari Roulin actually just got back from a buying trip in Paris and promised me there’s even more exciting stuff coming for the spring.
While in Old City I can never resist shopping for stuff for my new house. I went into Host, which is having a 25-percent off sale on upholstered goods (and they’ve got the coolest patterned fabrics) that runs until the 20th. If you are just in the mood for a little sprucing, they’ve got a bin of paper-white bulbs for $1 each. I was told if you put them in a shallow bowl in a little water they’ll bloom by Thanksgiving.
I also checked out the new location of Roche Bobois on Arch Street. The space is massive and they’ve got a ton of products. I particularly loved their Les Provinciales collection which is a modern take on classic French design. It has the ideal pieces for that very Domino, mixy-matchy look.
True Religion has opened its doors on 16th and Walnut. The store is jammed packed with lots o’denim in lots o’washes and cuts for guys and girls. They’ve got some cute-and-hip kids’ stuff, too.