Best Boutique

Adorn Boutique

If Sarah Lewiss Fishtown shop had existed during your requisite college hippie phase, Birkenstocks and bad tie-dye would have given way to one-of-a-kind handcrafted amethyst rings, exotic embroidered bags from India, and the kind of delicate cotton tunics you still want to wear today.

1314 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-739-2120 | Website

2013 WINNER, Edgy Boutique

Eaves Boutique

105 North Aberdeen Avenue, Wayne, PA

If you think Main Line fashion is all Lilly Pulitzer and J.Crew, you havent been to former Urban exec Susan Ahns one-year-old whitewashed Wayne boutique, where Rag & Bone shares rack space with A.L.C. and Clover Canyon. Her beachier picks from Antik Batik and Ace & Jig will make you want to beeline your newfound… Read more »

2013 WINNER, Women's Boutique for Brands You Don't Know About

Geisha House

149 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

The store name conjures kimonos, but the racks here loaded with edgy, mostly Australian brands like Cameo, Maurie & Eve, Keepsake and Finders Keepers are more beachy than bento. There are boho maxi dresses and eclectic jewelry from Cali-based designers, too all feminine, with a splash of sex appeal. And those Japanese brands? Theyre coming… Read more »

2010 WINNER, Prom Boutique


23 East State Street, Media, PA

She might not channel Beyonc in her everyday life, but if she’d like to glam it up for the prom which she can actually do, if she so chooses, in Mama Beyonc’s line, House of Deron then take her to the downstairs Prom Lounge of this fashionable boutique on Media’s so-cute main drag. She’ll find… Read more »

2010 WINNER, Women's Boutique (30s and Under)


4021 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE

Every woman of style has her little secrets: This hot pink boutique in Greenville, Delaware, should be yours. Michelle Carini and Jill Berger the women of style who opened the place have fostered an easy L.A. vibe, with tees and tanks and flirty dresses galore, from labels you can’t find just anywhere: Wildfox, LnA, Daftbird,… Read more »

2010 WINNER, Women's Boutique (30s and Up)

Claire Dickson

545 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA

This mother/daughter-run store has been a haven for the fashion-forward suburban lady for more than a decade, with a stylish, reliable selection from Trina Turk, Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore, Theory and more. What’s more, because the owners take most of each summer off to regroup, restock and buy, we always know we’re getting something fresh. Read more »

2010 WINNER, New Boutique

Sa Va

1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA

When, last year, clothing designer Sarah van Aken opened a boutique filled with pretty shifts and smart suits and frilly skirts conceived, sewn and finished in her studio next door, by real people it felt like these pretty things were being made just for us. Well, us ladies. Read more »

2009 WINNER, New Boutique (Suburbs)

Gramercy Boutique

Eagle Village Shops, 503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA

We don’t just love Khaki Young’s new-this-year boutique in Spread Eagle Village because of the dreamy roster of lines she carries (Thread Social, Catherine Malandrino, Loeffler Randall, among others). No, we love her for knowing her preppy-chic customer to a tee, and editing the pieces from those lines (cardigans, tunics, perfect-for-Buffy’s-wedding frocks) just for her. Read more »