On Sunday, I had the privilege of getting a special peek of Kate Egan’s newest addition to our shopping scene: Egan Rittenhouse, a brilliantly curated gift shop in the Rittenhouse Hotel.
The shop soft-opened a few weeks ago, and Kate invited a handful of people to an intimate dinner celebrating the new venture. Egan Rittenhouse features the same artful, impeccably edited mix that her jewelry shop, Egan Day, is known for, but the boutique’s bent is towards gifts and lifestyle products, like dishes, vases, glassware, caftans (caftans!), men’s grooming products, kid’s toys, and flowers – these are presented in hand-carved wood boxes – created by Terrain’s in-house floral and landscape designer, Matthew Muscarella (see his dreamy Instagram here). Read more »
The homepage of Bonobos. | Bonobos.com
For brick-and-mortars, it’s seen as a big move into to finally launch an e-commerce portion site. Bonobos, however, did things the opposite way, but with a little twist. The brainiacs behind the brand have figured out the secret sauce to making their menswear brand one of the buzziest on the e-market, and they’re taking a forward-thinking approach to their new brick-and-mortar stores around the country. Read more »
Another lifestyle retailer has joined the lineup of amazing boutiques along Old City’s North 3rd street. Bucks County Dry Goods – which has two other locations in Lambertville and Princeton – opened on Friday in an 800-square-foot space right next to the French-inspired florist Petit Jardin ev Ville.
The trio of BCDG shops (in business for 20 years) sells women’s apparel, accessories, and gifty goods, but you’ll really want to go here for an impressive collection of mid-century modern furniture, like Knoll diamond chairs, Danish coffee tables and bar carts, and vintage industrial tables. (Take a spin through the shop’s Etsy page to get an idea of what they’ve got in store).
The Details: 138 North 3rd Street, Old City. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11am-6pm. Call the Lambertville location for more details, 609-397-1288.
The serene interior of Egan Day. | Image via Egan Day Facebook.
It’s no secret that one of our favorite jewelry stores in the entire city is Egan Day, an airy jewel box of a shop that reveals an intensely curated selection of fine jewelry and objets d’art, all displayed in a minimal, gallery-like space where everything shines. Spin through here and you’ll want owner Kate Egan to help you curate your wardrobe, design your house, etc. Well, we’re getting one step further: Egan has spilled the beans to us about a soon-to-open second location, one that’s been two years in the making. Read more »
Fast-fashion mega retailers continue to rule the retail scene (see: Uniqlo’s 2014 Philly takeover; Primark mania in KOP). And as $12.99 jeans and $9.99 dresses become the new norm, replacing the lure of lifetime wardrobe investments (hey, we’re not judging), it was really only a matter of time before H&M opened a new location in the Philly area. Our region already has 16 outposts; what’s one more? Get the scoop.
Image courtesy Ps & Qs.
It’s (almost and finally) here: the second location of cultishly following menswear shop Ps & Qs. And, ladies, guess what? This one’s for us.
The new boutique, located at 1018 Pine Street, caters to women, but with the same elevated-streetwear sensibility as its men’s counterpart. Here you’ll find pieces from Baldwin, Penfield, Carhartt WIP and Pendleton, alongside Naked & Famous denim, slick Stutterheim raincoats and (store standout!) Publish’s first-ever women’s collection. The grand opening is this Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; they’ll be feting the event with an in-store Publish pop-up shop, so you can get first crack at the line. But you want more pics of the interior, right? (Trust me; you do.) Click here to see more!
A rendering of the new interior. | Image via D Form A (DFA).
Retail news alert: The up-and-coming East Market shopping corridor is welcoming a new addition to its lineup of tenants, and this one is seriously good. Luxury furniture and accessories studio Design Within Reach is returning to Philly after a six-year hiatus and will bring some major clientele to the developing retail corridor at East Market. Read more »
Images via Maark Concept.
Grad Hospital just got a brand-new, lust-worthy shopping destination: Maark Concept. This small, airy fashion haven is the brainchild of Ethan Nguyen of The Philly Shops, Pia Panaligan and Melissa Choi of the brand Senpai + Kohai, Nicole Haddad of Lobo Mau, and Samantha Connors of VEXOT. Together, these four entrepreneurs combined their retail, merchandising and manufacturing knowledge to bring together a curated mix of designer brands and local talent. Read more »
Inside the new store. | Image via Nutz & Boltz.
For as progressive as our city is, we’re seriously lacking in the gay-centric retail department. (Yes, that’s a department. Get with the times.) Anthony Noce, a Drexel grad and Philly-area native, noticed the void in our gay shopping climate and decided to do something about it. Enter: Nutz & Boltz, the city’s only underwear and loungewear store targeting the gay population of Philadelphia. Read more »
Your favorite reason to trek out to the suburbs, shopping at the King of Prussia Mall, is about to get a whole lot more exciting. Luxury retail brands Jimmy Choo and Diane von Furstenberg are set to open this year in the mall’s new connector expansion linking The Court and Plaza. (See renderings here.) Read more »