A Hip Jewelry Store, an Athleisure Boutique, and Other New Philly Shops to Check Out
Your guide to the coolest new retail in the region.
There’s plenty of new boutiques, spas, and more to check out around Philly. Here, your guide to the best new Philly stores and retail that you need to see this month.
Old City resident Beau Wangtrakuldee spent more than a decade as a chemist — until a near-deadly spill seeped through her clothes. The accident gave her the idea to launch AmorSui, a fashion-forward chemical-and-fire-resistant solution for lady STEM workers (plus firefighters, chefs and medical professionals). Not facing flames on a daily basis? The brand-new Bioleta stain-proof line was designed with busy moms in mind.
Ardmore’s Wellness Boom Gets Bigger
Just when you thought Suburban Square couldn’t get more fitness-chic (see: Lifetime Fitness, SoulCycle, Lululemon and Juice Press), in comes the newest location of Endeavor Athletic. The high-end brand from local Colby Cohen, a former NHL player, boasts stylish fitness gear that’s also effective: Designs utilize Trizar, a heat-moderating tech, to keep wearers dry no matter how intense the sweat (er, shopping) sesh. 24 Parking Plaza, Ardmore.
A New Jewelry Shop for Rittenhouse
Gem designer Angela Monaco, owner of Ritual Shoppe, just relocated her boutique from NoLibs to Rittenhouse. Inside the pretty-in-pink shop, you’ll find her latest “Ceremonious” line of stackable rings — plus trendy millennial favorites like energy crystals, tarot decks and soy candles — all providing you with instant cool-cred. 2003 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.
Fast Face Fixes
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Body+Beauty Lab (834 Chestnut Street, Washington Square West) is offering clinical skin-care treatments you can get on your lunch break, like dermaplaning and HydraFacials. (B+B is the new name for what was 3000BC, which closed its long-running Chestnut Hill spa.) Newcomer Skin Haus (1238 South Street, Bella Vista) provides an open-concept “facial bar” that boasts 30- or 50-minute custom facials and peels. And Elizabeth Cardarelli’s Avery Graham Aesthetics (2212 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse) joins the trend with a new full-service location doling out micro-needling and Trifecta surfacing peels within an hour.
Salvaged Style on the Main Line
Chadds Ford resident and FIT grad Nicole Carey ditched a boutique-buyer career in California to open Milou — her luxury antidote to fast fashion. The upscale, eco-friendly shop features a mix of unworn (receipts on) and lightly worn pre-owned women’s apparel (think Marc Jacobs military jackets and James Perse tees), plus organic skin-care products and vintage home goods. 125 East State Street, Kennett Square.
Published as “Market Report” in the March 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.