Good Life: Main Street Shopping: Doylestown
Find cute tchotchkes, quirky doodads, and the most completely unnecessary but totally fun gifts at this corner store. Who wouldn’t want painted martini glasses, plates with witty phrases, and breast cancer awareness tanks that say “Save the ta-tas”? 47 West State Street, 215-340-0585, haveahissyfit.com.
FX Dougherty Home & Gift
The perfect place to pretty up your house with a variety of delicate, high-quality items from names like Sferra, William Yeoward and Mariposa. A must-stop for brides and new moms, who’ll appreciate the extra-friendly-and-helpful staff. 64 South Main Street, 215-345-7541, fxdougherty.com.
Kids (or parents) whose style is a little funkier than, say, GapKids will fall in love with the edgy offerings—vintage rocker tees, L.A.M.B. sneakers, European-inspired shirts from Wonderboy, oversize tutus—all in a 2,000-square-foot store. 41 East State Street, 215-340-1890, monkeybusinesskids.com.
Sweet yet sassy, this soothing boutique seems straight from SoCal, and offers easy-to-wear clothing like denim (with free alterations) and tees for mom, dad and baby that guarantee you’ll all look stylish without the fuss. 42 East State Street, 215-348-8509, palemoonboutique.com.
Shop Sixty Five
The second floor’s walls of denim for him and her are only half of what you’ll find in this spacious store. Downstairs are selects from Rebecca Taylor and Catherine Malandrino, chosen by persnickety owner and former magazine stylist Linda Bidlo, that are tailored but never dull. 53 West State Street, 215-348-8250, shopsixtyfive.com.
This mini-chain’s newest location is its best: Shop for top-of-the-line his-and-hers grooming products (Dermalogica, Jack Black, The Art of Shaving) and the stuff to go with them (brushes, blow dryers) before heading to the rear salon for a cut or color. 22 South Main Street, 267-327-4868, beansbeauty.com.