Pulse: Style Scene: Now Open: High-Minded Style
With the opening of SA VA in Center City, Philly entrepreneur Sarah Van Aken proves that her design skills are as impressive as her business acumen. She’s gone from making bespoke men’s dress shirts to designing custom restaurant uniforms to this: a new Rittenhouse boutique where her women’s apparel is sold by event, so you’ll find a hot pink glittery top in the “Night Out” section and a zipper-cuff blazer on the “Workday” rack, as well as leather hobo bags from JPK and candles from Manuel Canovas. As if that’s not enough, her goods are made in a garment factory she opened next to the boutique, creating 22 full-time local jobs and cutting carbon emissions. 1700 Sansom Street, 215-587-0004, savafashion.com.