Retail News: Atelier Rittenhouse Is Closing; Hosting Blowout Sale
It was good while it lasted, which, unfortunately, was hardly long enough: Atelier Rittenhouse is closing up shop.
The boutique — located in a gorgeous, if far too large, brownstone just off the square — is closing, owner Sharla Floyd confirmed in an email to me today. Open since this past November, the shop carried hard-to-find, ultra-luxe lines (Misha Nonoo, Katie Ermilio, Cushnie et Ochs) alongside work by female artists, primarily from PAFA. Floyd, who admitted to me that the store was a tad too spacious during a recent visit, said that she is planning to look for a smaller space. Meanwhile, she will continue to update her online store throughout the summer with artwork and a few home lines.
The store is having a blowout sale on all merchandise this week and next (Wednesday through Saturday). What you’ll find, according to Floyd:
- up to 75 percent off past seasons’ merchandise (apparel and accessories; excludes art)
- up to 30 percent off of new pre-fall arrivals (“mostly brand-spanking-new gorgeous Cushnie et Ochs”)
- 10 percent off select works of art
My advice: Shop the collections ASAP, and pray to the boutique gods that the perfect little storefront soon becomes available.
The Details: Atelier, 1921 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.