An Inside Peek at Rittenhouse’s Best New Gift Shop
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).
The shop features products by many local Philly designers and makers, including Amuneal shelving, Lostine candle holders, and – my fave – plates and art featuring the eccentric, Philly-centric sketches of Alex Stadler. You’ll also find Alumnae slide sandals — see the swoon-worthy copper pair below – and adorable mobiles by Petit Pehr.
Visit soon; the shop is still getting in new pieces daily. Be forewarned: You’ll want it all, and you’ll want to spend hours there. But don’t worry if you happen to be there and skip lunch: They’ll order in room service delivery for shoppers who just can’t tear themselves away.
The Details: Egan Rittenhouse, 210 West Rittenhouse Square (inside the Rittenhouse Hotel on the mezzanine level), open Monday through Saturday, 9am-9pm, and Sunday, 11am-5pm.