Style Sheet: Philly Fashion, Beauty and Retail News You Need to Know
Things happen quickly in the world of fashion. Stores come up, stores go down and sometimes they just shuffle around a little bit. We’ve rounded up the latest Philly fashion, beauty and retail news we’ve heard around town. Try to keep up.
MUST VISIT: Duross & Langel’s Herbary
Over the summer, bath and body shop Duross & Langel shuttered its third floor yoga studio. Bad news for yogis, but good news for beauty obsessives: They’ve converted the sunny space into an herbary and apothecary where they hold weekly workshops at which you can which up your own potions, perfumes, soaps, and scrubs.
MAJOR OPENINGS: KOP Mall Expansion
The 155,000-square-foot corridor — a connector between the Plaza and the Court — officially opens this month, adding 50 new dining and retail spots (Jimmy Choo! Vince! Diane von Furstenberg!) to the mall’s already impressive roster. Also in the works? A 40,000-square-foot wing in the pavilion that will feature a cluster of URBN brands (think: Urban Outfitters, Anthropolgoie, Free People and Pizzeria Vetri, all next to each other), set to open in late October.
CURRENT OBSESSION: Wol Hide
This Fishtown knitwear studio — run by Drexel and PhilaU grad Leah D’Ambrosio — turns out tightly edited collections of ultra-comfy sweaters, tanks, wraps, dresses and leggings, all of which you’ll want to wear every day. Look out for her pieces at Anthro this fall.
BIG MOVES: ToBox Heads to Chestnut
Early next month, the men’s luxury shoe and accessory boutique is shuffling just around the corner, to the Valiant building (former home of Duke & Winston) at 1822 Chestnut Street. The new space is more than double the size of To Box’s current 19th Street digs, so expect an expanded product line — and get excited.
BEAUTY TREND: Knesko Face Masks
The Rittenhouse Spa’s latest offerings: Knesko Nanogold or diamond face masks, which can be tacked onto a treatment for $25. (They also sell the products seperately, so you can use them at home.) The cooling, miracle-worker masks — which actually include diamond and gold powder — de-puff, brighten, refresh and tighten inflamed summer skin.
Published as “Style Sheet” in the August issue of Philadelphia magazine.