Style Sheet: Philly Fashion, Beauty and Retail News You Need to Know

The latest expansions, moves, and products on our radar.

Image via Steve Duross

Image via Steve Duross

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.


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.

Image via Becky McNeel

Image via Becky McNeel


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.