From Center City to Main Line: Best of Style 2016

| June 17, 2016 | Culture Feature

It’s no secret that it’s getting a lot harder to pick the best of, well, anything in Philadelphia. Ask someone to name their favorite place to get Italian gelato, organic pedicures, or custom window treatments and you will likely get three or four suggestions rather than just one glowing recommendation. We understand the struggle to play favorites and take a similar approach in compiling our annual Best of Style feature, offering a handful of buzzy winners that span not just categories but neighborhoods from Center City to the Main Line. As always, seven Philly notables give us their personal “bests” and—no surprise—they had a tough time narrowing down their top restaurants, locally owned boutiques, and secret city finds. Consider this entire Summer issue your own secret city find.

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Home

Amp up your address with luxury furnishings and specialty services.

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Restoration Hardware

Pump up the volume

MAIN LINE SOUND & VIDEO
503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Specializing in custom home theaters and computer networking.

WORLD WIDE STEREO
Multiple locations

From wireless headphones to projector screens and home theater furniture, it is your one-stop tech spot.

Home Style at Home

DWELLING
4050 Main St.
Providing contemporary pieces for the living room, bedroom, dining room, and more.

LUXE HOME
1308 Chestnut St.
Give your home a cool makeover courtesy of their wide selection of bedroom dressers, barstools, and more.

UNIQUE INTERIORS
1604 Marlton Pk. W. NJ 70, Cherry Hill
Offering modern and contemporary furniture from more than 100 manufacturers.

All in the Accessories

BOCONCEPT
1719 Chestnut St.
Shop all their modern and contemporary Scandinavian furniture for the bedroom, living area, and office.

BONS RÊVES
18 N. Union St., Lambertville, NJ
A French-inspired boutique featuring quality items and timeless style.

COMPANY C
122 E. Lancaster Ave.
Revamp your home with an array of bright colors and bold patterns.

ETHAN ALLEN
Multiple locations
Update your outdoor area with new furniture, rugs, pillows, and fabrics from this home décor standby.

USONA
113 S. 16th St.
Center City showroom with a collection of bedroom, dining room, office and wall unit décor.

Outdoor Sanctuary

AVANT GARDENS
1848 N. Front St.
Transform your outdoor space with organic lawn care, seasonal maintenance, and ambient lighting.

COSTELLO’S CUSTOM LANDSCAPES
586 N. Broadway, Deepwater, NJ
The certified staff is trained to install custom patios, outdoor kitchens, natural stone, and much more.

SECRET GARDEN
7631 Ridge Ave., 215-483-5009
A local business offering gardening and landscaping services.

WALLACE LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATES
1598 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford
The landscape designer will walk you through their award-winning process, ensuring you have a backyard you love.

YOUNG’S LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
323 Main St., Lumberton, NJ
A company that understands that home is the centerpiece of life.

Design Forward

BJS DESIGNS
With a lifetime of design and business experience, Barbara is guaranteed to create a home where you will want to host parties.

BUSYBEE DESIGN
350 S. 15th St.
The interior design team is happy to assist with all of your design needs from unique furniture pieces to home renovation.

FREEMAN’S INTERIORS
1520 Spruce St.
Don and Renee D. Freeman run a Philadelphia-based, full-service design firm working with clients across the United States.

LIGNE ROSET
33 N. Second St.
The Roset family is known for their contemporary design and luxurious style.

RCC DESIGN GROUP
Rhonda Clark Carlson will create a serene environment in any room thanks to her mix of contemporary and traditional techniques.

RESTORATION HARDWARE
Multiple locations
Upscale hardware and home furnishings available online and in store.

ROCHE BOBOIS
311 Arch St.
An international brand featuring bold and aesthetically pleasing pieces to accompany any room.

SEMERJIAN INTERIORS
Ani Semerjian creates elegant spaces filled with sophisticated décor.

Flower Power

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS
1016 New Market St.
The Northern Liberties boutique provides beautiful flowers for any event.

EVANTINE DESIGN
7500 Wheeler St.
Rittenhouse’s premier event production and design firm dedicated to taking your breath away.

PETAH BASHANO EVENT AND FLORAL DESIGN
865 Sussex Blvd., Broomall
Petah brings his personal style and flare to clients nationwide.

ROBERTSON’S FLOWERS
8501 Germantown Ave.
Family-owned business offering everything from same-day delivery to wedding arrangements.

TERRAIN
914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills
Outdoor pillows, citronella candles, and other gifts perfect to complete your outdoor retreat

VALLEY FORGE FLOWERS
503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Attend on-site events and classes to become your family’s green thumb.

Art in the City

BAZEMORE GALLERY
4339 Main St.
Bringing cool and contemporary gallery art to Manayunk.

BRIDGETTE MAYER GALLERY
709 Walnut St.
Displaying beautiful and contemporary paintings and pieces from major artists and local favorites alike.

CALDERWOOD GALLERY
242 Geiger Road
Featuring French decorative artists from the 1900s.

SNYDERMAN-WORKS GALLERIES
303 Cherry St.
Old City gallery where furniture, glass art, ceramics, and jewelry are showcased.

WEXLER GALLERY
201 N. Third St.
Exhibiting pieces that test the boundaries of fine art and design.

It's the Little Things

BLUEBELL KITCHENS
1104 Bethlehem Pike, Spring House
From traditional to modern, the talented team will help you remodel your home every step of the way.

CALIFORNIA CLOSETS
1931 Chestnut St.
Creating custom storage units such as walk-in closets and functional media centers.

CLOSETS BY DESIGN
928 Springdale Dr., Exton
Experts in in-home consultation, construction, and customized designs.

COLONIAL MARBLE & GRANITE
2000 Washington Ave.
The leading stone fabrication and installation company in the tri-state area, carrying more than 4,500 slabs of granite, marble, onyx, and more.

FRETZ KITCHEN
4050 S. 26th St.
Representing amazing home brands including Sub-Zero, Wolf, Scotsman, and more.

NEMO TILE COMPANY
1520 Locust St., 2nd Fl.
A renowned New York-based emporium that uses porcelain, ceramic, metal, glass, stone, and mosaics.

Dining

An epicurean feast of haute plates, savory treats, and craft cocktails.

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Double Knot

America the Great

A. KITCHEN
135 S. 18th St.
Chef Eli Kulp and Ellen Yin oversee the contemporary American eatery in Rittenhouse Square.

BLUE BELL INN
601 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell
Serving a variety of American eats, the restaurant’s building dates back to 1743.

BUD AND MARILYN’S
1234 Locust St.
Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran add to their 13th Street empire with a restaurant paying homage to comfort food.

FOND
1537 S. 11th St.
With housemade bread and desserts, you will feel right at home in their welcoming dining room.

FORK
306 Market St.
Inventive contemporary American fare now includes an indulgent weekend brunch.

ROUGE
205 S. 18th St.
The Erin Go Burger features corned beef, cabbage slaw, and cheddar cheese.

SBRAGA
440 S. Broad St.
Located on the Avenue of the Arts, the 60-seat dining room offers four and six-course prix fixe menus.

Sweet Treats

CLASSIC CAKE
480 Evesham Road, Cherry Hill
Taste is combined with attention to detail for signature cakes, cookies, and delicacies.

POTITO’S ITALIAN AMERICAN BAKERY
1614 W. Ritner St.
The Italian bakery whips up custom creations, pastries, and out-of-this-world wedding cakes.

SWEET BOX CUPCAKES
339 S. 13th St.
Their adorable truck brings cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and more right to you.

TERMINI BROS. BAKERY
1523 S. Eighth St.
Run by third-generation brothers, Joseph and Vincent, the South Philadelphia bakery is famous for its cannolis.

Ciao!

AMIS
412 S. 13th St.
The Roman-style trattoria boasts a shared-plate menu of favorites like fried Brussels sprouts and swordfish meatballs.

CAFFE ALDO LAMBERTI
2011 Marlton Pike W., Cherry Hill
Serving contemporary Italian cuisine and seafood for over 25 years.

D’ANGELO’S RISTORANTE
256 S. 20th St.
Fine food prepared from generations of family recipes.

DAVIO’S
111 S. 17th St.
Where the top-notch customer service is just as excellent as the house-made pasta dishes and prime cuts.

GRAN CAFFE L’AQUILA
1716 Chestnut St.
Authentic eatery offering the best gelato outside of Italy.

GIRASOLE
440 S. Broad St.
Enjoy Old-world Italian flavors tucked inside the Symphony House.

LASCALA’S
615 Chestnut St.
For Sunday dinner the Italian restaurant will make you think you are back at grandma’s.

OSTERIA
640 N. Broad St.
Drawing inspiration from traditional osterias in Northern Italy.

PALLADINO’S
1934 E. Passyunk Ave.
The unforgettable Italian cuisine features handcrafted pastas, wood-fired steaks, and fine wines.

TREDICI ENOTECA
114 S. 13th St.
From Zavino Hospitality Group comes an Italian hot spot serving small plates and signature cocktails.

Imbibe Your Senses

A. BAR
135 S. 18th St.
Cocktails, beers, and wines are brought to you by artisanal distillers, brewers, and winemakers.

ASSEMBLY
One Logan Sq.
The ultra-modern rooftop bar overlooks Ben Franklin Parkway from nine flights up and specializes in Champagne-centric cocktails.

HOP SING LAUNDROMAT
1029 Race St.
Be in the know and visit this swanky speakeasy in Chinatown.

VESPER
223 S. Sydenham St.
The modern day supper club embraces a past of mobsters and old-world flavors.

ZEE BAR
100 Spring Garden St.
The after-hours bar offers bottle service, live DJ’s, dancing, and drinks.

Raise a Glass

LACROIX
210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
Tucked inside the Rittenhouse Hotel, a multi-course gourmet meal awaits from talented chef Jonathan Cichon.

PARAMOUR
139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Fine dining that features sophisticated and modern American dishes.

SAVONA
100 Old Gulph Road, Gulph Mills
The outdoor patio is perfect for enjoying the farm-to-table Italian fare.

VOLVÉR
300 S. Broad St.
Jose Garces’s luxe restaurant was recently awarded a five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide.

VETRI
1312 Spruce St.
Opt for the custom tasting menu for your next celebratory occasion.

Seasonal Eats

SERPICO
604 South St.
A collaboration between Chef Peter Serpico and Stephen Starr, the dinner-only restaurant features a seasonally changing menu.

VERNICK FOOD & DRINK
2031 Walnut St.
Overlook Walnut Street from the second floor while enjoying a roasted lamb rack and veal sweetbreads.

WHITE DOG CAFE
Multiple locations
With locations in University City, Wayne, and Haverford, it is easy to enjoy their environmentally sustainable menu wherever you live.

VEDGE
1221 Locust St.
Vedge proves that vegetables can be the star of every dish.

Pie in the Sky

NOMAD PIZZA
Multiple locations
Bring their homemade pizza right to your door with the 1949 REO Speedwagon Pizza Truck.

SLICE
Multiple locations
A BYOB pizzeria with locations in Rittenhouse Square, Italian Market, and Washington Township.

ZAVINO
Multiple locations
The Joey pizza features Berkshire pork sausage, mozzarella cheese, crushed tomato, spinach, garlic, chili flakes, and provolone.

Point of View

POSITANO COAST
212 Walnut St.
Dine al fresco in their open-air patio.

R2L
50 S. 16th St., 37th Fl.
Sit 500 feet above the city and enjoy views as good as the menu.

TALULA’S GARDEN
210 W. Washington Sq.
Eat farm-fresh frittatas for brunch on the picturesque patio.

Chopped

DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE
1426–28 Chestnut St.
Promising an unforgettable dining experience inside a Philadelphia landmark.

MARIE NICOLE’S
9510 Pacific Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ
Delicious steaks, seafood, and seasonal fare in a fine dining atmosphere.

URBAN FARMER
1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
The Logan Square steakhouse is farm to table and dedicated to using only locally sourced ingredients.

French Fare

BIBOU
1009 S. Eighth St.
Now serving a French-inspired prix fixe menu in South Philly.

LAUREL
1617 E. Passyunk Ave.
The tasting-menu-only restaurant from Top Chef winner, Nicholas Elmi, remains one of the city’s toughest reservations.

PARIS BISTRO AND JAZZ CAFE
8229 Germantown Ave.
Chestnut Hill’s charming and authentic French bistro.

The Happiest Hour

BANK AND BOURBON
1200 Market St.
A bourbon and whiskey bar that features an innovative barrel-aging program.

THE JUICE MERCHANT
4330 Main St.
Give your body 100 percent organic ingredients in a wide range of fresh pressed juices, smoothies, and more.

SAMPAN
124 S. 13th St.
Chef Michael Schulson offers a robust happy hour menu as impressive as the dinner selections.

STRATUS ROOFTOP
433 Chestnut St.
Hotel Monaco’s glitzy rooftop oasis.

Speciality Fare

DI BRUNO BROS.
Multiple locations
The talented event team will help you plan the perfect affair.

RASTELLI MARKET FRESH
Multiple locations
Fine quality meats and cheeses available for pick up or catering.

Ecletic Eats

AMADA
217–219 Chestnut St.
Contemporary Spanish cuisine from Iron Chef Jose Garces.

MIXTO
1141 Pine St.
A menu featuring Cuban, Latin American, and Caribbean cuisine.

OPA
1311 Sansom St.
Classic dishes include lamb, chicken, and fish gyros and Tzatziki spread.

VALANNI
1229 Spruce St.
Come for the Mediterranean dishes, stay for the late-night dancing.

ZAHAV
237 St. James Pl.
With a name meaning “gold” in Hebrew, it is appropriate for the authentic restaurant to get the gold star for best hummus in the city.

Asian Flair

BING BING DIM SUM
1648 E. Passyunk Ave.
From the creators of Cheu Noodle Bar comes a pop-art themed eatery offering fun food and happy drinks.

DOUBLE KNOT
120 S. 13th St.
Unique fusion of a cozy coffee shop and underground sushi speakeasy.

MORIMOTO
723 Chestnut St.
Stephen Starr’s high-class Japanese restaurant run by Iron Chef Morimoto.

SUGA
1720 Sansom St.
Susanna Foo teams up with her son to bring Chinese dishes like shrimp dumplings and wonton noodle soup to the next level.

Culture

Museums, arboretums, and activities celebrate Philly’s rich history.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Great Outdoors

BLUE CROSS RIVERRINK SUMMERFEST
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
The popular ice skating rink shifts gears and transforms into a roller rink again this summer, and welcomes Chickie’s and Pete’s Waterfront Crabshack.

INDEPENDENCE BEER GARDEN
100 S. Independence Mall W.
This all-American beer garden overlooks the Liberty Bell and Independence National Park, and offers guests 40 regional and craft beers.

SPRUCE STREET HARBOR PARK
401 Spruce St.
The packed pop-up park returns to kick off the season with summer-ready bites from Garces Group, hammocks to lounge in, and games to play.

YOGA ON THE RACE STREET PIER
Columbus Blvd. & Race St.
Yogis can practice outdoors seven days a week during free classes through the fall.

History Lessons

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY
101 S. Independence Mall E.
Tour the summer’s special exhibition, “Locally Grown, Jersey’s Jewish Farms,” after taking a walk through the museum’s permanent exhibits.

SIMEONE FOUNDATION AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
6825 Norwitch Dr.
Dr. Frederick Simone displays eye-catching racing sports cars he has been collecting for decades.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
3260 South St.
Embark on a journey through art and artifacts from all over the world as you discover fascinating facts about humankind.

WINTERTHUR MUSEUM
5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
Henry Francis du Pont’s ode to American decorative arts is worth a visit when the gorgeous gardens come to life each season.

A Family Affair

ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF DREXEL UNIVERSITY
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Walk among butterflies, dinosaurs, and insects as you enter the world of environmental science.

THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
222 N. 20th St.
The museum welcomes the special exhibit “The Science Behind Pixar” this summer, with interactive elements for the whole family.

FRANKLIN SQUARE
200 N. Sixth St.
Enjoy a ride on the carousel or play Philly-themed mini golf before visiting the Betsy Ross House.

NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER
525 Arch St.
Ongoing exhibits tell the story of US freedom and bring the Constitution to life using interactive exhibits.

PHILADELPHIA ZOO
3400 W. Girard Ave.
America’s first zoo welcomes families for a day of fun: fly high on the 6ABC Zoo Balloon and watch the Zoo360 where animals are free to roam high above.

Musical Moves

KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
300 S. Broad St.
The crown jewel of arts and culture in Philadelphia showcases premier programming and fabulous dining at Jose Garces’s Volvér.

PENNSYLVANIA BALLET
300 S. Broad St.
In addition to making dancing dreams come true on stage, the Pennsylvania Ballet strives to share the joy of dance throughout the Philadelphia community.

THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Select venues
Need an idea for date night? The orchestra’s series of summer shows at the Mann Center are perfect for a night on the town.

For Arts Sake

THE BARNES FOUNDATION
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
The Philadelphia gem promotes advancement of education and the appreciation of fine arts and horticulture. This summer visit “Nari Ward: Sun Splashed” through August.

JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
138 S. Pine St., Doylestown
Explore indoor exhibits, then take your journey outdoors to the lush yard to see the Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden.

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
“Creative Africa” makes its way to the museum walls, showcasing contemporary photography, fashion, and architecture from African artists.

PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS
118–128 N. Broad St.
Through September, “Happiness, Liberty, Life? American Art and Politics,” explores themes of humor and protest.

Escape the City

HILTON PHILADELPHIA CITY AVENUE
4200 City Ave.
Hilton’s in-house restaurant, Delmonico’s Steakhouse, is a prime location for upscale dining.

SHERATON VALLEY FORGE HOTEL
480 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia
A short ride away from King of Prussia Mall to shop and dine, and just 30 minutes outside Center City.

THE WAYNE HOTEL
139 Lancaster Ave., Wayne
This upscale, traditional spot located outside city limits is the perfect suburban getaway.

Staycations

HOTEL MONACO
433 Chestnut St.
Philly-themed touches make this Old City hot spot ideal for a staycation.

LOEWS
1200 Market St.
Indulge in delicious American fare with a modern twist at Bank and Bourbon, or relax in the lounge at this contemporary hotel.

THE LOGAN HOTEL
One Logan Sq.
Philadelphia’s luxury hotel reborn: spend the night, dine at Urban Farmer, and take in breathtaking city views at their ninth-floor rooftop lounge, Assembly.

RITTENHOUSE 1715
1715 Rittenhouse Sq.
This elegant boutique hotel is made for a historic getaway in the heart of Center City.

THE RITTENHOUSE HOTEL
210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
Friendly to guests and their pets, too, this luxury hotel offers incredible city views and gourmet dining from Lacroix.

THE RITZ CARLTON, PHILADELPHIA
10 Avenue of the Arts
Step outside of your suite and into the lively happy hour in the Ritz’s grand rotunda, or wind down at the Richel D’Ambra Spa and Salon.

SOFITEL PHILADELPHIA
120 S. 17th St.
French elegance meets American style from the décor to the menus.

Shops

Upgrade your wardrobe with help from a bevy of designer boutiques.

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Commonwealth Proper.

Designer Labels

LOUIS VUITTON
King of Prussia Mall
Discover the iconic brand’s summer collection featuring bold colors and bright patterns.

NICOLE MILLER
Multiple locations
Located inside the beautiful Bellevue the shop has a jaw-dropping outfit for every occasion.

SAINT LAURENT
King of Prussia Mall
Offering an impressive collection of ready-to-wear clothing, shoes, and jewelry for men and women.

Eye Spy

EYEGLASS WORKS
4407 Main St.
Offering personalized service, curated brands, and top industry leaders.

EYESITE
124 S. 19th St.
Take your eyewear game to a whole new level at this Rittenhouse boutique.

MODERN EYE
Multiple locations
Go for an eye examination and leave with fashionable frames.

WEST COAST OPTICAL
1726 Chestnut St.
Open since 1986, the boutique features the latest fashion trends in eyewear.

Gentleman's Club

ARMSTRONG AND WILSON
Selling men’s accessories represented by the likes of LeBron James, Al Roker, and favorite Philadelphia band, The Roots.

BROOKS BROTHERS
Multiple locations
Everything a man needs from sweaters to suits and sport shirts.

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA
King of Prussia Mall
Complete your look with their collection of men’s shoes, accessories, fragrances, suits, and more.

HUGO BOSS
King of Prussia Mall
Grab the lookbook for a glimpse of the summer 2016 collections, suits, polos, bags, and other essentials.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
King of Prussia Mall
From belts to timepieces, bags, luggage and more.

VENTRESCA
145 W. State St., Doylestown
Let the expert staff help you create a custom suit from beautiful fabrics and patterns.

What a Gem

BENARI
Multiple locations
Shop brands from Henri Daussi to Hearts on Fire at this family-owned store.

GARY MANN JEWELERS
4349 Main St.
Premier spot for custom estate and design jewelry.

GOLDEN NUGGET JEWELERS
800 Chestnut St.
From princess to cushion cut, and Tacori to Simon G, it is your one-stop wedding shop.

HEARTS ON FIRE
King of Prussia Mall
Pick out the perfect engagement ring and wedding band for that special someone.

MORTON & RUDOLPH
1900 Marlton Pike E., Cherry Hill, NJ
Say “I love you” with a Forevermark diamonds in rings, pendants, and studs.

Crown Jewels

BERNIE ROBBINS
Multiple locations
With two brand new locations, shoppers can peruse an array of designer bracelets, rings, necklaces, and watches.

DAVID YURMAN
King of Prussia Mall
Their newest necklace is a statement piece featuring an 18k gold sphere and pearls.

JEFF KELLMER PRIVATE JEWELER
510 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford
Shop the Colour Burst collection for an array of beautiful pieces and timeless designs.

LAGOS
1735 Walnut St.
Their Caviar collection features bold looks and pops of color.

TIFFANY & CO.
1414 Walnut St.
Celebrate the ones you love with the iconic blue box.

Cordially Invited

CASA PAPEL
804 N. Second St.
The “house of paper” has everything you need to make your event invitation stand out.

PAPER BOUTIQUE
125 Yorktown Plaza, Elkins Park
From save the date’s to bridal showers and black-tie weddings, this is the place for custom stationery.

THE PAPERY
1219 Locust St.
Order your custom wedding invitations from this Midtown Village store.

Wardrobe Musts

ALICIA DIMICHELE BOUTIQUE
500 Rt. 73 S., Cherry Hill
The VH1 reality star’s passion for fashion is brought to her high-end boutique, which offers everything from dresses to workout clothes.

BOUTIQUE W.
5001 W. Chester Pike, Newtown Sq.
Indulge your sense of style at the newly renamed and revamped boutique.

ELLA’S GROVE
385 Lancaster Ave., Haverford
Now in Haverford Square, shoppers from Philadelphia and the suburbs can check out the funky and sophisticated designer collections.

ELLELAURI
114 S. 19th St.
Co-owners and sisters Liz and Laura’s chic women’s boutique is filled with affordable contemporary brands.

IRINA SIGAL DRESSMAKER
2038 Locust St.
Winner of numerous awards, the boutique offers tailoring, custom designs, and complete clothing reconstruction.

JOAN SHEPP

1811 Chestnut St.
Selling top designers A-Z including Salvatore Ferragamo and Rick Owens.

KNIT WIT
Multiple locations
Shop European and American designer collections from Phillip Lim and Tanya Taylor.

SOPHY CURSON
19th & Sansom Streets
A Rittenhouse staple since 1929 that carries hard-to-find international designers from Italy, France, and Belgium.

THE VAN CLEVE COLLECTION
68 Lancaster Ave., Paoli
Appointment-only gown salon for brides, flower girls, and wedding guests.

It's About Time

CARTIER
King of Prussia Mall
The King of Prussia location will help you discover the latest in fine watchmaking.

HERMES
King of Prussia Mall
Now featuring the Apple Watch Hermes, a unique timepiece built with beautiful leather straps and Apple technology.

NATIONAL WATCH AND DIAMOND
101 S. Eighth St.
Upgrade your old watch for a current timepiece from Rolex, Michele, or Tag Heuer.

OMEGA WATCHES
King of Prussia Mall
Specialty watches include the Olympic Official Timekeeper and a pocket watch from 1932.

TOURNEAU
King of Prussia Mall
Featuring high-end brands from Rolex to Breitling and Cartier.

In the Bag

CHERRY HILL MALL
2000 New Jersey 38, Cherry Hill
South Jersey’s premier destination for shopping and dining.

HAVERFORD SQUARE
379–385 Lancaster Ave., Haverford
An eclectic mix of shops for men and women including Cameo Water Wear, Jos. A. Bank, and more.

KING OF PRUSSIA MALL
King of Prussia Mall
Everything you want under one luxurious and soon to be expanded roof.

PHILADELPHIA PREMIUM OUTLETS
18 W. Lightcap Road, Limerick
Open-air shopping that includes 150 outlet stores from Calvin Klein to Express.

THE PROMENADE AT SAGEMORE
500 Rte. 73 S., Marlton, NJ
Spend the day visiting favorites such as Brooks Brothers, South Moon Under, and Sur La Table.

THE SHOPS AT LIBERTY PLACE
1625 Chestnut St.
Visit the newly opened Bloomingdale’s and Orangetheory Fitness.

Beach Body

CAMEO WATER WEAR
Multiple locations
Find a large selection of swimwear for women of all shapes and sizes at any of their eight locations.

NEIMAN MARCUS
King of Prussia Mall
Every style and brand you want in an array of different bathing suit styles.

POLO RALPH LAUREN
200 S. Broad St.
Monokinis are this season’s hottest trend.

SHIRLEY & COMPANY
Multiple locations
Celebrating 30 years in the swimwear business with personalized service and beautiful suits.

SOUTH MOON UNDER
Multiple locations
From flowy maxi dresses to beautifully made kimono tops, the Chestnut Street location is your one-stop-summer shop.

THIRD STREET HABIT
153 N. Third St.
Shop summer essentials including Ibiza totes and high-rise pants.

Accessorize Your Style

BONS RÊVES
18 N. Union St., Lambertville, NJ
The French-inspired boutique offers everything from bedding to perfume and body-care.

CENTURY 21
821 Market St.
The first location outside of New York area is stocked with designer finds.

HARTMANN LUGGAGE
King of Prussia Mall
Revamp your luggage collection with their new Vigor 2 collection.

JACQUES FERBER
Multiple locations
Established in 1927, the flagship showroom is known for beautifully made furs and on-trend accessories.

LINDA GOLDEN
379 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford
The chic boutique offers clothing and accessories from America and Europe.

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd
Shop the latest designer looks such as Fendi, Diane Von Furstenberg, and more.

TORY BURCH
King of Prussia Mall
Upgrade your accessory collection with new watches, eyewear, and baubles.

Beauty

Add these top Philly spas and salons to your beauty Rolodex.

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The Rittenhous Spa & Club - Hair by Paul Labrecque

Kissed by the Sun

BAKED SUNLESS TANNING
815 S. Fourth St.
The custom spray tan studio is dedicated to providing flawless tans by hand.

SUN MYST TANNING SPA
124 S. 16th St.
The complimentary warm hydrating treatment preps your skin and opens your pores for maximum results.

TANTINI TANNING BAR
172 William L. Dalton Dr., Glassboro, NJ
Be sent on your way with a bevy of products for indoor and outdoor tanning.

Say Spahhh

CALISTA GRAND
1211 Wilmington Pike, West Chester
Each body therapy treatment is personalized and includes a hydrokinetic water Vicy shower.

COLE WELLNESS SPA
101 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne
The spa’s holistic practices will help you obtain healthy skin, hair, body, and mind.

JOSEPH ANTHONY RETREAT SPA AND SALON
243 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills
Sign up for their spa membership and receive a 55-minute Swedish Massage or Signature facial for just $79 per month.

LE RÊVE RITTENHOUSE DAY SPA
255 S. 17th St.
Their massage therapy spa package will heal your skin while restoring natural beauty.

RICHEL D’AMBRA SPA & SALON
10 Ave. of the Arts
A Brazilian wax will have you ready to sport bathing suits all summer.

Pearly Whites

THE DENTAL SPA
1601 Walnut St.
A bright smile can be yours thanks to their breakthrough PowerWhitening technique.

DR. LINDSEY MARSHALL
602 The Times Bldg., Ardmore
Dr. Marshall has more than 10 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry.

NATOLI DENTAL
188 Fries Mill Road, Turnersville, NJ
Dental services for the entire family from teeth whitening and dental implants to fillings and porcelain veneers.

Color Theory

GIOVANNI & PILEGGI
308 S. 12th St.
Finish out the summer with a vibrant new look. Opt for Balayge highlights or a fresh color gloss.

MARTINO CARTIER
Multiple locations
Stop in the South Jersey location for a quick retouch.

OGGI SALON & SPA
1700 Locust St.
Start with a full head of foil highlights and end with a spiral perm, perfect for the summer.

SALON VANITY
1701 Walnut St., 3rd Fl.
Dedicated to healthy locks, the team uses a no-ammonia coloring system to keep hair healthy and strong.

Styled Pretty

BLUE HAIR STUDIO
2550 Huntingdon Pk., Huntingdon Valley
Each one of their 14 stylists can provide you with a customized blowout for shiny locks.

HEADS & TAILS BEAUTY BOUTIQUE
265 S. 19th St.
Whether you want loose beachy waves or a sleek and straight blowout, this is the place for you.

PAGEBOY HAIR
12 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
The Keratin Complex Blowout will give you smooth hair all summer long.

Lots of Locks

ARCHITEQT SALON & GALLERY
Multiple locations
Clip-ins and Hot Heads tape extensions are both used for a voluminous head of hair.

PILEGGI ON THE SQUARE
717 Walnut St.
Great Lengths Extensions are put on with a keratin protein polymer bond for long-lasting length.

PLATINUM HAIR DESIGNS
1334 Brace Road, Cherry Hill
Book an extension consultation appointment and learn how to obtain instant fullness.

SALON ZIZA
6 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore
The Brazilian Blowout bonds the hair follicle and coats your locks with a chemical-free formula.

Ageless Beauty

ABOUT FACE SKINCARE
1015 Chestnut St.
The non-invasive laser vein removal treatment will rid those fine blood vessels for good.

EASTERN COSMETIC SURGERY
2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd
The Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment is excellent for minor sun spots and fine wrinkles.

LOUIS P. BUCKY PLASTIC SURGERY
Multiple locations
Complement both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures with laser treatment services.

PENN PLASTIC SURGERY
23 Morris Ave.
Don’t miss a beat after your procedure thanks to their personalized care and dedicated team.

Fresh 'Do, Fresh You

ADOLF BIECKER
Multiple locations
Restore and hydrate your hair with a deep conditioning treatment and their top products.

AME SALON AND SPA
111 Waynewood Ave., Wayne
Ask for the Opalex treatment after your color and leave with the softest hair ever.

BELLEVUE SALON AND SPA
200 S. Broad St.
The intense hydrating max treatment is the perfect service to kick off summer.

SALON NORMAN DEE
2550 Grant Ave.
Switch up your look with a spiral perm that will last day to night.

SIGNACURL
116 S. 19th St.
Hair stylist Joseph Lentini offers an array of high-end services and specialized products for perfect hair.

STUDIO CL
128 S. 19th St., 2nd. Fl.
Set up a hair trial beforehand and be ready to wow on your big day.

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