Jewelry artisan Kate Egan goes beyond baubles at her new gift boutique Egan Rittenhouse.
Jewelry designer-turned-boutique-maven Kate Egan.
After more than eight years designing custom gem-flecked treasures for the city’s style set at her Egan Day boutique, Kate Egan knows a thing or two about listening to her clients. So when several of them suggested she branch out with a lifestyle concept, she couldn’t help but oblige. Tucked inside The Rittenhouse, the new shop is stocked with flowers, first-to-Philly brands, and, above all, Egan’s favorite things.
Egan Day’s handmade wood gift boxes inspired the vases for the store’s two signature arrangements. Florist Matthew Muscarella dreams up “the kind of florals that make you swoon,” says Egan. The wood vase lives on as a cool keepsake.
A pair of luxe knitwear labels new to Philly rule the racks here: Until Soon’s cashmere pieces come in dreamy shades of blush, gray, and camel, while Loup Charmant’s silky-soft caftans are ideal for year-round layering. “Both have an ease about them—they are accidentally sexy,” says Egan.
Besides colorful John Derian trays, Egan collaborated with Alex Stadler of Stadler-Kahn, another Philly lifestyle shop, to create a line of plates inspired by some of the chicest streets in the city: Van Pelt, Panama, and Delancey are some of the first in the growing collection. Notes Egan, “You can use them or display them.”