From a new destination for all things beauty to a Spanish bottle shop, the shortest month is making a big splash.
RETAIL THERAPY Over two years after launching their first boutique in Bryn Mawr, mother-daughter team Robin Halpern and Jordan Pincus just opened a second storefront of Kindred Collective (kindredbrynmawr.com)—and this time, it’s in Old City. “[The new location] gives us the chance to push the boundaries of what we’re used to and introduce our style to a new client in a city we love,” says Pincus. Located on Third Street, the West Coast-meets-East Coast boutique features exclusive brands like I Stole My Boyfriend’s Shirt, LoveShackFancy and WeWoreWhat, as well as popular names like For Love and Lemons.
CULINARY DELIGHTS With Philly restaurants shuttered due to COVID-19, Jose Garces (garcesgroup.com) used his downtime to dream up a slew of new concepts perfect for these pandemic times. A new bottle shop focusing on Spanish wines (with many rare varietals you won’t find anywhere else) now has a home inside his Rittenhouse tapas spot Tinto, while Garces Trading Company gets a reboot as a ghost kitchen and culinary marketplace. For the first time, diners can now order dishes from Amada, Olde Bar and Village Whiskey for takeout and delivery here. And, in a move to connect with newly minted at-home cooks, the Iron Chef has launched a new virtual live cooking class experience, Latin Live, and the professionally produced cooking series known as Cooking Space to bring the Garces experience to your kitche
BEAUTY BOOST Northern Liberties is now home to a new beauty destination, Studio N Med Spa (@studio.n.inc). Owners Nina Hun and Nayera Senane—hence the name—offer a bevy of top treatments including Botox, dermal fillers, lash extensions and the insanely popular HydraFacial (add on the Under Eye or Lip Perk service for extra skincare goodness). In the year ahead, Hun and Senane will introduce PRP facials and postoperative care services like lymphatic drainage.
BACK TO THE FUTURE Luxury furnishings house Roche Bobois (roche-bobois.com) is known for its coveted capsule collections with the world’s most influential creatives. For its 60th anniversary, the brand, which has a store in Old City, tapped Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, famed for her incredible large-scale installations, to interpret six designs as the Bombom collection. Her vibrant reimagining of Roche’s signature Mah Jong sofa has a futuristic appeal with its serpentine silhouette, bubble-shaped seat backs and five punchy colorways.
THAT NEW NEW Philly has its first shop dedicated to sustainable living, East Passyunk Avenue’s new Good Buy Supply (goodbuysupply.co), opened in November by Emily Rodia and Jason Rusnock. The couple decided to open their own store after seeing similar concepts in other cities. Says Rodia, “There was no one-stop shop for low-waste alternatives for everyday goods in Philly. We kept waiting for someone to open it and then we thought, ‘Why don’t we do it?’” Good Buy is stocked with personal hygiene essentials and home cleaning products and features a refill station for bulk fillings. Rodia says they hope to offer workshops and classes on low-waste living in the future.
Photography by: Photos by: Eddy Marenco; Vladimir Floyd/IStock; Mike Persico; Brian Castro, Visual Vista; Roche Bobois; Jason Rusnock