At Modern Luxury, connection and community define who we are. We use cookies to improve the Modern Luxury experience - to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also may share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. We take your privacy seriously and want you to be aware that we have recently made changes to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here.


7 Boutiques in The Suburbs for Holiday Gifting

By Kristin Detterline | December 21, 2020 | Style & Beauty

Shop Sixty Five

Check everyone off your list this year thanks to on-trend presents at these popular boutiques.


The Devon home and garden store takes seasonal decor seriously. So seriously, in fact, that Terrain’s incredible displays rank a close second to Longwood Gardens on the holiday attractions list. The winter wonderland is so magical that you will also reach for your wallet to scoop up all manner of gifts, from ornaments, candles and tabletop pieces to CBD skincare.

Kirna Zabete

Former fashion editor Beth Buccini opened the Bryn Mawr-based outpost of her famed Kirna Zabête boutique in 2016 and made an instant and indelible mark on the region’s sartorial scene. On the heels of the store’s 20-year anniversary—other locations include New York, Hamptons and Palm Beach—Buccini keeps getting creative, releasing three capsule collections and continuing to recruit up-and-coming labels for Kirna Zabete’s tightly edited designer list.

Shop Sixty Five

It was the ultimate full-circle fashion moment when Shop Sixty Five’s Linda LaRosa returned to her original stomping grounds in Doylestown to open another boutique (she shuttered the shop in 2015 to focus on her Center City store), only to find herself back at the exact same address. A sign from the style gods? We think so. A reboot of Shop Sixty Five’s website brings the latest contemporary looks straight to your door: Think L’Agence, Veronica Beard, SOH and Lauren Moshi for effortless WIH pieces. Not sure what you’re shopping for? LaRosa will pull a box of looks together and send them straight to your door to try on at home.

Boyds Pop-Up

The iconic Center City department store brings its designer wares straight to its Main Line clientele with a holiday popup at Suburban Square. The shop’s industrial aesthetic is a departure from the sleek, multi-floor flagship location and serves as a fitting backdrop for new labels like JW Anderson and Lardini and an expanded outerwear department featuring Herno, Canada Goose and enough Moncler to keep the entire Main Line warm until spring.

Pilot and Powell

Straight from New Orleans, the Suburban Square popup brims with modern, cool-girl labels like Marni, Isabel Marant and Proenza Schouler plus a bevy of Scandinavian brands you won’t find anywhere in the area. Wondering about the Crescent City connection? Co-owner Coeli Hilferty grew up on the Main Line, launched Pilot and Powell in New Orleans in 2016 and decided to test the concept here at home for the holidays.


From slathering on face serums to testing out the latest CBD sheet masks, beauty lovers have had plenty of time to flirt with new products while working from home. Suburban Square’s Bluemercury (there’s also one in Center City) has two glam gift sets packed with the emporium’s best-selling products: The Beauty Lover set has goodies from Darphin, Trish McEvoy and SkinCeuticals while luxury lines like La Mer, Tata Harper and Chantecaille fill the Beauty Junkie Set.


From lucite game sets to cool Jonathan Adler tabletop wares, Ardmore’s Trace is the place for hostess gifts and home decor extras with a little edge. It will be tough to leave without grabbing a little something for yourself, too.

Photography by: Rachel Newton