CITY CHEAT SHEET: FALL SHOPPING HOT SPOTS

It’s September and we are officially back in the swing of things as we leave the dog days of summer behind us and look forward to sweater weather and cozy evenings ahead! To get you started we have rounded up 10 HOT shopping spots that we are loving this month. We are focusing this Fall on two key elements: Fall Fashion (yes…we are finally seeing interesting fashion again), and home furnishings and décor to still keep us feeling comfy on the home front. We have endless options between Philadelphia and the Main Line, and our biggest suggestion is to simply support so many of these amazing small and local businesses that truly are the backbone to our local community. In order to keep our city and towns interesting, we need these small businesses to thrive! So let’s do our part and stay more connected to the faces and names behind so many of these amazing businesses that truly are trying to make our lives more beautiful.

FALL SHOPPING HOT SPOTS

Rikumo - Sleek, design-centric boutique featuring Japanese housewares and gifts in minimalist digs. (Location: Suburban Square - 19 W. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA)

Rikumo – Sleek, design-centric boutique featuring Japanese housewares and gifts in minimalist digs. (Location: Suburban Square – 19 W. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA)

Minima - Featuring European contemporary furniture, lighting, and home accessories. (Location: Old City, Philadelphia - 118 North 3rd Street and 131 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA)

Minima – Featuring European contemporary furniture, lighting, and home accessories. (Location: Old City, Philadelphia – 118 North 3rd Street and 131 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA)

Joan Shepp - High-end fashion boutique carrying an eclectic assortment of big name and emerging designer clothing. (Location: Rittenhouse neighborhood - 1811 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia)

Joan Shepp – High-end fashion boutique carrying an eclectic assortment of big name and emerging designer clothing. (Location: Rittenhouse neighborhood – 1811 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia)

EAVES - Chic boutique selling contemporary and relaxed women’s fashion from denim and sneakers to dresses. (Location: Wayne - 105 N. Aberdeen Avenue, Wayne, PA)

EAVES – Chic boutique selling contemporary and relaxed women’s fashion from denim and sneakers to dresses. (Location: Wayne – 105 N. Aberdeen Avenue, Wayne, PA)

HOST Interiors - A furniture store that provides handcrafted custom upholstery and home decor. (Locations: Chestnut Hill - 7908 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA // Ardmore - 58 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA)

HOST Interiors – A furniture store that provides handcrafted custom upholstery and home decor. (Locations: Chestnut Hill – 7908 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA // Ardmore – 58 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA)

BOYDS - Philadelphia’s landmark department store that features elegant, classic, and stylish apparel for men and women. (Location: Rittenhouse neighborhood - 1818 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA)

BOYDS – Philadelphia’s landmark department store that features elegant, classic, and stylish apparel for men and women. (Location: Rittenhouse neighborhood – 1818 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA)

Parisa Rugs & Decor - A curated boutique rug and design gallery that embraces uniqueness and quality. (Location: Old City, Philadelphia - 33 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA)

Parisa Rugs & Decor – A curated boutique rug and design gallery that embraces uniqueness and quality. (Location: Old City, Philadelphia – 33 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA)

Serendipity Shops - A locally sourced shop filled with unique apparel, accessories, and home finds. Premiere shop for all Philadelphia sports merchandise. (Locations: Chestnut Hill - 8506 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA // Avalon - 2268 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ // Doylestown - 33 S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA)

Serendipity Shops – A locally sourced shop filled with unique apparel, accessories, and home finds. Premiere shop for all Philadelphia sports merchandise. (Locations: Chestnut Hill – 8506 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA // Avalon – 2268 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ // Doylestown – 33 S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA)

Little House Shop - Main Line’s premier shop for home decor, wedding registries, luxury gifts, bedding, and tabletop. (Location: Eagle Village Shops - 503 Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA)

Little House Shop – Main Line’s premier shop for home decor, wedding registries, luxury gifts, bedding, and tabletop. (Location: Eagle Village Shops – 503 Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA)

SKIRT - A women’s high-fashion boutique with personal stylists to help you look your best from kids soccer games to nights on the town, and everything in between. (Locations: Bryn Mawr - 931 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA // Stone Harbor - 272 96th Street, Stone Harbor, NJ)

SKIRT – A women’s high-fashion boutique with personal stylists to help you look your best from kids soccer games to nights on the town, and everything in between. (Locations: Bryn Mawr – 931 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA // Stone Harbor – 272 96th Street, Stone Harbor, NJ)

Our hope is that our Scouted places to check out this Fall inspire you to explore our great city of Philadelphia, and the lovely Main Line a bit more. We adore all of these exceptional businesses, and once you begin exploring the adventure continues.

Yours Truly,

Laurie Wightman

Editor . Owner – TSG Main Line & Philadelphia