Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs 2011: Shopping & Service
Main Line Today’s readers and critics pick their favorites.
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Window Treatments >>> The Curtain Exchange
The prospect of dressing your windows becomes a lot less daunting with the team of experts at The Curtain Exchange in your back pocket. They’ll help you navigate the more than 150 custom, ready-to-hang drapery options in stock, along with the hundreds of fabric options (if you prefer to create your own look). Still not confident in your choice? Feel free to take your selection home and “live with it” for two days—just to be certain. 111 E. Lancaster Ave., Devon; (610) 765-1142, thecurtainexchange.com.
Women’s Accessories >>> Apricot Lane
Finding the perfect outfit is one thing. Finding all the accessories to complete said outfit is another. Apricot Lane can help with both. It has all the fedoras, flip-flops, scarves, jewelry and handbags you’ll need to bring personal flair to your latest ensemble. Suburban Square, Ardmore; (610) 645-5205, apricotlaneardmore.com.
Women’s Consignment Shop >>> Greene Street Consignment Shop
From H&M to Talbots, from cocktail dresses to that perfect pair of shoes, this breezy Philly mainstay is now spreading its wealth of style to the suburban masses. We love the flashback bubble umbrellas, classic oldies soundtrack and biodegradable shopping bags. And its “40 percent commission with no annual fee” policy should make any seller smile. 848 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 519-0878; 119 W. Market St., West Chester, (484) 947-5562; greenestreetconsignment.com.