Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs 2011: Shopping & Service
Main Line Today’s readers and critics pick their favorites.
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Clothing for Men >>> Englund’s Apparel
Superior customer service is one of many reasons Englund’s has been in business for more than 45 years. This Malvern mainstay has an in-house tailor, plus a custom-clothing service with hundreds of fabric options for shirts and suits. 115 W. King St., Malvern; (610) 644-9315, englundsapparel.com.
Clothing for Teens >>> Just Girls
Just Girls proves that mothers can peaceably coexist with their daughters when it comes to shopping for clothes. This unique boutique has the labels that keep the daughters happy (Hudson jeans, Susana Monaco dresses). And everything is age-appropriate (the root of many an argument). 3515 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square; (610) 325-3731.
Clothing for Women >>> Posh Collections
The fabulously dressed mannequins in the window draw us into Posh Collections every time we pass. Super-selective owner Tina Corrado knows her Main Line clientele so well, which is why the Parker tops, Diane von Furstenberg dresses, Paige Premium Denim jeans and Three Dot tees don’t stay on the racks for long. 103 E. King St., Malvern; (610) 644-7220, poshcollections.com.
Crafts and Handmade Items >>> The 5 Senses
The name of this boutique for the artisan-minded offers a clue as to its broad inventory—handmade items that tickle the senses, from chimes and Texas salsas to objects made of a gleaming wood that’s nice to touch. There’s virtually no gift category that can’t be filled here, be it a wedding, baby shower, or for that proverbial man who has everything. One unifying theme: Every item represents the best in North American artistry. 133 W. Market St., West Chester; (610) 719-0170, the5senses.com.