Tehen Boutique has been in the fashion business since 1955, and its footwear inventory has earned it a nomination for best women's shoes on the 2010 CityVoter Hot List. The shop boasts apparel and footwear from such high-end designers as Elie Tahari, Tory Burch, Diesel, and Nicole Miller. Prepare legs for autumnal onslaughts with a new pair of Solid Pull On skinny denims ($98). Much like a fulfilling pizza, your torso also requires proper toppings—Tehen houses a wide-ranging collection of women's blouses for just such a purpose, including the elegant Trina Turk Ohara top ($125) and the colorful, collage-y Desigual print top ($114).
Dr. Denim cultivates casual elegance with a cornucopia of fashionable denim, athletic wear, and casual clothing from an all-star list of brands that includes 7 For All Mankind, Fossil, Marc Jacobs, Rock Revival, Adidas, and Nike. Stage an appareled attack with a Lacoste starburst crocodile graphic tee ($35), whose fierce reptilian graphic will cause the horses stitched on the polo shirts of your enemies to quake in fear. The Unica floral leggings ($14.99) embellish stems with efflorescent blooms. Outfit small athletes in the pocketed Adidas junior firebird tricot track pants ($30), or apply your Groupon toward a pair of high-end Miss Me boot-cut jeans in white wash with button closure and studded wing back pockets ($108).
For more than 25 years, Chrysi's Bra Boutique's crew of certified bra-fitters has navigated women through a vast selection of designer lingerie and form-fitting garments, including more than 5,000 bras, ranging from size 32AA to 44H. With experience in measuring bust-lines, the staff can determine each customer's flawless fit and locate front torsos before suggesting complementary styles. With correct measurements in hand, clients sift through high-end brands of bras including Chantelle, Wacoal, Simone Perele, Le Mystère, and Betsey Johnson ($48–$99).
When your feet hurt, your shoes are usually the first things to go. Rob and Stu Sackowitz know it doesn't have to be that way. For more than 40 years, the proprietors of The Shoe Buckle have been bringing relief to people with foot health problems with footwear that's as comfortable and therapeutic as it is stylish. Shoes from top designers such as Ecco, Dansko, SAS, New Balance, Arche, BeautiFeel, Mephisto, Thierry Rabotin, and Pas de Rouge line their shelves, giving customers a colorful selection of casual, athletic, orthopedic, and medical diabetic shoes. The shop's staffers also specialize in matching feet with hard to find sizes and fits in order to reduce foot pain, and will gladly order different styles if customers need more choices.
A family-owned business, The Accessory Warehouse maintains an ever-changing stock of fashionable frills for both men and women. With new merchandise arriving daily, the shop keeps its shelves adorned with unique, hard-to-find items, as well as products from popular brand names. Inside, customers find themselves enveloped in an oasis of style, which incorporates everything from scarves and hats to sunglasses, handbags, and jewelry.
The staff at New Balance of Philadelphia & South Jersey isn't concerned with simply selling shoes—their mission is to pair customers with the footwear that will carry them comfortably through life’s arduous steps. Understanding that an ill-fitting pair of athletic shoes can cause pain to joints and potentially damage knees, hips, and the back, associates measure the length and width of each client's foot and conduct a gait analysis to chart the trajectory of their stride when walking normally or running through ball pits. The data are collected to help the staff match clients with their ideal shoe, keeping them running longer and looking good while doing so.