Stepping into Sophisticated Ladies Consignment Boutique is a bit like stepping into a fashionable friend's closet. That's because the staff stocks the shelves with clothes they would recommend to their friends, taking care to sell only gently-worn items in the latest styles. The vast inventory includes everything from evening gowns and costume jewelry to work-appropriate blouses and designer jeans, all of which have been inspected for quality before being placed on the racks. The selection––which can include labels like Chanel, Gucci, Kate Spade, and Louis Vuitton––varies day to day, but it's not unusual for customers to come across sample pieces and occasional sample pieces from New York designers and even high-end handbags.
Named Best Vintage Gear in Philly by Philadelphia magazine, Malena’s Vintage Boutique outfits fashionistas in high-end women’s apparel and accessories forged between 1920 and 1980. The staff hand selects each piece in the boutique to stand the test of time and complement any wardrobe. A swing skirt ($48) from the 1950s beautifully layers golden glitter over black felt, and a 1960s pink nylon nightgown ($52) tastefully accentuated by a tiny blue bow is sure to impress special someones and discerning fence-hopping sheep. Smart belts, such as a vintage Tony Lama ($32), dot the shop’s fabric-filled landscape, along with an array of well-aged handbags. Like a candy shop or self-loathing piñata, Malena’s supplies itself with new goodies on a constant basis, updating its Facebook page with new wares so shoppers can scope before they shop.
We at flowers by the greenery are committed to quality and service. We are woman-owned and family operated. We believe our customers are part of our extended family and endeavor to treat them as family. “The greenery” has been a part of the West Chester community since 1973 and has had only two owners in its long history.
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Artifact's chandelier-lit showroom teems with a rotating array of contemporary women's clothing and accessories for $60 or less. Classic rectangular countours, zippers, and decorative straps adorn a persimmon-toned handbag ($49), which encompasses sundries and lassos runaway dining companions with a detachable shoulder strap. Wooden hangers host blouses, skirts, and dresses, such as a ruffled white strapless dress cinched with a thick black sash ($52). Cascading diagonal stripes in complementary tones of fuchsia, gray, black, and red dapple a one-shouldered tunic dress ($39), and slinky black mesh imprinted with sparkling polka dots casts a demure silhouette over a short sweetheart frock ($42). Damask tapestries flank Artifact's mint-green walls, where mirrors hung with ribbons invite customers to admire new ensembles, and an exposed-brick wall ensures all garments color-coordinate with mortar.