● Fire Walk With Me (Las Cañitas) – David Lynch-inspired boutique with a focus on young BA designers. ● Pagano Club Social (Recoleta) – Closed-door supper club where you pay what you want. ● 90 Grados Restó (Colegiales) – Quiet French bistro brings the Palermo to Colegiales.
● Unveiled Philadelphia (Washington Square) – Appointment-only bridal salon that focuses on one-on-one attention for every bride-to-be. ● Union Transfer (Spring Garden) – Skip the city’s sardine-packed sweatboxes and opt to catch indie rock show-stoppers in a spacious setting. ● Dr. Marten’s (Center City) – Quintessential combat boots’ company finally snags a retail space in Philly.
Arriving in the midst of a MePa renaissance, Intermix’s most ambitious boutique to date is more than 2,500 square feet of fashion delirium. Spread over two floors and a mezzanine, such marquee labels as Derek Lam, Helmut Lang, Mulberry, Rag & Bone, Proenza Schouler, and DVF grace the racks and shelves.
Its location just beneath the restored High Line allowed for incorporating the exposed steel structure as a rather fascinating design element, from which a massive metal screen is suspended, reflecting natural light and creating a sort of industrial-chandelier effect. Purple leather seating and grey-stained white oak complete the visual effect.
As such brightly lit femmes as Rihanna, Emma Roberts, Vanessa Hudgens and LiLo have all been spotted tearing through the racks at other Intermix locations, expect the celeb-spotting factor here to be not inconsiderable.
● Briar Vintage (Old City) – Mens-only vintage boutique praising Edwardian upper-class formal, classic golf stars and James Dean-esque rebels.
● Beecher’s Cheese – Seattle cheesemakers settle into East Coast.