New shoe boutique comes to Jenkintown

OMG Shoes! Guests display various shoe styles as they mingle mingle before viewing the Fall 2011 collection of Luca Luca on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo)

Remember "In Her Shoes" - the Jennifer Weiner book-turned-film centered around two Rittenhouse Square sisters played by Toni Collette and Cameron Diaz? Well finally, someone in this city has decided to open a shoe boutique with that name.

Meet Abbie Hoffman, a local who's spent the last thirty years at a manufacturing company. After a short hiatus from her previous career, Hoffman has decided to pursue a new path based on one of her great passions in life: Shoes.

"I loved the movie," said Hoffman Friday afternoon, the day of her boutique opening. However, it was more subconscious than intentional that Hoffman named In Her Shoes by the movie title. "I guess it just stuck," she said.

In Her Shoes - which is housed within Linda's Loft (817 Old York Road) - currently holds an inventory of two to three hundred pairs of stilettos, flats and booties. Hoffman shares the number will continue to grow, expanding to 700 pairs eventually. "I sourced quality, designer labels that are not available at other local retailer," the boutique owner said.

Brands include Ella Moss and Joie.


Arcadia hosts its big "warehouse style" clearance sale

The Rittenhouse Square location of Arcadia Boutique (265 S. 20th St.) is hosting its annual attic sale with items marked up to 50 to 80 percent off this weekend from Feb. 1-3. Stop in for deep discounts on brands like Dolce Vita, BB Dakota, Lauren Moffatt and more.