Tuesday, December 1, 2015

No More Clothes at Petulia's Folly

Mirror Image: We usually doesn't write about sales, but here's one worth mentioning. Mainly because we are sooooo sad that Petulia's Folly, a fave Rittenhouse Square boutique will be phasing out clothing to focus on home furnishings.

No More Clothes at Petulia's Folly

Petulia's Folly

Mirror Image usually doesn't write about sales, but we thought this one was one to mention. Mainly because we are sooooo sad that Petulia's Folly, a fave Rittenhouse Square boutique will be phasing out clothing to focus on home furnishings.

That means the nine-year-old store - owned by the ultra quiet stylista Sandy Kim - will be having a blow out sale through November 1. Top runway brands including 3.1 Phillip Lim (whom I love.) Rachel Comey, Hanii Y, Catherine Malandrino and Alexander Wang will be marked down 25 percent to 90 percent. This is better than a sample sale.

Store manager Becky Dator says the store will expand its home furnishings collection to include throw pillows, vases, picture frames. Eclectic brands include John Derian - his decoupage line - and Chilewich. (A quick glance at the web site is telling me I like this modern brand.) Petulia's Folly is located at 1710-1712 Sansom Street.

Another boutique bites the dust. What are some of your favorite boutiques that have closed, or stop selling clothes? 

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