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?