Chadds Ford has its beloved, eponymous winery, but a new boutique could make the quiet town in the Brandywine Valley a destination for those who seek sleek womenswear.
Saches Boutique, a new contemporary and high-end shop located along Route 202 in Delaware County, will open May 11. Housed in what was formerly the site of a car dealership, Saches will carry brands like Tracy Reese, Robert Rodriguez, and Obakki. The overriding designer allure of the apparel store, however, is its mark as the tri-state region's exclusive retailer to carry Fiona Cibani's Ports 1961, filling a gaping hole after the fashion house was pulled from Nordstrom's offerings a year ago.
Store owner Annette Wilson says Saches fills a "special niche" of womenswear offerings in the region. Wilson has several years of experience working in the RTW section of Bloomingdale's in King of Prussia, a job which she says prepared her well for her new gig. "I'm wearing many hats," Wilson says, on her role as store owner, buyer, and interior decorator.
So why Chadds Ford? Wilson says it's a good middle ground for potential clients. The location is within close proximity to West Chester, Kennett Square and Delaware.