Yesterday, my momma and I spent our rainy day shopping in Wayne. Wayne is a town just outside of Philadelphia with great shopping, dining, and walking. The reason we drove down there was to pick up some things of mine that I had monogrammed at a store called Flag Lady Gifts. Flag Lady Gifts carries everything from Lilly Pulitzer to Stubbs and Wootton- all the accessories, jewelry, and shoes you could ask for, plus so many fun trinkets! My purchases turned out lovely, and when we asked the shop owner where she would recommend us to stop in before our trip down, she said J. McLaughlin, Louella, and Coco Blu.
These are the things that I got monogrammed and had to pick up at Flag Lady gifts. Didn't they turn out phenomenal?!
J. McLaughlin was a lovely little shop with plenty of beautiful tunics. All of them had very different, very unique, intricate patterns. They were all very stretchy, too, which I love because then you never feel constriced while wearing them.
While we were in the Eagle Village Shops, we decided to hit a few more stores before venturing on the Main Line. The next store that looked appealing was Skirtin Around. This store was very preppy and cutesy and ended up being my favorite stop of the day! Pretty much everything in the store was pink (and perfect!) and they sold monogrammed candle holders, wall ornaments, and clutches.
We headed next door to a shop called Menagerie. This store I remember because of its vast jewelry collection. it was the perfect mix between preppy/classic, and hippie/chic. we browsed in this store for quite a while!
I don't know if you have a weakness for Tory Burch like I do, but ViVi G. Shoes had the best collection I have ever seen outside of a Tory Burch store. My momma and I had so much fun admiring all of the merchandise until the store owner told us that all bags were 20% off, all shoes were 30% off, and all phone cases and accessories were 40% off. I bought a new phone case, and my momma bought my sister a pair of flip flops. I'm so excited to start using my new phone case in the fall (it's much more of a fall phone case than a summer one)!
The woman in ViVi G. Shoes told us to visit The Little House Shop and Valley Forge Flowers before we left The Eagle Village Shops, so that is what we did.
The Little House Shop may have been my second favorite stop of the day because I love little trinkets and fun things to look at. This store was filled with odds and ends from cutlery, to baseball caps, to dog collars, to stationary. I loved it! We bought my dog, Sadie, a new Jonathan Adler dog collar replacing the one she already had. There was also a great selection of Vineyard Vines merchandise, Lolo bags, Lilly Pulitzer stationary, and Harding Lane baseball caps.
Valley Forge Flowers was our last stop before returning to the Main Line. If I could use one word to sum up this shop it would be topiary. In every nook and cranny in this packed store there was a different kind of topiary that I had never seen before. There was much more than that, too, though! They had all kinds of statues, stationary, decorations, and for when you were done, there was even a little café! This store was adorable and I'm so glad we stopped in.
Louella was the store that had been given rave reviews from everyone we talked to and that my mother and I had seen many times, but had never gone in to. We figured that today had to be the day when we saw one of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer dresses hanging in the window display. We walked in, and WOW! Everything was so cute and girly! The had an array of monogram-able merchandise and so many Lilly dresses! The woman working there that I talked to said representatives from Lilly Pulitzer came into their shop and asked them if they would carry their line of merchandise! How exciting! Louella also had a great shoe collection and at reasonable prices.
Coco Blu was our last stop of the day. This store was very similar to Louella, but with more variety of dresses and lower prices. There were so many Scout bags that my momma had to remind me that I already bought three new tote bags this season and didn't need anymore. Coco Blu was my momma's favorite shop of the day because of the style of jewelry that they carried. Everything in this shop was very beautiful.
So, to sum it all up, my mother and I had a wonderful day bonding over our matching tastes despite the sour weather. I would definitely recommend stopping in each and every one of these shops if you ever find yourself in Wayne, PA.
I wear many hats. I like to call myself a painter, a film maker, a photographer, a blogger, a sewer, a craft maker, a designer, an illustrator, and an inspirer. I do not know exactly what I want out of life yet, but I sure do know how to live it.
be inspired to be an original.