The Girls of Spring
The Phillies Ballgirls show where to find the latest styles to keep locals looking their best for spring
by Staff


“As the say in fashion … one day you are in, the next you are out.” So goes the introduction to “Project Runway,” Bravo’s Emmy-nominated fashion design reality show. Fashion can be a fickle friend, but—oh, can it be fun.


Look for this month’s issue of Suburban Life, to see our favorite spring fashions, showcased by four of the most fabulous bellwethers of spring, the Phillies Ballgirls.


Each spring we ask readers to nominate the area’s hottest boutiques to find out what is “in” this season. This year, spring is a study in contrast, with lady-like styles, floral prints and pastel shades being just as fashionable as sportswear, out-of-Africa animal prints and bold colors.


The real key to dressing well, though, is to always be cognizant of one’s body type, style and surroundings. This where the assistance of a trusted professional becomes crucial: to sort through the trends of the season to select pieces that fit a client well, compliment the body and are appropriate for the venue—whether it is for a day at the office, an evening out on the town or a formal event.


Spring is also the time to consider specialized outfits, including those for the beach, the golf course or an upcoming wedding. Fashion encompasses so many accessories, too, from shoes to jewelry and much more. Men, of course are not immune to fashion’s shifting tide, and some would argue that a sharply dressed man is a woman’s best possible accessory.


The following list includes the area’s top fashion “hot spots” as voted by dozens of our readers through You can depend on the professionals at these boutiques, shops and clothiers to keep you among the suburbs’ best dressed.


2012 Suburban Life Fashion Hot Spots

Back Nine Boutique

1 Taylor Ave., Doylestown



Barbara B’s Jewelry

1501 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown



Bedazzled Boutique
218 S. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square



Bowties Style

1121 N. Bethlehem Pike, Springhouse



Cameo Water Wear

Locations in Glen Mills, Haverford and Jenkintown; visit for details


Claire Dickson

545 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill



Frank DeRito Fine Men’s Clothier 

28 South State Street, Newtown



Free Shop

3 East Butler Ave., Ambler


Greene Street Consignment Shop

Locations in Bryn Mawr, West Chester and Lambertville, N.J.; visit for details


Holly Hill Boutique

180 West State Street, Doylestown




4920 York Road, Buckingham Green, Buckingham


Kiss and Makeup Boutique
2 E. King Street, Malvern


Nota Bene Boutique

117 West King Street, Malvern



Per Lei Boutique

2 East State Street, Media


Scarlet Begonias

1512 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown



Shirley & Co.

Locations in Ardmore, Elkins Park and Langhorne; visit for details


Shoe Bar
535 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill




1201 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell



Touché Accessories   

The Court at King of Prussia Mall
690 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia



Ventresca Ltd.

145 West State Street, Doylestown



Vivi G. Shoes

Locations in Wayne and Glen Mills; visit for details