Shops We Love: Ardmore

Main Line Tonight Holiday Shopping Guide 2021

by Diane Oliva, Style Editor

From fashion to food and family fun, Ardmore has everything we need for the holiday season. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. From toy stores to cookeries, thrift shops and clothes, here are our seven favorite stores in Ardmore.

Left to right: CoChic Boutique, El Quetzal, Junior League of Philadelphia Thrift Shop

El Quetzal

Have a person on your list who is hard to shop for? El Quetzal carries boho chic clothing, fair trade handmade pottery, home décor, candles, artwork and jewelry – plus a large selection healing crystals, incense, and teas. Still stumped? At El Quetzal’s zodiac shop, you can choose a gift based on someone’s sign. Pretty cool, right? 41 Coulter Ave., Ardmore, (610) 642-0300

CoChic Boutique

New to Ardmore, CoChic Boutique has great holiday looks for all the women on your list, including you. The shop has racks of the latest styles and a great selection of handbags, jewelry, and artisan skincare. Everything is multi-generational, so in this store, you can shop for your daughter and your mother – and yourself. (Did I mention that already?) 29 Parking Plaza, Ardmore, (267) 896-0885

Junior League of Philadelphia Thrift Shop

A thrift shop on a gift shopping guide? Yes! This shop has fabulous finds like vintage furs, designer bags and shoes – many of them new with tags still attached. Gently used pieces are usually in great condition as are the home goods, crystal, china, books and toys. Proceeds benefit The League’s initiatives of improving local communities and the health and wellness of adults and children in need. 25 Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 896-8828

Kitchen Kapers

For the foodies and home cooks and in your life, Kitchen Kapers has a broad selection of cookware and bakeware, plus a wall of fun kitchen gadgets. No cooks on your list? No problem. Kitchen Kapers has shelves of pantry and gourmet food items, cocktail tools, unique barware and mixers. 90 Coulter Ave., Ardmore (610) 649-6142

Left to right: pucciManuli, Trace, pucciManuli


Magic and merriment fill this toy store all year – and especially during the holidays. The shop has special, unique toys and games for children of all ages. As the store owners say, pucciManuli has gifts for dreamers, doers, artists, big thinkers, bookworms … and parents. 2 Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 649-2909

Stile by Per Lei

For women who are young (and young-at-heart), Stile by Per Lei carries up-to-the-minute trendy and affordable fashions. Stile offers a large selection of jeans, joggers, crop cardigans, mini and maxi dresses, jewelry, hair accessories and outerwear. Can’t make it to the store? They ship! 51 St. James Place, Ardmore, (610) 642-2624


Mix modern style with Philly artistry and you’ll get Trace, a curated selection of home décor, artwork, games, jewelry and gifts. Open by appointment, Trace offers a personalized shopping experience and delivery throughout the Main Line and sections of Philadelphia. 80 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore

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