Shops We Love: Kennett Square

Main Line Tonight Holiday Shopping Guide 2021

by Diane Oliva, Style Editor

Sure, Kennett Square is famous for its mushrooms. But we love this southern Chester County town for its shopping, restaurants and artisans. Find all of that and more in the business district, a walkable network of streets made extra picturesque by Christmas decorations. Worth a day trip, especially when combined with nearby Longwood Gardens, KSQ is one of our favorite towns in the region. Where should you start your holiday shopping? Here are a few of our top picks.

Alexis Kletjian

Find jaw-dropping, splurge-worthy jewelry at this award-winning designer’s online store. Alexis Kletjian selects every gemstone herself, and uses responsibly sourced materials for her one-of-a-kind pieces. She has loyal following of collectors (including celebrities) from around the world. A gift from her shop will be treasured for a lifetime. alexiskletjian.com

Chantilly Blue

This woman’s clothing boutique specializes in denim and carries a wide selection of clothing and accessories from well-known brands at great prices. Get fitted for quality jeans, and do some holiday shopping in the same store. Chantilly Blue has wonderful sweaters, handbags, scarves and one of the largest selections of PowerBeads by Jen in the area. 117 West State St., Kennett Square

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Living My Best Cigar Life

For the cigar aficionado on your list, Living My Best Cigar Life is the place to go. The shop carries a huge selection of the finest cigars, plus gorgeous humidors, ashtrays and cutters. Looking for cigar-themed gifts? Here, you’ll find whiskey glasses with a cigar rest, a cigar holder for a golf cart, and many other accessories. If you are still stumped for a gift, buy a cigar of the month membership and the recipient will get four different cigars per month delivered right to their home. 116 W. State St., Kennett Square


A lifestyle boutique carrying an assortment of highly curated linens, candles, jewelry and home décor from around the world, Marché has something for everyone. Recycled tumblers, craft cocktails in a jar kits, unusual linens and towels, original artwork, furniture and jewelry are available in a variety of price ranges. 123 State St., Kennett Square

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Textile carries an eclectic blend of one-of-a-kind vintage and equally unique contemporary clothing, jewelry, accessories, books, candles and gifts. The boutique’s racks are filled with pieces like Kimono dragon satin pants, vintage Levi’s, denim bustiers, jackets and dusters fashioned from vintage quilts, and so many other cool, stylish items you won’t find anywhere else.  210 S. Mill Road, Suite 103, Kennett Square

The Kennett Bookhouse

Opened in 1989, then renovated in 2019 by its new owner, this charming indie bookstore carries a diverse selection of books and gifts. Browse the shelves and enjoy complimentary coffee and relax in comfy chairs while you decide what to buy. Worried you won’t find what you are looking for in a small indie shop? Kennett Bookhouse has a partnership with bookshop.org., an extensive online database where you can purchase books online and still support this store. 130 S Union St., Kennett Square

worKS Kennett Square

Housed in renovated mid-century garage, worKS is home to more than 20 artisan vendors that sell everything from artisan candles and body care products (Zoet Bathlatier), designer leather handbags (Arden + James), handmade soaps (Vellum Soap Company), gourmet chocolates (Bridgestreet Chocolates), beautifully handcrafted home décor (Tie Up Textiles) and handmade jewelry (Whim Jewelry.)  The merchandise is new and different every week, as the artisans/vendors visit weekly to refresh and restock. 432 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square

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