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Rachel Chernasky

Rachel Chernasky

Listings and reviews (3)

ToBox

ToBox

4 out of 5 stars

This go-to for men’s footwear near Rittenhouse moved around the corner in mid 2017 into a sleek Chestnut Street address. The new digs boasts a “speakeasy” lounge where customers can sip cocktails while trying on the shop’s trademark selection of impeccably made leather dress shoes, casual loafers and stylish sneakers; there is also an expanded inventory of swanky accessories including leather bags and wristwatches. For those looking to maintain their already-purchased ToBox kicks, never fear: The shop still cranks out the best shoeshines in town.

Vault + Vine

Vault + Vine

4 out of 5 stars

Entrepreneur Peicha Chang’s latest enterprise in northwest Philly is a modern take on the classic neighborhood florist. The woodsy boutique offers chic artisanal home goods and gifts such as stationery and natural bath and body products, plus an array of flora- and fauna-centric covetables, like potted plants perfect for an apartment windowsill. Grab a coffee and pastry from the on-site café and stroll through the greenhouse.

Palo Santo Shop + Apothecary

Palo Santo Shop + Apothecary

4 out of 5 stars

Co-Owners (and real-life husband and wife) Rachel and Daniel Cordua have expanded their East Passyunk yoga/holistic-health venture to a second location in the neighborhood. While the original Palo Santo Wellness Boutique continues to offer a full itinerary of yoga classes and inventive workshops, the new space—decorated with colors and eclectic decor that will take you right to the Southwest—centers around an herbal apothecary and selection of mostly locally made wares such as healing crystals, all-natural skin care products and handcrafted textiles. Looking to unearth your inner Zen with some light reading? Browse the shop’s growing bookstore for texts on self-healing, spirituality and mindfulness.