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Get Your Last-Minute Shopping Done in West Chester

December 20, 2018

Residents of Chestnut Square apartments have the luxury of being close to a number of local shopping centers and malls, including King of Prussia Mall, one of the nation’s largest shopping complexes. However, visiting a mall during the month of December is no easy feat, as shoppers have to contend with long lines, crowded parking lots and traffic troubles. With the holiday-shopping days numbered, why not skip the mall and shop locally?

Downtown West Chester is a haven for shoppers, with dozens of independently owned shops and boutiques perfect for the gift-giving season. One standout store is KALY, three blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment.

If you have ladies left on your holiday shopping list, you’ll be set at KALY. In business for 20 years, the boutique specializes in women’s clothing and accessories. Unlike department and big box stores that you’ll find in the malls, however, KALY’s items are all hand-selected and unique. The store uses local artisans and vendors that largely handcraft their wares, using sustainable, organic materials when possible. In the clothing department, the shop features a wide array of fashionable fall and winter finds, from sweaters and scarves to jackets and jeans. Shoppers can dress up their outfits with one-of-a-kind handbags, jewelry and shoes.

The store also has a good selection of gifts. Candles, paintings, journals, kitchenware and much more are all great additions for those hard-to-buy-for folks on your list. And who knows? Maybe you’ll even find a gift for yourself!

Since KALY is just minutes from your Chestnut Square apartment, you can ditch the car and enjoy a brisk walk to the shop. Or if you do drive, the shop provides free parking behind the store, a nice change from the holiday traffic at the local malls!



37 W. Gay St.

West Chester, PA 19380