- Neighborhood: Center City East, Midtown Village
- 129 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-922-3095
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- Cuisine: Wine Bar
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
When the EIC of Philadephia Wedding announced she was having a black-tie New Year’s Eve wedding, our close-knit group of work friends immediately convened for a what-to-wear powwow. Two women declared they’d try Rent the Runway; another decided to beeline it to New York for a shopping trip; and I considered wearing something already in my closet. (I have a bad habit of buying extremely fancy things like ball skirts and floor-length dresses with no place to wear them.) This was a fleeting idea, though: After a quick survey of my wardrobe, I found that nothing checked off both black-tie and New Year’s Eve boxes. The search was on. Read more »
There are two kinds of shoppers in this world: People who gravitate to quick and easy fast-fashion trends and those of us who dare to navigate the exciting, albeit unpredictable, waters of vintage shopping. For long-time decade divers, vintage shopping can seem like second-nature. But for those out there without prior experience, the first foray into the depths of a vintage store can be overwhelming: a sea of bright colors, alien silhouettes and styles, and the, er, acquired scent of garments from past eras. Two words: Sensory. Overload.
To help you begin your journey, we chatted with Philly’s local vintage shop owners to get their expert tips and words of wisdom for how to find the coolest statement pieces, buy vintage on Instagram, and make the most of your overall experience. Happy hunting!
I often proclaim my love for Malena’s Vintage (although, to be honest, I’d rather keep it my own little secret, but, well, shopping editors aren’t really supposed to keep secrets like that). Now the West Chester treasure trove is getting even better: They’ve recently acquired the entire vintage collection of Mill Crest Vintage in Lambertville. The New Jersey shop – just a hop-skip from New Hope – is becoming an appointment-only vintage bridal salon (hear that, brides?). Read more »