- Neighborhood: Center City East, Midtown Village
- 129 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-922-3095
- Cuisine: Wine Bar
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Name: Diana Yu
‘Hood: Center City (though she’s soon heading to study abroad in London)
Day job: College student
Where We Found Her: Leaving lunch with her mom and aunt
Time to let you on one of my vintage secrets: Malena Martinez’s smallish, eponymous shop in West Chester. It’s amaaaazing. (Side note: It’s also the place where I found that insane Alaïa jacket, which, by the way, I still think about.) So mark your calendars: Malena’s is having a major storewide sale today until 9pm, during which everything is 20 percent off.
I got Malena to spill some details about what vintage gems you’ll find: fur shawls; colorful vintage slips, all regularly priced between $28 and $48 (“They’re good for layering underneath your spring dresses, so you can start wearing them now without being too chilly,” says Malena. “Let them peek out from beneath!”); sweater clips; “bug chunky, colorful necklaces”; cocktail dresses, and a smattering of designer pieces. Oh, and lots of bright candy colors. “We’re all so sick of winter here,” she says.