Remember last week when we reported Duke & Winston’s upcoming move to Center City? Well, today we got a sneak peak of the new digs, and they’re pretty fantastic.
At first glance, Duke & Winston‘s new location might look like a repurposed library, or a set from Dead Poets Society, but it was actually previously used for a pop-up shop, and before that, a boutique. But that doesn’t mean it was move-in ready: owner Seun Olubodun said he hadn’t slept in three days in preparation for the soft opening. We think it paid off.
The Scoop: With super-high ceilings adorned with crown molding, the space extends longways and includes an entry level with a tufted couch and goods like dopp kits, weekenders, bow ties, and ties. Go up to the second level for a table of new arrivals including women’s tees, as well as racks of signature men’s tees and apparel. The back end of the store isn’t quite ready, but once completed it will include a library-style lounge and two dressing rooms.
They’re open today, so stop by to welcome the crew to the neighborhood. Or at least to go play with Duke and Winnie, the in-store pups. (They’re kind of irresistible.)
Details: 1822 Chestnut Street; hours are Monday through Thursday from 10am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 9pm, and Sundays from 10am to 5pm.
All photos by Victoria Stern.