6 Questions For: Briar Vintage’s David Lochner

Whether you know him from Old City’s men’s vintage shop Briar Vintage, where he’s the managing partner, or from the Philly swing-dancing scene, David Lochner’s style is pretty recognizable. It’s equal parts Jazz Age dandy and dapper grandpa, made all the more interesting by generous swaths of tattoos.

We chatted with Lochner at his shop to get the scoop on his sartorial tastes, the vintage goods he won’t touch, and his inspirations. Cue nostalgia,  and a whole lot of style envy.

Dreamy merchandise pics ahead.

6 Questions For: Designer and Illustrator Melissa Noucas

Photography by Sean Murray

Photography by Sean Murray

We knew once designer Melissa Noucas’s super-chic paper goods popped up on our radar that she would be an instant pick for our Conversations of Style series.

The Philly-based artist helms The Atelier blog and stocks its accompanying e-store with her  fashion-focused designs. We chatted with Noucas about her day-to-day necessities, her fall wish list and her style uniform.

Psst: Be sure you read until the last slide; her personal style illustration is  gorgeous.

 

Stylish pics ahead!

6 Questions For: Art in the Age’s Bob Myaing

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Photo by Victoria Stern.

For this week’s installment of Conversations of Style, we met up with Bob Myaing, manager and buyer for Old City boutique Art in the Age.

The effortlessly cool guy let us in on why he doesn’t take fashion too seriously, what his most recent purchase was, the men’s trend he hates most, and where his disposable income really goes. Plus, we got the scoop on his favorite summer drink. (Hint: It’s a spin on a classic.)

Psst: View the slideshow in full-screen mode for a much better look at Myaing’s style.

More all-American style ahead!

6 Questions For: Lacquer Lounge Owner Lisa McElhone

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Photography by Sean Murray.

For this week’s installment of Conversations of Style, Shoppist met with Lacquer Lounge owner Lisa McElhone at her wonderfully girly, recently opened Rittenhouse location. We picked the beauty’s brains about her biggest splurge (Ed. note: We can vouch that it was totally worth it), who she’s inspired by and the ever-important: nail art or basic mani? (It’s the “boxers or briefs?” equivalent for nail mavens.)

Answers ahead!

6 Questions For: CEO and Co-Founder of EnA Jewelry Karen Moustafellos

 

attachmentFor this week’s installment of Conversations of Style, we invited CEO and co-founder of EnA Jewelry Karen Moustafellos to Shoppist HQ. We got the scoop on her favorite piece of jewelry (an impressive feat for a jewelry designer), her inspiration and what she can’t leave the house without. Plus, find out the secret behind her fab closet.

Click here for some jewelry eye candy!

Conversations of Style: UNIQLO CEO Larry Meyer Talks Fashion and Philly Expansion

Uniqlo3This morning, UNIQLO officially opened its KOP doors in fabulous global fashion. Traditional Japanese taiko drummers took the stage at 5pm—lining up in front of the store and playing every hour until closing time (they’ll be there all weekend, too, starting at noon!). The brand’s U.S. CEO, Larry Meyer, came to town for the opening—and to check on the progress of the Chestnut Street store (more on that next week).

Shoppist spoke with him about the state of malls in general (“There is something to be said about community and socializing, even if you can buy things online. People still go to the movies even though you can watch everyone on TV. I’m not worried about it at this point”), where he gets his shoes (“I like the Italians”), and what sets UNIQLO apart from other inexpensive “fast-fashion” retailers (“constant innovation”).

But then we got down to the basics: What makes this major fashion executive tick? What inspires him and—most importantly—is his closet also organized like a UNIQLO store? It’s our first installment of Conversations of Style, in which we pose six questions to the most stylish people we know.

Keep reading here.