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.

Monday Obsession: Make This Your First Sweater Purchase

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While we’re all beginning to mourn the final weeks of summer, let’s not forget the light at the end of the season: September is in sight, which means crisp fall afternoons and — drumroll — sweater weather! (And yes, the prospect of a good cable-knit gets us very excited.)

Mark the beginning of the long-awaited season with an unexpected pullover that’s sure to be a cold-weather mainstay. The Alexander Wang sweater pictured comes from Princeton’s high-end designer haven Zoe. It’s available online, but we suggest visiting the brick-and-mortar and making a day out of it. (The soon-to-come fall foliage is to die for.)

Shopping details ahead.

Goorin Bros. Hat Shop to Open on Walnut Street Next Month

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Hat aficionados, we’ve got good news: Old-fashioned-in-the-best-way hat shop Goorin Bros. is slated to open in Rittenhouse next month. The family-owned hat-centric shop is known for its impeccably dressed staff, old-school vibes and their overall attention to detail—both with the hats and the shop. You can see why we’re excited.

Keep reading for details!

Rag & Bone Boutique Pops Up In Nordstrom King of Prussia

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Some of the looks you can score at Nordstrom ‘s Rag & Bone pop-in shop at the King of Prussia location.

We first introduced you to Nordstrom’s pop-up shop series last month, when the King of Prussia location carved out a space for cool LA-based boutique Poketo. Well, they’re at it again, and this time, I have a feeling you’re going to freak out.

On Friday, Nordstrom KOP opened its latest “Pop-In Shop” store—quite literally a mini shop within the department store—featuring Rag & Bone, maker of magic leg-lengthening skinny pants, cobbler of urban-warrior boots, designer of the most casually cool things in your closet.

See the offerings here.

Monday Obsession: Bario Neal and Jessica Hans Strata Earring Collaboration

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We at Shoppist are huge fans of the mismatched earring trend (see: here and here). So when the metalworking geniuses behind Queen Village’s Bario Neal debuted their Strata earring collaboration with local ceramicist Jessica Hans, we were already plotting crazy combinations. Turns out, the pairings look just as cute matching. Earrings for everyone!

Click here for the deets.

Armour’s Major Summer Sale Starts Today

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Just a few of the goods that will be marked down | Image via Armour

After an onslaught of summer sales at women’s boutiques, we were starting to think the guys might just have to go sale-less this summer. Then Armour owner David Grimes tipped us off to a major end-of-summer sale starting at Armour today. It’s discounts galore at the menswear boutique and you don’t want to miss it.

Click here for sale details.

Main Line Retail News: Menagerie Boutique is Opening a Second Location

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Image via Menagerie

The ‘burbs just got better. We just got word that Wayne mainstay Menagerie Boutique is slated to open a second location in Haverford Square on September 1st.

We love the girly boutique for its selection of luxe lines like Claire Vivier, Karen Walker, Calypso, and LemLem—remember our favorite coverup?—so a secont boutique is just another way to get your shopping fix.

Keep reading for details!

Ritual Ritual is Now Open, Throwing a Major Spa Day on Sunday

Ritual-Ritual-HIt’s here! Ritual Ritual’s long-awaited move into their bigger, better NoLibs space has finally happened. Shoppist chatted with owner Angela Monaco to get the scoop on the new location (which opening just this past weekend), and the sweet spa day the shop has scheduled for this Sunday. Believe us, you want to hear the deets. (Hint: free manis and massages).

Keep reading for more details, and pics of the new space.

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