Suburbanites, get excited: Primark, the European fast-fashion behemoth that’s making its way into the US market, is opening its second Philly-area location this summer. Mark your calendars now — the fifth Primark store in the US will open at the Willow Grove Park Mall on Tuesday, July 19th. After the shopping shenanigans that went down at the King of Prussia Primark grand opening last November, we’re sure things are going to be jumping at Willow Grove next month. Read more »
This is a big week in Philly-area retail happenings, with both good news and bad. We’re losing a great boutique, gaining another cool shop in Fishtown, and hearing rumblings of Suburban Square’s expansion about to be underway. Find out the dirty deets on all the shifts happening in Philly retail news now. Read more »
UPDATE: Sazz and Briar Vintage will both vacate their Old City storefronts, moving in together at 618 South 6th Street in Bella Vista.
ORIGINAL: Old City is losing a great men’s vintage storefront, thanks to rising rent prices in the area. We’re sad to see Briar Vintage pack up shop this June and move to a new neighborhood, as it’s been a mainstay for just shy of five years on 3rd Street. However, with a limited selection of its dapper men’s gear available in the adjacent vintage shop, Briar Vintage won’t be completely leaving Old City for good. Read more »
Many people don’t associate URBN’s brands with each other, but the company hopes to change that perception soon. This fall, Urban Outfitters, Free People, Anthropologie and (wait for it) Pizzeria Vetri, URBN’s newest addition, will form a cluster within the King of Prussia Mall. This mall-within-a-mall will be more than just a bohemian girl’s haven; it’s a new concept for the company — and a bit of a gamble. Read more »
For brick-and-mortars, it’s seen as a big move into to finally launch an e-commerce portion site. Bonobos, however, did things the opposite way, but with a little twist. The brainiacs behind the brand have figured out the secret sauce to making their menswear brand one of the buzziest on the e-market, and they’re taking a forward-thinking approach to their new brick-and-mortar stores around the country. Read more »
As of April 1st, the modern-day treasure hunters at Philadelphia Salvage have a new location on West Westmoreland Street in North Philly’s Nicetown area. According to the shop’s Retail Sales Manager Allan, the move was motivated by a need for a larger centralized area—it seems they simply outgrew the old spot over on Carpenter Lane in West Mount Airy. Now, visitors can stake claims on antique lighting fixtures, reclaimed industrial furniture and architectural salvage at the five-year-old company’s whopping 30,000-square-foot foundry, which was previously only used by the masterminds at Philly Salvage for storage, repurposing and carpentry work. Read more »
Another lifestyle retailer has joined the lineup of amazing boutiques along Old City’s North 3rd street. Bucks County Dry Goods – which has two other locations in Lambertville and Princeton – opened on Friday in an 800-square-foot space right next to the French-inspired florist Petit Jardin ev Ville.
The trio of BCDG shops (in business for 20 years) sells women’s apparel, accessories, and gifty goods, but you’ll really want to go here for an impressive collection of mid-century modern furniture, like Knoll diamond chairs, Danish coffee tables and bar carts, and vintage industrial tables. (Take a spin through the shop’s Etsy page to get an idea of what they’ve got in store).
The Details: 138 North 3rd Street, Old City. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11am-6pm. Call the Lambertville location for more details, 609-397-1288.
It’s no secret that one of our favorite jewelry stores in the entire city is Egan Day, an airy jewel box of a shop that reveals an intensely curated selection of fine jewelry and objets d’art, all displayed in a minimal, gallery-like space where everything shines. Spin through here and you’ll want owner Kate Egan to help you curate your wardrobe, design your house, etc. Well, we’re getting one step further: Egan has spilled the beans to us about a soon-to-open second location, one that’s been two years in the making. Read more »
It’s (almost and finally) here: the second location of cultishly following menswear shop Ps & Qs. And, ladies, guess what? This one’s for us.
The new boutique, located at 1018 Pine Street, caters to women, but with the same elevated-streetwear sensibility as its men’s counterpart. Here you’ll find pieces from Baldwin, Penfield, Carhartt WIP and Pendleton, alongside Naked & Famous denim, slick Stutterheim raincoats and (store standout!) Publish’s first-ever women’s collection. The grand opening is this Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; they’ll be feting the event with an in-store Publish pop-up shop, so you can get first crack at the line. But you want more pics of the interior, right? (Trust me; you do.) Click here to see more!
East Passyunk shoppers, we’ve got some bad news and some great news. The sad part first: One of our favorite home furnishings boutiques, Home, has shuttered its East Passyunk doors. (It moved into a shared boutique space with Occasionette around this time last year.) Although we hate to see Home go, this is great news for Occasionette, which is now doubling in size. The gift boutique will inhabit the entire space at 1825 East Passyunk Avenue, and the expanded inventory has us super excited. Read more »