Indochino’s Chestnut Street location, temporarily closed. | Photo courtesy of Indochino.
After an electrical fire broke out in the basement of Indochino last Tuesday, the Chestnut Street store has plans to reopen at a temporary location. The custom menswear showroom will reopen at 128 South 17th Street tomorrow at 10am.
“We have a fantastic team who have been working around the clock to get the showroom back up and running with minimal disruption for our guys,” said Shontae Parham, Indochino’s Philadelphia showroom manager, in a release sent out this morning. “We may be in a different location for a while but we promise that the customer experience and exceptional service will remain the same.” Click here for hours and more details.
Yes, that chambray top is a bodysuit. | Images via Bradamant Instagram.
Bradamant, the Philly boutique and line of bodysuits and undergarments, is temporarily closing its Walnut Street doors while they prepare to move locations. They’re bidding Rittenhouse farewell with an event tonight from 5pm to 7pm.
Bradamant is partnering with L’Occitane (right across the street!) for the fete. Stop by both stores, shop, enjoy refreshments and be sure to leave your name and email to be entered to win a gift basket. (You’ll want to win this; it includes a bodysuit from Bradamant and an assortment of skincare products from L’Occitane.) Still no word on where Bradamant is moving, but check back next month for more updates. Read more »
Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia.
This morning, the Passyunk Post reported that Jillayne’s Boutique and Consignment will be opening in the former location of Addiction Boutique (the, er, questionably tasteful shop that belonged to former Mob Wives cast member Alicia DiMichele; DiMichele closed both Philly and Cherry Hill locations of Addiction to open Alicia DiMichele boutique in Marlton).
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An electrical fire broke out at 1pm yesterday afternoon in the basement of Indochino, a custom menswear showroom that opened on Chestnut Street in January. The staff was quickly evacuated and no one was hurt.
A rep from the company confirmed that the showroom suffered smoke damage, and they are currently looking for a temporary location. “We are planning to take the showroom to the streets to ensure our staff continue to offer a great customer experience. We will be providing further information as we have it,” rep Sarah Mayer said in an email.
For now, customers looking to follow up on orders or appointments should call 855-334-0788.
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Fans of capsule collections and limited-edition goods are no strangers to resellers. Often, these items are snatched up during opening-day chaos, or purchased en masse online (see: Missoni for Target’s near-instant sell-out, followed by rapid-fire online listings — including a pair of $34.99 rain boots listed on eBay for $31,000). Once sold out, everyday shoppers intent on buying an item must visit one of these reseller sites to buy the item — usually at an astronomical markup.
The practice is usually reserved for luxe designers like Chanel or at-one-point-affordable collections like Alexander Wang for H&M or Phillip Lim for Target. But now, resellers are making a killing on Lululemon — like an $800-for-a-pair-of-running-shorts kind of killing. Read more »
A sneak peek of the store.
Great news on the Main Line shopping front: Waltzing Matilda, a Main Line-based leather goods company, is opening its first brick-and-mortar boutique in Wayne. The shop is soft-opening this Friday, with a grand opening planned for May 15th.
The year-old company, which previously had its studio and workshop above Eaves boutique in Wayne, is setting up shop in a 500-square-foot space at 21 West Avenue. Read more »
All photos courtesy Rachel Zoe/Destination Maternity.
I am not even kidding when I say that I am seriously considering buying a pair of frayed-hem flared jeans from Rachel Zoe’s brand-new maternity collection, even though I am not currently pregnant nor have any plans to become so in the near future. (I’m not alone — my friend and colleague Liz is also not pregnant, but she buys maternity jeans all the time.)
Zoe’s collection, which launches today, will be carried at local Destination Maternity stores (there’s one in Liberty Place — they have the structured jacket but are still waiting on the full collection — and in Cherry Hill). The line ranges from $98 to $248, and includes caftans, just-flowy-enough tunics, sleek dresses and work-ready pieces like a tailored vest and black pants. Oh, and those flared jeans, which, erm, you may or may not see me wearing in the next few weeks. Click here to see the all the looks in the collection.
Hill Company’s former Germantown Avenue location.
Exciting news: Hill Company is openingsits 11,000 square-foot flagship in Chestnut Hill this weekend. Shoppers should head to the new location this Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 5pm to celebrate the grand opening, enter to win prizes and kickstart your spring backyard projects. That Martha Stewart-worthy garden isn’t going to start itself. More details ahead.
Image via United by Blue.
Good news: Environmentally conscious local clothier United By Blue is expanding — sort of. The lifestyle brand is known for its weather-ready waxed canvas bags, comfy tees and classic accessories (it seems like everyone was rocking this beanie this winter). And currently, they have two Philly locations: a flagship in Old City and a recently opened spot in University City.
But now, shoppers will also be able to get their hands on UBB merch at Kennett Square’s hip heritage lifestyle shop State & Union. State & Union has carved out a section of its shop to stock the entire line of United By Blue apparel, bags and accessories. State & Union owner Doug Harris tells us it will differ from a pop-up shop in that it’s intended to become a permanent addition to State & Union.
And though the new section has been up and running for the last few weeks, they’re celebrating the new concept tonight with foods, drinks and live music. Keep reading to get in on the action.
Tricks of the trade. | Shutterstock.
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