Shoppist got word that DSW‘s Ardmore location will be closing and making the move to Wynnewood come March. The relatively small Ardmore outpost (in comparison to other colossal DSW locations) is certainly in a less-than-idea spot: at the rear of a hard-to-find, underwhelming strip mall with limited parking off Lancaster Avenue. A sales associate at the Ardmore store confirms the new location will be housed in the second floor of the former Borders (80 East Wynnewood Road, seen below), with a Mad Mex on the first floor. Sorry, no closing sales to look forward to, but hey! Margs and shoes!
Last week, J.C. Penney announced it will cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse poor profit performance. You might also be aware that the struggling department store has had quite the baffling year—from CEO changes and questionable tactics to bizarre commercials and plunging sales. Here, a little timeline of what the retailer has been up to:
Sad news arrived in my inbox over the weekend: Old City’s Three Sirens Boutique is closing its doors on January 12th. I chatted with owner Emma Carpenter about why she’s closing, the difficulties she faced as an independent boutique owner in Philly, and what she thinks Old City needs to be a thriving retail destination. Her answers might surprise you, and they’ll certainly give you an interesting look at what it’s like to be on the other side of the counter.