Malena’s Vintage Is Becoming the Most Glorious Vintage Clothing Store Ever


Malena’s West Chester storefront. | Image via Malena’s Vintage Boutique.

I often proclaim my love for Malena’s Vintage (although, to be honest, I’d rather keep it my own little secret, but, well, shopping editors aren’t really supposed to keep secrets like that). Now the West Chester treasure trove is getting even better: They’ve recently acquired the entire vintage collection of Mill Crest Vintage in Lambertville. The New Jersey shop – just a hop-skip from New Hope – is becoming an appointment-only vintage bridal salon (hear that, brides?).  Read more »

Your First Look at Joan Shepp Before It Opens This Weekend


Black and white and gold all over: Joan Shepp’s new space is spectacular.

If I leave our office building, turn right and then make an immediate left down an alleyway, I can cut through two parking lots and be at Joan Shepp‘s new location in exactly two minutes. I discovered this yesterday evening when I set out for the store’s private press preview, an exclusive sneak peek at the space before it officially opens to the public this Saturday. After a much-publicized decision to leave its prime Walnut Street spot, and then it’s short-lived tenure at Liberty Place, Joan Shepp announced it was moving into the rundown space at 1811 Chestnut Street—the former site of a mattress store—to plenty of raised eyebrows. They were supposed to open in April. Then, we heard, possibly May. But I can tell you after last night’s walk-through: It was worth the wait.

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