Fast-Fashion Newsflash: New Philly-Area Primark to Open July 19th

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Outside Primark at the King of Prussia Mall. | Photo by Lauren McGrath.

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 »

Retail News Alert: Major Store Openings, Closings and Expansions Happening in Philly Now

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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 »

First Center City Target Scheduled to Open on July 20th

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The under-construction Target on the 1100 block of Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia. (Photo: Dan McQuade)

Target’s first Center City location has an opening date.

A spokesperson for the retail giant confirmed today to Philadelphia magazine that the Target at 1128 Chestnut Street is scheduled to open on July 20th. Target’s second downtown location, at 1900 Chestnut Street, is projected to open on October 5th.

The store is approximately 19,000 square feet. Per Target’s website, it will feature “apparel, home, health and beauty items, fresh groceries (with grab-and-go offerings), toys, sporting goods and tech.” There will also be an in-store Starbucks and CVS Pharmacy. The 1900 Chestnut location, which will be about 22,000 square feet, will have “apparel, home, tech and beauty items, and fresh groceries.” Read more »

An Inside Peek at Rittenhouse’s Best New Gift Shop

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On Sunday, I had the privilege of getting a special peek of Kate Egan’s newest addition to our shopping scene: Egan Rittenhouse, a brilliantly curated gift shop in the Rittenhouse Hotel.

The shop soft-opened a few weeks ago, and Kate invited a handful of people to an intimate dinner celebrating the new venture. Egan Rittenhouse features the same artful, impeccably edited mix that her jewelry shop, Egan Day, is known for, but the boutique’s bent is towards gifts and lifestyle products, like dishes, vases, glassware, caftans (caftans!), men’s grooming products, kid’s toys, and flowers – these are presented in hand-carved wood boxes – created by Terrain’s in-house floral and landscape designer, Matthew Muscarella (see his dreamy Instagram here).   Read more »

The Internet Is Obsessed With This Menswear Store Opening on Walnut Street

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The homepage of Bonobos. | Bonobos.com

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 »

Old City Gets Another Awesome New Boutique

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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.

Rittenhouse Is Getting an Awesome New Gift and Floral Shop

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The serene interior of Egan Day. | Image via Egan Day Facebook.

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 »

Fast-Fashion Addicts: H&M Is Opening Another Philly-Area Location

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Fast-fashion mega retailers continue to rule the retail scene (see: Uniqlo’s 2014 Philly takeover; Primark mania in KOP). And as $12.99 jeans and $9.99 dresses become the new norm, replacing the lure of lifetime wardrobe investments (hey, we’re not judging), it was really only a matter of time before H&M opened a new location in the Philly area. Our region already has 16 outposts; what’s one more?  Get the scoop.

Sneak Peek! Inside Ps & Qs New Women’s Shop

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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!

Rejoice! Design Within Reach Is Reopening in East Market

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A rendering of the new interior. | Image via D Form A (DFA).

Retail news alert: The up-and-coming East Market shopping corridor is welcoming a new addition to its lineup of tenants, and this one is seriously good. Luxury furniture and accessories studio Design Within Reach is returning to Philly after a six-year hiatus and will bring some major clientele to the developing retail corridor at East Market.  Read more »

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