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.
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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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 »
(Left) A rendering of the layout of the new space; (right) a peek at the salon’s progress.
The plans have been brewing for a while, and it’s finally here (well, almost): Duross & Langel, one of the cornerstones of the Midtown Village retail scene, is undergoing a major expansion.
The boutique, which recently expanded into the space right next door (formerly the home of fashion star Rakia Reynolds’ PR firm Skai Blue Media), is reaching far beyond its humble-ish beginnings as a handcrafted soap shop and branching into full-on lifestyle empire status. Read more »
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.
Remember when we told you about how gift shop Occasionette and decor store Home are combining forces? The adorable home store is moving into the back of Occasionette (which was formerly used as a space for crafty workshops). The mega-store of adorableness — think Paper Source plus your favorite vintage home store times a million — is planning on opening on March 17th, and they’re hard at work on the move. Your proof? This Instagram pic, which shows the too-cute stripey floors that Home owner Sary Em is working on. Obsessed? Us too. Let the countdown begin!
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.
The Blue Octagon’s splashy, pattern-happy interior.
The latest addition to the Main Line shopping scene is The Blue Octagon, a home and gift shop at 335 East King Street in Malvern. The boutique, which officially opened on February 25th, is sensory overload, piled with patterns, bright colors and flashes of crystal and gold.
It’s all the work of interior decorater Krissa Wichser, who stocks her new shop with furniture, home accessories and gift items from lines including Jonathan Adler, Bungalow 5 and Society Social. It’s a whimsical mix of Palm Beach prep (bright chevron vases), part mid-century (Lucite tables), part glam (tufted velvet ottomans) and part culturally eclectic (Moroccan poufs, Chinese Foo dogs). But good news for those easily overwhelmed by an abundance of inspiration: Wichser also offers flat-rate and hourly design consultations.
See more photos here.
Images via Occasionette Instagram
This is the perfect retail storm if we ever saw one. Former neighbors, South Philly boutiques Home and Occasionette are joining forces and combining spaces at 1825 East Passyunk Avenue. But not so quick, the stores are still remaining separate. Occasionette owner Sara Villari explains, “We’re not getting married, we’re just living together. We’re basically roommates.” Read more »
A Forever 21 retail location. | Shutterstock.
News on the retail front: Forever 21 is opening a standalone brick-and-mortar location on Chestnut Street next week.
The space is huge — two floors, totaling over 18,000 square feet — and it will carry menswear, womenswear and childrenswear, along with plus sizes, contemporary line F21, denim and shoes.
More details here.