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2020 Best Pivot

Fanatics’ Mask-Making Move

When hospitals across the country were in dire need of personal protective equipment and the federal government was stumbling into a ditch, Fanatics founder (and a minority co-owner of the Sixers) Michael Rubin stepped up. His company took a timeout on making jerseys and started a new mass-production: mask production, one million in all, donated to more than 10 states nationwide. Sweet side benefit: Now that Fanatics has the assembly line rolling, you can buy a Sixers-branded three-pack of masks for just $24.99. Bring on playoff season. Read More »


2019 Best Shop for Generation Z

Smak Parlour

This staple has a rotating collection of quick night-out finds (spotted on a recent trip: a striped jumpsuit and a knot crop top) that are mostly under $100, but of way better quality than what you’ll get at Forever 21. Read More »

219 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-625-4551 | Website

2019 Best Plus-Size Going-Out Clothes

TruDiva Designs

The bold, colorful patterns and flattering silhouettes — like a steel blue halter jumpsuit with flowy cropped jacket — are designer Veronica Lipscomb’s answer to an industry that tells fat folks they should be neither seen nor heard. Read More »

2228 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

2019 Best Plus-Size Custom-Made Clothing

Alice Alexander

Plus-size shopping is already hard. But finding ethical brands? Feels nearly impossible. Relax: Designer Mary Alice Duff is turning out classic-yet-contemporary pieces in sizes 0 to 30, all stitched together by well-paid local seamstresses. By appointment only. Read More »

4056 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

2019 Best Plus-Size Budget Friendly Fashion

Curve Conscious

This resale spot with an ever-changing inventory is a wish come true: Imagine the cutest plus looks from every store in the mall, sold for a fraction of full price. Read More »

2719 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-309-3400 | Website