Best of Philly

2021 Surprising Pandemic Reinvention


The past year should have spelled doom for Boyds. The Chestnut Street mainstay closed its doors for months. Worse, people swapped suits for — the horror! — sweatsuits. But the Philadelphia icon responded with impressive enthusiasm, opening a pop-up in the ’burbs that sold casual clothes and hosting an upscale outdoor market in the parking lot of its Center City headquarters.

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