Retail Report: Tons of New Store Openings

From Rittenhouse to KOP, Philadelphia shopping is getting a booster shot.

Screenshot of  the former Ligne Roset at 35 N 3rd Street via Google Street View.

Screenshot of 35 N 3rd Street via Google Street View.

Earlier this year we noted how North Third Street had lost two neighborhood staples with the closing of the Three Sirens Boutique and Ligne Roset. But like warm weather sneaking in day by day, so too has new retail been springing up around the area.

Old City: Erdon and Philadelphia Independents
Ligne Roset’s former spot, 162 North Third, is now taken by Erdon, whose owner tells Shoppist the space is a tad small. But hey, with the included storage area, they’re sure to figure out where to put the extra merch. Some three blocks down, Philadelphia Independents, which will carry repurposed furniture and miscellaneous home decor, among other things, is moving in at 35 North Third (pictured above).

Rittenhouse: Lacquer Lounge
Shoppist reports that owner Lisa McElhone actually had to gut Lacquer’s new location at 2051 Walnut Street, which is all well and good because the space looks super nice now. Ah yes, and they open their doors today.

King of Prussia: Uniqlo
A Uniqlo pop-up that popped up at KOP Mall last March is set close April 27th. But don’t worry, a full-blown store will open May 16th. (Incidentally, a 40,000-square-foot Uniqlo will also be coming to 1608 Chestnut Street.)

Chestnut Hill: A whole bunch of hipster magnets
Germantown Avenue is getting a slew of changes, starting with what Shoppist calls a “quirky-cool children’s boutique,” Villavillekula, at 8135; Greenology, an organic living store at 8232, which used to be Style Camp’s HQ until they moved to 8433; and Greene Street Consignment Kids at 8518, a “gently used” thrift store.