Pubic Hair, Lilly Pulitzer and Nordstrom Rack: Shoppist’s Top 10 Posts of 2014

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It’s been a big year here at Shoppist. The retail landscape in Philly is ever-changing (Burberry out! Michael Kors in! Uniqlo’s takeover! Century 21 madness! Joan Shepp … in an old mattress store?) and the shopping is as good as ever.

We’ve told you about vagina beauty treatments, dished the crazy makeup secrets you’ll learn at a Philly prison, and showed you the best holiday gifts in local stores. We also broke news on store openings (and, sigh, closings) and gave you sneak peeks at stores before they opened to the public. Unsurprisingly, these were some of the most popular posts of the year. But it’s not all store previews and retail news—you guys also had some pretty strong opinions about pubic hair and the Oxford Valley Mall. Here’s a look at the top 10 posts of 2014. Have a happy new year, and we’ll see you in 2015.

#10: Your First Look at the New Century 21 Store Before It Opens
We came. We saw. We shopped.

#9: First Look at Chestnut Street’s New Uniqlo
The Japanese import that took over the tri-state area this year.

#8: Franklin Mills Is Being Renamed, Renovated
But will you shop there?

#7: Why I Hate the Oxford Valley Mall
Sorry, guys. Still hate it.

#6: 5 Best Fashion Buys at Philly’s New Nordstrom Rack
So many coats!

#5: King of Prussia Mall Unveils Expansion Plans
Bigger and better. See the renderings here.

#4: Here’s Why You Should Save Your Money and Skip Tory Burch’s  New Fitbit Accessories
Holiday shopping recon, perhaps?

#3: Everything You Need to Know About Lilly Pulitzer’s Major Warehouse Sale
You need to go in with a game plan, and that’s what we’re here for. Stay tuned for next year’s guide!

#2: Philly Mag Fashion Project
Our annual search for Philly’s best fashion designer got you clicking—and voting. (The winner? Black Wednesday!)

#1: POLL: Should Store Mannequins Have Pubic Hair?
Er, maybe not. Seventy-two percent of you said no. But you were really, really opinionated about it.


BONUS: Mo’ne Davis Stuns in November’s Teen Vogue
The athlete’s stunning turn as a Vogue model was our 11th most popular post of the year. Go Taney Dragons!