Aldo Shoes Opening Walnut Street Location in July So That Everyone May Buy Cork Wedges

They'll be taking over the old Coach location.


Let the Aldo proliferation begin. (This one’s in Ireland.) | Martin Good /

Not all brands are migrating into neighborhoods other than Rittenhouse (see Kit and Ace in Fishtown). In fact, Aldo is doubling its efforts here, opening a second location on 17th and Walnut Street, mere blocks from its spot in Liberty Place.

The store is slated to open in July and, according to a store rep, will carry women’s and men’s shoes, plus accessories like handbags and jewelry. But will a street-front Walnut location harm Liberty Place sales? “We’re not concerned,” says Jessica Pomerantz, an Aldo assistant (who will also — hint, hint — be throwing the grand-opening party, though it will most likely be invite-only). The more the merrier? 

For now, you’ll have to get your kicks in Liberty Place (or at really any mall, anywhere). Stay tuned for opening details.