Wilbur Vintage Is Closing Next Month and Moving Completely Online
Bittersweet retail news: Wilbur Vintage is closing down its South 4th Street location at end of the March. For eight years, owner Daniel Wilbur has been loyally providing Philly’s vintage lovers with hard-to-find throwback women’s apparel and accessories, but due to the increasing success of his Etsy and Instagram pages, he’s looking to transition the shop completely online.
Though he is well-loved in the neighborhood, Dan attributes his closure to “a slow Christmas and light construction that interfered with business.” (Earlier this week, the first of the neighborhood’s lighting and streetscape improvements were unveiled, all part of a $1.3 million project that blocked off parts of Fabric Row’s main retail strip for the past few months.) But Dan also noted the lure of a wider audience online; in fact, many of his buyers are from New York and LA.
Before the big close, you can visit the shop for 30 to 50 percent off gorgeous jewelry (like these abstract ’80s earrings and antique cameos), and clothing and accessories from the 1920s through the 1990s.
The Details: Wilbur Vintage, 716 South 4th Street, Queen Village.