We’re Obsessed With Grad Hospital’s New Boutique
Grad Hospital just got a brand-new, lust-worthy shopping destination: Maark Concept. This small, airy fashion haven is the brainchild of Ethan Nguyen of The Philly Shops, Pia Panaligan and Melissa Choi of the brand Senpai + Kohai, Nicole Haddad of Lobo Mau, and Samantha Connors of VEXOT. Together, these four entrepreneurs combined their retail, merchandising and manufacturing knowledge to bring together a curated mix of designer brands and local talent.
Sure, you’ll find a sprinkling of mint-condition vintage and new Y-3, D&G, Helmut Lang, Alexander Wang and Maison Margiela (all from Nguyen’s personal collection of new and vintage gems). But what we’re really excited about is the selection of up-and-coming Philadelphia brands like Supra Endura, Lobo Mau, Senpai + Kohai, sans marque | sans marque, Onliest, Tim Eads, Gemisis by BSC Designs, and VEXOT – many of which are designed by the co-owners. You’ll be hard-pressed to find these emerging brands in any other store in this city, so go here if you’re looking for wardrobe pieces no one else is wearing.
The aesthetic at Maark Concept is modern, thoughtfully designed clothes for women and men. If you’re looking for an extra-personalized shopping experience, be sure to book a one-on-one styling session in-store, available Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment.
The Details: 1540 South Street, Graduate Hospital. Monday and Tuesday by appointment, Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 8pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm. 215-839-9154.