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Urban Outfitters Says Retail Landscape Is Oversaturated

After reporting lower-than-estimated fourth quarter earnings, Urban Outfitters shares dropped more than eight percent on Wednesday and CEO Richard Hayne says the dire state of […]

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Psst: Athleta Has a Monthly Run Club (And It Involves Ridiculously Cute Dogs!)

I’m sure that we had you at ridiculously cute dogs, but still, we’ll elaborate: Athleta on Walnut Street has teamed up with local shelter dog-running group […]


American Apparel to Close All Stores Following Bankruptcy Auction

The tale of one of the country’s most scandal-ridden companies is finally coming to an end. Clothier American Apparel, which has touted a “made in […]


Sears, The Limited Closing Local Stores

Last week, we said Macy’s wasn’t alone in its retail slump, and it wasn’t long before other retailers came forward to announce store closings of their […]


Four Philly-Area Macy’s to Close in Early Spring

It’s official: Four regional Macy’s stores will shut their doors for good this spring. On the chopping block are the stores at Plymouth Meeting Mall, […]


7 Stores Philly Desperately Needs Right Now

We love Philly retail — that’s what Shoppist is all about. However, we also see some gaps in the market that totally need to be […]


The Creepy Science Behind Why You Love Target So Much

It’s no secret Target has our hearts — with those colorful housewares, punchy desk supplies and racks of bathing suits priced oh-so-perfectly, how can we […]

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Three New Stores Announced for KOP Expansion

The King of Prussia Mall expansion continues on schedule, and the mall addition that will (finally!) connect the Plaza and the Court is starting to […]

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Wawa Is Planning Even More Center City Expansion

Reversing an old trend, Wawa is making a big push into Center City. Today is Wawa Day, celebrating the anniversary of the first Wawa convenience […]


How I Chose the 50 Best Shops in Philadelphia

I’ve been covering the Philly shopping scene for over six years now. I consider many of the city’s shop owners to be a particular sort of friend […]


City Sports Brought Back to Life by 30-Something Wharton-Grad Brothers

City Sports is back from the dead. As you might recall, City Sports liquidated all its assets and closed all 26 locations nationwide — including three in the Philadelphia […]


City Fitness Opening New Gym (and Juice Bar!) on Fishtown’s Frankford Avenue

Get this, you guys: City Fitness is setting up shop on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, and they’re building a brand new gym that will have […]


Meet the Philly Ad Agency Promoting “Joy,” the Brand Behind the Movie

Rarely does a brand have such a prime opportunity to go from niche retailer to household name. But such is the case for Joy — the brand […]


Walmart Closing Hundreds of Stores

For years, Walmart seemed to be a company in rapid growth mode. With 11,600 stores worldwide, there seems to be a Walmart close by no matter […]


Real Powerball Winners: Merchants Selling Tickets

As of now, three winning Powerball tickets were sold for last night’s historic $1.5 billion jackpot. However, these three lucky (or unlucky, depending on your thoughts on […]