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Ready to Redecorate? Start With These Pretty Philly-Made Wallpapers

A year inside has us itching to redecorate — and we’re starting with these covetable wallpapers from Philly artisans. Wallpapers pictured above (starting from top): […]

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Meet the Lancaster Clothier Turning Vintage Quilts Into Wearable Art

What I make: “We transform vintage textiles into wearable art — one-of-a-kind jackets, denim, scrunchies, collars and now masks.” How I got started: “I started […]

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Philly Designers Are Leading the Wearable Art Trend That’s All Over Fashion Right Now

Fashion right now is fully embracing the DIY aesthetic, and Philly just might be ground zero for the movement. With a roster of exciting design […]

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7 Buzzy New Philly Retail Arrivals to Have on Your Radar

New Boutique: Fason De Viv Zen Samad chats about her new Fashion District boutique, Fason De Viv Philly Mag: What’s the name mean? ZS: It’s […]

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Philly’s New Circular Fashion Brand Wants to Save Your Underwear From the Landfill

We all know fast fashion is a huge source of waste in the modern world. Moreover, we know that creating clothing sustainably and ethically is […]

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Meet the Siblings Behind Lobo Mau, the Philly Apparel Line Mixing High Comfort and Bold Fashion

Nicole and Jordan Haddad — sibling owners of local apparel line Lobo Mau — chat sustainability, growth, and running a store during a pandemic. How […]

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How Philly Leather Goods Brand Hemlock and Hyde Got Its Start

Leanne Polidore on Hemlock and Hyde, the booming leather-goods brand she creates with her husband, Nick, out of their Mount Airy studio. What we make: […]

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Philly Sneaker King Brian Nadav on the Things He Can’t Live Without

With his hit menswear shop, Lapstone & Hammer, and capsule collections worn by everyone from Ben Simmons to Post Malone, Brian Nadav is one of […]

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Philly Designer King Saladeen on His Comet-Like Art and Fashion Evolution

What I Make: “Art. That gets translated to all kinds of things — a sneaker drop with Nike and Garrixon, hand-painted Birkin bags, clothing with […]

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Property

Meet the 9 Interior Designers Who Are Changing How Philly Looks Right Now

The once-rarefied world of interior design is now open to everyone, thanks to virtual design apps, interior design start-ups and social media. (Have you searched […]

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The Center City Designer Behind a Cool Line of Hand-Embroidered Bags

What I Make: “Hand-embroidered bags and purses. We use sequins, beads, metals, and fabrics made with heritage Indian techniques like Kalamkari block-printing and Kutch embroidery. I […]

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This Modern Chestnut Hill House Is a Master Class in Maximalism

Hannah Dee thought she wanted to live in a rancher — until her realtor took her to see a boxy building in Chestnut Hill. “What […]

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The South Philly Designer Making Badass Jumpsuits and ’90s-Style Streetwear

South Philly native Alnika Lovello launched Lovello Elizabeth, her line of ’90s-evoking, pulled-together streetwear, in 2014. Now, she has 58K Insta followers and can’t stock […]

Tiffany Arey
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Meet the Main Line Milliner Whose Hats Are All the Rage at the Devon Horse Show

Milliner Tiffany Arey launched her eponymous business in 2014 on the Main Line. Now, her hats are fixtures at equestrian events from this May’s Devon […]

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This Philly Designer Makes Luxurious Slides You’ll Want to Wear Everywhere

Designer Alana Oates, 31, launched Llani, a globally inspired footwear line, in 2016. Now, her one-of-a-kind shoes ship all over the world. What I Make: […]