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hemlock and hyde
Life & Style

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: […]

brian nadav
Life & Style

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 […]

king saladeen
Life & Style

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 […]

philadelphia interior designers
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 […]

simitri designs
Life & Style

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 […]

designer hannah dee
Life & Style

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 […]

lovello elizabeth
Life & Style

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
Life & Style

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 […]

Llani Shoes
Life & Style

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: […]

Shoppist

A Philly Designer Is on the Newest Season of Project Runway, and We’re Excited

Set a reminder, program your DVRs; Project Runway season 15 is right around the corner. Adding a little Philadelphia spice to the competition is Mah-Jing Wong (pronounced […]

Konekt chaise
Shoppist

Current Obsession: This De-Stressing Chaise Lounge For the Perennially Frazzled

Though the base of the “Pause” chaise is rooted in technology — an ergonomic fiberglass shell created from a 3-D computer rendering — the finished […]

Shoppist

5 African Designers Giving Philly a Great Name

It’s hard to miss advertisements for the Art Museum’s latest global design exhibition, Creative Africa. For starters, they’re everywhere, and the vibrant, eye-catching prints certainly stand […]

Shoppist

We’re Calling It: These Made-in-Philly Rings Are Going to Be the Next Big Thing

If summer could be captured in gemstones, it would look something like the rings that come out of Bario Neal’s Bella Vista atelier. The newest collection […]

Shoppist

Urban Outfitters Just Tapped Local Designer for Exclusive Intimates Collection

Want a good Cinderella story to ease your Monday blues? Maddie Flanigan is a South-Florida-native-turned-Philly-girl who runs all of the URBN brand blogs: Anthropologie, Free People, Urban […]

Shoppist

We Found the Only Bag You’ll Need for Summer

Right now, the best reasons to eschew machine-made for hand-hewn are the raw linen satchels and deceptively simple leather totes coming out of Bri Brant’s Chadds […]