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Marc Vetri: Why I Sold to Urban Outfitters

Marc Vetri treated Tuesday like any other day. He spent his morning at Amis Trattoria on 13th Street, talking about the menu with the chef. Then he […]

Business

Retailers Opening on Thanksgiving is a Failed Experiment of Corporate Greed

This is what Walmart looks like on Thanksgiving. (Gray Thursday KF Walmart/Wikimedia Commons) Call me old fashioned, but in my day the retail-blitz called Black Friday […]

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Third Street Habit’s Friends and Family Sale Starts … Now

Bargain hunters and weekend shoppers, your prayers have been answered: Our favorite Old City boutique Third Street Habit has blessed our inbox with a special, can’t-miss weekend […]

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Here Are the 7 Most Wildly Expensive Pieces From the H&M x Balmain Collection

The latest H&M designer collaboration – this time with Balmain – is causing a splash, as they always do. But this time it’s for the […]

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Cheer! Omoi Zakka Shop Is Opening a Sister Store in Old City

Old City has lately been abuzz with exciting retail developments (Meadowsweet Mercantile and the changes over at Scout Salvage, to name a few).  Now there’s another […]

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Scout Salvage in Old City Closing to Make Room for Cool ‘Boutique Collective’

Scout Salvage is one of the quirkier stores along North 3rd Street (also called N3rd Street, a marketing move that reminds me of Pharrell’s band and this song, which […]

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Shop Talk: 4 Style Tricks to Copy Right Now

Adopting fall’s new trends doesn’t necessarily mean a full closet overhaul. These four inexpensive styling tricks will instantly update your look now: 1) Skinny scarf! Get one […]

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Sad Retail News: Armour Men’s Boutique Has Closed

Well, here’s some sad news to kick off the week: Armour, the nearly two-year-old menswear boutique, has closed. The shop was one of a handful of […]

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Market Report: Eek! These 10 Madewell Sandals Have Been Recalled

Shoe news: These 10 Madewell sandals are on major recall for the health threats they pose. The company has recalled over 50,000 pairs after numerous complaints […]

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A Guide to All the Stores Coming to Philly This Fall

If August has felt a bit sleepy, it’s because the city is ramping up for what’s looking to be a jam-packed fall. There’s the Pope in […]

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Awesome Retail News: Shop Sixty Five Is Opening in Center City in September

The latest boutique to make the move to the city? Shop Sixty Five, which currently has two suburban locations (one in Doylestown and a newer […]

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Market Report: Nordstrom Rack Just Launched an Online Home Store

Step aside, Joss & Main: As of this morning, there’s a new online home destination. Nordstrom Rack Home is here (it only launched, like, a […]

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Retail Rumormongering: Jonathan Adler’s Old City Storefront Is Up For Lease

I received a tip that, among the gilt starburst mirrors, cheeky vases and Deco-leaning furniture, a For Lease sign is also holding court in the front window of […]

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It’s Confirmed: A Bloomingdale’s Outlet Is Coming to Liberty Place in November

Finally, we have confirmation that those Bloomies rumors were true: A Bloomingdale’s Outlet store is coming to Liberty Place in November. (Cue cheers.) According to a […]

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Market Report: J.Crew Is Launching a New Chain of Lower-Priced Stores This Month

As the ever-steepening prices of J.Crew begin to deter even the staunchest loyalists, the company has announced that it will open a new chain of low-priced […]