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I’ll See Your Apple Store and Raise You a Crate and Barrel

For the entire time I’ve lived in this city, I have harbored silly little fantasies about Philadelphia retail the way some people dream about the […]

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We All Make Money Mistakes

After 30 years of couch sessions with her clients—and after dealing with some financial losses of her own—Wynnewood-based psychologist Maggie Baker realized one thing: We’re […]

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Farmers’ Markets vs. Whole Foods

Like many people today who fit in the same general census demographic as myself, I have increasingly become obsessed with food. Not in the typical […]

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Anthro’s Accessories Shop Coming to Suburban Square

For years—decades, really—the fashion whopper that is URBN, Inc., comprised of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, Leifsdottir, BHLDN, and possibly another clever brand I […]

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Footwear Fetish

There are shoe women, and there are non-shoe women. I fall into the latter category. For one thing, my feet are enormous—size 11—and no matter […]

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A Creepy Way to Celebrate the Royal Wedding

How best to mark a momentous occasion? A commemorative doll, of course. And, just in time for Kate Middleton’s long-awaited nuptials to Prince William, the […]

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Fat Mannequins … So Wrong

I just returned from a trip to the mall where I passed a new lingerie store with a window display filled with silky underwear on […]

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Observations from a Macy’s Christmas Virgin

Every Christmas, they come here, to Macy’s. For the past 25 years. A mother and her son and daughter from Stratford, NJ — the kids […]

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Main Line Goodwill Is the New Neiman Marcus

I’ve been purging my closet a lot this year. I feel like I’ve spent a fair amount of time and gas making regular trips to […]

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It’s Beginning To Sound Too Much Like Christmas

Is it me, or have the Philly radio stations been playing Christmas music since Labor Day? Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy Christmas as much […]

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Adventures in Coupon Clipping

If collecting coupons were an academic discipline, I would have my Ph.D. With highest honors. Coupons don’t mean I’m cheap. They mean I am a […]

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Hey Kel, can I help you?

I’ve noticed a new trend recently while indulging in some retail therapy, and I fear it’s catching on. This has been going on for a […]

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Main Line Myth #127: One-Stop Shopping

I’ve just returned from grocery shopping, and I’m totally worn out. Why? Because food shopping on the Main Line usually requires stopping at no less […]

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Are You Eco-Friend or Eco-Faux?

The idea of green as chic appeared in these parts around the time the iPhone became the new Tory Burch ballet flat/Alhambra necklace/Birkin bag. As […]

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Shopping for Soulmates

I’ve just been winked at on Match.com, and my husband doesn’t mind at all. This candidate is tall enough, likes dogs, is still active and […]