Store Profile: Styles inspired by MARC

A creative genius is impossible to stop. One of the most respected hair stylists known today, Marcus Williams, was raised from the most unlikely of places: the suburbs of Delaware County. Since he was a teenager, he has had an uncanny passion for cutting hair. At the early age of… Continued

Store Profile: Philly Aids Thrift

  Where else can you find Mr. Rogers on vinyl, sky blue corduroy skinny jeans, a vintage first aid manual, a Star Wars chess set and help for those diagnosed with AIDS in one location? All can be found at Philly AIDS Thrift, the quirky result of four Philadelphians’ passion… Continued

Store Profile: Moon + Arrow

  While the April 2013 fire on Fabric Row had dire consequences for some, Chelsea Pearce of Moon + Arrow sees her situation as a relatively positive one.  After being shut down entirely for two months, Pearce and her team focused their efforts on rebuilding the storefront and preparing the… Continued

Store Profile: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

In an age dominated by the insatiable tendencies of a consumer culture, shoppers have been conditioned to make purchases with little discretion. At Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, their carefully curated selection of refined goods aims to make you think twice about the goods you purchase. Located in… Continued

Store Profile: Duross & Langel

Duross & Langel started out with three shower gels, one moisturizer and a handful of soaps. On this particular Monday morning, Steve Duross was skillfully chopping a large brick of coconut oil base for his store’s soap. These smaller chunks were then transferred to a tall pot where they were… Continued

Store Profile: Lost + Found

On the corner of North 3rd and Cherry streets, across a cobblestone alleyway and housed in an old art gallery, is where you will find the quaint Old City boutique Lost + Found. Lost + Found was founded in 2004 by Sandy and Jenny Martin. Before they opened their current… Continued

Designer Profile: Duke & Winston

Upon entering the offices on the second floor of the Duke & Winston showroom, I was eagerly greeted by an English bulldog whom I recognized as none other than the Duke himself. Founder Seun Olubodun was kind enough to sit down with me and tell the story behind his Philadelphia-based casual… Continued

Going Mobile: Smak Parlour Truck

Today everyone and everything is going mobile. From food truck vendors to apps that call a cab for you, services are coming to you, the customer. Always quick to follow a hot trend when they see it, Abby Kessler and Katie Loftus of popular Old City boutique Smak Parlour are… Continued

Store Profile: Laundrea

In her senior year of high school, Rachel Godwin Becker realized she could take her passion for sewing and turn it into a career. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fashion design with a minor in fashion marketing from the International Academy of Design in Tampa, Fla., and… Continued

Thrift Shop

As students, there are certain physical and budgetary constraints that limit our shopping habits. However, whether you are looking to update your wardrobe for summer or make some extra cash by clearing out your closet, there are a few affordable and convenient secondhand stores near campus where you can buy,… Continued