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Mayfair: Young Entrepreneur Aims for Representation Through Clothing Business

Mayfair: Young Entrepreneur Aims for Representation Through Clothing Business

Wearing gold frilly earrings, a long, over-sized blue sweatshirt and high-waisted mom jeans, Jennifer Mota loves to experiment with bold fashion statements. At 26-years old, she is the owner and fashion designer of Hu-Huako Custom Apparel. Mota takes her business very serious; especially when it comes to making other women feel beautiful in their own […]

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Brewerytown: Stylist Veronica Dunbar Shares Her ‘Fit for a Queen’ Dream

Brewerytown: Stylist Veronica Dunbar Shares Her ‘Fit for a Queen’ Dream

Veronica Dunbar has called Brewerytown home for two years now. Originally from Southwest Philadelphia, she grew up in her father’s barbershop, where he worked for nearly 40 years. Surrounded by hairstylists from a young age, she knew this would be a profession that would not only feel like home, but bring positivity to those she […]

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Fishtown: Get Up’s Gettin’ it in the Park

Fishtown: Get Up’s Gettin’ it in the Park

Anyone who has been to the Electric Factory in the Callowhill neighborhood has seen local artist Get Up’s creations on the walls inside. The 31-year-old Kensington native has been creating street art in the city since 2012, after living and working in Oakland for six years. Get Up is not only a street artist, he is a musician and […]

 

LGBTQ: The Value of Drag

LGBTQ: The Value of Drag

Philadelphia has a thriving drag community, with drag shows all over the city and an ever-growing population of performers. On any given night, a drag show is likely going on somewhere in town. Throughout history, drag has employed very rigid rules for its queens, often in relation to physique and size. However, with the growth […]

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Rittenhouse Square: As the Decades Pass, Clothing Store Owner Keeps Pace With Changing Fashions

Rittenhouse Square: As the Decades Pass, Clothing Store Owner Keeps Pace With Changing Fashions

The visually stunning windows of Sophy Curson on the corner of 19th and Sansom streets stand out in the sea of industrial and vintage-looking storefronts. The slanted tile roof and floor to ceiling windows are inviting and intriguing – much like store itself.  Sophy Curson has been in business since 1929. According to family lore, […]

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Olney: Barber Enjoys Reputation For Sharp Blades And Words

Olney: Barber Enjoys Reputation For Sharp Blades And Words

On a typical day at Barbers Inc., the environment is lively. Laughs, jokes and conversations about sports and societal issues flow about the shop and continue outside the doors into the community. It’s a safe haven for some, and for others a chance to partake in good conversations. For lead groomer David Choung, the barbershop gives him the […]

 

South Philadelphia: T-Shirt Shop South Fellini Opens on East Passyunk Avenue

South Philadelphia: T-Shirt Shop South Fellini Opens on East Passyunk Avenue

With its bright-blue exterior and mosaic sign, South Fellini makes its presence known on East Passyunk Avenue. Opened Oct. 1 at 1507 E. Passyunk Ave., South Fellini, owned by Philadelphia filmmakers and artists, Johnny Zito and Tony Trov, is the first physical location of the duo’s internet store of the same name. The store sells […]

 

Old City: Where You’re Never Too Spoiled

Old City: Where You’re Never Too Spoiled

Rene Galvin opened Never Too Spoiled in 2008 as a seasonal shop in Atlantic City’s Historic Gardner’s Basin. Galvin opened the small storefront mostly to run Internet sales out of but after falling in love with it, she decided to make it a more permanent business. The little shop down the shore blossomed into a quirky and vibrant boutique […]

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Lawncrest: Consignment Store Owner Celebrates 31 Years of Operation

Lawncrest: Consignment Store Owner Celebrates 31 Years of Operation

With a background in performance dance, a stick-to-it mentality and a fashion sense influenced by her parents, 77-year-old Merle Weiner celebrates the fact her childhood still influences the way she runs her small consignment shop.  Located at 912 Cottman Ave., Merle’s Clothes Closet is a retail store filled with high-end clothing, jewelry and other accessories. “One woman […]

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Sustainable Living: Five Eco-Friendly Businesses in Philadelphia

Sustainable Living: Five Eco-Friendly Businesses in Philadelphia

When a business is sustainable, its practices demonstrate how to make a profit while also promoting, addressing and being conscious of environmental issues. Here are a few businesses that focus their mission not only on making money but remaining environmentally sound. Moon + Arrow 754 S. 4th St. Originating as a handmade jewelry line five years ago, Moon […]

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