Fashion

 By Kellie Meyer and Frances McInerney

Ludlow: If Shoes Could Talk

Ludlow: If Shoes Could Talk

Thrift stores line Girard Avenue but one store in particular seems to standout. Located on Second and Girard, Reverie truly lives up to its name. As you walk in through the doors it really feels as though you are in a dream. You are thrown feet first into a time machine that takes you back into […]

 By Mike Revak and Lauren Grant

Germantown: Fabric Store Continues to Serve Community

Located on the corner of Germantown Avenue and Coulter Street, Gaffney Fabrics has been providing its customers with a wide variety of high quality fabric styles and materials for the past 35 years. Owned by Joe Gaffney, the store has its roots as being one of the pioneer fabric stores in the Philadelphia area since […]

 By Leighanne Heron

South Philadelphia: Tattoo Industry Hits the Mainstream

South Philadelphia: Tattoo Industry Hits the Mainstream

Anna Paige, 36, owner of No Ka Oi and an expert tattoo artist, has been working in the traditional Hawaiian style almost her entire life. Starting at the age of 18, Paige spent her time apprenticing and eventually practicing all forms of tattoo art on the island. Moving away from her homeland, she knew she […]

 By Darla Synnestvedt

Germantown: Dressing the Neighborhood in Street Style

Germantown: Dressing the Neighborhood in Street Style

The bright pink graffiti-style name emblazoned on the front of the three-story building at 5034 Germantown Ave. is worthy of attention. The larger-than-life, hand-drawn portraits of Marilyn Monroe and rapper Lil’ Kim on the interior walls are to be admired. That this particular shop is home to a hair salon, tattoo parlor and clothing line […]

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