Fashion

 By Chelsea Solitrin and Amanda Carden

Queen Village: Reinventing the Wheel

Queen Village: Reinventing the Wheel

The spring-cleaning bug—we’ve all felt it. It’s that almost insatiable need to rearrange a room, dust and polish everything within sight and of course, throw stuff out. It is a time to get rid of all the stuff that you can’t remember why you ever bought in the first place. Out with the old and […]

 By June Fredericks and Tina Diserafino

Logan: Hats Off to Tillman’s Boutique

Logan: Hats Off to Tillman’s Boutique

Settled at the edge of Logan’s Broad Street shopping district, Tillman’s Boutique has impeccably dressed the community from head to toe since 1997.  Noted for its unique collection of hats, Tillman’s has served as a gem to locals in the neighborhood. Floid Tillman, a retiree of the Philadelphia Police Department, and his wife Martha, first […]

 By Amanda Carden and Chelsea Solitrin

Queen Village: A Thrift Store Helps AIDS Sufferers

Philly AIDS Thrift located on 514 Bainbridge St.  has a reputation for having almost anything one could possibly think of.  The store has so many items they seemingly fall out of the front door onto the sidewalk. Beyond having a wide variety of clothing, music, jewelry and house wares, Philly AIDS Thrift has a charitable […]

 By Steve Boese and Rebecca Savedow

Germantown: A Jean-ious Invention

Germantown: A Jean-ious Invention

The name Palmieri means something to denim enthusiasts in Philadelphia. The embroidery-stitched jeans are a signature mark of custom tailor, Joseph Palmieri whose “wear the difference” motto is making more than just a fashion statement. His pseudo-suits have been featured in local fashion shows and are slowly making their way to clothing stores and boutiques […]

 By Lauren Grant

Germantown: Salon Appeals to Unique Audience

Germantown: Salon Appeals to Unique Audience

Eyelashes 4 U brings something to the Philadelphia area that cannot be found anywhere else in the region – a beauty shop that specializes in eyebrows and eyelashes, only. From the outside, it resembles a hair salon, but once inside, you won’t see any sinks or blow driers, just eyelash curlers, small scissors, a few […]

 By Mike Revak

Germantown: Point Guard in a Fabric Shop

Germantown: Point Guard in a Fabric Shop

Staying ahead of the curve can be a tough task for small businesses everywhere, but Gaffney Fabrics manages to do just that with the help of employee Tony Nelson. Handling all of the various projects that come through the store, Nelson regularly commits a good percentage of his time and effort, working days and weekends, […]

 By Mike Revak and Lauren Grant

Germantown: Beauty Shop Offers Unique Specialty

Germantown: Beauty Shop Offers Unique Specialty

Eyelashes 4 You brings something to the Philadelphia area that cannot be found anywhere else in the region – a beauty shop that specializes in eyebrows and eyelashes. In catering to this unique audience, Eyelashes 4 You finds itself as providers of a service that women cannot readily find elsewhere. Started by Joseph Sydney six […]

 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 […]