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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 […]

 By Natasha Shapiro

Germantown: Wistaria Vintage Perpetuates the Past

Germantown: Wistaria Vintage Perpetuates the Past

[vimeo 24387028] Buying used clothes, often called “thrifting,” has become fashionable, but many people often confuse the term thrift with vintage. Wistaria Vintage, located at 6375 Germantown Ave., is a vintage shop where the mission is to correct this common misconception. “There’s a difference between vintage and thrift,” said Wistaria Vintage owner Jose Sanchez. “I’m […]