East Passyunk: Struggles Of A Small Business Owner

East Passyunk: Struggles Of A Small Business Owner

Michelle Dewey is from Wilmington, Delaware. She makes the drive into Philadelphia everyday and hopefully, depending on traffic, it will only take her around 30 minutes. It’s a blistering hot Sunday afternoon when she arrives at her store and with her giant IKEA bag in hand. She immediately starts restocking the shelves. “It’s like free […]

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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 […]

 

Olney: Fashion Show In Fisher Park, Free Library Events And More This Week

Olney: Fashion Show In Fisher Park, Free Library Events And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. BOP & CHA-CHA: Monday, July 17, 6-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room, (5501 N. Fifth St.) Stay and Play (Pre-school aged children and caregivers): Tuesday, July 25, 10-11:30 a.m., Greater Olney Library […]

 

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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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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Mayfair: Art History 101’s Jay Pross Sticks to Mayfair Roots

Mayfair: Art History 101’s Jay Pross Sticks to Mayfair Roots

Jay Pross never thought he would own a clothing store with more than 100 of his designs on display. He also didn’t think that his hand-painted T-shirts would go on to become a major hit in the music industry, drawing attention of iconic artists such as Soulja Boy, The Game and even Beyoncé. It wasn’t until […]

 

Old City: Non-traditional Bridal Shop Offers One-on-One Service

Old City: Non-traditional Bridal Shop Offers One-on-One Service

Bridal fashion receives a fun, new twist at Lovely Bride, an Old City boutique that specializes in non-traditional gowns featuring indie designers from Etsy along with the classic names in the industry. Non-traditional in bridal can range from subtle indie elements like lace with an open weave that creates a bohemian look to something atypical, […]

 

Queen Village: Goldstein’s Clothing Store Dresses Generations of Philly Families

Queen Village: Goldstein’s Clothing Store Dresses Generations of Philly Families

Queen Village is known as a quaint residential neighborhood with new bars and restaurants. On Sixth Street, a thriving business exists that has been around since the beginning of the 20th century. On a cloudy and windy Saturday afternoon, Vincent Talotta Jr., who is Italian-American and 50 years old, spoke about Goldstein’s men’s and boys’ […]

 

Queen Village: Giving a Helping Hand to Small Businesses

Queen Village: Giving a Helping Hand to Small Businesses

Philadelphia is a diverse city that is full of diverse businesses. There are 93,000 small business owners in Philadelphia according to a report done by the Sustainable Business Network. There is a concentration of small businesses on Fabric Row, located on Fourth Street just off of South Street. The area itself is currently going through […]

 

Fashion: Five Fashion Styles You’ll Find in the City

Fashion: Five Fashion Styles You’ll Find in the City

Philadelphia is full of people with different fashion styles and inspirations. Walking through the city you can find styles that represent the Thrifty Fashionista, the Not-So-Basic Dresser, the Statement Maker, the Grungy Rocker and the Day to Night Transitioner. The Thrifty Fashionista – Jasmine Wilson (above) Wilson dresses to stand out in a crowd, but […]

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