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February 10, 1991 | By Vyola P. Willson, Special to The Inquirer
A West Chester subsidiary of a French company with $1 billion in yearly sales is testing the market here for boutiques selling skin-care products made from ingredients such as camomile flowers, acacia honey and daffodil extract. Yves Rocher has opened its first American boutique in the Court at King of Prussia. It is a departure for the company, which has sold its skin-care products, fragrances and cosmetics to American customers through mail order and home-shopping networks since l985.
LIVING
October 7, 1998 | By Roy H. Campbell, INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
It is "pure stubbornness" and a love for the fashion industry, Toby Lerner says, that have kept her in business, through good times and bad, for a quarter-century. And even now, with her two namesake boutiques - internationally renowned for their quirky mix of avant-garde designs and luxury goods - facing what she calls her greatest crisis, Lerner is still confident. Lerner said a failed expansion plan, a costly computerized merchandise-tracking system and increased local competition have left the stores out of cash and unable to pay many creditors, a who's who of high fashion from Calvin Klein to Gucci and Fendi.
LIVING
February 12, 1997 | By Denise Cowie, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There's a scene in Annie Hall in which Alvy Singer gives Annie a present, a transparent pink-and-black concoction that might loosely be called underwear. "Are you kidding?" says Annie. "This is more like a present for you. " Twenty years later, that probably still explains why so many men give sexy lingerie for Valentine's Day. Especially this year. "This should be a huge holiday, because it's on a Friday and people can make plans to go away for the weekend," says Wendy Wade, owner of the Lacey Lady in Hatboro.
NEWS
October 17, 2002 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Monique Kelly has a fat folder full of business owners who want to bring their shops, firms and practices to Collingswood. She also has a dilemma. Vacant spots are hard to come by these days, explains the new director of the borough's business improvement district. "We're trying to accommodate them," Kelly said, "but we're going to have to build. " Housing values have soared. Hip restaurants and cool boutiques now share space with the food market and the sewing-machine shop that have been operated on Haddon Avenue for decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 1989 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
It never fails: When the Rolling Stones come to town, a wave of merchandise washes up close behind. This time around, Stones-Related Stuff to Buy includes the new Steel Wheels album, a boxed anthology of early singles, a reissued book, and rare recordings available on bootleg discs. But wait, there's more: Rolling Stones Rockwear boutiques. Can a fragrance be far behind? How about The Jagger Workout Video - a logical cross-promotion with Mick's Own Wrinkle Cream? Even Steel Wheels, the first new album from the Rolling Stones in three years, will get a savvy marketing tweak: Following the example set by U2, Bruce Springsteen and others, the Stones are taking full advantage of singles to release newly recorded songs that didn't make Steel Wheels.
NEWS
October 9, 2005 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
Fashion has been defined by the whims of young people for years. They - not the Donnas and the Ralphs - are harbingers of style. How else can you explain denim's rise to near couture status, or luxury-priced sneakers? In Philadelphia, under-35 entrepreneurs are becoming even more influential as they set up sleek laptop-computer cash registers in their own boutiques. Their small, stylish stores are stocked with more than just cult favorites such as Trina Turk, 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent, and Evisu.
NEWS
November 4, 2011 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
The timing may have been a coincidence, but the announcement during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month that a Jenkintown lingerie shop would stop selling specially made bras and prostheses to survivors of the second-most-common cancer among women in the United States seemed an unfortunate juxtaposition. Tulips Lingerie & Intimate Apparel will no longer carry the products. The shop fell victim to what owner Fran Dratch calls a complex and expensive accreditation process that she says amounts to a smackdown of such small boutiques.
NEWS
June 30, 2010
SEPTA fares go up tomorrow SEPTA's first fare increases in three years will take effect tomorrow. The fare adjustments include system-wide increases averaging between 6 percent and 8 percent. These changes are expected to generate about $20.7 million in additional revenue for operating expenses. In crafting the new fare structure, SEPTA followed the recommendations of the Pennsylvania Transportation Funding and Reform Commission, which suggests modest, periodic fare increases.
NEWS
May 10, 1991 | By Roy H. Campbell, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Who wouldn't want to buy a few diamonds from Tiffany's or a trinket from exclusive Henri Bendel as a Mother's Day present? The only thing stopping most people is money. But now, shoppers can give the essence of upper-crust boutiques or specialty stores. If you can't buy Tiffany jewels for Mom, she can at least smell as if she shops there. Tiffany's, which recently opened a Center City branch, is one of several stores that sell perfume and other fragrances with the company signature on the bottle.
NEWS
August 26, 2010 | By Elizabeth Wellington, INQUIRER FASHION WEEK
Flanked by models and dressed in a navy-blue suit and green Nicole Miller tie, Mayor Nutter vogued for the cameras Wednesday afternoon and announced the first city-sponsored foray into fashion: The Philadelphia Collection. The 10-day fashion party, which starts Sept. 23 and runs through Oct. 2, features more than 40 free runway presentations, cocktail parties, and trunk shows in boutiques throughout Center City, Germantown, and South Philadelphia. Having already proven his in-the-know status by hosting Sex and the City screenings, Nutter comfortably talked up style, after arriving fashionably late.
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NEWS
August 4, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Upscale Center City shoe store ToBox is moving to 1822 Chestnut Street from its current location nearby at the corner of 19th and Ludlow Streets, according to real-estate services firm Binswanger, which brokered the 10-year-lease. ToBox will move to the new 2,600-square-foot space by the end of August, Binswanger said in a release on Tuesday. The 1822 Chestnut Street storefront was previously occupied by men's apparel and accessories shop Duke & Winston. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
NEWS
February 7, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, FASHION WRITER
First Impressions, the Lafayette Hill boutique that fashionistas flocked to for L.A.-based contemporary labels like Michael Stars and Seven for All Mankind is closing its glass doors in March. Pam Katz, the eternally tan and always in the know owner, points to a shift in the shopping habits of her customers' - the well-to-do stay-at-home mom, the white collar mover and shaker and their teenage daughters. Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, First Impressions was bursting at the seams with Juicy Couture, Francois Gibraud, Z. Cavaricci.
NEWS
January 29, 2016
FOR THREE DECADES, Connie Baker's Sans Appelle dress boutique catered to a mostly elite group - the ladies-who-lunch crowd, socialites, and members of prestigious civic and social organizations such as the Carats or the Girlfriends. During a recent visit to the store, most recently located in Cheltenham Square Mall, Baker - a member of the Epicureans and the Moles social groups - showed off a jewel-trimmed satin suit in emerald green that she had ordered specifically for members of the Links Inc., a prestigious predominantly black social service organization.
NEWS
December 25, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Suzanne Levy-Polikoff's shopping destinations have names like Riverview Towers, Dubin House, and Burlington Manor. The gregarious Cherry Hill resident arrives at these and other senior living facilities in South Jersey and Philadelphia with a "pop-up" shop that's stocked with donated clothing, accessories, household goods, and other items. At her "Mobile ReSale Boutique," the quality is high, the prices are low, and Levy-Polikoff is in every sense the driver. Also the "schlepper extraordinaire," in her words.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Investment manager Franklin Square Capital Partners has applied for a $7.5 million grant to build a hotel at Philadelphia's Navy Yard business campus, according to a state report. The property, described as a "luxury boutique hotel," would feature 150 guest rooms, according to the list of applicants to the Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program posted Wednesday on the state's website. No other details, including the prospective hotel's operator and total budget, were disclosed.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Stu Eli and Janet Morales started an online store called Three Potato Four in 2007, they quickly became known for their handpicked vintage finds, garnering loyal customers and national press. Then, a few years ago, the markets where they sourced those goods underwent a radical change. "A lot of TV shows came out - American Pickers , Storage Wars . That changed the marketplace, and a lot of weekend-warrior antiques dealers changed the whole price structure," Eli said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Center City architect Nicole Rossi is embracing a shift in her wardrobe. Instead of dresses, Rossi now gravitates toward casually sophisticated looks: silk jogger pants; pastel blouses; zipperless, quilted leather jackets; and dresses with asymmetrical hems. "I'm focusing more on being comfortable," said Rossi, 31. "But I'm not dressing down . . . I wear heels with everything. " Rossi's go-to brands are Theory, Vince, A.L.C., and Joie (pronounced zhwah) - womenswear collections known for chic lines and such features as soft backless T-shirts that instantly look conservative when paired with tailored blazers.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
When most people think of extended-stay hotels (if they think of them at all), they might envision a cheaply furnished room in a desolate location - cold comfort for bleary business travelers and depressed divorcées. But, this underserved niche has received an extreme makeover in recent years, powered in large part by Philadelphia-based Korman Communities and its luxurious AKA chain. Now, a former Korman executive has developed a new take on the concept: Roost Apartment Hotel, a boutique-hotel-meets-Airbnb vision.
NEWS
March 17, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
JOHNZEE TOOK A break from the breakneck pace of the JFCS Thrift Boutique's back room and said that he and Robin Michaelson are pioneers, which is true. "Me and Robin are like the founders of this program," said JohnZee, 64, who prefers to use his email name. "JFCS does so much for people with special needs. " Michaelson, 46, nodded. In 2013, when Jewish Family & Children's Services opened the JFCS Thrift Boutique on Frankford Avenue near Tolbut Street in Pennypack Woods, its goal was to offer low-income residents donated clothing, housewares and toys for pennies on the dollar.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Maureen Doron, owner of the Bryn Mawr boutique Skirt, is ushering in the spring shopping season with seven new-to-her-store women's-wear lines. This may not seem to be major fashion news, but it marks the first time in four years that Doron is selling untested designers on her store's racks. Like many other recession-weary boutique owners, Doron didn't want to take chances with a clientele that had grown price-conscious, seemingly interested only in affordable basics. That is starting to change.
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