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November 29, 1986 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / VICKI VALERIO
In a post-Thanksgiving ritual, throngs of people crowded stores yesterday in the first binge of holiday shopping. At Strawbridge & Clothier's Center City store, Danielle Tippy, 3, of the Northeast, came eye to eye with a display-case doll, above. Santa Claus was handing out reindeer hats at the Gallery; Linda Mrak's niece refused to wear hers, so the Northeast woman donned it herself, at right. But it was Santa himself who held children fascinated, parents in lines and, in his red-suited arms, Jesse Miller, 4, below.
NEWS
November 6, 1996 | by Anthony S. Twyman and Marianne Costantinou, Daily News Staff Writers
Salt. Pepper. Grass. Green. University City. Shopping. Shopping? Given the West Philadelphia neighborhood's rash of highly publicized crime in recent months - capped by the Halloween stabbing death of Vladimir Sled, a University of Pennsylvania research scientist - shopping may not be the first thing folks think of when they think about University City. But the neighborhood surrounding the Penn campus is full of shops and restaurants. With the holidays coming, Penn and area merchants have announced "Steppin' Out Nites.
NEWS
August 18, 1987 | By MARIANNE COSTANTINOU, Daily News Nightlife Writer
Enter the glass doors and the shopping hormones start bubbling, the heart beat quickens, the thoughts practically scream through slacken jaws and drooling mouths. I want. I want. I want everything I ever wanted. And then some. Welcome to the King of Prussia shopping mall, where just about everything that can be bought in life is sold. All the big name stores are here. Macy's. Bloomies. Wanamaker's. Ann Taylor. Stern's. Brooks Brothers. Conran's. J.C. Penney.
NEWS
June 24, 2011
Even though the shop-'til-you-drop lifestyle is rampant in a consumer society, few people would regard shopping for an electricity supplier as their idea of retail therapy. But lately, the state's top utility regulator has been talking about forcing every Pennsylvania electricity customer to do just that: pick from among a possibly bewildering number of power suppliers. Concerned that only about one in five customers in the Philadelphia region has broken away from the Peco Energy Co. mother ship as his or her power supplier, state Public Utility Commission Chairman Robert F. Powelson has suggested the state revamp the rules to make shopping mandatory.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 1990 | By Maria Gallagher, Daily News Restaurant Critic
There are few things the Guerrilla Gourmet likes better than dining, and one of them is shopping. So when the new Shops at Liberty Place opened, with its heady array of retail and a food court called the Buffet to boot, the lure was irresistible. Choosing among the 14 stands was not easy. The vendors include Bain's Deli, Bassett's Original Turkey, Chick-fil-A, Everything Yogurt and Sbarro, plus purveyors of sushi, Mexican, gyros, Chinese and cheesesteaks. The best thing to do is wander and pick what looks freshest, which can vary depending on the time of day. Late one weekday afternoon - 4:10 p.m. to be exact - the pizza at Montesini Pizza and Ristorante still looked inviting, even though lunchtime was long past.
NEWS
August 12, 2005 | By Nancy Viau
The TV weather map shows smiling raindrops and a cheery sun peeking out from behind thunderbolts, but that's not what's outside my door. Here at the Shore, it's cloudy and cool; the sun is on vacation. No one is eager to get to the beach, and because the food level in my house drops as fast as the barometric pressure, I use the morning hours to get groceries. Two hundred dollars later, the pantry is stocked, and the lousy weather shows no signs of disappearing. We eat lunch and snack our way through a puzzle, two games of Pictionary, and a 007 movie.
NEWS
December 10, 1992 | By Kathleen Martin Beans, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It was an exclusive shopping party of sorts at area Clover stores on Sunday evening. Only senior citizens and people with disabilities were invited. In the Feasterville store, Girl Scouts caroled through the aisles, and singer Dean Garofolo, 27, belted out Christmas tunes over a microphone at the store entrance. Shoppers picked up free cookies, brownies and coffee along with the bargains they put in their carts. The 25 area Clover stores offered a storewide discount of 10 percent to its senior and disabled shoppers and gave them a coupon book with deeper discounts on such items as clothes, watches, jewelry and perfume.
SPORTS
August 6, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
The shopping season is over. In the NFL, the days from Feb. 15, when free agency begins, to the first couple of weeks of training camp, in essence, constitute the shopping season. It is a time when teams seek the best talent to serve their needs. This shopping season, the Eagles wanted to upgrade their defensive line, offensive line, special teams, wide receiving corps, defensive backfield and, if possible, linebacker position. Fortified with the best salary-cap situation in the league, they went shopping.
NEWS
July 20, 2000 | by Alex Richmond, For the Daily News Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Jenny Martin, owner of Jenny's Vintage in the South Street Antiques Market, offers her RTF shopping list (supplemented with a few trends we spotted from the fall shows earlier this year). Start looking now - stores are stocking for fall. Below-the-knee- or at-the-knee-length skirts. "But not too long," says Martin. A-lines are great, too. A little ruffle, or a lace applique on cardigans or tops. Slits or vents in skirts. "Not too high, or you get trashy," Martin warns.
FOOD
February 28, 1988 | The Inquirer Staff
A quarter of a century after Betty Friedan ignited the feminist movement with The Feminine Mystique, women are still doing almost all the cooking and grocery shopping, according to an extensive survey conducted by the New York Times. Responses from 1,870 people, interviewed by telephone, showed that even though more women are in the work force, have less time at home and have been campaigning to get their husbands to share household chores, they are still the ones who pay attention to how, when, what and where their families eat. Among married couples questioned, only 18 percent of the men said they did the main food shopping for the family.
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NEWS
December 9, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ilexia Navarro bounced up and down excitedly Sunday morning as she set out into the aisles of Target in Cherry Hill to do her Christmas shopping. "I don't know everything I'm getting, but I have a good idea," the 9-year-old Williamstown girl said. First on Ilexia's list: her 2-year-old brother. Holding the elbow of a high school volunteer, she made her way to the toy aisle, where she picked up several items and asked what they looked like before settling on a package of cars.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Enjoy holiday shopping and fun on Saturday while benefiting a good cause at the Jingle Fest Holiday Craft Bazaar & Family Fun Festival at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks. There are activities for the whole family, including Fido - featured are face painting, a moon bounce, pet Peach the pony, and spin-wheel games. Guests can paint a horseshoe and get on a giant slide. Santa, Frozen characters Elsa and Olaf, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse will visit. The expo will have an abundance of food and crafts and other items for purchase.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley and Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writers
  For the last few years, Day Two of the holiday shopping season - or is it Day Three now? - has been dubbed Small Business Saturday, a day to spotlight independent entrepreneurs and encourage visits to stores not on the mall map. If the holiday traffic at three of the region's shopping destinations was any indication, the strategy might have been working. By noon Saturday, Chestnut Hill's two-lane shopping district along Germantown Avenue began filling up with cars. Shop owners sounded cautiously optimistic and said some customers were specifically trying to patronize local businesses and avoid the malls.
NEWS
November 30, 2014 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
It took Holly Phares 27 days and 20 hours to enroll in health insurance during 2013's disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act website. She doesn't expect a repeat of her slog through last year's cyber hell. But the choral director for Tabernacle United Church in West Philadelphia will be shopping the marketplace for a better deal rather than simply reenrolling in her Independence Blue Cross platinum PPO. "They say there are twice as many choices" in the marketplace, says Phares, 51. "I'm just not going to stick with Blue Cross.
NEWS
November 23, 2014 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
Two childhood memories always stay with me. For several years, my mom asked that we "adopt" families - whom we never met - and supply a full-Monty Christmas, including wrapped gifts, clothes, toys, and a holiday meal. And in the weeks leading up to the holidays, my dad would read Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to my sister and me. Sometimes, he fell asleep. I remember these as the greatest gifts they ever gave us. With hard-core, ugly-sweater-shopping season approaching in advance of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, how do we avoid the urge to buy more stuff no one needs?
NEWS
November 9, 2014 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
When the Affordable Care Act marketplace reopens on November 15, Lenora Fedick will "more than likely" reenroll in her current Independence Blue Cross plan. But before she commits, the Phoenixville resident wants to know that she's getting every penny's worth for the premium she's paying. So Fedick is going to do a little shopping. "I want to make sure that I'm getting the best deal," said Fedick, who was among the roughly 50 residents who attended Independence's "Renewal" seminar at the Phoenixville YMCA last week.
NEWS
November 8, 2014 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
A proposed development on Lancaster Avenue, a key corridor on the Main Line, would bring new restaurants, shopping, and offices to an undeveloped tract in Bryn Mawr. The $20 million development still requires final approval from the Lower Merion commissioners. It could open in spring 2016 and would incorporate a vacant 1920s-era garage at 909 Lancaster Ave., between North Merion Avenue and North Warner Avenue. A strip of vacant shops behind the garage would be torn down. "Bryn Mawr has a history," said Paul Aschkenasy, the property owner and developer.
NEWS
November 7, 2014
WE, THE anti-consumerists, are losing the battles to curtail the consumerism that drives America, especially during the holiday season. Again this year, major retailers are leaping over each other in an effort to be the first to open early on Thanksgiving Day - before you even have a chance to cut the apple pie. This trend has been building since 2011. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is no longer the traditional kickoff of the holiday shopping season. We now have Black Thursday.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Perusing department store racks is my downtime thing. Hauling armloads of jeans into dressing rooms is thrilling. One day I hope to walk into a boutique and embrace the trimmed-in-leather herringbone sheath I've been searching three years for. That is why the thought of searching for, and buying, clothing from a cold, hard laptop or smartphone app is weird to me. But I could no longer ignore the lure of the curated click. In the last few years, cyber-fashion shopping has evolved well beyond Gilt Groupe's online sample sales and Net-a-Porter's best buys in luxury.
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