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January 2, 2013

Uwishunu Asks: “What New Year’s Resolution Would You Make For Philadelphia This Year?”

With the holiday season in high gear, it’s a good time to reflect on the good fortune bestowed on Philadelphia this past year. From well-deserved accolades — being named one of the top 10 destinations for 2013, and home to the Best Sandwich in America — to exciting development projects — the opening of The […]

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September 10, 2012

Local Designer Sarah Van Aken To Debut Her Fall SA VA Collection With Another Outdoor Fashion Show And Street Fair, Wednesday, September 19

The SA VA Harvest Moon Outdoor Runway Show hits the 1700 block of Sansom Street on Wednesday, September 19, 6-8 p.m. Admission is free to check out SA VA’s eco-friendly, locally made and designed fall collection at this annual event outside SA VA’s headquarters. Limited VIP tickets are available and include runway seating, one free […]

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September 5, 2012

Our Guide To Fashion’s Night Out In Philadelphia This Thursday, September 6

For the first time since the worldwide event’s inception, retailers across Philadelphia are participating en masse in Fashion’s Night Out, the brainchild of iconic Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Fashion’s Night Out was created in 2009 to, in the most basic terms, help boost the economy. It has grown into an internationally-celebrated event (now in 250 […]

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Sarah Van Aken, Owner Of SA VA Clothing Brand
 

Local eco-friendly clothing designer and entrepreneur Sarah Van Aken is a true champion on the local Philly designer scene.

She’s the founder of SA VA, a Philadelphia-based clothing and accessories brand that’s brought much acclaim to the local fashion circuit.

Meet Sarah, see inside her store, and learn what she wishes more people knew about here in Philadelphia.

SA VA
1700 Sansom Street
www.shop.savafashion.com

Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues
www.philamuseum.org/perelman

Local eco-friendly clothing designer and entrepreneur Sarah Van Aken is a true champion on the local Philly designer scene. She’s the founder of SA VA, a Philadelphia-based clothing and accessories brand that’s brought much acclaim to the local fashion circuit. Meet Sarah, see inside her store, and learn what she wishes more people knew about […]

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Welcome to Uwishunu's video series called "Philly 101," featuring 101 videos about Philadelphia in 101 days. Each video features a different Philadelphian, from top chefs and boutique owners to hotel doormen and brewers, sharing what they wish more people knew about Philly. Let us know what you wish more people knew about in the comments, on Twitter and on Facebook.
 

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March 6, 2012

Retail Roundup: A Preview Of Philadelphia Boutiques’ Brand New Spring Merchandise, Perfect For This Week’s Warm Temperatures

We still have a few weeks of winter left on our calendar, but in the retail world, spring is in full swing. Caught a case of spring fever? Shop these Philly boutiques and get a head start on updating your warm weather wardrobe. Here’s a roundup of what’s in stock, and what you can expect […]

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February 13, 2012

Preview The Spring 2012 SA VA Collection At Chez Colette In The Sofitel, February 19

SA VA, the Philly-based clothing and accessories brand owned by designer Sarah Van Aken, is hosting a sit down tea at Chez Colette in the Sofitel to preview their Spring 2012 Collection on Sunday, February 19 from 3-5 p.m. The event, hosted by Liliana Vazquez of Cheap Chicas and The Nate Berkus Show, will showcase […]

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January 10, 2012

Retail Roundup: Our Top Picks For Where To Pick Up Winter Necessities, From Warm Sweaters And Scarves To Cashmere Socks And Sturdy Boots

Now that the thermometer has finally caught up with the calendar, you may need a couple of extra layers of clothing to keep you warm. In addition, it doesn’t hurt to complement the cozy scarves and sweaters with locally made and stocked beauty products (for men and women both) that keep you hydrated this winter. […]

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November 22, 2011

Uwishunu’s Holiday Gift Guide: Our Top Picks For Where To Buy Locally Made Goods, Highlights From Each Place, And Upcoming Neighborhood Gift-Shopping Events

The tree lights are atwinkle, the store windows are bursting with red, green, silver and gold, the ribbon and wrapping paper and cards are calling your name from inside your cabinet. It’s officially gift-giving holiday heyday, and there’s no time like the present to stock up on Philadelphia-made crafts, clothes, food and more for the […]

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September 14, 2011

Local Designer Sarah Van Aken To Debut Her Fall And Winter SA VA Collection With Another Outdoor Fashion Show And Fair, September 15

On Thursday, September 15 from 6-8 p.m., local eco-friendly clothing designer and entrepreneur Sarah Van Aken will host the SA VA “Rediscovered Roots” Fall Fashion Show to debut the fall and winter 2011 lines from SA VA, her ethical line of women’s ready-to-wear apparel. Held as part of the 13-day citywide fashion and style celebration […]

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May 2, 2011

Local Designer Sarah Van Aken To Debut Her Spring Collection With An Outdoor Fashion Show And Fair, May 11

On Wednesday, May 11 from 6-8 p.m., local eco-friendly clothing designer and entrepreneur Sarah Van Aken will host the SA VA Nature Worship Spring Fashion Show to debut the spring 2011 line from SA VA, her ethical line of women’s ready-to-wear apparel. Van Aken’s second annual community fashion show and street fair will take place […]

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