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October 21, 2013

The Smak Parlour Mobile Fashion Truck Sets Up Shop This Tuesday, October 22 For A Pop-Up Sip ’N’ Shop Happy Hour At The Cafe

The Smak Parlour Mobile Fashion Truck Sets Up Shop This Tuesday, October 22 For A Pop-Up Sip ’N’ Shop Happy Hour At The Cafe

A fresh spin on Philadelphia fashion hit the streets this past summer, thanks to Smak Parlour co-owners Abby Kessler and Katie Lubieski. The pair launched a mobile boutique in July, and have been cruising the city ever since, bringing their signature sassy-yet-feminine clothing and accessories to neighborhoods beyond the boutique’s brick-and-mortar Old City digs. Mobile […]

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September 9, 2013

The Smak Parlour Mobile Fashion Truck Sets Up Shop This Fall In University City On 40th And Locust

The Smak Parlour Mobile Fashion Truck Sets Up Shop This Fall In University City On 40th And Locust

A fresh spin on Philadelphia fashion hit the streets this summer, thanks to Smak Parlour co-owners Abby Kessler and Katie Lubieski. The pair launched a new mobile boutique in July, and are now cruising the city to bring their signature sassy-yet-feminine clothing and accessories to neighborhoods beyond the boutique’s brick-and-mortar Old City digs. Mobile eateries […]

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July 5, 2013

Old City’s Inside Out First Friday Weekend Event Brings More Than 40 Businesses Outside With Free Samples, Live Music And Sweet Discounts, Saturday, July 6

First Friday

Old City’s businesses are stepping outside this Saturday, July 6 for the Inside Out event. More than 40 of your favorite Old City businesses are set to provide shoppers with deals and entertainment from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 6. The daylong event is presented in celebration of First Friday Weekend. Galleries, restaurants, […]

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April 1, 2013

Celebrate The Launch Of Old City’s First Friday Weekend With Events Across The City, April 5-7

Celebrate The Launch Of Old City's First Friday Weekend With Events Across The City, April 5-7

First Friday in Philadelphia has evolved into an epic night of art, parties and shopping excursions across the city. Art lovers, students and the general public join forces to crowd the streets of numerous Philadelphia neighborhoods on the First Friday of each month. Due to the event’s immense success, Old City has expanded its First […]

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January 2, 2013

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

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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October 5, 2012

Roundup: Fall Fashion In Philadelphia; Top Picks For Where To Shop On-Trend At Local Boutiques

Roundup: Fall Fashion In Philadelphia; Top Picks For Where To Shop On-Trend At Local Boutiques

The weather is still for the most part warm and sunny (have you been outside today?), but fall is undoubtably here. One great element of this season: the chance to revel in the rich fashion trends of fall. Thankfully, Philadelphia’s boutiques and retailers have all the popular runway trends en masse. Here’s a list of […]

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March 28, 2012

Smak Parlour Celebrates Their 7th Birthday Friday, April 6 With Huge Discounts, Complimentary Champagne And Desserts, Giveaways And More

Smak Parlour Celebrates Their 7th Birthday Friday, April 6 With Huge Discounts, Complimentary Champagne And Desserts, Giveaways And More

On First Friday, April 6, pop into the adorable Old City boutique Smak Parlour and wish the owners, Kate and Abby, a happy 7th anniversary. While there, celebrate along with them, as the owners have lots going on that night to thank all the “Smak supporters” who’ve made it possible for the shop to remain […]

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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

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

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 1, 2011

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Labor Day Weekend Sales At Local Boutiques

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Labor Day Weekend Sales At Local Boutiques

Labor Day. That weekend many of us dread, as it represents the end of a good thing: summer. Gone are the lazy hazy days of sun, fun and sand. But there’s much to look forward to as well, especially in regards to local shopping. September is the month of fashion, after all. Think cozy thigh-high […]

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