Philadelphia is known for many different things, the first of which that comes to mind is the tasty Philly Cheesesteak, which I could really go for right now. My Gastronomical needs aside, Philadelphia is home to a variety of interesting clothing shops that cater to many different types of people and styles. If you’re in the city, you might want to take a look at Crash Bang Boom, the shop that rose from the ashes of the beloved punk shop Zipperhead. There’s some great history here, and some of the shops reflect that. You’ll find a few other places we’d recommend you visit at the end of this article.
Brooklyn Industries began in 1998 making messenger bags out of used billboard vinyl in (you guessed it) Brooklyn. In 13 years since, the company has grown to become a clothing retailer that caters to both men and women with 14 locations across the country. You’ll still find bag-a-plenty at BKI, but if you’re also in the market for clothing and accessories, you’re in luck.
A quick look at the site will show you clothing that’d look as good for a night out as it would in class, or at work (if your workplace isn’t the suit and tie type). I’m partial to their selection of blazers (I hear there are new blazers coming out next month) and the XXL Shop, which offers clothing in extended sizes. You’ll find tops to XXL and select jeans to size 44. Don’t miss the accessories section, features hats, caps, belts, umbrellas and other odds and ends to help you complete your look.
Brooklyn Industries has created a community around the company, which you can get a feel for on their blog and their facebook page. They’re also socially responsible, with their locations being wind powered.
Brooklyn Industries Philadelphia: 1525 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 267.273.1081
Need a few other places to visit when in Philadelphia? Here are some shops we think you should visit:
Know some places we missed? Tell us in the comments!