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Retail Store UNIQLO opens its doors in Philadelphia

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Friday October 3rd, the long awaited UNIQLO store, a Japanese clothing retailer known for it’s high quality casual clothing and collaborations, opened its doors for the first time in Center City.

The flagship sized store located on 1600 block of Chestnut Street Grand Opened friday morning with a ribbon cutting from Mayor Nutter and many other city officials. Traditional Japanese Taiko Drummers played as guests watched with delight. People lined up early in the morning Friday — and all weekend, waiting for the store to open. As doors officially opened, employees welcomed each guest with joyful cheering. The grand opening promotions and giveaways attracted people from all over the Philadelphia area.

On Saturday, UNIQLO had its grand opening festival titled “UNIQLO Philly Love Fest” [PHOTOS] at The Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse. There were carnival games, prizes, face painting, food trucks, and a DJ set by Phillys own ?uestlove which got the crowd moving and shaking. During the whole event, there were UNIQLO shuttle busses taking guests to the store. UNIQLO had their Ultra light down jackets and Parkas on sale along with a free HeatTech giveaway. HeatTech uses japanese technology to trap the heat you produce when you move and uses that heat to keep you insulated. After the winter we had last year, these are sure to be a popular item.

The collaboration collections were also popular this weekend. The i am OTHER collection by Pharrell Williams and the SPRZ NY collection by MOMA which featured art by Keith Haring and Andy Warhol seemed to attract a lot of interest from shoppers. The Ines collection by french supermodel and designer Inès de La Fressange was a favorite for fashionable business women and older women alike who grew up with Ines.

UNIQLO looks like it has found a home in Philadelphia and is here to stay.

Words // Xavier Green // Editor Aran Hart

Tongue-in-Chic: The Roots Picnic

Two.One.Five rounds up Sunday’s Best photos from the Roots Picnic. Photos by Kim-Thao Nguyen and Joshua Pelta-Heller.

Two.One.Five was on a mission this year. Naturally, it wasn’t hard to find good people and good music at this past weekend’s 5th Annual Roots Picnic, but as far as Style goes, it was certainly a toss-up. With a temperamental forecast calling for both rain and shine, we couldn’t help but to wonder if the loyal crowds from near and far would opt more for functionality or simply fun.

Yet weather or not, with such an exciting lineup over the inaugural two-day festival, glammed-up goers showed that this hometown throwdown can be black-tie, shirts optional (see clowns, below). From Rakim’s old school get up to crisp, pin-striped jackets, check out Two.One.Five’s roundup of Sunday’s Best from the Roots Picnic.

Comment below if you made the gallery! If we didn’t catch you this time, keep an eye out for Two.One.Five’s Style team throughout the city for more weekly roundups on Philly’s personal style.

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