Philadelphia 1st edn.
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Sugarcube Solely Represents Philadelphia’s Best Shopping
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10 Best Cities for Shopping
(Hong Kong, Austin, Paris, Los Angeles, Melbourne, London, New York, Copenhagen, Philadelphia, Milan)
May 16, 2012
CNBC spoke with a team of editors at Tobe Report, a trend forecasting firm that has been analyzing the retail industry for more than 80 years. To choose the world’s best cities for shopping, the analysts at Tobe compared a variety of city characteristics, as well as what the location had to offer in terms of the ultimate shopping experience. Also included is expert insight on where to find the latest fashions and bargains, along with a listing of their favorite neighborhood shops.
Philadelphia is a playground for history buffs, with the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall just two of the must-see sights. But between the historical offerings there are plenty of places to shop. Ciranni says the City of Brotherly Love offers everything from high end merchandise to locally produced products. There’s also an added bonus — no sales tax on clothing and shoes.
Check out: Old City is not only home to Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House, it also has a wide array of stores. There are art galleries, hip boutiques, new-age designs stores and vintage shops. Ciranni suggests paying a visit to Sugarcube, which sells designer goods and vintage frocks.
Philly Without Cheese
October 2011 Issue
GQ Magazine – City Guide
No, Philadelphia has not suddenly turned into Miami. But you’ll find stores that get it right, kick-ass BYO restaurants, and bars that care more about local craft beers than the Eagles game. Call it Philly’s awakening.
Sugarcube: No, the mid-century motorcycle in the middle of the store isn’t for sale. But with the stacks of Pendleton and Steven Alan shirts and the smartly edited vintage racks in back, you’ll do all right.
3 Stars: Exceptional Rating 16th edn 2010 (current)
3 Stars: Exceptional Rating 15th edn 2009
Not all of us are ready to invest seriously in fashion, but this Old City vintage-meets-new sure makes me want to. Owner Elisa Burrato — official candidate for friendliest Philadelphian — traffics in A.P.C., Veena, Wrangler, awesome one-of-a-kind jewelry, amazingly perfect secondhand cowboy boots, bright pumps, Prada sweaters, and dressy dress-ups. Most of all, she’s awesome at summing up styles.
Lovers of cutting-edge fashion (and motorcycles) will find much to adore at Sugarcube®. Elisa Buratto is the friendly owner of Sugarcube®, a vintage-meets-new boutique that truly gets it. Buratto combines mint-condition butterfly tops, keyhole dresses and cashmere sweaters with the latest styles from Steven Alan and A.P.C. — and the results are nothing short of amazing. (Don’t forget to look beneath the racks for classic pumps and sandals.)
Elisa Buratto, formerly the vintage buyer for Philadelphia-founded Urban Outfitters, is the experienced eye behind this vintage-lover’s closet. She knows just how to combine new designs with a strong selection of mint-condition finds like cocktail dresses, belts, eyeglass frames, bags, and shoes.
City Notes 2009. The Print Publication. Philadelphia
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The Weekly News Letter
December 2, 2007
We Jet Set
Sugarcube® has quickly become a favorite clothing boutique in Philadelphia. Nestled in the side streets of Olde City, Sugarcube® offers a mix of vintage and modern clothing and accessories for men and women that will leave you wanting more…
Philadelphia Sweet Spot
Elisa Buratto’s and Edward Dormer’s eclectic, brick-walled boutique Sugarcube® might seem like a retail anomaly, with of-the-moment designer collections and decades-old vintage under one roof. But the shop is pitch-perfect for Old City’s hipster sensibilities. This fall, gals can pair Frock! by Tracy Reese dresses with retro pumps while guys can snap up old-school Members Only leather jackets. Or browse for a vintage shirt in this season’s in-demand plaid. Buratto, who majored in fine arts before turning to fashion, approaches clothing with a “curatorial” eye. I think of designers as artists, and our store is like a gallery space.
eat.shop philadelphia 2nd edn 2009 (current)
eat.shop philadelphia 1st edn 2007
eat.shop philadelphia and the entire city series highlights one-of-kind, worth going out-of-the-way to visit, independently owned local businesses. Smaller is better!
It might be hard to find a store in the city that has more adoring fans than Sugarcube®. With good reason too: Elisa rocks. Her mix of new and vintage clothing, shoes and accessories complement each other perfectly, and even for those who are simply browsing, it’s pleasure enough to walk around and be inspired by Sugarcube’s cool factor. I was never a member of the various fan clubs that my friends were in when we were growing up, not even for the New Kids on the Block, but with A.P.C., Lyell and Steven Alan intermingling all in one store, I am officially enrolling in this club of fans.