WATCH: Philly 360° Exclusive With Estelle

first_img Though R&B/pop sensation Estelle hails from London, she’s definitely no stranger to our city. Working with popular Philly producers on her latest project True Romance, which drops in September, Estelle has a solid lineup of hometown “American Boys” shaping her sound.   This GRAMMY winner has many local connections. She’s worked with some of Philly’s top producers, like Carvin & Ivan of Forever Music and Mama’s Boys Music Group,  Pop & Oak of Goooooooo!!! Music and Starr Island Group, Vidal Davis and Andre Harris. Her management team is based out of the City of Brotherly Love — Mike McArthur and Jerome Hipps of Mama’s Boys Music Group and KWL Enterprises. And, she’s worked very closely with celebrity media strategist Dyana Williams of Influence Entertainment and Radio One, as well as iconic hip-hop band The Roots. So when we heard that Estelle was returning to Philly, we had to catch up with her since she always shows our city so much love. We spent a few hours with the singer and did a mini boutique crawl in Old City. We hit up a few local spots including US*U.S., Lost + Found and Vagabond. She’s a lover of all things vintage — and Philly had plenty of fab finds to offer up.  Check out the “Make Her Say” singer’s Philly boutique crawl itinerary below. Also be sure to watch the video for an inside look at Estelle’s time in Philly.   Watch our exclusive video of Estelle’s boutique crawl through Old City.  The Shops:  US*U.S. | 323 Arch Street This co-op boutique’s focus is on products that are “Made in America.” Run by local Philadelphia designers, the spot serves not only as a retail space, but also as a studio workspace where the designers sew, sketch and style their creations. Rising designers include: LELE, Lobo Mau, Mariel Rojo, Aso Damisi, Secret Bohemia, Catherine Sanchez and Heartless Revival.     Lost + Found | 133 North 3rd Street Well-priced items for every type of shopper make this laidback boutique a hit. Housed in a former Old City art gallery, Lost + Found is owned by two top vintage-clothing dealers—the mother and daughter duo Sandy and Jenny Martin. The pair have an eye for mixing old-school ringer T-shirts with new reversible wrap skirts. The airy space also features fair-trade goods among the rainbow-like rack of lightweight T-shirts, men’s cowboy shirts, 1980s minis, neon plastic rings and printed canvas totes. Vagabond | 37 N. 3rd Street Mary Clark and Megan Murphy’s boutique just may be the hippest of the hip. With a generous smattering of indie designer labels, handmade vintage and modern designs, the shop’s own line of fashion-forward skirts, scarves, dresses, sweaters, coats and a wall full of yarn and knitting supplies, this little shop has big ambitions.         Check out the below visual gallery for an inside look at Estelle boutique shopping.  Estelle in Philly(D. Alfaro for Philly 360°)center_img …Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting solution.last_img