A new home for the best in retro-mod and limited-edition men's shoes, Ubiq, has just opened on Philadelphia's Walnut Street. Designed by Rafael de Cardenas, the optically stimulating store vibrates with black-and-white patterns, intense and strategic lighting, and reflective surfaces. The back of the store holds a standout collection of men's clothing and accessories in a space designed to feel like an old Upper East Side living room. The exclusive footwear, including Ubiq's eponymous line, find special homes in bright glass cases that facilitate maximum ogling. And with an upstairs gallery that transforms into temporary pop-up shops, expect a string of exciting collaborations to come.
by Lisa Dionisio