A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Ethan Nguyen. Ethan has quite an impressive resume. He completed his undergraduate studies at Vassar College and trained for his master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania. His past experiences include working at Giorgio Armani Corporation, Elle.com and TJW Foundation.
Ethan is the founder and chief curator of M Concept Shop. Based in Philadelphia, M Concept Shop focuses solely on carrying selected clothing, jewelry and lifestyle products from local designers, emerging brands and independent small companies.
The space evolved from a one-year retail project that won "Best of Philadelphia" to being a permanent unique shopping destination on the Philadelphia retail landscape. With "shop different, shop local" as the space's motto, Ethan brings together products that highlight the design talent and creative visions from a new generation of local designers and independent businesses.
Along with curating products from over 21 brands for the space, Ethan also serves as the creative director for the store's private label, M Concept X. M Concept X is a ready to wear label that bridges designs produced in Philadelphia with those that are globally created and sourced.
M Concept Shop is currently home to three out of five residents in the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator: Penrose Design Studio, West Oak Designs, and Eluthera. In addition, the space carries collections from Philadelphia brands such as Tesoro, Anethum, Tim Eads, Lotasi, Worthwild, Hemlock & Key, and Damiano Collection.
Philly’s local boutique scene is something that’s unique for tourists, and provides quality and convenience for residents. Whether you are a local or just visiting the City of Brotherly Love, M Concept Shop should definitely be one of your shopping destinations!
Come and experience it for yourself!
Here are some of the amazing pieces that stole my heart.
Thanks for stopping by!