Weekly deal site opens Center City store

February 24, 2012 5:30:11 AM PST
$225 Missoni scarves for $99. A $174 Suzabelle dress for $49. Or $222 men's JD Fisk shoes for $89.

Those are just a few of the deals that you can pick up at Kembrel. it's a new store in Center City that grew out of the weekly deals website Kembrel.com.

Kembrel was started Penn student Stephan Jacob, while he was still in school.

The pop-up store just opened next-door to Boyd's at 1822 Chestnut Street.

Jacob explains, "The whole system is fully integrated, so you can place an order online you can pick it up in the store, you can return items that you bought online in the store and vice versa."

Both the site and the store offer weekly deals -- designer items up to 70% off retail. An example: Chloe sunglasses that sold for $129 instead of the suggested retail of $395.

Other items aren't so deeply discounted, but are chosen for the basic inventory because they are in some way unique.

Jacob says, "We mainly go after independent smaller labels and desigers that either have a fun story behind the brand, interesting detailing, really anything that makes the merchandise stand out."

You can save 20% on everything in the store and online by joining Kembrel's VIP Club. Usually, the membership costs $20 per year, but if you click here, you can join for free through March 15, 2012.


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