Between SJ Magazine's full-color covers lurk stories and articles on dining, homes, local celebrities, and everything Southern New Jersey. With a one-year subscription keeping your mailbox the talk of every other mailbox’s blog, you’ll get 12 issues packed with columns, commentary, and information on parenting and general health with a special focus on local medical professionals and their breakthroughs. A squad of longtime, loyal Southern New Jersey citizens staff the mag and live on its pages, covering local shops, neighborhoods, and choice eateries whenever they’re not busy producing annual features such as Best of SJ and Top Docs. Past issues have taken on topics ranging from the story of the town of Camden and the rise of Jon Runyan from footballer to congressman to profiles of people such as Wendy Williams and Philadelphia Phillies second baseman, Chase Utley.
As one of the largest authorized retailers for AT&T, Mobile Communications Systems equips conversers with phones, accessories, and services to fit various lifestyles. Requiring a two-year agreement for activation and upgrades, the plethora of impressive phones—including GoPhones, data phones, smart phones, and 4G phones—assures that talk meets its technological match. Smart phones, including the Samsung Captivate ($99), impersonate small computers with 16 GB of memory, a keyboard touch screen, and that new microprocessor smell. Built from recycled plastics, the Samsung Evergreen ($69.99) supports mp3 files and graces fingertips with a QWERTY keyboard. For more advanced technophiles, the 4G Motorola Atrix's ($199.99) 4" screen displays crisp videos powered by a dual core 1GHz processor, and the 4G HTC Inspire ($99.99) runs on Android 2.2 OS and records videos in 720 HD.
Rally House encourages customers to wear their Philadelphia sports-team pride on their sleeves, heads, and everywhere else. For more than two decades, the shop has stocked clothes, accessories, and home decor that represent the city's professional teams including the Eagles, Phillies, Union, and 76ers. Its college spirit soars equally high with prideful relics that feature logos of Drexel, La Salle, Penn, Penn State, Rutgers, Saint Joseph?s, Temple, Villanova and West Chester teams. Guests can browse the space for unique finds, including pint glasses, vintage t-shirts, and license plate frames, among other items.
Bunkline Outfitter equips nature cravers for trips to camp, allowing customers to cancel marathon shopping trips by compiling all necessary wilderness gear in one website. The wheeled Coronado Duffle ($29.95) stows weather-resistant duds and sweatpants of invisibility, perfect for late-night flagpole rendezvous, in four outer compartments and one central pouch, and the Camper's Caddy, complete with drainage hole ($11.95), corrals shower supplies in a colorful mesh cylinder. Lightweight polyurethane rain jackets (starting at $39.95) deflect pelting cloud teardrops from diminutive frames. Fellow campers can graffiti the hot-dog autograph pillow's sparkly frank and tie-dye bun ($24.95) with commemorative signatures or medieval family crests. Groupon customers must call to place an order for delivery either to abodes or straight to campgrounds.
The staff at New Balance of Philadelphia & South Jersey isn't concerned with simply selling shoes—their mission is to pair customers with the footwear that will carry them comfortably through life’s arduous steps. Understanding that an ill-fitting pair of athletic shoes can cause pain to joints and potentially damage knees, hips, and the back, associates measure the length and width of each client's foot and conduct a gait analysis to chart the trajectory of their stride when walking normally or running through ball pits. The data are collected to help the staff match clients with their ideal shoe, keeping them running longer and looking good while doing so.
At Posh Lingerie and Bra Boutique, lingerie experts strive to strike a balance between seductive and practical?sheer, lacy thongs and leopard-print push-up bras share shelf space with sturdy sports bras and seamless boy shorts. This diverse inventory for women of all ages and sizes earned storeowner Denise Magaziner a feature on Talk Philly. The in-house bra fitters help customers hone in on their ideal fit, and they specialize in prosthetic bras, postsurgery corsets, and undergarments for expectant or nursing mothers.