1901 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910339.950649 -75.172538
Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City West
bait and switch – This store appears classy and the help is not rude. That being said, an educated consumer can tell that the good stuff is mostly for show and very overpriced. You may be steered towards merchandise that looks similar but is much lower quality. They will then give a small discount off the premium price and pretend as if it's a good deal (for them it is!)
Cute... for a price – I do like this store... although they have some pricey items, the shopping experiece is a pleasant one. Its a wonderful place to find cute and unique gifts. I have found them to be helpful - and polite. I will often pop into there just to look around, and have never felt pressured to buy anything. And when I HAVE purchased something - they are quite polite. I guess I also like them because when you compare them to the Childrens Boutique down the street - Born Yesterday just SHINES!!!!
A REVIEW OF BORN YESTERDAY – Sometimes I read reviews that really slam a shop, if other reviews are positive, I chalk it up to either a competitor or someone with an ax to grind. Yesterday I was in BORN YESTERDAY. Aside from noticing that prices were a crime, I did like much of the inventory. I was looking for a little woolen hat for a grandchild. Well I found one. The label clearly said $12.00. Wow, I'm thrilled. At the cash register, a younger woman looked at the label and said, oh no, this has not been mark by our store yet. I question the label clealy marked. Meanwhile an older woman came to the younger woman's side. Oh no, she said, this is not our label, this is the label from the provider. I asked if they were going to stand behind their merchandise, at the $12.00 price. With a plastered smile on the older woman's face, she said "No." So here's the thing about BORN YESTERDAY, they can't care less about repeat customers and you should know the hat was to be "marked" up to $36.00. Nice profit, I'd say. With so many stores going out of business, it's really sad that woman and men are willing to overpay at such a poorly run, anti-customer friendly store. I may have some money, but I'm not stupid. Are you?? In order to have this review printed, I was required to give 1 star. No stars for this place.
A Rittenhouse Square boutique for future fashionistas and developing dandies. – In Short
This Center City shop on the north side of the Square offers exceptional clothing for kids who prefer looks with European flare and sometimes, a rocker's edge. Also, toys, furniture--even vintage duds from Twice Upon A Time and Laura Lynn's label. Boys clothing available up to size 8 while girls outfits max at size 10. Parents who want their kids to get a head start might also want to check out CD and DVD selections which offers scientifically engineered discs for the early stages of development.
The most beautiful baby and kids' clothes and accessories – I used to walk by everyday on my way home from work and marvel at the gorgeous, high-fashion kid's clothes in the window of this store. When I did decide to stop in, the store clerk had to buzz me in, which was a little off-putting at first, but the inside of the store is quaint and cozy, and is filled with brand-name, high-end clothes for babies and kids that I don't think you'll find anywhere else. If you're looking for something really special, look here.
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