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Lifestyle April 5, 2018

In 31 Days | St. Jude Children’s Hospital

“More Than a Month, It’s a Mission!” Since 2007, we’ve dedicated all 31 days of March to the Give Thanks. Give Hope campaign in efforts to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Well known for helping kids and families beat cancer and other terminal illnesses, St. Jude also makes sure that no family ever receives a bill! It takes $2.4 million daily to keep the hospital up and running and every donation, no matter the amount, is a helpful contribution.…

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Lifestyle November 20, 2017

Soleful Time of the Year | Holiday Toy Drive

Donate a new, unwrapped toy to help your community this holiday season! The purpose of the Soleful Time of the Year Toy Drive is for us to help bring cheer to those who are less fortunate in our communities. Our goal is to collect 5,000 toys companywide and donate these toys to a local non-profit organization in each district.   Key Things To Remember: Customers who are interested in reserving a pair, but are not donating a toy, may come on…

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Lifestyle September 5, 2017

#WhatsYourDraw : Will Toms

Will dedicates his time, energy and passion into providing creative services for young entrepreneurs through his company at REC Philly. Being a young innovator himself, Will draws inspiration from the captivation of other creatives around him. He talks to us about the importance of having a creative mind, the process of production and how he hopes to continue creating a space for like-minded individuals to explore their own power and intellect. We followed along with the young entrepreneur as he…

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Lifestyle September 5, 2017

#WhatsYourDraw : Aaron Ricketts

Aaron Ricketts finds self-expression and individualism in photography. The futuristic-style photographer describes his work as a mix of modernism and minimalist with a monochromatic color scheme. His passion for his craft allows him to see things from a deeper, more complex perspective. That vision is then translated to beautiful artwork, solidifying a unique moment in time on camera. Fortunate for us, we got to witness the creative genius in his element as we strolled through the city of Philadelphia. Your…

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Lifestyle September 5, 2017

Villa Presents #WhatsYourDraw

What draws your inspiration? Welcome to our Drawing Board, the creative space for creative minds. A virtual classroom where we discuss inspiration, passion, creativity and the great things that captivate us on a daily basis. Whether you’re an artist or a business person, you should find the passion for your craft. The effort that wakes you up in the morning should derive from the process of creativity, motivation and inspiration. Our 2017 campaign focuses on the things that drive us to…

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Lifestyle June 8, 2017

2017 #ReachHigherPhilly College Signing Day!

photo courtesy of Philadelphia Public School : The Notebook  On Wednesday June 7, 2017, VILLA participated in the 3rd Annual #ReachHigherPhilly College Signing Day. The Reach Higher Initiative was set forth by Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s effort to inspire and pursue young students in America to take charge in their future and to seek further education. The First Lady worked effortless to rally the country around President Obama’s “North Star”goal — that by 2020, America will once again have…

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Lifestyle June 5, 2017

Karen Civil In-Store Book Signing + Q&A

Last evening at our South Street store location, we played host to a special guest and longtime VILLA friend, the one and only successful, intelligent, media maven: Karen Civil. Karen was interviewed by our Field Marketing Manager and her real-life friend, Anthony (Munch) Steele, with questions asked about her success as a mogul in the music industry, her relationship with VILLA, and her influence in the digital world. She also welcomed guests to a book signing of her first book…

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Lifestyle May 22, 2017

Panel Discussion for the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship

On Sunday, May 21st, VILLA’s VP of Marketing, Setfree Richardson, and Manager of Community Engagement, Rodney Robbins, participated in an interactive panel discussion for the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship. Setfree and Rodney shared knowledge about VILLA’s history and values, innovative practices in marketing and corporate social responsibility, and their experience working in the retail & sneaker industry, in general. IHHE is a 9-month program for Philadelphians between the ages of 18 and 32 using hip hop’s best practices to…

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Lifestyle April 24, 2017

DJ Megan Ryte Talks Style and Equality

Why wait until Wednesday to praise our goddesses when we’re crushing pretty hard today. Usually Mondays are devoted to men only, but today, we’re celebrating a different #MCM: Music Crush Mondays. We got our eyes set on a special woman that is dominating in a male-populated industry, DJ Megan Ryte. She represents a culture where women in the music industry are confidently owning their skills and values against the arbitrary stereotypes that are stacked against them. So, don’t call Meg…

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Lifestyle April 18, 2017

EITC Event | Meet & Greet

THE EITC DEADLINE IS TODAY. Do you love free money? If you were at our EITC event this past Saturday, you would probably check ‘yes.’ This event centered around informing working individuals and families about the EITC refund and how important it is to file by April 18. Followed by fun, prizes and a special meet and greet with Eagles NFL player, Rodney McLeod. In case you missed it, here are some photos: The amazing DJ Hvnlee on the ones and…

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