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5 Ways to Thrive Amidst Uncertainty

By Urban Southern | March 24, 2020

We think it’s pretty safe to say nobody expected 2020 to go the way it’s going. In light of everything that is happening, we’d like to take a moment to give voice to our appreciation for the workers who are braving exposure and possibly quarantining themselves from their family in order to provide essential services…

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Simplify Your Style: Spring Capsule Wardrobe

By Urban Southern | February 27, 2020

Capsule Wardrobe: a small group of coordinating basics and accent pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a wide variety of outfits. If you’re new to slow fashion, a great way to dip your toe in the water is to experiment with capsule wardrobes. Capsule wardrobes have been gaining popularity for several years…

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Urban Southern’s Simple Guide to Loving Your Leather

By Urban Southern | February 3, 2020

There are plenty of reasons to love a full-grain leather bag. Its high quality, durability, and buttery-softness, which make it such a pleasure to carry every day. Or it’s unique markings and the way it develops a natural patina, telling the story of where its unique journey. But, while a full-grain leather bag tends to…

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Ruby Schwartz cuts out pieces of leather in the leather shop.

Reflecting on 2019 and Looking Forward to 2020

By Urban Southern | December 30, 2019

As a new year (and a new decade) approaches, it’s tempting to let our minds turn to resolutions and goals for the coming year. It’s a tradition rooted in optimism and determination and we certainly admire those who follow through with it. But, while we’re excited to see what 2020 holds in store for Urban…

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Two market bags hang from the rail, in a southern home that's decorated for Christmas.

Reducing Holiday Stress and Recapturing the Magic of the Season

By Urban Southern | November 25, 2019

The Aim is Connection, Not Perfection Do you ever feel like the holidays fall short of your expectations? That they’re less chestnuts-roasting-on-an-open-fire and more running-around-like-your-hair’s-on-fire? At Urban Southern, we believe in getting back to the true spirit of the holidays: a time of togetherness and gratitude for what we already have, instead of what we…

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Welcome Home to Lancaster, Urban Southern!

By Urban Southern | September 27, 2019

It’s official! Urban Southern has relocated to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and we can’t quite contain our excitement about the many adventures the future surely holds! For anyone in the Urban Southern community who has not been to Lancaster, it’s our pleasure to invite you to visit!     Although its pastoral views can make you feel…

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Urban Southern | New Ownership Story

By Urban Southern | September 2, 2019

If you’ve been paying attention to your inbox you already know a little bit about the exciting changes happening at Urban Southern. If you missed it, don’t worry! This post will catch you up, plus introduce you to some new faces you’ll come to know (as well as one you’re already familiar with).    …

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Three Ways to Cultivate More Creativity in Your Life

By Urban Southern | August 20, 2019

  I asked my friend and cousin, Deb, to write a post for us about something that she’s been learning about recently. She chose to talk about creativity and I’m honored to share her thoughts with you.   Here’s Deb!   It’s such a myth that some people have the “creative gene” and others do…

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Four Ways to use Instagram to Plan Your Best Travels

By Urban Southern | August 15, 2019

Have you ever used Instagram to plan your trips? In this year of 2019 when everyone and their country is on Instagram, it’s an incredible resource for finding amazing places. There’s always Trip Advisor, but if you are looking for those out of the way hidden gems, putting some planning and intention in ahead of…

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