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Fox & Holly set to reopen in Peddler’s Village


Fox & Holly, a local department store that for a time occupied one side of the former Bon Ton in the Doylestown Shopping Center, plans to reopen this month in Peddler’s Village in Lahaska.

Formerly located in a big-box setting in Doylestown, Fox & Holly will open its doors at Peddler’s Village in early October. Owner Karen Thompson is also re-introducing in the Village a second smaller shop, The Farmer’s Daughter, that will open in early October as well.

Since re-opening in June, after the government-ordered shutdown, Peddler’s Village has added six new shops, including three pop-up stores. Fox & Holly joins 63 other shops in the Village.

“The pandemic prompted me to think carefully about our long-term approach to Fox & Holly,” said Thompson, the founder and president of LSL Brands.

“Many manufacturers and suppliers became dormant in the spring.

Because there were so many unknowns, we didn’t want to risk compromising the quality guest experience that has been our hallmark. To ensure we could deliver what our guests have come to expect from our boutique, hometown department store, I wanted less square footage.

That’s when I decided to come home to Peddler’s Village.”

Launched in 1988, LSL Brands has been a retail anchor in Peddler’s Village for 32 years. Thompson’s initial success in opening her first shop – Lace Silhouettes Lingerie, which continues to operate in its original space – led Thompson to create six additional retail brands: Cotton Company, Signatures, Village Outfitters, Sunflowers, Fox & Holly, and Farmer’s Daughter. All of the brands were introduced at Peddler’s Village, though Thompson over the years has expanded her operations to Cape May and Princeton, N.J.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Fox & Holly back to Peddler’s Village,” said Chief Operating Officer Bob McGowan. “Karen has cultivated a loyal customer base of people who appreciate the consistent level of quality at LSL shops, and Fox & Holly in particular will bring exciting new signature products to complement the wide array of existing merchandise in the Village.”

McGowan said he is optimistic about the year ahead for Peddler’s Village.

“We feel very fortunate to be an outdoor destination, and to be opening stores rather than closing them, which is what is happening, unfortunately, in other shopping centers,” he said.

Since June, Peddler’s Village has added four shops in addition to Fox & Holly and Farmer’s Daughter, including Mama Hawk’s Kitchen and Coffee; Cigar, Cigars; Clever Alice (through December 2020); and Smokin’ Hot (through December 2020). Two additional shops are slated to open in spring 2021.

For information about Peddler’s Village, visit online or call 215-794-4000.