Small Reference in Jennifer Weiner’s In Her Shoes Provided Us with Great Joy!
Philadelphia has a rich history in cinema, with films such as Trading Places, The Sixth Sense, Philadelphia, Mannequin and the Rocky series all being filmed and taking place in our historic city. In 2005, Philadelphia author and former Philadelphia Inquirer writer Jennifer Weiner chose our beautiful city to film her movie, In Her Shoes, starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine.
Late in the film, MacLaine, who is getting out of a cab at Jamaican Jerk Hut on South Street in Philadelphia, is seen carrying a Sophy Curson bag. We were so tickled and honored to have our boutique, which has been in business since the 1920’s, included in this film. We pride ourselves as being an iconic women’s boutique in Philadelphia, and to see such a respected and celebrated novelist such as Weiner include our brand was something that we are extremely proud of.
We’ve been around for the better part of a century, and don’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon. Well-heeled ladies from Philadelphia and our surrounding suburbs, as well as visitors to the region and celebrities alike have been shopping in our store since 1929, and we welcome them with open arms day in and day out. Looking out of our carefully appointed windows onto the beautiful streets of the city always brings a smile to our faces. And seeing passers by stop to look at our windows and then come inside to shop provides us with as much joy as the surprise we got when our bag appeared in Ms. Weiner’s funny, smart and entertaining film. It was a huge honor to be included in a film that showcased so many iconic places in our wonderful city, and sincere validation that Sophy Curson is as much a part of Philadelphia as Philadelphia is essential to us.