Thrifting and vintage shopping has been on the rise and is more popular than ever, as pre-owned clothing is trendy, unique, and sustainable. When COVID temporarily affected foot traffic business in college town Boulder, Phil moved home and prepared to start his own shop in Evansville. He opened the doors to Philthy at 2017 W Franklin Street in November of 2020. The location is not only home to the Fall Festival, Franklin Street Bazaar, and other popular events throughout the year, but it’s also a central spot for college students, positioned between the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana. As for what you’ll find there, Phil has a variety of pop culture related casual wear from the 1980s and 90s, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, hats, sneakers, jerseys, pants, patches and more. Not only does Philthy sell one-of-a-kind items you can’t find elsewhere, but they are also original, high quality pieces made mostly in the USA. There’s an emphasis on items that represent the area as well, from sports icons like Don Mattingly and Larry Bird, to college teams such as UE and IU.
Phil loves Evansville for it’s rich history, proximity to the river, and up-and-coming vibe. It’s the ability to jump in and create and contribute to fashion, art, music, food and the overall culture here that excites him. For now, Philthy is his contribution. “If I’m going to live here, I want it to be cool.” Other things Phil thinks are cool? Siciliano Subs, Pangea, 2nd Language, Haynie’s Corner, Mo’s House, and the upcoming Sunset Skate Park.
Ready to Vibe?
Visit Phil at 2017 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712
You'll usually find him inside listening to house music, sewing patches, selling vintage clothing and working to produce his own.