Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Because delusion like this needs a scapegoat, it seems South Street is to blame for Miley Cyrus' new ratchet-influenced style. In the most recent issue of Rolling Stone, the pop star accredits the shopping district for inspiring her new persona:
"Best summer ever," Miley says. "Have you ever been to South Street in Philly? That's where I got my first chain. Sixteen bucks – not real," she says, laughing. "I was away from people for a minute, and I just started feeling my own vibe. I bought a pair of Doc Martens. I shaved my head. Driving a fucking Ford Explorer around. Just blending in."
The pop star lived here last summer while her then-fiance Liam Hemsworth filmed a movie, and she was spotted shopping at Headhouse District stores, like Philly AIDS Thrift.
· Miley Cyrus Says She Got Her New Style From Philly [The Philly Post]