About Us

Division IV first opened its doors on May 15, 2016!  

Division IV is Jessie Menken’s second community-based store, located in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia. After owning and operating Ali’s Wagon for 9 years Jessie realized that one store could not sell everything. Ali’s Wagon had truly exceeded capacity and it was time to expand! While Ali's Wagon remains a lifestyle boutique and gift shop, Division IV offers wares to complement the Philadelphia urban lifestyle. The unique inventory ranges from utilitarian kitchen items and serveware to local pantry items and barware; engagement & wedding gifts to locally hand made furniture and wall decor!  

We strive to work with other small business and local artists, as well as sustainably minded businesses whenever possible.  We always welcome customer suggestions and artist submissions for items that we can be proud to add to our stock! Have a suggestion? Send us an email at info@division-iv.com and let us know!

Division IV is a nod to Hampshire College, where Jessie met her husband Nat.  At Hampshire Division I, II and III are how the curriculum is structured.  One’s life work is affectionately referred to as Division IV.

As Division IV grows, we hope for a vibrant collaboration between the store and the community it serves and that we at Division IV are able to bring innovation, creativity, function and comfort to homes in Philadelphia and beyond!

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