Location: Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Keith Leaphart
Replica Creative offers traditional printed products, such as portfolios and annual reports, but CEO Dr. Keith Leaphart also recently launched Wallsome, a new ecommerce platform that focuses specifically on allowing customers to create custom wallpaper. “Traditional wallpaper can be a headache to install and remove,” notes Leaphart, so Wallsome uses a product that can easily be repositioned without breaking. In essence, he says, the company has launched a technology that “will help people really create [wallpaper] themselves and customize it to their home environment.” Wallsome has templates for anything from children’s rooms to man caves and family rooms.
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At the same time, Replica Creative is “first in the country to co-locate a design and print business with a barista, so inside our Center City location, we actually have a café,” says Leaphart. Replica Creative’s studio space hosts the café as a way “for people to connect and spend time in our environment,” he says. The café has also helped drive retail traffic for the company. “It’s definitely a model for growth from that standpoint,” Leaphart adds.