The Shoppist Gift List, Day 20: Barbour Tartan Dog Coat

Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ll unveil our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

Because you can’t overlook your canine friend—and because there are only so many bones one dog can have—there’s this: Barbour’s dapper tartan coat. It’s made of insulated nylon and has a corduroy collar and an adjustable strap that fastens around the body so pups stay toasty and comfortable. Prepare to have the best-dressed pooch in town.

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5 Holiday Beauty Treatments You Need To Try

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After all that holiday shopping, it’s time to do a little indulging for yourself. Here, five luxurious holiday beauty treatments that pack in all the scents of the season, from chocolate and peppermint to frankincense and sweet orange. Bonus: They all ring in under $100, so if there’s someone on your gift list that’s leaving you stumped, buy them a gift card for one of these sweet services.

To read about all five services, click here.

The Shoppist Gift List, Day 19: Martone Bicycle At Cella Luxuria

Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ll unveil our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

Though car commercials have you believe that finding a shiny new ride—topped with a massive bow, of course—in the driveway is the best gift possible, it’s not exactly the most practical present for urbanites. Wow them instead with a splashy set of wheels from Martone, a company that makes stylish bikes for the city commuter (lightweight, with a built-in basket, and always with a red chain). Bonus: No gas money needed.

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Market Report: All The Shipping Deadlines You Need To Ensure Your Gifts Arrive By Christmas

  • It’s hard to believe Christmas is a week away. Get your gifts delivered on time with this handy breakdown of shipping deadlines from places like Amazon, UPS, FedEx. [Lucky]
  • Metallic hair color is officially a thing. Now, if only they could figure out a way to make permanent metallic tattoos… []
  • This is what it looks like when you dress Coca-Cola Santa in Kenzo and Alexander Wang. Quilted sweatshirt and a beanie, anyone? [Fast Company]

Up Next: What Dr. Dre has to do with Hanukkah and a surprising look from Kate Middleton.

BREAKING: Superior Shoes Is Closing; Philly Shoe-Lovers Freak Out


Where soles are saved. |Photo via Google Maps.

Bad news for the Philadelphians who’ve relied on Superior Shoe Repair to fix their fanciest footwear: the shop is closing its doors at the end of the month.

Owner Won Song confirmed this afternoon that he would be closing up shop on December 31st. He told me over the phone that the building (1501-1505 Walnut Street) has been sold and all existing businesses were given two months’ notice to vacate. The building was bought by PREIT (who, it should be noted, also own the Club Monaco property located just next door).

Get details on a new location here.

Nail Art! 10 Most Festive Manicures from Philly Salons


Like wearing red and green or a fair isle sweater, a festive manicure sends a message to the world that you are majorly psyched about holidays—like a female version of Buddy the Elf, or Clark Griswold, the traditional beacons of holiday festivity. Head to one of these Philly spas and salons (Rescue Spa, Lacquer Lounge, Polish Nail Lounge, and Mi Cumbia) and embrace the season with everything from understated emerald polish to a sparkling snowflake to a meticulous beaded Christmas tree. But hurry: Christmas is officially one week away.

Manis galore ahead!

Shoppist Gift List, Day 18: Moss Mills Clutches At Style Camp

FoxOur discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ll unveil our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

The best indication that a gift will be a hit? When the store can’t keep it in stock. This is the case with the Moss Mills clutches found at Style Camp in Chestnut Hill. The store’s owner, Natalie, told me that after a Facebook post showing one of the bags went up, the calls came pouring in and the bags instantly sold out. She’s ordered more, but they’ll go quickly. And it’s no wonder: The leather envelope clutches are handmade and feature quirky hardware (a fox, reindeer, a horse head) for a one-size-fits-all gift that’s about as cool as they come.

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Market Report: 23 One-Size-Fits-All Gifts To Give This Season


  • Avoid the tricky guesswork of determining sizes by stocking up on one-size-fits-all gifts like clutches, earrings and headphones. Here, 23 ideas to get you started. [Pop Sugar]
  • Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld and Heidi Klum have all made (ahem, designed) Build-A-Bears for Operation Bobbi Bear, a South African charity that protects sexually abused children. We assume they’re infinitely better than anything we made at the mall. [Vanity Fair]
  • Talk about tried and true: These are the top-selling mascaras from big brands like Clinique, Dior and MAC. [The Zoe Report]

Up Next: Hanukkah-inspired beauty products and 50 Cent’s sales pitch.

Shop at These Rittenhouse Stores and Get a Free Shake Shack Treat



Cheers to you, city shoppers. | Photo by Evan Sung.

Center City shoppers are in for a treat—literally. From now until December 31st, shoppers who make any purchase at Knit Wit, Ellelauri or Aoki Boutique will be able to get a complimentary cup of salted caramel hot chocolate at the Shake Shack in Center City (20th and Sansom Street) with proof of purchase. We haven’t been this psyched about a pairing in a while.
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The Edit: 11 Pairs of Double-Sided Earrings



Jewelry designers are finally maximizing earring real estate with the advent of double-sided earrings. Rather than fastening your earring with clunky metal backs, or worse, the well-intentioned plastic variety, utilize both ends of the post with backs that create streamlined shapes or an unexpected profile. The best part? Most double-sided earrings give the illusion of being simple studs, so it’s  a subtle way of adding some extra sparkle or hardware.

Price and store details ahead!

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