The countdown is on! We’re officially five days out from the best warehouse shopping event in Philly—if we do say so ourselves. For today’s Philly Mag Shops preview, we’re featuring the effortlessly cool, eco-conscious Wayne boutique, Element Six. The socially responsible shop favors classic pieces with a fun punch (think: interesting textures, prints, and color schemes) and are sure to be a fan favorite.
Philly Mag Shops Store Preview: Element Six
What the eco-conscious shop is bringing this Sunday.
Philly Mag Shops Preview: Third Street Habit
A sneak peek at the one-day deals you’ll find on October 5th.
Monday Obsession: Concrete Polish Jewelry
Especially when it's 25 percent off.
Philly Mag Shops Store Preview: TownHome
A sneak peek at the one-day deals you'll find on October 5th.
The weather’s a-changin’ and I have to admit: I’m nervous. Every time the temperature makes a major dip or the moisture levels spike, I’m faced with a big, fat cold. I’m told this isn’t an uncommon phenomenon, so when our sister site Be Well Philly posted about these bacteria-fighting scarves equipped with filters to ward off germs, we were pretty psyched.
In the past, we’ve given you a rundown of what to expect at the Art Star Craft Bazaar as a shopper, but what if you craft the most amazing woodsy-chic mugs from tree stumps or watercolor darling prints using berry juice (ahem, we’re spitballing here)? Here’s how to sell ‘em at Art Star’s highly anticipated craft bazaar on November 8th and 9th. We’ve got your step-by-step guide.
- It’s official: Amal Alamuddin is the best-dressed woman in the world. I would do pretty much anything for that Giambattista Valli dress. Really. Anything. [Daily Mail]
- Chanel’s spring 2015 runway show, which took place earlier today, was a feminist rally. [Elle]
- To make a new t-shirt feel super, vintage-y soft, just soak it in a quart of water with a cup of salt for three days. Then wash, tumble dry and you’ve got a tee that’s just as soft as those American Apparel ones. [PopSugar]
Time for us to peel back the curtain on Philly Mag Shops and give you another sneak peek of what you’ll find during our biggest, most fabulous shopping event of the year. This time, we’ve got Old City’s Third Street Habit, quite possibly one of Philly’s most beloved shops.
If you haven’t been to Third Street Habit, think of it as sort of like Free People, but a way more grown-up, luxe version. (More Isabel Marant, less feather earrings.) Last year, their pop-up space was jam-packed; I scored a faux-fur-and-knit muff that I’m still obsessed with.
This year, they’re bringing the good stuff again—all new fall clothing at 40 percent off, all jewelry at 35 percent off, and everything else at 30 percent off. (So, yeah, pretty insane discounts for three hours only.) I chatted with Liz, one of my fave shopgirls in the city, to get the inside scoop on what they’ll have.
For those who thought Manayunk was a black hole of bars and tipsy twentysomethings, we have signs of (retail) hope. First, there’s Nicole Miller, which has been chugging along in its corner spot for 20 years. Then Philadelphia Runner announced it was opening a store in the former TAG Denim space (maybe in time for the Philly Marathon?) And now we’ve got Rowhouse, which officially opened this past Friday.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Concrete Polish, Angela Monaco’s line of sculptural jewelry that’s all made right here in Philly. I’m an unabashed fangirl of the collection—yep, I even added her gold spike ring to my wedding stack. I got that ring at Philly Mag Shops last year, and I plan on getting another one (perhaps in rose gold?) this year.
Why I love it: The Concrete Polish collection spans knuckle-dusters to more delicate pieces (those tiny rose-gold cluster earrings above!), and the prices are fantastic. You’re looking at $45 for a pair of studs, $160 for a cluster ring (see it on the top right corner, above), $130 for a cool fox ring, and $215 for the snake bangle. Other pieces—those sculpted around gems and minerals—can run you a bit more, but it’s all totally worth it.
And they all get a bit more wallet-friendly this Sunday, October 5th, as every piece will be 25 percent off at Philly Mag Shops. Cheer!
- Happy Monday! Did you know pillowcases can cause hair breakage? This silk pillowcase prevents it, and evenpromises to counteract aging while you sleep. [AHALife]
- This morning, luxe fashion site Net-a-Porter sold $200,000 of this Karl Lagerfeld Barbie. The Barbies are sold out, but if you desperately want one, you can get one on eBay starting at $900. [Fashionista]
Anyone who lives in Philly and wears jewelry knows of TownHome, Dana Bank’s teensy-tiny jewelry boutique on Walnut Street. (Oh, and if you haven’t been in in a while, go. Dana just redesigned the interior and it is gorgeous.) Her collection of baubles is small enough so that it’s not overwhelming, but large enough to encompass some of the most sought-after brands around.
Well, guess what? Dana—and her endlessly covetable collection—will be just one of the many boutiques we have coming to Philly Mag Shops, our annual warehouse-style shopping event on October 5th. Here’s what you can expect at her space (which, last year, was packed).
- Kendall Jenner wore a very expensive basket down the runway during Paris fashion week. [InStyle]
- Say what you will about the look, but girlfriend’s got a terrific body. She chalks it up to tea—and lots of it. [E!]
- Britney Spears cut her hair into a bob, instantly looks 10 years older. [StyleList]