THE SALE REPORT: Drexel University Hosts an International Fashion Event, Plus Fall Sales and Deals

Our latest batch of reasons to get out there and shop

Skirt: Living Beyond Breast Cancer Shopping Event
Come to this Main Line boutique this afternoon to shop for a cause: Book a photo session with photographer Laura Novak or place a deposit for custom holiday cards with Wayne stationer Two Paperdolls, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. You’ll also get a free gift with any Skirt purchase.
Fri., Oct. 23, 10-1

Lime Boutique: Shop For a Cure
Shop at this fashionable Lambertville boutique this evening — new fall styles from names like Diane von Furstenberg, Nanette Lepore and Michael Stars — and ten percent of the night’s proceeds will go to the Fox Chase Cancer Center Woman’s Center. Pink champagne and pastries will also be served.
Fri., Oct. 23, 5-8:30

Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon: Halloween Promotion
Between this Tuesday and Saturday, sign up for a make-up application and instruction, and you’ll get a complimentary wash and blow dry, at this relaxing suburban salon and spa. You’ll also receive a free gift valued at $25.
Tues., Oct. 27-Sat., Oct. 31

Drexel University: Arts of Fashion Symposium 2009
This year, Drexel’s fashion school has the very cool honor of hosting the 2009 Arts of Fashion Symposium. The days-long event, attended by scores of experts from the international world of fashion, hosts a series of lectures, film screenings, classes, trunk shows, fashion shows and after parties at area restaurants. Tickets that get you into everything cost $350 ($125 if you’re a student), or for $150 (including access to the after party), you can opt to just attend Wednesday night’s fashion show, which features successful designers who have all studied under names like Karl Lagerfeld, Dries Van Noten, Martin Margiela, to name a few, and is followed by a student competition (50 students from 21 different countries will compete).

Govberg Jewelers: Rolex Festival
This weekend, this Center City jeweler is holding a shopping event to benefit the Philadelphia Police Survivor’s Fund. Come in to have your Rolex appraised — or trade it in for a new one. There will also be a vast selection of pre-owned Rolexes there, specially priced for the weekend. Also look for gift bags from Rittenhouse Row partners, catering by Du Jour, Raw, and Naked Chocolate, and a spirit tasting sponsored by Philly mag on Saturday. There will also be Rolex experts on hand to answer any questions.
Fri., Oct. 23, and Sat., Oct. 24, 9:30-6

Laurentius Salon: New No-Ammonia Hair Color
This well-loved salon in the Italian Market area of South Philly is the first salon in the country to carry L’Oreal’s new No Ammonia Hair Color. Because it’s ammonia free and packed with nourishing oils (it’s also scent free!), it can make your hair feel like it’s never even been colored before. Plus, it comes in every shade traditional colors does.

Vivi G. Shoes: Grand Third Location Opening
This Best of Philly shoe store — with an original location in Glen Mills, and a second in Haverford — recently opened up a third location in Wayne. Check out their fabulous selection of shoes, bags and accessories now at 503 W. Lancaster Avenue in Wayne’s Spread Eagle Village; 610-688-6732.

Art Star: Trunk Show
This adorable NoLibs gallery and boutique is holding a trunk show this weekend for local designer Jenya Kurtsman. She’ll be there with her handmade clothing line, and when you come by, you can even choose your own fabric for the flower on her signature Flower Applique top, which she’ll sew on while you sip a mimosa. You can even bring in your own tee, and she’ll adorn the flower.
Sat., Oct. 24, 11-6; Sun., Oct. 25, 12-5

Matthew Izzo: Fall Sale
When you shop the website of this Old City women’s, men’s and home shop between now and November 29th, use the code FALL15 to save 15 percent on your entire order.
Through November 29

Verde Salon: Special Deals

Bring in your empty hair product bottles to this South Jersey salon and they’ll give you 15 percent savings on your purchase of two or more products from their lifestyle store.

Gabrielle: Trunk Show
This Best of Philly eveningwear boutique is holding a Paula Varsalona trunk show this weekend, featuring her latest line of gowns and cocktail dresses.

Nordstrom: Cosmetics Trend Show
This Saturday, the King of Prussia Nordstrom will be holding a beauty art show highlighting the newest makeup, skincare and fragrance must-haves of the season, and offering complimentary makeup and skincare consultations. Tickets are $15, redeemable towards a cosmetics purchase of $15 or more the day of the event. For more information or to book an appointment, call 610-265-6111 and ask for your favorite cosmetics counter.
Sat., Oct. 24, 8-10am

  • Melanie

    Went to the Arts of Fashion opening reception / gallery debut of Aurore Thibout’s exhibit … Was great!!!