Market Report: This Is The Best-Dressed Woman In The World


  • 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]

Up next: the app that packs for you.

Philly Mag Shops Store Preview: Third Street Habit


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.

Start your shopping lists … now!

There’s a New Furniture Store In Manayunk Called Rowhouse


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.

Get more details here.

Monday Obsession: Concrete Polish Jewelry


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!

Click here for how to get the discounts.

Market Report: How Your Pillowcase Is Ruining Your Hair


  • 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]

Up next: Madewell’s sad story, rare fashion pics of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Amal Amuddin’s HAIR.

Philly Mag Shops Store Preview: TownHome

TownHomeAnyone 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).

Jennifer Meyer discounts ahead!

Market Report: Kendall Jenner Wears Fancy Basket And Follows This Pre-Fashion Week Diet


  • 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]

You won’t believe who’s designing a line for Kohl’s.

Philly Mag Shops Store Preview: Style Camp


See the custom quilted skirt? It’s brand-new for fall, and it’s 40 percent off on Oct. 5th only. (You won’t believe the price.)

We’re only nine days away from our second annual Philly Mag Shops! To recap: It’s on Sunday, October 5th, at Philly’s Crane Arts bulding from 12pm to 3pm. Over 30 boutiques and designers will be bringing their best fall goods and discounting everything. Think of it as the ultimate mall, plus the most ridiculous designer warehouse sale ever. (So, yeah, get your tickets.)

I’ve done some recon to help you plan your shopping. I’ve already told you about what The Atelier is bringing (you will love it all, I swear), and next up, we’ve got Style Camp, one of my fave boutiques in the area.

I chatted with owner Natalie, and she filled me in on some of the covetable goods she’ll be bringing. Trust me: The skirt alone is worth going for.

Click here for details.

This Is Why You Need to Go to Philly Mag Shops


Well, hello there! I’m Emily (yep, there are two of us here), and I’m the editor over at Be Well Philly’s sister blog Shoppist. I’m hosting our second annual Philly Mag Shops event, and it’s going to be amazing. And, once again, Be Well Philly told me that I could post about it here if I somehow tied it in to being fit, healthy and, well, well. So here goes:

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Beard Oil, Pubic Hair and the Oxford Valley Mall: Top 10 Posts From Year One of Shoppist


That cupcake is not gluten-free.

Happy birthday to us!

It’s crazy to believe that Shoppist is one year old! Over the past 12 months, we’ve covered everything from store openings (you guys loved all our updates on the Rittenhouse Uniqlo progress) to store closings (sigh), to sales (so. many. sales). We took you behind crazy beauty treatments around town (see: vagina dyeing and steaming, weird salt beds) and dished out tips on where to shop for everything, and what to buy (you guys also loved these poop shoes).

Let’s take a walk down memory lane (and let’s do so in these!) and revisit the most popular posts from the last year. A hint: You guys are really, really into beard oil.

Our top 10 posts, straight ahead.

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