11 Memorial Day Sales That Are Still Going On Today

The shops that are still doling out major deals. | Shutterstock

The shops that are still doling out major deals. | Shutterstock

Shops got generous with their Memorial Day sale deadlines this year, friends. You know what that means: many of those steep, start-of-summer deals are continuing through today. Here, the 11 sales and discounts we’re hitting up on our lunch break this afternoon.  Read more »

Market Report: 5 Ways To Make Your Cheap Jewelry Look Expensive

Expensive-looking baubles on the cheap. | Shutterstock

  • We know those cheap jewelry bins can be mighty tempting. Make your jewelry look more expensive and less chintzy with these five tips. (Psst: skip shiny metals and opt for darker varieties!) [WhoWhatWear]
  • Could this be the new FitBit? The latest and greatest in wearable technology is a smart bra. [Fast Company]
  •  It’s officially white denim season! Here’s how to find your perfect pair. [The Cut]

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The Dark Side of Getting Cheap Manicures

Why you might want to reconsider that $8 mani. | Shutterstock

Why you might want to reconsider that $8 mani. | Shutterstock

There’s a price to pay for polished nails. And if you’re paying less than $10.50 for your biweekly manicure, then you might want to consider switching salons. At least, that’s what the New York Times dug up in “The Price of Nice Nails”, its recent exposé  on the cheap nail salon industry in New York City. “With fees so low, someone must inevitably pay the price,” author Sarah Maslin Nir writes. Nir uncovered unfair wages, health hazards and deplorable business practices while interviewing dozens of nail technicians. Read more »

The New Menswear Shop at 11th and Chestnut Is Absolutely Glorious

See anything you like? | Evan Kaucher; Lapstone and Hammer

See anything you like? | Evan Kaucher; Lapstone & Hammer

Exciting news, guys: Lapstone & Hammer just opened its doors at 1106 Chestnut Street. As you can see, the space is huge, clocking in at 4,000 square feet, according to Philly Voice. The ultra-cool menswear shop will stock sartorial favorites like leather jackets, oxfords, denim, books home goods, grooming products and shoes. Ooooh, the shoes.

Lining the side and the back of the shop are shelves upon shelves of on-trend, high demand sneakers and shoes (scope out their offerings on Instagram). And the back of the shop includes a 1,000-square-foot gallery space called Pauline’s Bridal Shoppe that will feature events and exhibitions. They opened on Friday, so swing by the store to welcome to the neighborhood. In the mean time, we’ll be drooling over that all-wood interiorRead more »

Market Report: This Formula Will Tell You If You If You Can Rock a Pixie Cut

Will you look as cute as Michelle Williams with a pixie? | Shutterstock

  • Never freak out at the hair salon again! Find out whether short hair will look good on you with this super-easy trick. All you need is a ruler and pencil. [Elle]
  • Forget corny tux rentals, Jaden Smith wore an all-white superhero getup to prom. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Mad Men fashion has always been on point, but who knew they were also killing it in the sleepwear department?  [The Cut]

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Market Report: The Summer Hair Trends That Are Replacing Humdrum Highlights

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Your best summer hair ever. | Shutterstock.

  • The return of summer doesn’t need to necessitate highlights. Instead, try these 14 fresh hair trends that will have you ditching the norm in no time. [Refinery29]
  • Nab the Birkin 2.0 and follow these shopping strategies to pinpoint the new It bag before, well, it becomes the new It bag.  [WhoWhatWear]
  • A chemist says there might be dead beetles in your red lipstick. (Question: Is it worse than feces-laden beards?) [Bustle]

Next: Insects might be popping up in your cosmetics. Gag.

Mushmina Is Closing Its Rittenhouse Shop and Moving To Wayne

Out with the old, in with the new. | Facebook

Out with the old, in with the new. | Facebook

Last month, we called out Mushmina’s Wayne store opening as one of the most exciting happenings of April. Now, they’ve announced that they’re closing up shop at their Rittenhouse boutique and moving to Wayne full time. While we’re sad we’ll no longer be able to get our fix of Moroccan accessories and sweet fair-trade goods right here in Center City, we can report that their new location in the ‘burbs is positively gorgeous. And even better? They’re having a sale to celebrate the move.  Read more »

Pottery Barn’s Mega Warehouse Sale Starts Today

Time to deck out your home. | Pottery Barn.

Time to deck out your home. | Pottery Barn.

As much as I swoon over those Swedish, ultra-minimalist interiors, I’ll never be able to shake the appeal of a cozy, traditional home with lots of rich leather and wicker. Basically, I want to live in a Pottery Barn catalog. Luckily, their massive warehouse sale kicks off today, and with any luck, I’l be one step closer to achieving my throw-blanket-strewn, organization-unit-filled dream life.  Read more »

Market Report: Fake a Good Night’s Sleep With These 12 Beauty Products

Buh-bye, undereye bags. | Shutterstock.

  • Nothing can replace a full night’s sleep when it comes to looking glow-y and refreshed in the AM. But for the evenings you skimp on your z’s, here are the 12 beauty products that can help you fake it. [Byrdie]
  • These contact lenses claim to make you look more attractive and youthful. Check out the pics and you be the judge. [Elle]
  • Aca-ladies, rejoice! Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson is coming out with a plus size line for Torrid. [Us Weekly]

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