I feel like I reference the weather every time I do a shopping roundup, BUT YOU GUYS, IT’S FINALLY WARM. And with warm weather, comes markets (we have two on tap) and sweet outdoor shopping events that have us especially excited for those 70-degree temps. Here’s all the must-see, must-shop events going on Philly this weekend. Now, get shopping!
You read that title correctly: Bohemian brand Free People has collaborated with local no-kill shelter PAWS to launch its new FP Pet Project collection. So all those cute pups that will be modeling pet apparel, accessories (like this tipi), and toys will be available for adoption. Just click on the product page to find some info about the dog including its name and a link to PAWS to adopt it.
So, it looks like Blue the two-year-old beagle might be coming home with me. We’ll take the leash, too.
Attention: Clover Market is back in Chestnut Hill, Shoppists. This Sunday, April 13th, from 10am to 5pm, the much-loved flea market will be setting up shop all along Highland Avenue (at Germantown Avenue) and in the large parking lot at 25 West Highland Avenue with their usual array of more than 100 vendors selling vintage/salvage furniture, new and vintage accessories, jewelry, clothes and handmade goods. It’s basically a treasure trove of the coolest stuff you can find—at much lower prices than if you were to find them at a brick-and-mortar.
Like all flea markets, though, it can be a tad overwhelming. To help you find the best stuff, we’ve compiled a Clover Market game-plan. Because smart shoppers are prepared shoppers. Click here for our tips on maneuvering the market!
Before you start thinking I’m taking fashion cues from my kid cousin (see: backpack post from last week), hear me out; overalls are back in style, everyone! But before we dig into the playful new trend, we need to lay out some ground rules to avoid looking for a 90s Throwback Thursday photo from Insta.
Shoppists, if you’re not familiar with the Queen Village jewelry/home goods/vintage haven that is Moon & Arrow, you should make a point to visit. The vast store stocks handmade and vintage jewelry that transition from city-chic to music festival in a snap (pair this necklace with a white tee or a fringed crop top). Plus, it seems like everyone we feature in our Street Style series is a fan (see: here, here, and here) — and for good reason. Through the month of April, the boutique is treating shoppers to a spring sale. Check out the back of the store for a sweet sale selection that’s 20 to 50 percent off. Happy shopping!
In retail news, big changes are in store on Chestnut Hill’s Germantown Avenue, Shoppists. We’re talking three new stores and one relocation to accommodate the bustling shopping scene. Here’s what’s on tap.
Girly-girls of Rittenhouse (actually, anyone with nails), rejoice! Luxury nail salon Lacquer Lounge is opening its doors on Tuesday, April 8. We love them for their Katy Perry-esque nail art (they polished digits at Philly Mag Shops), and for their super-high hygienic standards (think disposable liners and no whirlpool jets) to negate infections. So news of a second location has us thrilled.
Most of us are familiar with how clothing sample sales go down: wear minimal layers, battle it out over a blouse, and leave with bags bursting with newfound treasures. Did we mention this only over a span of 10 minutes? Furniture sample sales are a little different, Shoppists. They’re prime spots for finding deals on sought-after samples, with less of the aggression you’d find at their clothing sale counterparts. That’s why you need to check out Chadds Ford Studio 882; they’re hosting a sample sale right now. There are tons of deeply discounted furniture items to be had (check online, here) including this Athens Lounge Chair marked down to $2,875.50 from $7,668 (Pair it with a funky throw pillow).
Supplies are limited, so get shopping. And remember, no hair-pulling over that lust-inducing settee.
Backpacks are back, people (and we’re not talking Jansports). What this means: handy exterior (and interior!) pockets to store all your purse necessities, leaving both hands free while still wielding all your belongings, and a spring bag that’s fresher than the boring totes of yesteryear. With these picks, you’ll look more like Miroslava and less like Michelle Tanner a la Full House.
It’s official: Ted Baker London is slated to open the doors at its first Pennsylvania location at King of Prussia Mall on May 2. The 1,817-square foot store will be inspired by Philly’s revered Liberty Bell; the shape of the store as well as a cash till, armed with bells and whistles, will mimic the monument. Maintaining their British roots, the walls will be emblazoned with the lyrics from an English nursery rhyme (charming, right?).
On opening day, the store will be stocked with spring/summer ’14 womenswear, menswear and accessory collections (think bold colors and sporty-chic neoprene).
Shoppers present during opening weekend will be treated to a special gift with purchase as well as giveaways. Fever-Tree premium sparkling beverages will be on tap along with gourmet kettle corn for shoppers throughout the weekend. Can’t make it during opening weekend? There will be an enter-to-win competition running all month. The winner will score a $1,000 shopping spree at the store. We’ll assume that’s incentive enough.