Philly-Based Geography 541 Lauches a Postcard-Inspired Jewelry Collection

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Picture perfect. | Image via Geography 541.

Craving a getaway to Denmark, Singapore or Portugal, but would rather not shell out for pricey flights? It’s not quite an American Airlines gift card, but Geography 541’s new postcard-inspired collection might be the cure for your case of wanderlust. Designer Madeline Tolle uses miniature metal looms and various threads and materials to craft tiny woven tapestries that you can actually wear. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and rings in at $198, so peruse the selection (this moody Minnesota piece will surely become a staple) and move quick.

Those that don’t see their dream destination offered can order a “Make Your Own Unique Postcard Piece.” Simply select the option here and they’ll contact you for a photo and then weave you your very own custom piece. Say it with us: Best. Gift. Ever.
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Here Is Your Game Plan for Lilly Pulitzer for Target’s Sunday Launch

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Prepare to shop. | Image via Target.

Where there is Lilly, there is shopping chaos. (Seriously, the brand’s fans are die-hard.) And anyone who has been following the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collaboration news knows there has been no shortage of drama surrounding the announcement (think angry sorority girls and rightfully pissed plus-size ladies). While most of the commotion has dissipated, there’s still tons of excitement surrounding the massive 250-piece release. The collection is set to debut this Sunday and — just like with Lilly’s infamous warehouse sales — there is strategy involved to score the best stuff.

Here, our best tips and tricks for maneuvering the in-store and online debut:  Read more »

Your Best Spring Slip-Ons Are On Sale Now at Head Start Shoes

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Friends, we present you the most errand-running-worthy slip-ons around. The easy-peasy shoes are by I.N.K. and you can get ‘em at Head Start Shoes (psst: right now they’re 25 percent off). The Rittenhouse boutique is running the sale indefinitely, but we got word the deal will be on for at least the rest of this week, both in-store and online. The slip-ons cost $258.75 each — so yes, pricey, but they’re like the chicer, buttery-leather version of your worn-out canvas Toms. Plus, the neutral hues mean they’ll match with anything.  Read more »

This is the Coolest Raincoat We’ve Ever Seen

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Raincoats get a bad rap. They’re either too bulky, too shiny or too casual (ever try finding one that looks good over a fashion-forward outfit?). Finally, we’ve found one we love — an effortlessly cool military-style raincoat. We stumbled upon it on Refinery29 this morning (while we were drying off from this morning’s muggy rainfall).

It’s the product of a sweet collab between luxe rainwear brand (yes, these do exist) Terra New York and jewelry brand Joomi Lim. The result: a transparent utility jacket (it also comes in black) with edgy embellishments like plated gold shoulder plates and collar tabs. Think of it as the alternative to the trench coat.  Read more »

Smak Parlour Launches Kickstarter for New Capsule Collection

Image via Smak Parlour

Image via Smak Parlour

First you helped local jewelry brand Geography 541 reach their fundraising goal. Then, you rallied to make United by Blue’s bison socks a smashing success. Now, local boutique Smak Parlour needs your help. To celebrate 10 years in their Old City brick-and-mortar, they are releasing a new collection and they’ve launched a Kickstarter to help fund it. The ultra-feminine, retro collection includes two dresses, two peplum tops, a tent blouse and a high-waisted skater skirt — all in the sweetest prints imaginable. Prices will range from $78 to $128.

Brand masterminds Abby and Katie have collaborated with local artists to create their one-of-a-kind prints. Collaborators include: muralist and street artist Joe Boruchow, Smak Parlour employee and illustrator Chelsea Goich, and Dave Holley, an artist and graphic designer (he imprinted their insanely cool fashion truck!). And we’re officially smitten with this homegrown collection.  Read more »

The 10 Items You Need to Buy During Shopbop’s Friends and Family Sale

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Today is the last day for Shopbop‘s Friends and Family shopping event, everyone. And while the sale might not draw the insane clamoring as, say, the Barney’s Warehouse Clearance Sale, it’s still a significant shopping event in its own right. With limited brand exclusions and a near-across-the-board 25 percent discount, there are tons of items that deserve a rightful place in your closet—just use promo code SPRING25 at checkout. Here, we picked out 10 gorgeous items to snag before 11:59 tonight. Yep, better start clicking ‘add to cart’. Read more »

Duke’s Library is Officially Launching Tonight

Duke & Winston headquarters | Photo by Victoria Stern

Duke & Winston headquarters | Photo by Victoria Stern

Remember back in October when we highlighted Duke & Winston’s new antiques addition Duke’s Library? Back then, the section was merely setting up shop and selling goods via its Instagram handle @dukeslibrary. However, now the curated collection is in full force.

To celebrate, the Rittenhouse shop is hosting a launch event from 6pm to 9pm tonight. The after-hours party will have whiskey by Whistle Pig, drinks by Philadelphia Distilling & Victory Brewing Company, light bites, and music. Plus, they’ll be rolling out a host of new treasures to shop. As always, their adorable in-shop bulldog will be meandering amongst the crowd. RSVP for the shindig hereRead more »

Sophy Curson is Hosting a Book Signing and Trunk Show with Patricia Underwood Today

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Image via Preservation Alliance

Listen up, Shoppists; we’re going to make this quick. Famed local retailer Sophy Curson is hosting a book signing and trunk show with the equally revered and stylish Patricia Underwood. To celebrate 40 years as a mainstay in the fashion industry, the milliner is debuting her book, Patricia Underwood: The Way You Wear Your Hat (otherwise available in May). Attendees will be able to receive a signed copy of the text as well as shop a selection of drool-worthy toppers. The event is going on from 11am to 4pm today at the Rittenhouse shop, so move quick.  Read more »

Barring Is the Coolest New Eyewear Startup in Philly

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Image via Barring Eyewear

It’s official: Philly is an eyewear startup hot spot. First a couple of Wharton grads dream up tortoiseshell eyewear haven Warby Parker. Then, Philly EyeWorks starts selling Philly-centric lenses in quirky hues. And now Barring Eyewear is offering a collection of earthy wooden wayfarers to round out your collection. Four-eyed Philadelphians, rejoice! Read more »

We Found the Most Fabulous Way to Save Your Boring Old Denim

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Jeans are garments most susceptible to trends. Last year, it was all about high-waisted, cropped skinnies; this year, we can’t get enough of 70s-inspired super-flares. Even worse is the ever-shifting wash debate (raw or waxed? Destroyed or worn-in?). To ensure you’re getting the most out of your denim collection, we suggest this insanely cool e-service, Denim Refinery. The service will transform your little-worn denim into a closet workhorse. Read more »

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