Shop away. | Ritual Ritual
This is a stock-up sale if we ever saw one. Local jewelry brand Concrete Polish is serving up 25 percent off the entire site including one-of-a-kind pieces. You know the brand from their crystal-adorned, edgy baubles that come in an array of cool finishes. The discount is good through June 1st at midnight with promo code NEWNEW. Or, shop the pieces in-store by visiting Ritual Ritual and mentioning the campaign at checkout. Read more »
How to get shore-ready right now.
The best way to top off stunning swimwear with with a killer cover-up. And while it’s tempting to throw on an old tank and cotton shorts for a beach day, everyone should have one stop-traffic cover-up in her arsenal. Here are eight throw-on-and-go options. A bonus: Some are worthy of wearing off the beach, too (see: #7, which would look divine with a pair of lace-up sandals for a breezy weekend look). Read more »
Throwback to #LillyForTarget | Target
If you’ve ever yearned for a peek behind the pink and green, pineapple-emblazoned curtain that surely separates the Lilly Pulitzer headquarters from the rest of us mere mortals, you’re in luck. New York magazine’s The Cut visited the King of Prussia headquarters, alternatively called “The Pink Palace.”
What they found: a legendary sample closet, colorful inspo out the wazoo, and, apparently, some very unsettling illustrations scrawled with “Just another day of fat, white, and hideous” as well as “put it down, carb face.” (The caption of the photo showing these illustrations reads: “This image shows the personal illustrations of an employee not pictured in this story.”) Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 interior. Read more »
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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Norman Porter’s Kensington workshop. | Norman Porter.
Off-the-rack doesn’t always cut it the age of custom everything
. Here, six local services, from artisanal cobblers to jewelers, that forgo mass production in lieu of the ultimate luxury: made-to-order. Read more »