It goes without saying that sweaters are the wardrobe workhorse of fall. To prevent rampant outfit repetition or a sky-high dry cleaning bill, we suggest adding a few new cozy pullovers into the mix—without breaking the bank. Here are 14 sweaters under $150 to hold you over until spring. (Psst: Most of them are actually under $100, but we couldn’t resist that cashmere DVF or Theyskens’ Theory.) Happy shopping!
Price and store details ahead!
Image via Philadelphia Business Journal.
Only weeks after Joel Mathis reported on the Frackit, a “frat jacket” created by University of Pennsylvania juniors, La Salle students have thrown their own metaphorical hat into the ring with a jacket that can charge your smartphone. Let the battle of the jackets commence!
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The boutique is still waiting on its sign, but here’s what the exterior looks like. | Image via Erdon.
It’s finally here! After two decades in its former Marlton space, Erdon has set up shop in a somewhat unlikely new spot: the Moorestown Mall. (Yes, really.) Here’s what you need to know: The space is cavernous (2,500 square feet), it packs a larger selection of hard-to-find brands like Ivan Grundahl and Acne, and it’s every bit a high-fashion boutique—in a mall.
Keep reading for the scoop.
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Here’s some shocking news for you: According to Google’s research on holiday shopping trends, 26 percent of shoppers will have already started their holiday shopping by Halloween this year. Yes, you read that right. As of today, about one-quarter of Americans have already started holiday shopping.
We stumbled upon this curious study on Fashionista and immediately hated these people. They’re sort of like those annoying people at college who finish writing papers weeks before they’re due. Isn’t procrastination half the fun, that frenzied jaunt to the mall seconds before it closes? Hell, I haven’t even bought Halloween candy, let alone Christmas presents.
But is it really so crazy?
Answer: maybe not.
We understand the urge to toss on floppy knit beanies—Shoppist editor Emily has a bedazzled highlighter yellow one we all adore—but with all the whimsical prints and chunky knits that went down the runway, a well-shaped cap can be just the dose of structure your outfit needs to pull your look together. Resist the knit and opt for one of these eight wool and felt toppers. Plus, now that Goorin Bros. is open, it only takes a quick trip to Walnut Street to get bedecked. You’re welcome.
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Help ‘em get their goods into West Elm!
Shoppists, if there’s ever been a time to band together and use your powers for good, this is it. Beloved Media online shop (and occasional warehouse sale throw-er) Three Potato Four is the only Pennsylvania finalist in West Elm’s competition for a small business grant. Owners Stu Eli and Janet Morales are in the running for $25,000 and the potential to get their goods in West Elm. The shop is currently in third place out of 21 finalists, and we’re positive we can get ‘em to number one.
Keep reading to learn how to vote.
Just one year after the eco-conscious coffee shop and clothier opened their flagship in Old City, they’ve expanded into University City with a new location at 3421 Walnut Street. “It’s been in the works for the past six months now,” says founder Brian Linton. It’s not open yet, but Shoppist got a sneak peek at what’s in store and we’ve returned with lots of snaps to share.
You need to see this place.
You can’t tell here, but the space extends down 17th Street | Photo by Josh Middleton
Eeeee! In case you forgot, Nordstrom Rack’s opening is just around the corner. A Philly Mag staffer snapped the above pic which shows the official signage being mounted. He also got word from a construction worker outside that the store will open on October 24. Excited? You bet.
But wait, there’s more!
- I don’t know about you, but I’ve been DIY-ing my beauty arsenal for as long as I can remember. Finally, the beauty industry has caught up. Here’s 7 beauty products you can customize. [Lucky]
- First there was #BendGate, now we have #HairGate. Word is the new iPhone 6 is pulling people’s hair out—kinda makes us happy our next upgrade wasn’t for three months. [Business Insider]
- In case you haven’t heard: Blake Lively is pregnant. Let the baby speculation ensue! To hold you over, here are Vogue’s 15 Spring 2015 picks to build out her maternity wardrobe. [Vogue]
Be honest: how many Debbie Harry tees do you have?