The interior of Timberland on Walnut Street.
When I heard that Timberland was coming to Walnut Street, I was less than excited. I wasn’t even moved when the press reps referred to the store with words like ‘lifestyle,’ ‘concept,’ ‘revamped,’ ‘luxe.’ Luxe, I scoffed. Timberland is the tan work boots that J.Lo wore. Timberland is not luxe.
And then I went to the opening party and ate my words (along with very good hors d’eouvres butlered by handsome woodsy-looking guys).
The rugged, industrial store, sandwiched between Bluemercury and Stuart Weitzman, is packed with shoes (mostly in the back of the store), clothes (men and women, though there are more men’s things here), and accessories. (Who knew Timberland made cute little bags? They do!)
I shopped around, and here’s what I found that you should add to your shopping lists now. (Psst: It includes a $1,000 men’s leather jacket, from their “Premium Collection.” Timberland makes $1,000 leather jackets!)
See the best fashion buys here.
A reminder to RSVP for our second installment of Shoppist After Hours, our exclusive, underground shopping event held every few months at one of the coolest under-the-radar gems in the city. Next up? NINObrand in Rittenhouse, a minimalist, modern showroom featuring the equally minimalist, modern collection of local designer Bela Shehu.
Denim for days.
Sale news: Now through Saturday, November 1st, Boyds—Chestnut’s luxury fashion haven and one of the most beautiful stores in Philly—is offering 20 percent off all denim.
What’s even better? Free alterations. (C’mon. Don’t even tell me you’ve never had to hem your jeans.)
Get more details here.
- These pro tips for how to navigate straight-size stores (like Zara) for sizes 14 and up are spot-on: Look for already oversize pieces (like capes and sweaters!), look for stretchy fabric, and consider wearing a straight-size dress as a top. [Refinery29]
- The Apple watch isn’t even out yet and already people have gone nuts creating accessories for it, based on how they think it’ll actually look and work. Hey, don’t want to be late for the party. [Gizmodo]
Up next: The 9 things all ridiculously stylish people have in their homes.
If cities were couches…
I guess we can say that we’ve finally made it as a real world-class city: We have a piece of furniture named after us. And not just any piece of furniture, but a whole couch!
The ‘Philly’ couch is by BoConcept, that modern design haven on Chestnut Street and in KOP that feels like a fancier, grown-up version of IKEA. The company claims that it’s the first-ever BoConcept sofa named for an American city; I’m not so sure of this. I found a reclining couch called Madison, and even a modular couch called Fargo. FARGO? We came in after FARGO?
It’s no matter, though.
Call us cynical—or maybe we’ve just been burned by too many bad celebrity fashion collabs—but when word got out about Halle Berry’s Scandale lingerie collection for Target, we didn’t let our hopes get too high. At best, it’d be a boring collection mislabeled “classic” and at worst, it’d be wearable by only Catwoman herself.
Boy, were we wrong. Debuting today, the collection is the joint effort of 82-year-old Parisian lingerie company Scandale and is leaps and bounds ahead of similar inexpensive counterparts like SJP for Steve & Barry’s (cringe). More importantly, we could actually see ourselves hightailing it to Target to scoop up some $18 bras and $7 panties for ourselves.
Yep, you read that correctly: $25 for a lingerie set. Start filling those e-carts.
See the collection for yourself here.
Welcome to opening day.
First, there was the announcement, then the preview, then the members-only shopping, and now‚ finally, the opening. Well, first, there’s the ribbon-cutting at 11am this morning. But then, then, my friends, Century 21 will officially be open to the public.
Plus: free gift cards for the first 300 people.
- Well, this is just dumb and offensive. Walmart’s website recently featured a selection of “fat girl” costumes available for purchase. The section has since (rightfully) been removed. [Jezebel]
- How to wear those quirky novelty tights this fall without looking juvenile. [Fashionista]
Next: The best peel-off face masks for your complexion.
There are a few things we can borrow from the boys: their button-downs, oversized sweaters and chunky belts. Add scarves to this list, especially if these scarves are by Ikiré Jones.
I’ve written about Walé Oyéjidé’s Philly-based menswear line before (remember that gorgeous linen jacket?), and I’m still coveting it now. How I plan to indulge—without racking up a sky-high alteration bill? One of his wool/silk tapestry scarves, which are really more like art than accessories.
Read more here.
It’s sort of like shoe snowflakes. | Photos courtesy J.Crew.
J.Crew—maker of ballet flats worn by all—has sprinkled even more quirkiness into its collection with the help of British shoe designer Sophia Webster. (You might remember her name from my post about these insanely awesome winged superhero shoes.)
The holiday collaboration launched just last week, and it’s pretty much every party shoe you could ever want.
Tassels! Metallic! Glitter!