You’ve probably seen them about town: Elizabeth Nettles (event planner, Egan Day shopgirl, owner of the best shoe collection in the tri-state area) and Lisa Ertl (design aficionado, event planner, stylist). You might have even seen Elizabeth’s quirky living room in my style section of Philly Mag (that’s a shot of it up there; read more about it here). I’ve gotten a peek at the rest of Nettles’s home—and inside her closet—and I can report that both are bursting with furniture and knickknacks and treasures and, ohmigod, shoes. It’s the sort of collection that has you wishing you lived next door, or across the street, so that you could sneak over in the dead of night and root through her trash for castoffs. For those who can’t bear to trash-pick, you’ll be happy to hear that the stylish duo is hosting another one of their infamous Two Girls Tag Sales on Thursday, right in that bold blue living room.
The tag sales have gained a cult-like following, and the two are changing things up a bit this time around. Usually held on a weekend, this tag sale is happening after work, from 5:30pm to 8pm at Nettles’s home. (The address is 1005 South Cleveland Street, between 18th and 19th streets, and between Carpenter Street and Washington Avenue in South Philly. Look for the black-and-white striped mailbox out front.) There will be wine and treats, but what you really want to know is what kind of loot you’ll find. The answer? The blue ikat chair in the living room photo, for starters, along with other furniture and lamps; designer shoes (in sizes 6 to 7.5, from the likes of Sigerson Morrison, Marc Jacobs, Christian Lacroix and Tory Burch); heaps of current designer clothes and vintage pieces; vintage objects and home accessories; and craft supplies, books and art. It’s a moving sale (yes, Elizabeth is packing up her treasure-filled space), so go there ready to shop. (They’ll accept debit and credit cards for purchases over $50.) Head here for more photos of what’ll be there for the buying.
Hey, better than trash-picking. (Not that we wouldn't. I mean, that ikat chair? Totally worth it.)