Best Backyard Ever: Shop the Mega-Sale at Valley Forge Flowers

Valey Forge Fowers Sale

The sprawling storefront of Valley Forge Flowers. | Photo via Valley Forge Flowers.

 If your backyard umbrella’s once-brilliant, punchy orange has faded to a tired hue of creamsicle in the summer sun, fear not. Valley Forge Flowers just kicked off its huge end-of-summer sale.  Here’s the deal: Outdoor furniture is up to 40 percent off; the potted plants selection is 50 percent off (invest in a lot of these — greenery is proven to change any space instantly).

Your best bet? Make it a day trip, with lunch at their patio cafe, which serves up killer quiche. Don’t be surprised if you walk away with some serious outdoor inspo and the sudden urge to turn your front walkway into a fairy garden — in which case, lucky for you, they offer a class for that.   Read more »

Your Ultimate Memorial Day Weekend Sale Guide


Let’s go shopping. | Shutterstock.

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Whether you’re spending it Shore-side or in the city, we’ve got all the sales you need to check out, from Erdon to Anthro, Alexander Wang to Lilly Pulitzer, and Equipment to Third Street Habit. (Oh, and if you’d rather do your shopping from the comfort of your deck/patio/pool, we’ve also got some online sales worth shopping.) Happy shopping!

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Psst: Joan Shepp Is Having a Shoe Sale Today Only


Shepp’s shoes. | Image via Joan Shepp.

Today’s need-to-know sale news involves Joan Shepp and shoes. (Do I have your attention?) Today only, the Rittenhouse stalwart is offering 20 percent off shoes — they carry everyone from whimsical Sophia Webster and Nicholas Kirkwood to aggressively modern Trippen and Marsell. You have until 8pm tonight to shop, and the sale is in-store only. Can you say lunch break? Read more »

Sale Roundup: Where to Shop This Weekend

Images via ASOS and J.Crew.

Items included in this weekend’s sales. | Images via ASOS (left and center images) and J.Crew (right image).

It’s shaping up to be a gorgeous weekend. So go, spend the day outside, and then come in and relax with a bit of online bargain-hunting. Here are 11 of the best online sales going on right now. Enjoy!

ASOS: Up to 50 percent off of clearance items, and free shipping of orders $40 and over.

Bloomingdale’s: Shop online and in-store to save 20 to 40 percent off selected items in women’s wear, contemporary wear, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and kids through April 12th.

Club MonacoUp to 40 percent off men’s and women’s apparel, shoes and accessories, plus a jam-packed clearance section.

Cole HaanFor their annual Friends & Family event, get 30 percent off site-wide with code FRIENDS30, now through Tuesday.  Read more »

Bradamant Is Moving From Its Walnut Street Location


Yes, that chambray top is a bodysuit. | Images via Bradamant Instagram.

Bradamant, the Philly boutique and line of bodysuits and undergarments, is temporarily closing its Walnut Street doors while they prepare to move locations. They’re bidding Rittenhouse farewell with an event tonight from 5pm to 7pm.

Bradamant is partnering with L’Occitane (right across the street!) for the fete.  Stop by both stores, shop, enjoy refreshments and be sure to leave your name and email to be entered to win a gift basket. (You’ll want to win this; it includes a bodysuit from Bradamant and an assortment of skincare products from L’Occitane.) Still no word on where Bradamant is moving, but check back next month for more updates.  Read more »

Sale Alert: Everything at Smith + Scott is Twenty Percent Off Today

Smith & Scott's Doylestown location. | Image via Smith & Scott.

Smith & Scott’s Doylestown location. | Image via Smith & Scott.

Clear your schedule: Smith + Scott is having an anniversary sale today only. The womenswear boutique has two locations, Doylestown and Lambertville, and everything in both stores is 20 percent off until the end of the day today. Also on tap: free drinks and raffles while you’re shopping, plus free gift-wrapping.

The Lambertville location is open until 6pm; the Doylestown shop is staying open late for an anniversary party from 5pm to 9pm.

P.S., Happy anniversary, Smith & Scott! Love, Shoppist.  Read more »

Anthropologie Is Having a Store Display Auction This Saturday

The current display that will be in the auction. | Image via Anthropologie.

Snippet of the current display that will be in the auction. | Image via Anthropologie.

Clear your calendar: This Saturday, the Center City Anthropologie store is auctioning off its current colorful window displays. Yes, those displays. Those awesome little trinkets, hanging structures, and oddball curiosities that you find scattered in the windows. The ones that make you want to curl up on their perfectly made-up beds, lounge on their cool old couches and all but move in. And the ones currently in the window right now (pictured above!) are being auctioned off. Yup. You can own them.

All winning bids for the displays go towards Art Sphere, Inc., an awesome non-profit organization that helps empower Philly residents through the arts. The auction is silent; to bid on a display, visit the Anthro store at 1801 Walnut Street on Saturday, March 28th from 10am to 8pm. Those with winning bids will be notified the week of March 30th, and will be responsible for transportation of their displays. (Get a sneak peek of some of the displays here.) Read more »

Buy This Now: The Coolest Bracelets Ever at TownHome

We’ll take them all, please. | Images via TownHome.

This week’s current item to covet: these insanely cool bracelets at TownHome. The simple beauties — hammered silver and gold-plate on a silk cord — are handmade by Parisian designer Nilaï (warning: the site’s all in French).

The bracelets are $95 each, and TownHome currently has only eight in stock (two gold, four silver, and two silver on a chain instead of the cord).  Read more »

This Main Line-based Athletic Collection Makes Us Actually Want to Work Out

All images via Strut-This.

All images via Strut-This.

With swimsuit season lurking just around the corner, your time at the gym might be on the rise in the next few months. But we’ve found an athletic line with local roots that will have you loving every second of your workout or, at the very least, will get you pumped up to hit the gym.

Behold: Strut-This. Founded in 2011 and run by two mother-daughter duos (one on the Main Line, the other in LA), the line of athletic wear features ultra-trendy prints and sporty styles including pants, capris, sports bras, jackets and shorts. The online store is to die for … or run for. (Same thing, right?)  Read more »

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