Your Weekend Sale and Shopping Guide


From left: Ninobrand at Knit Wit; Clover Market (photo by Carrie Hill Photography) and Makers Mart featuring Arden & James.

Another weekend, another bevy of sales, outdoor markets and shopping events to add to your calendar. Here’s what’s coming up, and what’s worth shopping. We’ll see you out there!

Swarthmore Makers MartThe first-ever installment of this outdoor market takes place on Saturday, May 16th (rain date: Sunday, May 17th), in Swarthmore. You’ll find local and regional makers and artisans (like Three Potato Four and Arden & James) selling a mix of handmade items, vintage goods and art/photography. 10am-4pm in the Swarthmore town municipal parking lot, 432 Dartmouth Avenue, Swarthmore.

NINObrand Trunk Show at Knit Wit: A three-day NINObrand trunk show kicks off today at Knit Wit’s Bryn Mawr store. Go there to shop one of my favorite Philly designers (really, I’m obsessed!) and check out the new spring collection all weekend. Head there tonight for cocktails and a meet-and-greet with designer Bela Shehu. 905 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr.  Read more »

Market Report: The Summer Hair Trends That Are Replacing Humdrum Highlights


Your best summer hair ever. | Shutterstock.

  • The return of summer doesn’t need to necessitate highlights. Instead, try these 14 fresh hair trends that will have you ditching the norm in no time. [Refinery29]
  • Nab the Birkin 2.0 and follow these shopping strategies to pinpoint the new It bag before, well, it becomes the new It bag.  [WhoWhatWear]
  • A chemist says there might be dead beetles in your red lipstick. (Question: Is it worse than feces-laden beards?) [Bustle]

Next: Insects might be popping up in your cosmetics. Gag.

Mushmina Is Closing Its Rittenhouse Shop and Moving To Wayne

Out with the old, in with the new. | Facebook

Out with the old, in with the new. | Facebook

Last month, we called out Mushmina’s Wayne store opening as one of the most exciting happenings of April. Now, they’ve announced that they’re closing up shop at their Rittenhouse boutique and moving to Wayne full time. While we’re sad we’ll no longer be able to get our fix of Moroccan accessories and sweet fair-trade goods right here in Center City, we can report that their new location in the ‘burbs is positively gorgeous. And even better? They’re having a sale to celebrate the move.  Read more »

Pottery Barn’s Mega Warehouse Sale Starts Today

Time to deck out your home. | Pottery Barn.

Time to deck out your home. | Pottery Barn.

As much as I swoon over those Swedish, ultra-minimalist interiors, I’ll never be able to shake the appeal of a cozy, traditional home with lots of rich leather and wicker. Basically, I want to live in a Pottery Barn catalog. Luckily, their massive warehouse sale kicks off today, and with any luck, I’l be one step closer to achieving my throw-blanket-strewn, organization-unit-filled dream life.  Read more »

8 Ways to Wear Snakeskin and Not Look Like a Kardashian

This spring, the luxe texture—in versions both real and faux—edges out splashier leopard and zebra prints. It’s more muted and generally rendered in softer, spring-perfect shades. Consider the print a neutral, which means it’s a wardrobe workhorse. But be mindful of fit. For instance, a snake-print dress with a second-skin fit can skew cheap. Look instead for a shift; the boxier shape keeps the look modern and chic. Here’s how to wear the reptilian look without looking cheesy, like, er, well, this.

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Click here for prices and where to buy.

Manayunk Gets a New Vintage Store This Weekend


The store’s exterior, and a peek of the interior. | Facebook.

While vintage shopping online and via Instagram is fun, it can also be a bit of a gamble. (You can’t tell that that 1940s dress smells musty, or that the tulle underlayer of that 1950s skirt is disintegrating.) So while we’ve been content to shop Philly-based Millay Vintage online — and via the shop’s dreamy Instagram account — we’re over the moon that the store is setting up brick-and-mortar roots.

Owner Mary Spears is opening her cult-loved vintage shop in the old Meadowsweet Mercantile space at 4390 Main Street in Manayunk. The grand opening is this Saturday from 11am to 6pm. Stop by to shop her carefully curated collection of vintage clothing, furniture and home decor, along with a smattering of small-batch goods. Look for a floral pop-up out front and the ultimate treat: Each purchase on opening day comes with free flowers. See you there! Read more »

Market Report: Fake a Good Night’s Sleep With These 12 Beauty Products

Buh-bye, undereye bags. | Shutterstock.

  • Nothing can replace a full night’s sleep when it comes to looking glow-y and refreshed in the AM. But for the evenings you skimp on your z’s, here are the 12 beauty products that can help you fake it. [Byrdie]
  • These contact lenses claim to make you look more attractive and youthful. Check out the pics and you be the judge. [Elle]
  • Aca-ladies, rejoice! Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson is coming out with a plus size line for Torrid. [Us Weekly]

Next: Update your home the DIY way.

H&M Is Launching a Beauty Line Featuring Over 700 Products This Fall


Meet your new beauty go-to. | H&M.

Fast-fashion empire H&M announced yesterday that it is launching a brand-new beauty line, set to debut in the fall. According to reports, the line will kick off with 700 products, but soon expand to over 1,000 items, which will range from nail polish and hair tools to body goods and makeup.

The collection will be twofold: an eco-friendly line called Conscious Beauty (the company is pushing its sustainability angle) and a higher-end, premium line. Look for it in stores worldwide and online starting in September. Prices will range from $2.99 to $24.99. What does this mean for Ulta?

The Edit: 10 Beach Bags You’ll Want to Carry Every Day


If you’re lucky, come summertime, the purse you’ll carry most is your beach bag. So why do these sandy-day bags always play second fiddle to their leather and suede sisters? I say it’s time for an upgrade. These eight woven numbers are rugged enough for the shore (and large enough to stash beach-day essentials) but they’re stylish enough to replace your ol’ landlubber bags. While they might not be entirely appropriate for the workplace, they certainly play nice with weekend-wear and casual cocktail dresses. Plus: pom poms!  Click here for price and where to buy.

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