Everything at Rittenhouse Jewelry Boutique TownHome Is On Sale This Week

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TownHome’s small but airy Rittenhouse location. | Images via Facebook.

If you find yourself wandering Rittenhouse — specifically, the 1600 block of Walnut Street — this week, here’s a tip: Pop into TownHome. The jewelry store is very tiny, very lovely, and very air-conditioned. It’s also very much in summer sale mode.

This week, every single piece is up to 50 percent off. While they can’t name-drop, I can tell you this: The sale is storewide, and they carry brands like Dana Rebecca, Me+Ro, Jamie Kole and Jennifer Zeuner. So you do the math.

The Details: TownHome, 1616 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-972-5100.

I Tried It: One Stressed-Out, Overly Caffeinated Editor’s Acupuncture Journey

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Under the needle. | Shutterstock.

Fluttery.

That’s the best way to describe it. Like a troop of misguided butterflies has taken up residence in the center of my chest, just beneath the breastbone, making me jumpy, anxious, like I’m about to take the stage in a school play, or like I’m hiding from a serial killer.

I’m not sure why I’m so nervous, only that I’ve always been this way. Photos of me as a little girl show my index finger poised at the side of my thumb, ready to pick at the skin around my nail (something I do to this day; it’s a wonder I still have thumbs). Lately, though, with work and house-hunting and general Life Stuff, the butterflies have turned into more of a softball-size lump, a heavy gelatinous mush of nerves I can’t quite shake. Which is how I found myself lying on my stomach with a bunch of needles sticking out of my back a few weeks ago.  Read more »

Market Report: What Happens When You Buy Super-Cheap Jeans

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Why it’s worth spending more on these. | Shutterstock.

  • Shelling out more money for a pair of jeans is actually worth it. Not only does ultra-cheap denim (I’m talking pairs in the $20 to $50 range) tear more easily and gets saggy in the knees, but the synthetic dyes from factories are poured directly into rivers, workers aren’t paid living wages, and buttons and rivets might be toxic. Scary stuff. [Refinery29]
  • Pretty soon, you’ll be able to shop on Facebook. The social networking giant is creating mini e-shopping sites within Facebook pages in an attempt to nab a piece of the massive e-commerce revenue pie (which is projected to be around $350 billion this year). The project is still in the testing phase. [Buzzfeed]
  • Ease back into the workweek grind with some online shopping. Your first stop should be Nordstrom’s mega anniversary sale, which is in full swing right now. Here are some of the best buys. [InStyle]

Next: The secret to walking confidently in high heels.

5 Best Stores for Made-in-America (and Philly!) Goods

In Waltzing Matilda’s rugged workshop/boutique, sturdy leather bags— like the one above, which is crafted of leather salvaged from Swiss Army ammo cases from World World II—share space with belts, wallets, accessories and weathered Americana.

In Waltzing Matilda’s rugged workshop/boutique, sturdy leather bags— like the one above, which is crafted of leather salvaged from Swiss Army ammo cases from World World II—share space with belts, wallets, accessories and weathered Americana. / Photos by Jauhien Sasnou.

The American heritage movement is still going strong, as shoppers snub imports in favor of quality stateside-made goods. Here, Philly’s top shops for the discerning patriot. Read more »

The Top 10 Sales to Check Out This Weekend

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Stomping the sale ground. | Shutterstock.

Let’s chat summer sales, shall we? We’ve rounded up the best shops — from Rittenhouse and Queen Village to Wayne and Merion — to score major markdowns on summer and spring merch. Dare we say they’re reason enough to forgo a Shore weekend? Happy shopping.

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Per Lei Boutique Is Closing Its Sea Isle Location, Holding Huge Clear-Out Sale

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Per Lei’s Sea Isle location.

The latest in Shore store news: Per Lei is shuttering its Sea Isle location. The boutique, which also has locations in Media and Avalon, is clearing out stock now (read: hefty sales).

Right now, get up to 50 percent off all clothing and accessories at the Sea Isle location (home and baby goods are not discounted). It’s first-come, first-serve: The store doors will close once all merch is cleared out. Read more »

We’re Obsessed: Mason Dixon, Philly’s Brand-New Children’s Shoe Company

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Booties for the brood. | Mason Dixon.

Attention, Philly moms: There’s a new, locally made line of children’s shoes coming out soon, and it’s adorable. The company is called Mason Dixon, and it turns out unisex shoes, all handmade by designer Heather Holiday in her Fishtown home studio. It’s a welcome addition to the made-in-Philly childrenswear scene, which includes Pretty Pretty Rebel (for the punk rock princess) and Sweet Luka Mo (for the hip urban tot).

The shoes skew classic; Holiday is focusing mainly on a scaled-down version of a Derby shoe, crafted from European suedes, vegetable-tanned leathers, and durable, plantation crepe rubber soles. But the homespun details set it apart from big-box shoes: hand-cut leather laces, gorgeous leather (as seen on this gold pair, which we wish they made in our size), cute color combos.  Read more »

Market Report: Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPY Look Styled by Philly Stylist

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Caitlyn Jenner looking statuesque and lovely at the ESPYs. | Screenshot of ABC telecast.

  • Six degrees of separation: Caitlyn Jenner‘s gorgeous ESPY look — an ivory Atelier Versace gown — was put together by Jennifer Rade, a Hollywood power stylist (she’s Angelina Jolie’s go-to) who’s from Huntingdon Valley. [People]
  • “#PrimeDay is like when grandma says ‘help yourself to the candy jar!’ but it has nothing but raisins and sugar-free salt water taffy” and 25 other hilarious reactions to Amazon’s (sort of disappointing) take on Black Friday. [Buzzfeed]
  • This weekend, I’m totally trying out this gorgeous watercolor mani that actually seems easy enough to do on my own. Who’s with me? [xoVain]

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It’s Confirmed: A Bloomingdale’s Outlet Is Coming to Liberty Place in November

The New York Bloomingdale's flagship. | Northfoto / Shutterstock.com

The New York Bloomingdale’s flagship. | Northfoto / Shutterstock.com

Finally, we have confirmation that those Bloomies rumors were true: A Bloomingdale’s Outlet store is coming to Liberty Place in November. (Cue cheers.)

According to a press release, the Outlet will be located on the second level of the shopping center, in a vast 22,700-square-foot space (formerly home to Christopher’s Men’s). You’ll find off-price womenswear, menswear, children’s and home goods.  Read more »

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