Joan Shepp Is Having a Huge Pre-Black-Friday Sale Because Why Wait?

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See all that black merchandise? It’s on sale now. | Photo via Joan Shepp.

This week is pretty much the Superbowl week of shopping. We’ve already given you your game plan for Black Friday shopping (we’re adding more sales and events to the list every day, so keep checking back!). But for the shoppers who can’t deal with Friday’s crowds, we have sale salvation in Joan Shepp.

Sale details ahead!

Market Report: Eek! You Are Doing a Smoky Eye All Wrong

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  • Beauty PSA: Stop following the smoky eye tutorials on YouTube. Everyone’s eye shape is different, so what looks great on one person can look like a raccoon-eyed mess on you. Here’s how to use an eyeshadow quad to get the most out of your peepers. [Into The Gloss]
  • Traveling for Thanksgiving? Steal the style of these 10 girls who have their travel-style game on. (Number 9 is my fave.) [PopSugar]
  • J.Crew’s creative director Jenna Lyons wore this to Solange Knowles’s wedding. It is by far the best outfit anyone has ever worn to a wedding in the history of time. [WhoWhatWear]

Up next: 17 winter-perfect dark nail polishes that aren’t black.

65 Best Black Friday Sales in Philly and the ’Burbs

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Let’s do this. |Shutterstock.

After another whirlwind year, we’ve arrived once again at peak shopping season — and we’re here to guide you through it. We’ve rounded up over 40 of the best sales, promotions, free gifts, secret codes, shopping parties and more (oh, and we sprinkled in where you’ll also get free booze). But what’s better: For 99 percent of them, you don’t even have to step foot into a mall, so you can avoid rabid crowds and support our coolest local shops. Happy shopping — and saving. Let’s do this.
Well, what are you waiting for?

Terrain Is Having a Holiday Open House This Weekend

Images via Terrain

I think we’re all in agreement that November flew by far too quickly. Sure, Thanksgiving is still a week away, but before you know it, you’ll be trading in your turkey for tabletop Christmas trees, and foliage for festive lights. And who doesn’t love getting a head start? That’s where Terrain’s Holiday Open House comes in—and it’s just as whimsical and festive as it sounds.

Confession: We’re already listening to Christmas carols.

Market Report: Sephora Is Being Sued for Racial Discrimination

  • Sephora allegedly deactivated and blocked accounts of shoppers “of perceived Chinese/Asian descent based on the ill-founded and discriminatory belief that all Chinese/Asian customers abuse discount sales to enagage in bulk purchase for re-sale.” Ugh. [Fashionista]
  • A study out of University of Bretagne just confirmed that men do, in fact, like heels. We knew it. [WhoWhatWear]

Up next: Rob Kardashian is about to dabble in a new creative venture.

Beauty Secrets From a Philly Prison (Really!)

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Female inmates create “fakeup.” | Orange Is The New Black.

An interesting story popped up over on Refinery29 the other day. It was a piece that originally appeared on The Marshall Project, a newly launched nonprofit news site that focuses on the American criminal justice system, and it detailed the crazily resourceful ways female inmates create makeup products (or “fakeup”) behind bars.

According to The Marshall Project, federal jails offer products like liquid eyeliner, bronzer and lip gloss (who knew prisons were like mini Sephoras?), but most state and county prisons only dole out things like mascara and eyeliner. So women get crafty, melting down Jolly Ranchers to use as hair gel, crushing up colored pencils for eye shadow and even mixing coffee and face cream for foundation.

More tricks ahead.

Apparently, Bison Is a Huge Trend in Philly

Image via United by Blue Facebook

Image via United by Blue Facebook

About a week ago, I wrote about local brand United by Blue’s Kickstarter campaign to begin production on ‘The Ultimate American Sock,’ socks that are made of bison wool. And it looks like Philadelphians got pretty psyched about the prospect of toasty toes from the down of American Bison because they  annihilated United by Blue’s original goal of $15,000 with a current pledge of $41,718. And—get this—they still have 28 days left on their campaign. Congrats, gang.

More details ahead.

Destination Maternity Celebrates Grand Opening in Liberty Place

Image via Destination Maternity

Image via Destination Maternity

Listen up, expecting mamas: Destination Maternity has relocated from its Walnut Street shop into a new 2,300-square-foot storefront in Shops at Liberty Place. To celebrate the big move, the shop is having a grand opening event this Saturday, November 22nd. And it’s totally worth checking out.

How to score free giveaways.

Market Report: How To Get Ready For a Party in 5 Minutes

  • If you find yourself double-booking holiday parties this year, you need to know these time-saving beauty tips. Surprisingly, it only takes two fail-safe beauty products to get party-ready in five minutes flat. [A Cup of Jo]
  • Farfetch just launched a click-and-collect  service. What it means: shoppers can buy an item from one boutique in Farfetch’s network online and pick it up in-store from another.  [Fashionista]

Up next: A $675 nail polish, toasty earmuffs, and retailers’ sneaky dressing room trick.

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