The Online Jewelry Sample Sale You Have to Shop Now


Pile it on and dream of summer.

When you think of sample sales, you think of  frenzied crowds, rabid women fighting to the death over the last size 7 pair of Jimmy Choos, stripping down in the middle of a crowded room and praying that you’ll fit into that Saint Laurent jacket. Avoid this mess but still reap all the benefits with online sample sales—the more shopper-friendly way to score cool stuff at bargain-basement prices.

The one to shop now is Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer, a collection of spring/summer-perfect accessories crafted of bright industrial rope and metals. (You might recognize the name from its collaborations with J.Crew and Mara Hoffman).

See what to buy here.

The Edit: 11 Stylish Pairs of Men’s Boots That Are On Sale Now


Remember when we asked male Philly Mag staffers to weigh in on their favorite goods from the Barneys Warehouse Clearance sale? Well, after the post, the men all agreed that the best pick went to design director Michael Wilson, who called out an awesome pair of wingtip lace-up boots.

But, much to the chagrin of some staffers, the boots quickly sold out (c’mon, they were marked down to $119.60 from $660). So this week’s fashion roundup was a no-brainer: 11 pairs of stylish men’s boots that are also on sale. A word to the wise: These steep markdowns will move quickly; get your trigger finger (and credit card) ready.

Psst: If you’re worried about salt stains, consult this tutorial for removing white marks and keeping your boots pristine.

Click here for shopping details.

Market Report: Six Ways To Grow Out Your Hair

  • If you’re looking to rock a pony this summer—we’re five months out!—the time to start growing your hair out is now. Here are six ways. [Lucky]
  • Double-hatting, wearing a beanie under a wide-brim hat, might be the freshest cold-weather trend out there. [Madewell]
  • After a 17% profit increase last year, H&M is slated to open 400 new stores in 2015. [Fortune]

Up next: The film-inspired menswear collab we’re seriously psyched about.

PICS: How To Stack Rings Like a Pro



Inspiration! | Images via Honestly WTF, Catbird NYC.

For a very long time, everyone talked about the great arm stack: piles of clanking bangles, all shapes and sizes, lined up on wrists like a kid’s colorful ring-stacking toy. By now, we’ve all mastered this, and every woman I know wears some sort of bracelet stack (though most I’ve seen lack the thoughtful mix of a set curated over decades; a matching — or artfully mismatching — set from H&M or J.Crew does not a stack make).

In any case, with bare wrists making a comeback (even the Man Repeller herself—coiner of the now-tired term “arm party”—has left her wrists naked of late!), we now have a new appendage that we must make a living jewelry display of: Enter the Ring Stack.

Pics and inspiration ahead!

Caffeine for Your Skin: Why Coffee Grounds Make the Best Body Scrub

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Many of our days begin with a latte with an extra shot and two sugars (and no, the La Colombe baristas do not know me by name, cough). But today, we found something so bizarre that it just might be genius! Behold, coffee scrubs for your body.

So here’s the deal: Coffee is loaded with antioxidants that can help prevent the premature aging of your skin. On top of that, the caffeine in the coffee acts as an anti-inflammatory which can decrease dark circles and wrinkles. The caffeine also helps to even out the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. Talk about the superhero of morning beverages.

The best part of this? It’s super-easy to make at home (a snow day project, perhaps?).

Click here for a DIY how-to and the store-bought version.

Century 21 Is Opening a Designer Vintage Shop-In-Shop


Some of the goodies you’ll find at Century 21’s new LXR&Co shop-in-shop. | Photos via LXR&Co.

Now firmly settled in its Gallery location, Century 21 is introducing a new concept to its Philly outpost: an in-store designer vintage shop. The permanent addition is a LXR&Co shop, a luxury vintage company with five retail locations across the country.

Slated to open to the public on February 6th, the shop-in-shop will sell estate jewelry and vintage accessories (watches, bags, jewelry, scarves) from brands including Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Gucci, Bulgari and Cartier, at 30 to 90 percent off retail prices.

Get a preview of standout items here.

The 10 Craziest Winter Fashion Looks Ever

So, we didn’t quite get the blizzard of the century last night. But, temperatures are still hovering around the freezing mark and without the buffer of a snow day, you might find yourself actually having to go outside.

To combat the winter chill, we’ve been gathering advice on strategic cold weather dressingdown coats, fur, tons of layers and a bevy of winter accessories are the usual suspects. However, it appears some people succumb to an acute form of winter dressing hysteria when the temps drop, and before you know it, faceless puffer coats, furry mittens that look like animal paws, and Yeti boots are on full display. Here, the 10 craziest winter fashion looks ever. All of a sudden a Northface coat and snow boots don’t seem so bad, right?

Click here for all 10 looks.

Market Report: 15 Texting-Friendly Gloves

  • Well, this is hardly one of Philly’s bigger snow storms, but it’s freezing nonetheless. Here, 15 texting-friendly gloves. [Harpers Bazaar]
  • Stay ahead of the fashion curve. These are the 10 style tips you can steal from the prefall collections (think: unexpected asymmetry and lots of turtlenecks). [Elle]
  • Remember Beyonce’s bangs? 2014 was the year for celebrity hair makeovers. [Refinery29]

Up next: Should you be adding donkey milk or horse oil to your skin routine?

Monday Obsession: You (and Your Dog) Will Love This Awesome Sled


Philly’s public and parochial schools have already closed for the day and it’s not looking promising for tomorrow. You know what that means? Sledding. Not tomorrow, of course, because that would be dangerous. But later, when snow is still abundant and the windchill isn’t -36654, we suggest hopping on your toboggan and working your way through The Ultimate Guide To Sledding in Philadelphia.

But if you find yourself sled-less and the prospect of scooting around on a dining hall tray sounds less than pleasing, then you need to scoop up this Colorado Kicksled available at Lancaster’s online design mecca Horne. The foldable sled is made of American white ash, is UV-resistant and can be left outside for extended periods if time without damage.  Plus, you can purchase a Mushing Package—yes, for Fido—in the event you try to act like an Alaskan and make urban dog mushing catch on. (Please don’t.)

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