Market Report: Walmart Features Horrifying Selection of “Fat Girl” Costumes

  • Well, this is just dumb and offensive. Walmart’s website recently featured a selection of “fat girl” costumes available for purchase. The section has since (rightfully) been removed. [Jezebel]
  • How to wear those quirky novelty tights this fall without looking juvenile. [Fashionista]

Next: The best peel-off face masks for your complexion.

Monday Obsession: How Men Should Wear Scarves

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There are a few things we can borrow from the boys: their button-downs, oversized sweaters and chunky belts. Add scarves to this list, especially if these scarves are by Ikiré Jones.

I’ve written about Walé Oyéjidé’s Philly-based menswear line before (remember that gorgeous linen jacket?), and I’m still coveting it now. How I plan to indulge—without racking up a sky-high alteration bill? One of his wool/silk tapestry scarves, which are really more like art than accessories.

Read more here.

Shoes News! J.Crew Ups Its Footwear Game With Sophia Webster Collaboration

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It’s sort of like shoe snowflakes. | Photos courtesy J.Crew.

J.Crew—maker of ballet flats worn by all—has sprinkled even more quirkiness into its collection with the help of British shoe designer Sophia Webster. (You might remember her name from my post about these insanely awesome winged superhero shoes.)

The holiday collaboration launched just last week, and it’s pretty much every party shoe you could ever want.

Tassels! Metallic! Glitter!

What I Bought At Century 21

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Meet the newest members of a very private club called my shoe closet.

After reporting on all the details of the brand-new Century 21 store in the Gallery (I was led around by a very friendly PR rep), I returned to the store as a shopper. A press tour or event doesn’t show you how long dressing room lines are, how efficient the check-out process is, and how helpful—and friendly—store clerks are. And this is need-to-know information.

So I popped back in last Friday afternoon around 4pm to do some, ahem, recon. And, okay, fine, to check on a pair of shoes that I’d put on hold during my original non-shopping press tour (I cannot help myself).

Read more here.

Market Report: How To Properly Wear 5 Different Types Of Scarves

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  • How to master the shoulder drape, blanket scarf, fur stole, bandana and infinity look with five scarf styles.  [Refinery29]
  • Might want to start requesting that your receipts be emailed to you: A recent study found that cash register receipts contain BPA, a harmful chemical that’s been linked to cancer. [Forbes]

Next: Beyoncé’s launching a line of workout clothes.

Join Us For An Exclusive Night Of Shopping At NINObrand

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We’re back with our second Shoppist After Hours event, and I’m really excited about this one. First, the details: Shoppist After Hours is our series of semi-secret, super-exclusive shopping events, held sporadically at one of the best boutiques/showrooms/studios in the city. Our first one was at Ps & Qs on South Street—and it was a huge success. (See the video here!)

Next up, we’re heading to the ultra-cool showroom of NINObrand, one of my all-time favorite shops in the city. The clothing here is designed by Bela Shehu, one of the most creative minds in Philly. (Those harem pants I wear almost every other day? They’re NINObrand.)

Get more details, and reserve your spot here.

More New Stores Open Today: Timberland and Frey Boutique

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A look at Rittenhouse’s new Timberland store. | Photo courtesy Matthew Vhlahos.

This week has been a whirlwind of store openings, parties and previews. The ones generating the most buzz are Century 21 and Nordstrom Rack (see my reviews and sneak peeks of each here and here). But, lest we forget, there are two other stores opening their doors today: Timberland in Rittenhouse, and Frey Boutique in Newtown Square.

Read more here.

5 Best Fashion Buys At Philly’s New Nordstrom Rack

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The line outside Nordstrom Rack on opening day, just before doors opened at 9am. | Photo by Tim Haas.

Yesterday, the new Nordstrom Rack on Chestnut Street hosted an invitation-only event for guest to preview the store and shop before the doors officially open to the public at 9am this morning. (And the doors have opened, letting in a sea of people who stood in line while a DJ played outside. A colleague sent over the above pic; before 9am, the line already snaked down by Di Bruno Bros. Meanwhile, “workers in fluorescent green shirts were massed inside — looked like a last-minute pep talk,” he said.)

You need a plan of action, guys. Last night, the place was mobbed, and it’s going to stay that way for at least a few days. If you want to avoid a crowd, stay away until at least Monday. If you’re determined to brave the shopping frenzy (my hat is tipped to you), keep reading for the best pieces to nab now, and a quick guide to where to find everything.

Burberry! Theory! And so many shoes.

Market Report: The Only 6 Sweaters You Need To Own This Fall

  • Prepare to eliminate closet bulk! These are the only 6 sweaters you need to own this fall. [Glamour]
  • Tom Ford lipstick devotees are about to get psyched. The brains behind some of the most luxe lipstick in the game (that gorg gold case!) is debuting a new matte formula for the holidays. We’ll take one of the Black Dahlia shade, please. [Refinery29]

Up Next: Guess who uses a $220 toothbrush? (Hint: It’s not that surprising.)

The Edit: 12 Sexy (And Comfy!) Pairs of Ankle Boots

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As far as we’re concerned, ankle booties are the most functional footwear of fall—warm and versatile enough to carry you through Sorel weather. And, there’s a fitting pair for nearly every setting. The office? Errands? Date night? Check, check, and check. Plus, any shoe that keeps your ankle secure and strapped in is a safe bet in our book. Ankle booties, we bow at your throne.

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