Market Report: A Comprehensive Guide To Buying Tights

  • With the dismal quality of some hosiery, it’s easy to forget that they’re not intended to be disposable. Log these tips from the pros in this definitive guide to buying tights. [The Coveteur]
  • Take note for the holidays: Turns out, it is possible to wear heels all night without wreaking havoc on your feet. [Harpers Bazaar]
  • Comme des Garçons has officially collaborated with Disney’s Frozen. Whaaat? [Bustle]

Up Next: A peel-off lip stain and the newest beauty looks to try.

Shoppist Gift List, Day 14: Geography 541 Bangles

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Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

Long past the age of toys and too young for investment purchases,  teenagers rank high on the list of trickiest giftees. To earn major street cred amongst the teen set, wrap her up one of these stunning brass bangles. Each piece is locally crafted and made to order, so she can brag about it to all of her friends and you’ll look like a hip old person. Psst: If you order by December 15, there’s guaranteed holiday delivery. So put in that order—stat.

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10 Best Stocking Stuffers to Buy in Philly

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Sometimes the small stuff is the most fun to buy. There isn’t any pressure to go grand or over-the-top; a stocking stuffer is just that—a little extra goodness stuffed into Christmas morning.

But what exactly makes for a good mini-gift? Nail polish, lottery tickets and mini hand lotions are all standbys, but we’ve rounded up 10 less expected treats, all available right here in Philly. Happy stocking-stuffing.

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Shoppist Gift List, Day 13: Norman Porter Selvage Denim

NMOur discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

Here’s the gift that gets better with age—really, click here for photographic proof. These jeans are by Norman Porter, a Fishtown-based company that turns out to-die-for denim for guys. This selvage denim pair is a deep indigo hue, and while they start out stiff, with wear they become soft and fit just-so to the body. What he’ll really love: You’re not supposed to wash them. Like, ever.

See price and where to buy here.

10 Best Things To Buy at Crafty Balboa Holiday Market Tomorrow

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The best reason to head to school on a weekend: the Crafty Balboa Holiday Market, which takes place at SS Neumann Goretti High School tomorrow from 11am to 5pm.

The juried art and craft market, now in its sixth year, will feature over 50 vendors, and the lineup is good. Get there early—the first 50 shoppers get free Occasionette tote bags (which are adorable) filled with a sampling of special items from vendors. Even cooler? The Art Department will be on hand to help you create handmade gift tags and greeting cards.

Ready to shop? Here are 10 of the top finds. See you there!

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Noooo, Snooki Just Opened An Etsy Store

Image via Etsy

Just a sampling of the shop’s offerings | Image via Etsy

Let me preface this post by stating that I *gulp* like Snooki. Sure, she wears furry animals on her feet and owns enough leopard print to clothe a small country, but really, who am I to judge? Her babies are super-cute and I think her friendship with Jwoww is a testament to sisterhood, so wear that (inexplicably high) poof proud, I say.

However, when I received word today that the Jersey Shore‘s most prominent alum launched an Etsy shop, aptly titled NicolesCraftRoom (shedding the ‘guidette’ image, I see), I cringed at the possibilities. What could Nicole’s craft room possibly house? Bedazzled baby onesies? Those can’t be safe.

But, nope, it was worse. Or better. (I’m still deciding.)

Puff paint ahead, friends.

Shoppist Gift List, Day 12: La Colombe Coffee Gift Box

Packaged and ready to go.

Packaged and ready to go.

Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

In a city home to some of the best coffee shops around, it’s no wonder that a coffee-centric gift is usually a safe bet. For your favorite caffeine fiend, we suggest gifting this assortment of La Colombe founder Todd Carmichael’s three favorite coffees: Guatemalan beans from Ferrigno Estate and Tomastepec, and a Nicaraguan from El Diamante Auction Lot. Gift it with a Chemex coffeemaker for the ultimate pairing, or present it on its own in its seasonally appropriate red box.

Click here for price deets and more holiday gift ideas.

Market Report: 34 Cool Ways to Style Your Wedding Band With Other Rings

  • MR15Wedding bands need not be limited to the traditional engagement ring combo. Instead, try out one of these 34 awesome wedding band styling tricks. (Psst: Shoppist editor Emily wears hers in the Coolest. Stack. Ever.) [Pop Sugar]
  • Why decorate a Christmas tree with ornaments when you can decorate your, uh, beard. Yeah, these guys did just that. [Buzzfeed]

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