Stop What You’re Doing: Skirt Boutique Is Coming to Rittenhouse


Skirt’s Main Line location.

Great retail news for Rittenhouse shoppers: Skirt Boutique — the Bryn Mawr/Stone Harbor haven for upscale contemporary womenswear and accessories — is opening a third outpost at 212 South 17th Street, formerly home to luxe bedding store Duxiana.

In a press release, owner Maureen Doron explained the Center City move: “Skirt offers a curated collection of the best designers perfect for women raising their families in the city who need great casual clothes to look chic everyday, as well as for career women of Philadelphia, who always need to look both polished and fashion-forward.”

The store is expected to open in September. For now, you can get your fix through the boutique’s shopping box service (read about it here), or by visiting its Main Line and Shore outposts.

Abercrombie Hires Club Monaco Menswear Designer, Desperately Tries to Be Cool Again


Will this label ever make it back into your closet? | Deymos.HR /

It’s no secret that the fashion masses have started to take notice of Club Monaco. The women’s clothing has become clean and modern, an accessible, if watered-down, version of legendarily minimal brands like Céline and The Row. The men’s collection isn’t far behind, with standout offerings and even standalone men’s brick-and-mortars (rumor has it that Philly might be getting one … eventually). And a struggling Abercrombie has taken notice: They just poached Aaron Levine from Club Monaco, where he’d been VP of men’s design for the past four years. Read more »

Market Report: 9 Mistakes You’re Making in the Shower (That Are Affecting Your Skin!)


Shampoo before soap. | Shutterstock.

  • Turns out there is a right way to shower and doing it wrong can cause skin irritation, bacne, limp hair and clogged pores. [Glamour]
  • This is what happens when you wear the same thing every day for a month. (Spoiler: People will notice a lot faster than you think they will.) [Refinery29]
  • We might soon seen the end of tax-free online shopping. [Fashionista]

Next: MAC’s newest lipstick and a fashion mag’s closing.

Buy This Now: Garance Doré Stationery at Tselaine


Garance Doré’s line of notecards and prints.

Tselaine is small but mighty, packed rug-to-rafters with every sort of accessory and giftable good — jewelry, sunglasses, cufflinks, bags, scarves, hats, candles, hair accessories — you could ever need to buy, all at wallet-friendly prices. (Seriously, if you need a last-minute gift, go here.) And now the Rittenhouse boutique is stocking paper goods from one of fashion’s best bloggers and illustrators, painfully chic Parisian (slash New Yorker) Garance Doré.* Read more »

So What Exactly Can We Expect From the Center City TargetExpress Store?


A rendering of the first TargetExpress store in Minnesota. | Target.

After Target execs announced in January that they were planning to bring a TargetExpress store to Philly, they’ve finally settled on where and when: 19th and Chestnut (part of the redevelopment of the Boyd Theater space), opening in July 2016. But what the heck is a TargetExpress, and will it be worth shopping? Let’s dig in.  Read more »

Market Report: Underarm Bedazzling Is Now a Thing


Prada, pits and Lohan.

  • First, we dyed it. Now, we’re adding gemstone stickers and pastel extensions. To our armpits. [Styleite]
  • To combat lagging sales, Prada is introducing lower-priced bags, so that all devils might wear it. [Bloomberg]
  • Gross: This is what expired makeup looks like in a petri dish. (So go toss all out-of-date lip glosses now!) [xoJane]

Next: Lindsay Lohan’s fourth try at a fashion line; designer buys to get on sale now.

The Best Places to Shop for Swimwear in Philly


When I think about what makes a great womenswear store, I think about curationa strong aesthetic, a refined point of view, a smart mix of designers. When I think about think about what makes a swimwear store great, well, curation goes out the window. Here, it’s all about selection — sizes, styles, prices, add-ons — and these stores have the best of it all.  Read more »

NeNe Leakes Might Be Opening a Store in Atlantic City

According to the always-reputable TMZ,  NeNe Leakes — the brash queen of Atlanta housewives, fledgling Broadway star, wig aficionado and champion shade-thrower — is scoping out Atlantic City real estate so that she may one day open a clothing store.  Read more »

Market Report: 33 Fashion Items to Throw Out Right Now


Purging your closet should start with your underwear drawer. | Shutterstock.

  • We might be well into summer, but it’s never too late to spring-clean. From “period underwear” (you have this, just admit it) to bootcut jeans, here are 33 items in your closet you need to ditch now. [The Fashion Spot]
  • Say what you will about the ever-polarizing Gwyneth Paltrow, but you have to admit that girlfriend’s got gorgeous skin. Good news for us: She’s launching a skincare line. [Racked]
  • Can you really make $100,000 selling your old clothes on Poshmark? This girl did. (After reading, I downloaded it immediately.) [Refinery29]

Up next: Man Repeller’s activewear collection and the best liquid eyeliner out there.

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