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Whoa, looks like Target heard its detractors loud and clear. Following intense backlash (we discuss some of it here) over word that plus-size styles from the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection will only be available online, the retail superstore announced they’ll be launching a new plus-size-only clothing brand Ava & Viv (the first new brand since 2008) that’s set to debut in mid-February. Sizes will include 14 to 26 and X to 4X and prices will range from a super-affordable $10 to $79.99.
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Here at Shoppist, we—unsurprisingly—cover all things shopping-related in Philly. And sometimes that means comic book stores. Lucky for me (because I know very little about comic book stores), Jake Blumgart for Flying Kite Media does, and he wrote a super-handy roundup of all the best comic book shops in Philadelphia.
Embrace the resurgence of classic characters and splashy art at these local posts. Go on, read up and be met with the inevitable realization that all those Hollywood blockbusters raking in a bajillion dollars originated in print—and they’re better for it.
Click here for the guide.
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If you’re looking to step up your layering game, this is the sale you need to shop today. The t-shirt wizards behind Toggery Brand have just debuted a well-stocked—lots of sizes and colors!—sale section full of all our favorite extra-comfy tees, tunics and dresses. The best part? The section is marked 25 percent off. Talk about the perfect reason to spruce up your t-shirt collection or simplify your wardrobe.
Click here to find out where to shop it.
Like a giant sparkly necklace or a fun printed coat, one accessory or clothing item can make an outfit. That’s why your requisite winter look of sweaters and jeans needs to be introduced to the statement bootie. Comfy and easy to slip on, the bold boot doesn’t need to be bright or gaudy to make a splash. Instead, opt for interesting textures (like tufts of fur!), embellishments or a play on classic neutrals (like tortoiseshell and bronze). Getting dressed doesn’t get much easier than this.
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A preview of the collection for Target. | Photo via Target.
No other designer collaboration has sparked as much vitriol as the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection. The announcement was initially met with glee. Yay! Lilly! The bluebloods come down to earth! Red plastic Target would turn into a porcelain teapot of floral shifts! Lilly—God rest her soul—would surely be cheering in her grave at the thought of her clothing—a happy accident, really, the outcome of a fruit juice stand venture (to camouflage fruit stains, she fashioned simple dresses out of colorful floral-print cotton)—now being made available to the masses! Think about it: Instead of going to stuffy debutante balls, she rode donkeys. She’d want everyone to wear her clothes.
Not so fast. These people were misinformed. Lilly, a Palm Beach socialite, they said, would not be happy. In fact, she’d be “turning over in her grave!” Refinery29 rounded up 39 reactions from these furious Lilly die-hards, many of them sounding like classist, bratty sorority mean-girls.
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You’ve probably heard of Britain’s fashion icon Alexa Chung (basically the other Kate Moss) collaborating on a fashion line with denim royalty AG. The vintage-inspired line consists of killer sweaters, dresses, t-shirts, and endless denim, and it nails Alexa’s careless Twiggy style.
The line is stirring up lots of buzz, but you’ll only be able to snag it in one (yup, just one) Philly shop. The lucky spot? Skirt boutique in Bryn Mawr, who just got their delivery today.
Find out what Alexa items you’ll find in Philly
If local sales are like football games, then this one’s the Superbowl: Joan Shepp‘s annual “blowout” basement sale. It kicks off (get it? Sorry) tomorrow, and we chatted with manager Ellen Shepp to get the low-down.
First things first: Plan a morning coffee meeting. You’ll want to get there in the morning to snag the best stuff. The sale lasts through Saturday, January 24th, and during the sale, store traffic is steady each day. (We can attest to this.) So for true bargain-hunters, the early bird really does get the Demueleeester.
As for the deals, all men’s and women’s fall and winter collections are on sale. Most items are 60 to 70 percent off, and spring 2014 archives are 70 to 85 percent off. (Basically free!)
But let’s talk specifics.
Welcome to Receipt, our voyeuristic look into the weekly spending habits of Philadelphians. First up, Nicole Cashman, founder and owner of public relations firm Cashman & Associates—and new mom! We asked her to track every single thing she bought for one week, and here’s how it all tallied up. (So. Many. Baby. Accessories.)
See the list—and final number—here.