Sneak Peek: Inside the Massive King of Prussia Expansion Opening This Summer

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Image via Simon Malls.

This August, the King of Prussia Mall will no longer be divided between the Court and Plaza, thanks to the major expansion project that’s now wrapping up. “It will no longer be the Plaza and Court — it will be one King of Prussia property under one name,” says Simon Malls President David Contis. The new 155,000-square-foot connector will not only bridge the gap between the mall’s previous two encampments; it will also be home to 50 new shops and restaurants, a massive parking garage, and concierge services. We got a sneak peek inside the space that’s set to open August 18th — if it’s ready in time. Read more »

How to Maintain Vibrant, Jewel-Toned Hair

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Whether you heard it here first or not, jewel-toned hair has officially replaced pastels in the fashion color realm of tresses. We’re talking deep hunter green, mesmerizing sapphire, and metallics like rose gold, and silky bronze taking over where cotton-candy pinks once reigned supreme. While jewel-toned hair looks fabulous, it’s not exactly the easiest style to keep up. Between the color deposits on your shower drain and stained pillowcases (not to mention hair damage and constant salon visits), it’s a downright pain to maintain. However, there are certain measures you can take to make your jewel-toned hair stay vibrant—and your life much easier. American Mortals colorist Nikki Horne dishes her tricks of the trade for you to start copying now.   Read more »

Shop Talk: How to Prevent Crazy Tan Lines

  • Nowadays bathing suits are out of control. Straps are placed everywhere but your shoulders and strategically designed cutouts pretty much guarantee the worst tan lines ever. In order to avoid looking like a zapped zebra, check out these tips on how to fix and prevent awful tan lines. Hint: Bronze all over with self-tanner at night to fill in any pale spots. [Vogue]
  • The fashion world lost an icon, Bill Cunningham, over the weekend. He was a pioneer in street style photography and made his life’s work documenting realtime fashion on the streets of New York. His discerning eye and humble demeanor will surely be missed. Here are 15 reasons he will always be in our hearts. [Bustle]

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Skinny Jeans, Just Die Already

Illustration by Laura Weiszer

Illustration by Laura Weiszer

When I was in college, nights out were a sea of black pants. There were slight variations, sure, but the gist was always the same: low-waisted, tight, boot-cut, made of stretchy synthetic fabric. We wore them with black boots and slinky, stringy Go-Out tops. (It was 2001. We knew no better.) Sometimes we even paired them with modest button-downs for our internships! We wore these pants while we smoked cigarettes and guzzled wine from a box, and we fancied ourselves very sexy and sophisticated.

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Meet the Stylish Culinary Wiz Behind Philly’s Favorite Eateries

Photography by Courtney Apple for Philadelphia Magazine

Photography by Courtney Apple for Philadelphia Magazine

Her gelato and pizza business have taken up most of the spotlight, but now it’s time to get to know Stephanie Reitano, owner of Capogiro Gelato and Capofitto Pizza.

So what’s Reitano up to when she’s not introducing Philly to authentic Italian gelato (her company pasteurizes 600 gallons of raw milk each week!) and raising three kids? We chatted with Reitano to get the low down on her favorite place to spot chickens, her mid-century barware habit, and her scenic Old City walking route. Plus, she spills her go-to restaurant supply shop in Rittenhouse. Read more »

The Creepy Science Behind Why You Love Target So Much

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The mind games are real, people. | iStock/Kasahasa.

It’s no secret Target has our hearts — with those colorful housewares, punchy desk supplies and racks of bathing suits priced oh-so-perfectly, how can we resist? Center City certainly can’t, with people nearly lining the block in anticipation of Target’s new location opening this summer. Target is what my mom calls a ‘$100 store,’ meaning you can’t just pop in for one thing — you’re definitely dropping at least a Benjamin while you’re there, even when you have no intention of doing so.

But why is it that Target has such a hold on us (and our wallets)? Is it the mascot dog with the cute bullseye? The mini sale section in the front? That deliciously sinful, buttery popcorn? We sought out local experts — retail analysts, psychologists, professors at some of the top fashion programs in the world — to help us crack the code, revealing the science behind why you love Target so much. Their answers were insightful, surprising, and, well, downright creepy.  Read more »

The Absolute Best Jersey Shore Shopping Towns You Must Visit This Summer

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Image via iStock/Sean Pavone.

Happy third day of summer, y’all! If you’re lucky enough to experience summer Fridays, you’ve already got a shore trip or two on the books, which means plenty of sun-soaked beach football days and board-walking, breezy nights await. No matter your shore activity of chouce, it’s our job here at Shoppist to make sure you’re always looking fly. We rounded up the best boutiques on the coast to aide in your Jersey Shore shopping ventures, whether you’re looking for a cool pair of swim trunks or the perfect flowy caftan that will take you from beach chair to barstool. Plus, you’ll find the coolest, non-cheesy gifts here to take home or send to family who couldn’t make the trek down the shore.  Read more »

Get a Chance to Meet Allen Iverson at Lapstone and Hammer This Friday

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Allen Iverson’s glory days. | Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports.

Hold up, AI fans: If you can remember where you were during the 2001 NBA All Star Game, then you need to make your way over to Lapstone and Hammer, online and in-store, tomorrow to purchase an exclusive Allen Iverson 2001 All Star Game Mitchell & Ness Jersey.

The jersey – an exclusive collaboration with the Midtown Village boutique and the throwback sports company – includes an embroidered 2001 All Star logo patch on the right shoulder and a Hardwood Classics hem tag printed with game’s date, February 11th, 2001. Sales begin Wednesday, June 22nd, at 10am. And you’ll want to shop early: The first 100 people to purchase the jersey also score an invite to Friday’s release party at Lapstone and Hammer. Allen Iverson will be there as a special guest, so yeah, you’ll want to go to this. Click here to see the jersey and get more event details.

This Expansive Persian Rug Showroom Is Manayunk’s Best Kept Secret

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Parisa and her father in their Manayunk showroom. | Photo by Lauren McGrath for phillymag.com.

Manayunk may not be the hippest neighborhood in Philly anymore (that honor belongs to Fishtown), but that doesn’t mean it’s not home to a few hidden treasures.

One such treasure—a magnificent Persian rug showroom—belongs to Parisa Abdollahi, owner of Parisa Rugs and Décor in Old City, and it seems decidedly out of place along the banks of the Schuylkill.

“It’s kind of like Ali Baba’s secret cave,” she chuckles as she leads us into her private collection of roughly 3,000 antique Persian rugs. She’s definitely not wrong. Read more »

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