Madewell Is Opening in Suburban Square Next Month

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Madewell’s Center City location. | Marina Lamanna.

Good news for Madewell fans: The J.Crew sister store is opening a location in Ardmore’s Suburban Square next month. Opening day is Tuesday, May 5th; doors open at 10am. Get there early: The first 25 people to stop by get Madewell gift card.

Can’t make it there in the morning? Stop by from 5pm to 8pm, when they’ll be celebrating with champagne, light bites and a DJ. Shopping tip: Buy something, and you’ll get a free Bien Fait tote with purchase. (You’ll want to nab one of these; I scored one at the Center City store opening and I use it all the time. See it here.)

Welcome to the neighborhood, Madewell!  Read more »

Champagne, Discounts, Flash Tats and Art at Aoki Boutique Tomorrow


Image courtesy Aoki boutique.

For any independent boutique, making it to your third anniversary is a big milestone — and one that calls for a proper celebration. Tomorrow, April 11th, Alina Alter rings in the third birthday of her Center City shop, Aoki, with a DJ, drinks, discounts — and (fake) tattoos.

Here’s the deal: Head to the shop at 115 South 22nd Street between 5pm and 7pm (so before you head to your dinner reservations!) and enjoy champagne, a 10 percent store-wide discount, a flash tattoo station and the launch of Aoki’s latest art installation (Alter always has a different local female artist exhibited in the shop).

Happy birthday, Aoki! Love, Shoppist.  Read more »

Introducing Your Favorite New Home and Gift Shop: HOME + Occasionette


Occasionette + Home’s new storefront.

Remember when we told you that home decor shop HOME was moving in with gift shop Occasionette? Well, the move-in is finally complete, and the duo is celebrating with a party on Saturday from 5pm to 8pm. It’s a grand reopening fete for HOME and a second anniversary celebration for Occasionette.

Head to East Passyunk — the whole stretch is celebrating Second Saturday as well — to check out the new boutique. Both shops will have a bigger-than-ever selection of goods and gifts (reminder: Mother’s Day is May 10th!), plus cocktails and snacks (save room for ice cream sandwiches from Weckerly’s).

Congrats, guys! Love, Shoppist. 

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Sale Roundup: Where to Shop This Weekend

Images via ASOS and J.Crew.

Items included in this weekend’s sales. | Images via ASOS (left and center images) and J.Crew (right image).

It’s shaping up to be a gorgeous weekend. So go, spend the day outside, and then come in and relax with a bit of online bargain-hunting. Here are 11 of the best online sales going on right now. Enjoy!

ASOS: Up to 50 percent off of clearance items, and free shipping of orders $40 and over.

Bloomingdale’s: Shop online and in-store to save 20 to 40 percent off selected items in women’s wear, contemporary wear, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and kids through April 12th.

Club MonacoUp to 40 percent off men’s and women’s apparel, shoes and accessories, plus a jam-packed clearance section.

Cole HaanFor their annual Friends & Family event, get 30 percent off site-wide with code FRIENDS30, now through Tuesday.  Read more »

Market Report: Why You Should be Applying Your Makeup According to Your Face Shape

Images via Maskcara

Images via Maskcara.

  • Applying makeup according to your face shape is actually a lot more important than you might think. This makeup artist schools us in facial geometry.  [Maskcara]
  • We love Target for their sweet capsule collections, but who knew how great their super-affordable wardrobe basics are? [WhoWhatWear]
  • We were super excited for the return of the JNCO Jeans. These teens, on the other hand, are not. (And their reactions to the ’90s fad are hilarious). [Cosmopolitan]

Next: the biggest celeb hair changeups of the year.

Smak Parlour Launches Kickstarter for New Capsule Collection

Image via Smak Parlour

Image via Smak Parlour

First you helped local jewelry brand Geography 541 reach their fundraising goal. Then, you rallied to make United by Blue’s bison socks a smashing success. Now, local boutique Smak Parlour needs your help. To celebrate 10 years in their Old City brick-and-mortar, they are releasing a new collection and they’ve launched a Kickstarter to help fund it. The ultra-feminine, retro collection includes two dresses, two peplum tops, a tent blouse and a high-waisted skater skirt — all in the sweetest prints imaginable. Prices will range from $78 to $128.

Brand masterminds Abby and Katie have collaborated with local artists to create their one-of-a-kind prints. Collaborators include: muralist and street artist Joe Boruchow, Smak Parlour employee and illustrator Chelsea Goich, and Dave Holley, an artist and graphic designer (he imprinted their insanely cool fashion truck!). And we’re officially smitten with this homegrown collection.  Read more »

The 10 Items You Need to Buy During Shopbop’s Friends and Family Sale


Today is the last day for Shopbop‘s Friends and Family shopping event, everyone. And while the sale might not draw the insane clamoring as, say, the Barney’s Warehouse Clearance Sale, it’s still a significant shopping event in its own right. With limited brand exclusions and a near-across-the-board 25 percent discount, there are tons of items that deserve a rightful place in your closet—just use promo code SPRING25 at checkout. Here, we picked out 10 gorgeous items to snag before 11:59 tonight. Yep, better start clicking ‘add to cart’. Read more »

Duke’s Library is Officially Launching Tonight

Duke & Winston headquarters | Photo by Victoria Stern

Duke & Winston headquarters | Photo by Victoria Stern

Remember back in October when we highlighted Duke & Winston’s new antiques addition Duke’s Library? Back then, the section was merely setting up shop and selling goods via its Instagram handle @dukeslibrary. However, now the curated collection is in full force.

To celebrate, the Rittenhouse shop is hosting a launch event from 6pm to 9pm tonight. The after-hours party will have whiskey by Whistle Pig, drinks by Philadelphia Distilling & Victory Brewing Company, light bites, and music. Plus, they’ll be rolling out a host of new treasures to shop. As always, their adorable in-shop bulldog will be meandering amongst the crowd. RSVP for the shindig hereRead more »

Sophy Curson is Hosting a Book Signing and Trunk Show with Patricia Underwood Today

Image via Preservation Alliance

Image via Preservation Alliance

Listen up, Shoppists; we’re going to make this quick. Famed local retailer Sophy Curson is hosting a book signing and trunk show with the equally revered and stylish Patricia Underwood. To celebrate 40 years as a mainstay in the fashion industry, the milliner is debuting her book, Patricia Underwood: The Way You Wear Your Hat (otherwise available in May). Attendees will be able to receive a signed copy of the text as well as shop a selection of drool-worthy toppers. The event is going on from 11am to 4pm today at the Rittenhouse shop, so move quick.  Read more »

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