We understand the urge to toss on floppy knit beanies—Shoppist editor Emily has a bedazzled highlighter yellow one we all adore—but with all the whimsical prints and chunky knits that went down the runway, a well-shaped cap can be just the dose of structure your outfit needs to pull your look together. Resist the knit and opt for one of these eight wool and felt toppers. Plus, now that Goorin Bros. is open, it only takes a quick trip to Walnut Street to get bedecked. You’re welcome.
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Photo by Dom Savini.
Long ago, the pedestrian stud pierced its way into fashion vernacular, dotting everything from leather jackets to heels with a steely gleam. Now the hardware gets the understated treatment thanks to Canadian brand Ela. The studs on this oversize clutch are actually reverse-embossed (and filled with silicone!), for a heavy-metal feel without any of the hard edges — or punk pretenses. Large M.I.L.C.K. clutch, $498 by special order at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, or Elabyela.com.
The easiest and most cost-effective way to keep up with each season’s trends (which, as soon as you adopt them, have already changed), is to shop like this: Buy clothing that you love to wear and invest in your go-to staples—to hell with trends!—but keep your look up-to-date by sprinkling in a few of the latest accessories.
Why this works: You won’t look like a slave to trends and you’ll save money on total wardrobe overhauls as soon as the next season sweeps in and declares skinny jeans and moto boots Totally Over. To help you with your instant closet update, here are 10 of fall’s top trends. Even better? I’ve got options for any budget.
Your most stylish fall ever awaits.
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Sickness-repelling scarves for everyone! | Image via Jasper Scough
The weather’s a-changin’ and I have to admit: I’m nervous. Every time the temperature makes a major dip or the moisture levels spike, I’m faced with a big, fat cold. I’m told this isn’t an uncommon phenomenon, so when our sister site Be Well Philly posted about these bacteria-fighting scarves equipped with filters to ward off germs, we were pretty psyched.
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This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Concrete Polish, Angela Monaco’s line of sculptural jewelry that’s all made right here in Philly. I’m an unabashed fangirl of the collection—yep, I even added her gold spike ring to my wedding stack. I got that ring at Philly Mag Shops last year, and I plan on getting another one (perhaps in rose gold?) this year.
Why I love it: The Concrete Polish collection spans knuckle-dusters to more delicate pieces (those tiny rose-gold cluster earrings above!), and the prices are fantastic. You’re looking at $45 for a pair of studs, $160 for a cluster ring (see it on the top right corner, above), $130 for a cool fox ring, and $215 for the snake bangle. Other pieces—those sculpted around gems and minerals—can run you a bit more, but it’s all totally worth it.
And they all get a bit more wallet-friendly this Sunday, October 5th, as every piece will be 25 percent off at Philly Mag Shops. Cheer!
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Anyone who lives in Philly and wears jewelry knows of TownHome, Dana Bank’s teensy-tiny jewelry boutique on Walnut Street. (Oh, and if you haven’t been in in a while, go. Dana just redesigned the interior and it is gorgeous.) Her collection of baubles is small enough so that it’s not overwhelming, but large enough to encompass some of the most sought-after brands around.
Well, guess what? Dana—and her endlessly covetable collection—will be just one of the many boutiques we have coming to Philly Mag Shops, our annual warehouse-style shopping event on October 5th. Here’s what you can expect at her space (which, last year, was packed).
Jennifer Meyer discounts ahead!
There are all types of Philly-centric goods and souvenirs out there—some good, some not so good. The goods ones we like to gift to out-of-towners, but it’s rare we see Philly souvenirs we want to sling ourselves. Because, ya know, we actually live here.
Then these subway totes by The Billy Penn Transport Co. landed in our email inbox. We squealed at their hometown glory charm, and then started forwarding the link to all our fellow commuting neighbors. It was love at first sight.
Here’s how to get ‘em.
Glorious 60-degree days are finally among us! Bless thee weather gods and goddesses! Build out your wardrobe for the season with leather accents—the unexpected autumnal neutral. Wear it traditionally with a leather jacket or pumps, or play with fall’s newest trends: laser cuts, merlot, and headgear. Just promise us you won’t wear it head-to-toe a la Rihanna.
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Hats for all!
Remember back in August when we announced a Goorin Bros. Hat Shop would be opening in the former MAC space on Walnut Street? Well, the fantastically old time-y haberdashery opened this past Friday and we got a sneak peak, along with an interview with CEO Ben Goorin—the fourth generation of Goorins to man the business. Keep reading for a slideshow of snaps from the new shop, style suggestions and the answer to the burning question: is it possible to look good in a fedora—ever?
- If you were one of the lucky shoppers to snag (or you know, camp out for) an iPhone 6, you’ve probably found yourself in a bit of a case rut. But don’t worry: Here are 15 super-stylish ways to protect your new phone. (We’re obsessed with the marble case.) [Lucky]
- Could the 3-ounce limit on liquids on airplanes be a thing of the past? That’s what the TSA is hoping. [Chicago Tribune]
- Class is in session. Kanye West still has 250 hours left of community service which he’s wrapping up by teaching a course at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. The gossip mill is speculating it’s a fashion course. [Vulture]
Keep reading to learn more about this beauty secret weapon that you can find in your kitchen cabinet.