Video: See How These Philly Artisans Make the Cutest Bowties We’ve Ever Seen

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Office life. | Screenshot via Urban Outfitters.

Quit your day job, turn your house into a light-filled studio, begin making cool-slash-adorable bowties that catch on like wildfire, land a major wholesale account, have a tiny baby who wears the cutest-ever animal-print leggings. It’s a lofty ambition, and for most people, the end result would be a tiny Etsy account and a newfound respect for artisans and small business owners. But for Forage Haberdashery‘s Stephen Loidolt and Shauna Alterio, it’s, well, pretty inspiring. See for yourself here!

Goorin Bros. Hat Shop to Open on Walnut Street Next Month

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Hat aficionados, we’ve got good news: Old-fashioned-in-the-best-way hat shop Goorin Bros. is slated to open in Rittenhouse next month. The family-owned hat-centric shop is known for its impeccably dressed staff, old-school vibes and their overall attention to detail—both with the hats and the shop. You can see why we’re excited.

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The Coolest Bag to Buy For Fall Is at … Club Monaco?

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Understated luxury.

In a way that mimics J.Crew’s steady ascension from middle-of-the-road mall store to luxury brand, Club Monaco has slowly distanced itself from its other mid-level, trendy-but-accessible peers (think BCBG) with increasingly sophisticated designs and a handful of smart collaborations. To wit: Its collab with Canadian brand ela, which finally, finally brings the laidback-luxe handbags to Philly.

See them all here.

Market Report: 15 Steps to Decorating Like a Fashion Editor

  • MR13How to live like a true fashion girl, in 15 easy (and not-so-easy) steps. Step 1: It’s all in the coffee table books. (Though I think a bit of eclectic vintage pieces also go a long way.) [Refinery29]
  • Wahoo!!! Cool-girl jewelry line Dannijo is branching out into footwear! Expect the line to launch next spring, and get details on the price point here. [Fashionista]
  • And the hottest color for fall is …. lilac? [Elle]

Read more here. (You know you want to.)

8 Fashion Buys to Get You Through the Rest of Summer

Summer-BuysA coworker of mine complained this morning about all the fall promotions happening right now. And she’s right: Stores are stocking leather jackets, grocery aisles are filled with Halloween candy, and—worst of it all—I saw my first back-to-school commercial on TV. DEATH. But lest we forget, we’ve still got a few more weeks of summer here, and amidst the cable-knits and candy corn, there are still buys out there begging to be trotted out during these dwindling summer days. Here are eight of the best ones to buy now—all are available at local shops!—wear now, and then store until you can break ‘em out next summer.

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The Edit: 9 Sweet Buys Under $100

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Shoppists, August is a month of shopping confliction—email inboxes filled with “IT’S FALL” announcements (it’s not) and a weatherman telling you it’ll be 85 degrees all week. For now, dissuade yourself from any premature fall purchases, and quell your retail craving by snatching up some of these under-$100 buys. They’re easier on your wallet and will carry you through mid-September.

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Monday Obsession: Terrain’s Gorgeous Floral Scarf

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It’s easy to equate summer outfits with simple when we keep our lightest tees, tunics, and shorts in heavy rotation. And when the weather gets mucky, accessories can fall by the wayside. To combat outfit monotony, try integrating breezy linen scarves into your warm-weather uniform. This beauty from Terrain boasts an airy fabric and a vibrant embroidered border that’s substantial enough to make a statement. We suggest pairing it with an all-white look.

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Covet: We’re Utterly in Love With Dylanlex’s Fashion Armour

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Photo by Dom Savini.

If most oversize baubles are statement pieces, then the colossal collars by Dylanlex are shouted-from-the-rooftop proclamations.

Drew Ginsburg, a 2009 Drexel University grad, first nabbed attention for her handmade jewelry on Instagram. She began creating hefty made-to-orders featuring heaping drapings of Swarovski crystals that have garnered national attention (Rihanna and Rachel Zoe are fans) and now adorn the necks of fashion’s most vocal flock.

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The Edit: 10 Gorgeous Pendants We Love

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A few seasons ago, the bib necklace debuted and then never really left. Suddenly, everyone was sporting hulking spangled collars and wide bedazzled bibs. Now, jewelry is tilting to the delicate side, and we’re loving it. Long necklaces have an elongating effect, and these look great layered with other necklaces of varying lengths. Here, 10 ways to wear ‘em at every price point.

Get all the pendant details below!

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