Earlier this month, police say a man broke into a car in Queen Village and stole $14,500 worth of jewelry from the automobile.
Yes, $14,500 in jewelry. I can’t think of any section of the city — or any place on Earth — I’d feel comfortable leaving that much money in a car.
According to surveillance video released by police, the burglar broke into the car on two separate occasions, about five minutes apart. The second time, he removed a giant bag. The crime took place on the 800 block of S. Howard Street, between Queen and Christian.
Here’s the surveillance video:
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Continue your holiday shopping haul this weekend at the much-anticipated annual John Wind Studio sample sale. The sale will include one-of-a-kind pieces, samples, and discontinued merch.
Here’s how to get in on the event: Starting tomorrow from 5pm to 8pm, swing by the Aston studio for the grand opening. Get there early: The first 25 shoppers receive a special gift. Can’t make it tomorrow? The studio sale continues through Sunday from 10am to 3pm; customers who spend over $100 will receive a free gift. Plus, there will be a gift wrapping station, so you can do all your present prep work in one place. Sounds pretty sweet, right?
Click here for the location!
One could argue that spangly statement earrings are a year-round outfit topper. Though true, there’s something special about pairing an LBD (or, for the adventurist, an equally statement-making dress) with a pair of standout earrings in December. So whether you pick out art deco-inspired posts or sleek rose gold hoops, you’ll be set for the season’s bevy of holiday parties. Sparkle on, friends.
Click here for prices and store details.
Ring in the holidays. | Photo by Sarah Zwerling.
Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!
Teensy, delicate stacking rings have had their day. This year, go big. My pick: a hefty rainbow moonstone nestled in an 18K-gold egg. Wear it alone (I’d wear it on my index finger) or team it with a handful of other knockouts—a chunky diamond band, an oversized cocktail ring (or three). Package it in a tiny nest (here’s one for $0.99!) for major bonus points.
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Crowns for all! | Image via YouTube.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen Beyoncé’s DIY video for her latest single ‘7/11.’ (And if you haven’t seen it, welcome back to the world! Watch it here.) Throughout most of the video Bey wore her underwear, sometimes switching into yoga pants, a variety of sweatshirts, and a necklace so huge you can see it from space (sbove). But towards the end of the video, she rocked a crazy futuristic crown. Huffington Post reported that it was created by Laura Wass, the Brooklyn-based designer behind WXYZ Jewelry.
And guess what? Laura was raised in Penn Valley, went to Friends Central and was a student at Penn. (Just like Stuart Weitzman.)
See the designer here.
Weregild is Philly’s coolest new jewelry line. | Photos via Weregild.
A quick hat-tip to my stylish pal Chaucee Stillman (she’s the one behind the blog Streets and Stripes), who introduced me to this jewelry line, via an email with lots of exclamation points and all caps. Her excitement was completely justified: One look at the website for new Philly-based jewelry line WEREGILD and I was hooked.
Read more here.
Image via Dana Rebecca
In our opinion, the best Halloween pre-game (and post-game) isn’t posting up at a pub tomorrow afternoon, but rather trying on Dana Rebecca Designs jewelry at TownHome. Interested in swapping your fun-sized M&M’s for those stellar studs pictured above? Keep reading for the trunk show details.
More info here!
Image via Lagos.
You guys know Lagos—the started-in-Philly company that exploded and now has a place in the jewelry boxes of the most fabulous. The brand is kicking off its fall campaign tonight at the Rittenhouse flagship (it’s at 1735 Walnut Street) with yours truly; I’ll be there offering styling tips (which will most likely be along the lines of, Pile it on with wild abandon!).
They’ll have champagne, small bites, and a chance to win a special Lagos treat (remember to bring your business card so you can be entered to win!). It goes down tonight from 5pm to 8pm. See you there!
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!
Click here for how to get the discounts.