Welcome, officially and finally, to fall! While you’ve been Shore-ing, sunning and stealing every last bit of summer before it winds away, we’ve been digging head-first into the new season’s style offerings. And let me tell you: They are good. We asked Philly’s top shops to give us a peek at their fall buys. Every day, we’ll be breaking down the the styles they’re loving, the trends they’re featuring, and the pieces to add to your new-season shopping list. Happy shopping! Read more »
Today’s need-to-know sale news involves Joan Shepp and shoes. (Do I have your attention?) Today only, the Rittenhouse stalwart is offering 20 percent off shoes — they carry everyone from whimsical Sophia Webster and Nicholas Kirkwood to aggressively modern Trippen and Marsell. You have until 8pm tonight to shop, and the sale is in-store only. Can you say lunch break? Read more »
Ready for an all-day blowout? Today until 9pm, Joan Shepp is having a huge fashion celebration. Right now, head there for a portrait session with local fashion artist Denise Fike. At 3pm, models will be showing off top spring looks for men and women. But the party really starts at 5pm, when the cocktails are served and Rittenhouse’s most famous shopgirl, Tuesday Gordon, will school shoppers on how to mix and match prints. (PS: It’s her birthday, so there will be cake, too!)
The shopping — and sipping — continues until 9pm. The fine print: Shoppers can enter to win a pair of designer sunglasses or sneakers of their choice, and 10 percent of the day’s proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
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If local sales are like football games, then this one’s the Superbowl: Joan Shepp‘s annual “blowout” basement sale. It kicks off (get it? Sorry) tomorrow, and we chatted with manager Ellen Shepp to get the low-down.
First things first: Plan a morning coffee meeting. You’ll want to get there in the morning to snag the best stuff. The sale lasts through Saturday, January 24th, and during the sale, store traffic is steady each day. (We can attest to this.) So for true bargain-hunters, the early bird really does get the Demueleeester.
As for the deals, all men’s and women’s fall and winter collections are on sale. Most items are 60 to 70 percent off, and spring 2014 archives are 70 to 85 percent off. (Basically free!)
The mother of all sales kicks off today: Joan Shepp is dishing out deals on a different designer every day this week (try saying that five times fast). Joan calls it her “week of giving;” you can consider it the next best thing to her annual basement sales, and a chance to score that pricey designer piece you’ve been eyeing at a steep discount.
Ready to shop? Here is the daily sale break-down.
This week is pretty much the Superbowl week of shopping. We’ve already given you your game plan for Black Friday shopping (we’re adding more sales and events to the list every day, so keep checking back!). But for the shoppers who can’t deal with Friday’s crowds, we have sale salvation in Joan Shepp.
If you’re a true vintage obsessive, you know Cameron Silver from Decades, the legendary vintage boutique in LA. If you’re a Bravo obsessive, then you know him from ‘Dukes of Melrose,’ the short-lived reality TV series documenting the glamorous and deliciously over-the-top business of vintage couture. And if you don’t know him at all, well, then even more reason to get down to Joan Shepp tomorrow to meet him and see what real high-end vintage is all about.
Wednesday night Joan Shepp officially opened her new store at 1811 Chestnut Street. The trailblazing Shepp’s flagship store was on Walnut Street for nearly two decades before it was chased from Philadelphia’s Rodeo Drive by rising rents. Joan Shepp then headed for the posh Shops at Liberty Place; although it was very lovely, she yearned for a storefront with the glorious window displays that we’d all grown to love. She’s found that in the beautiful new 9,000-square-foot showroom she now calls home.
Joan and daughter Ellen Shepp attract a fashionable crowd to their store, which carries both men’s and women’s clothing, and houses an array of designer labels including Moschino, Balenciaga, Jil Sander, Rick Owens and Phillip Lim. The crowd at the opening night party was just as eclectic and fabulous. There were live models in the window facing Chestnut Street, and earlier in the night Mike Jerrick, and new co-host Alex Holley from Fox 29 modeled.
Food was provided by all the Starr restaurants, and over a 1,000 macarons were made by Parc restaurant’s pastry chef. Denise Fike created a mural of guests who attended the soiree, as models roamed the store’s three rooms and outdoor space with the latest fall collections.