The Super Bowl of Sales: Joan Shepp’s Blowout Basement Sale Starts Tomorrow


Joan Shepp’s minimal interior. | Emily Goulet.

My ultimate shopping secret is this: Every January, Joan Shepp holds a sale. But it’s not your average end-of-season sale, where things like droopy scarves and deflated puffer jackets are half-off. This is the Super Bowl of sales, one that sees discount racks lined with Balenciaga and Dries van Noten. It is, in a word, heaven.

Here’s what to expect: All fall merchandise is marked up to 75 percent off (it’s often organized by discount level), and the good stuff goes quickly. So make a point to take an early lunch tomorrow to nab terrific picks from the likes of Ann Demeulemeester, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Maison Margiela. The sale kicks off on Wednesday, January 13th, at 10am, and lasts through Sunday, January 17th, though items that don’t sell are usually still available afterwards. So … I’ll see you there?  Read more »

Shop Like a Men’s Style Blogger at These 5 Philly Stores


Find out all the hot shopping spots in the city for men’s style.| Lauren McGrath.

Local blogger Sabir Peele of Men’s Style Pro is no newcomer to the city’s fashion scene. For the past five years, he’s been all across the country working photo shoots, hosting style parties, and representing major brands – and then bringing everything he’s seen and learned back here to Philly. Sabir’s sartorial signature is one of the most refined in the city (as evidenced here), so when he gave us his five favorite stores for men’s style in this city, we had to share (in no particular order). Read more »

Behind the Buy: What Joan Shepp Is Loving for Fall

JOAN SHEPP2Welcome, 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 »

Psst: Joan Shepp Is Having a Shoe Sale Today Only


Shepp’s shoes. | Image via Joan Shepp.

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 »

Joan Shepp Is Having a Major Shopping Event All Day Today


Joan Shepp’s eponymous store on Chestnut Street.

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.

See you there?  Read more »

Sale of the Season: Joan Shepp’s Infamous Basement Sale Starts Tomorrow


Joan Shepp.

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!)

But let’s talk specifics.

Joan Shepp Is Offering a Different Designer Deal Every Day This Week


Joan Shepp’s store floor.

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.

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Joan Shepp Is Having a Huge Pre-Black-Friday Sale Because Why Wait?


See all that black merchandise? It’s on sale now. | Photo via Joan Shepp.

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.

Sale details ahead!

Decades Vintage Owner Cameron Silver At Joan Shepp Tomorrow (Yes, With Tons Of Vintage For Sale)


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.

Details about that vintage here.

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