Cheers to you, city shoppers. | Photo by Evan Sung.
Center City shoppers are in for a treat—literally. From now until December 31st, shoppers who make any purchase at Knit Wit, Ellelauri or Aoki Boutique will be able to get a complimentary cup of salted caramel hot chocolate at the Shake Shack in Center City (20th and Sansom Street) with proof of purchase. We haven’t been this psyched about a pairing in a while.
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Photo by Cheyenne Gil
Behold: The most Pin-able, Tumblr-worthy holiday lookbook has just arrived and it belongs to The Geisha House. The Old City boutique joined forces with photographer Cheyenne Gil and Maggpie Vintage (you might remember them from Philly Mag Shops) for a totally lust-worthy, 86-page lookbook that packs in tons of styling tips and inspiration. Don’t blame us if you find yourself yearning for teal hair streaks or a vampy lip once you’ve seen it.
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Image via Punk Rock Flea Market
It’s baaaack. If you were anxiously awaiting the Punk Rock Flea Market‘s return, you’re in luck: The hip marketplace will be open this Saturday and Sunday. Housed in a massive warehouse, the flea market includes over 500 vendors (yes, seriously) and is a trove for knickknacks, old records, vintage clothes, jewelry (see: Rosebud Revival for super-chic minimalist pieces), art, food and tons of other goods. Don’t be fooled by the name: the market has something for everyone—no mohawk required.
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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?
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Here’s a secret for the truly fashion-obsessed: In order to get the best deals at your favorite boutique, snag a job there. Even part-timers usually get to reap the employee-discount rewards. So, here’s your job tip of the day: The Geisha House in Old City is searching for part-time sales associates, and they’re having open interviews today from 12pm to 4pm.
Be sure to bring your resume, and leave the fancy pantsuit at home. The vibe here is trendy, girly, with a dash of boho and just enough edginess (think: Cameo). This isn’t a seasonal gig—the shop is looking for a permanent part-time employee who can commit to 15 to 20 hours a week. During the holidays you can expect more hours, good news for those looking to rake in more money.
So about that discount.
Images via Terrain
I think we’re all in agreement that November flew by far too quickly. Sure, Thanksgiving is still a week away, but before you know it, you’ll be trading in your turkey for tabletop Christmas trees, and foliage for festive lights. And who doesn’t love getting a head start? That’s where Terrain’s Holiday Open House comes in—and it’s just as whimsical and festive as it sounds.
Confession: We’re already listening to Christmas carols.
Image via United by Blue Facebook
About a week ago, I wrote about local brand United by Blue’s Kickstarter campaign to begin production on ‘The Ultimate American Sock,’ socks that are made of bison wool. And it looks like Philadelphians got pretty psyched about the prospect of toasty toes from the down of American Bison because they annihilated United by Blue’s original goal of $15,000 with a current pledge of $41,718. And—get this—they still have 28 days left on their campaign. Congrats, gang.
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Image via Destination Maternity
Listen up, expecting mamas: Destination Maternity has relocated from its Walnut Street shop into a new 2,300-square-foot storefront in Shops at Liberty Place. To celebrate the big move, the shop is having a grand opening event this Saturday, November 22nd. And it’s totally worth checking out.
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This is a Shoppist PSA; we just found the most glorious midi skirt to wear to Thanksgiving dinner. An hour ago, vintage boutique Wilbur tweeted the above mohair fringe skirt as a new addition to their Etsy shop. I mean, just look at it: an autumnal color scheme, a forgiving a-line shape, and it rings in at only $40. To celebrate this festive find, we picked out the sweater and booties we’d pair for this holiday look. Just beware: the skirt is vintage and there’s only one, so be quick! (Or, ya know, we might just buy it.)
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Image via Mushmina Facebook
Philly is already home to a pretty impressive import shopping scene (see: Morihata, Millésimé, Via Bellissima, Omoi Zakka Shop and Curio Philadelphia). But today, our cluster of global-centric shops gets a boost thanks to My Little Redemption, a brand-new boutique in Old City that specializes in high-end Israeli designers, and a major shopping event at South Street’s Morcoccan boutique Mushmina.
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