Labor Day is this Monday, Shoppists. Embrace the long weekend with a little retail therapy. Local boutiques, salons, and e-shops are celebrating with steep discounts on all types of services (discounted manis!) and merchandise (50 percent off denim!). We’re anticipating an onslaught of sale announcements over the next few days, but here’s the first batch of deals.
Good news: All of this year’s Best of Philly winners are now online, in one endlessly clickable spot! Click here to find out the winners for everything from Best Spray Tan to Best Jewelry Store to Best Men’s Custom Suiting—we cover all the bases.
Want more? (Of course you do.) Check out our boutique and salon winners that appeared on FYI Philly below. Believe us, you want to know about these local gems.
For this week’s Monday Obsession installment, we’re highlighting the quirky-cool frames from local eyewear brand (and Best of Philly winner) Philly Eyeworks. Helmed by Clifton Balter and Erika Gleason, the eyewear duo sells brightly hued, completely customizable glasses created right here in Philly. Oh, and did we mention they’re only $99?
It’s wheeling and dealing time at the Jersey Shore, folks. Not only will hotel room prices drop after this weekend, but you can also get everything from boogie boards to flip flops to island-branded t-shirts for far less than you’d have paid in May.
But if you know where to go (psst: we do) deals go much deeper than that. Here are four that should be on your list if you’re headed down the shore before school starts back up again.
We know it might seem like your favorite boutiques are taking a vacation until September 1, but the stores that haven’t temporarily closed up shop are having crazy markdowns on summer merch. Here, the best sales in Philly and the ‘burbs to indulge in some retail therapy—guilt-free, of course.
Whether you know him from Old City’s men’s vintage shop Briar Vintage, where he’s the managing partner, or from the Philly swing-dancing scene, David Lochner’s style is pretty recognizable. It’s equal parts Jazz Age dandy and dapper grandpa, made all the more interesting by generous swaths of tattoos.
We chatted with Lochner at his shop to get the scoop on his sartorial tastes, the vintage goods he won’t touch, and his inspirations. Cue nostalgia, and a whole lot of style envy.
While we’re all beginning to mourn the final weeks of summer, let’s not forget the light at the end of the season: September is in sight, which means crisp fall afternoons and — drumroll — sweater weather! (And yes, the prospect of a good cable-knit gets us very excited.)
Mark the beginning of the long-awaited season with an unexpected pullover that’s sure to be a cold-weather mainstay. The Alexander Wang sweater pictured comes from Princeton’s high-end designer haven Zoe. It’s available online, but we suggest visiting the brick-and-mortar and making a day out of it. (The soon-to-come fall foliage is to die for.)
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.