Store opening alert: Frey Boutique is opening in Newtown Square on October 24. The shop will be housed at 3555 West Chester Pike and after seeing how each shop reflects the local area’s flair (see: their Ocean City location), we’re positively giddy to see what they’ll do with the space. Really, the addition of brands like Rag & Bone, Equipment and Vince is just the icing on the cake.
It’s finally here! After two decades in its former Marlton space, Erdon has set up shop in a somewhat unlikely new spot: the Moorestown Mall. (Yes, really.) Here’s what you need to know: The space is cavernous (2,500 square feet), it packs a larger selection of hard-to-find brands like Ivan Grundahl and Acne, and it’s every bit a high-fashion boutique—in a mall.
Shoppists, if there’s ever been a time to band together and use your powers for good, this is it. Beloved Media online shop (and occasional warehouse sale throw-er) Three Potato Four is the only Pennsylvania finalist in West Elm’s competition for a small business grant. Owners Stu Eli and Janet Morales are in the running for $25,000 and the potential to get their goods in West Elm. The shop is currently in third place out of 21 finalists, and we’re positive we can get ‘em to number one.
Just one year after the eco-conscious coffee shop and clothier opened their flagship in Old City, they’ve expanded into University City with a new location at 3421 Walnut Street. “It’s been in the works for the past six months now,” says founder Brian Linton. It’s not open yet, but Shoppist got a sneak peek at what’s in store and we’ve returned with lots of snaps to share.
Eeeee! In case you forgot, Nordstrom Rack’s opening is just around the corner. A Philly Mag staffer snapped the above pic which shows the official signage being mounted. He also got word from a construction worker outside that the store will open on October 24. Excited? You bet.
Newsflash: UNIQLO is taking over Philadelphia. (Just kidding. It only seems like that.) After lots of breaking news, store confirmations and announcements (plus a store preview from us back in June!) UNIQLO’s 1608 Chestnut Street location finally opens tomorrow. Woohoo! Shoppist got in early to snap a few pics of the new spot, and get some intel. And we scored big time.
In the past, we’ve given you a rundown of what to expect at the Art Star Craft Bazaar as a shopper, but what if you craft the most amazing woodsy-chic mugs from tree stumps or watercolor darling prints using berry juice (ahem, we’re spitballing here)? Here’s how to sell ‘em at Art Star’s highly anticipated craft bazaar on November 8th and 9th. We’ve got your step-by-step guide.
We’re only nine days away from our second annual Philly Mag Shops! To recap: It’s on Sunday, October 5th, at Philly’s Crane Arts bulding from 12pm to 3pm. Over 30 boutiques and designers will be bringing their best fall goods and discounting everything. Think of it as the ultimate mall, plus the most ridiculous designer warehouse sale ever. (So, yeah, get your tickets.)
I’ve done some recon to help you plan your shopping. I’ve already told you about what The Atelier is bringing (you will love it all, I swear), and next up, we’ve got Style Camp, one of my fave boutiques in the area.
I chatted with owner Natalie, and she filled me in on some of the covetable goods she’ll be bringing. Trust me: The skirt alone is worth going for.
There are all types of Philly-centric goods and souvenirs out there—some good, some not so good. The goods ones we like to gift to out-of-towners, but it’s rare we see Philly souvenirs we want to sling ourselves. Because, ya know, we actually live here.
Then these subway totes by The Billy Penn Transport Co. landed in our email inbox. We squealed at their hometown glory charm, and then started forwarding the link to all our fellow commuting neighbors. It was love at first sight.