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.
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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.
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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.
More details ahead.
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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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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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Following recent major store openings like Century 21, Nordstrom Rack, and Timberland, we thought the Center City retail hurricane would be calming down for a bit. Not so. Remember when we got word in August that Philly-based lifestyle brand Ellelauri was trading in their pop-up digs in Shops at Liberty Place for a brick-and-mortar boutique in Rittenhouse? Well, the shop is opening its doors tonight and they’re inviting everyone to a grand opening event. Live on, retail hurricane!
We’ve got the event details and a sneak peek at the new location!
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I know it’s a temperate 68 degrees outside today, but check your weather app: on Friday, it’s plummeting into the 40s, and it’s just going to get colder from there. And if you’re like me and would rather wear four layers and a parka at home than turn on the heat, then you need to know about these socks. Made by local clothier United By Blue, the socks are ultra-soft, warmer than wool, hypoallergenic, anti-microbial, and … not quite in production. To get your hands on a pair, you’ll need to visit their Kickstarter page.
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Shop all these goodies from November 7 through November 16.
Hey, we get it, it can be tough hitting up all your favorite local retailers in an afternoon, especially if one is on Fabric Row and another is in NoLibs. That’s why they’re all coming together starting tomorrow for a mega holiday pop-up shop. Yup, Armour, Bus Stop, Ritual Ritual, and Third Street Habit will all be in one place from 11am to 6pm, November 7 through November 16. Your holiday shopping just got seriously easy.
Take that, gift list!
Diving into winter’s best color palette is like unwrapping a roll of Smarties: icy blue, powdery mauve, the palest pistachio. It’s a refreshing alternative to staid winter whites, and the sweetest twist to cold-weather dressing.
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