We can always trust Zara to stock stylish, on-trend pieces that actually fit in our budgets, but this spring they’ve completely outdone themselves. After perusing the site’s new arrivals, I found tons of luxe-looking clothes and shoes ringing in well under $150: patent smoking loafers that could easily pass as Miu Mius, a minimalist perforated bucket bag and a camel car coat to wear when transitioning seasons. Plus, if you just need to succumb to the allure of warm weather clothes, it’s best to do it on the cheap. Best part? No one will know.
If you, like us, have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Skeem’s extended spring collection, we’ve got exciting news: it’s here! To rehash the deets, the collection includes a smattering of new candles in scents like white tea and thyme, currant mangosteen, citrus and olive, and grapefruit zest scents. Plus, there are perfectly whimsical new styles in their retro-inspired matches and half pint candles. We promise the blissful, refreshing scents will carry you through the winter.
Philly’s public and parochial schools have already closed for the day and it’s not looking promising for tomorrow. You know what that means? Sledding. Not tomorrow, of course, because that would be dangerous. But later, when snow is still abundant and the windchill isn’t -36654, we suggest hopping on your toboggan and working your way through The Ultimate Guide To Sledding in Philadelphia.
But if you find yourself sled-less and the prospect of scooting around on a dining hall tray sounds less than pleasing, then you need to scoop up this Colorado Kicksled available at Lancaster’s online design mecca Horne. The foldable sled is made of American white ash, is UV-resistant and can be left outside for extended periods if time without damage. Plus, you can purchase a Mushing Package—yes, for Fido—in the event you try to act like an Alaskan and make urban dog mushing catch on. (Please don’t.)
Exciting news: Open House is having a giant sale tomorrow—whole-store giant. In order to prep for new floors and a fresh coat of paint, the homewares and gift boutique is offering 40 percent off all in-store merch to clear out stock. “The more we sell, the less we have to move,” read the email. It’s one-day only and is going on from 11am to 8pm. But keep in mind: This deal is cash-only, so be sure to make an ATM run beforehand. Now, start stockpiling all your favorite hostess gifts.
Clover Market is back this weekend January 24 and 25, everyone. You know the drill: 60 super-curated vendors selling art, jewelry, antiques and architectural salvage, food trucks, craft beer and cocktails. Plus, it’s in the 23rd Street Armory, so it’s happening rain or shine. But what you might not know is that there’s VIP access—and it’s totally worth it.
Here at Shoppist, we—unsurprisingly—cover all things shopping-related in Philly. And sometimes that means comic book stores. Lucky for me (because I know very little about comic book stores), Jake Blumgart for Flying Kite Media does, and he wrote a super-handy roundup of all the best comic book shops in Philadelphia.
Embrace the resurgence of classic characters and splashy art at these local posts. Go on, read up and be met with the inevitable realization that all those Hollywood blockbusters raking in a bajillion dollars originated in print—and they’re better for it.
If you’re looking to step up your layering game, this is the sale you need to shop today. The t-shirt wizards behind Toggery Brand have just debuted a well-stocked—lots of sizes and colors!—sale section full of all our favorite extra-comfy tees, tunics and dresses. The best part? The section is marked 25 percent off. Talk about the perfect reason to spruce up your t-shirt collection or simplify your wardrobe.
In a sea of black puffers and wool coats, it can be tricky to make a sartorial statement in the winter. To the rescue: Ps & Qs’s crazy-extensive collection of men’s socks. With over 36 pairs ranging from Norse cable knit to American Trench herringbone to heritage-inspired Pendleton picks, there are plenty of ways to punch up the style of your cold-weather boots with a fun print or pop of color. Boring trouser socks, be damned.
Happy Monday, Shoppists! Kick off your week with this stylish sale forecast.
If you own, well, basically anything from Skirt, this news is important. The Bryn Mawr boutique just announced a generous exchange program that runs this week only. From today through Saturday, January 24th, shoppers can bring in any item they’ve bought at Skirt (seriously, it can be from several days or several years go). Items can be gently worn or tagless. In return, shoppers can receive up to $150 in store credit. Then, all items exchanged will be donated to Our Closet. Not bad, right?