In very sad retail news, SkyMall filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday. This means that your days of settling back in the warm embrace of an American Airlines chair and flipping through the SkyMall catalog are over. But what will become of all the massage chairs and life-size medieval knight statues? Before your days of ordering such things are gone forever, here are some of the best items the in-flight mall has to offer. Enjoy.
Kale is a divisive leafy vegetable. Our very own health and fitness editor, Emily Leaman—who subsists on GOOP-ish levels of nutritious stuff—admitted that she hated it over on Be Well Philly, an admission that’s akin to a fashion editor proclaiming she hates Céline.
Today is the Superbowl of online shopping, and we’re here to help you navigate today’s sale-filled cyberworld.
Here are the best lists of every single sale (at least the ones worth knowing) going on today, for whichever sort of shopper you may be, all gathered in one helpful guide. Go forth and SHOP.
First up: Shoppist’s list of (mostly) local online sales, including Duke & Winston, Moon + Arrow, Toggery and Trove General Store. Start local and work your way out.
Without further ado, here are the best online deals — at both national companies and fab local spots — you’ll find on Cyber Monday, otherwise known as the day on which everyone pretends to work but actually only sits online filling up tiny virtual carts and frantically entering in credit card information. May the force of the online shopping gods be with you.
Well, somebody’s got a brand-new look: pint-size jewelry box Egan Day has unveiled a new and gorgeous website. And it’s just not an aesthetic rehab; the site is now—drumroll, please, and then freeze your credit cards in ice—shoppable.
While most people think of Egan Day as a jewelry store first, its collection of objets d’art are just as lust-worthy. Take, for instance, these pieces, most of which were designed by Ted Muehling. The assortment of gothic black bisque porcelain votives and sculptures and gold-splashed Biedermeier candlesticks are all appropriately moody accessories for the season. (That moth votive reminds me of Valentino’s butterfly-bedecked spring/summer 2015 couture collection. Egan Day owner Kate Egan promises the votive looks even more incredible when lit up.)
In my opinion, it’s way more fun to splurge on some fantastical, crazily impractical item. To wit: This pair of Alexander Wang metallic blue fur Pilgrim-toed heels, one of my more impulsive—but most fun—splurges. (Hey, now they’re on mega-sale! Go and get a pair!) So when a sale on basics rolls around, it jolts me back to reality: Oh, right. Yes. Basics. I need those, too.
The most recent sale to catch my attention: Toggery’s end-of-summer sale, featuring basics that pack more of a punch, and are totally worth the slightly heftier price tag than their Gap or Old Navy counterparts. (Plus, it’s a Philly brand! Support!)
I’ve shopped pretty much everywhere: fledgling Etsy stores, garage sales, weird little no-name boutiques, flea markets, consignment shops, the side of the road. Yet I’ve managed to resist the siren call of eBay, mostly because I’m terrified of it. It seems like a black hole, and venturing into it would likely lead to one of two things: 1. Accidentally bidding an ungodly amount of money for something dumb, like a fake Birkin or a side table made out of a rotting tree root, and then winning. or 2. Becoming addicted and slowly turning into a hoarder of porcelain dolls or turn-of-the-century retainers.
But here’s the thing: There are actually extraordinary buys to be found on eBay: Céline bags, vintage Chanel, Miu Miu heels, archival pieces from designers’ past collections. You just need to know how to find it all, and then, how and when to actually pull the plug.
Another week, another onslaught of awesome sales. Let’s cut the chatter and dive right in, shall we?
It’s heeeere: Jonathan Adler’s long-awaited warehouse sale. And, even better, it’s online, so you don’t have to make a mid-day dash to our Old City Adler outpost to score the deals. (But go anyway, because being in that store just makes you happy.) Last year’s warehouse sale actually crashed the site. Don’t worry: This year, the team assures us that they’ve “beefed up our servers and souped up our system to handle the chic-est stampede of shoppers around.”