18 Best Instagrams From Philly Mag Shops


A bohemian lounge; a jewelry table.

Well, our second Philly Mag Shops went off without a hitch on Sunday! It was a huge success, with—as one designer told me—”all of the coolest shops and people in the city” there. It was a seriously inspiring event, whether you took inspiration from the truly incredible event design (that is all thanks to Maggpie Vintage Rentals, who created one of the most insane lounges I’ve ever seen), or from the smart curation of some of our best boutiques, or from the cool styles of attendees (you’ve gotta check out the toddler wearing one of the coolest outfits I’ve ever seen a little kid wear).

I’ve rounded up some of the best #phillymagshops Instagram posts right here. Check out all the event goodness, see what you scored there (some of your pics might have made the cut!), and get inspired. Thanks for coming out!

See the pictures here.

Last Chance For Philly Mag Shops Tickets!

Last-ChanceAll right, guys: We’re almost there! Crazy-awesome lounges are being designed, dressing rooms are being built, and Philly’s best stores are loading up their newest and most fabulous fall merchandise to bring.

In case you don’t know the details, here you go, in one very small nutshell:

The Details: 

  • Sunday, October 5th, from 12-3pm, at Crane Arts, Philadelphia
  • Over 30 of Philly’s top boutiques and designers
  • 40% off ALL boutique clothing
  • 30% ALL accessories (think: belts, bags, shoes, scarves, home goods)
  • 25% ALL jewelry (we’ve got TownHome, Concrete Polish, John Wind, Menagerie and Bario Neal coming!)
  • Food, cocktails, and all the freebie beauty treatments you could want (including nail art and a braid bar!)

But here’s the really important part: Tickets are limited (we want it to be fun, not a jam-packed madhouse). Now through Saturday night at 10pm, you can buy tickets online for $25. We’ll also be selling tickets at the door for $35. Either way, you’ve gotta get ’em.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Philly Mag Shops Preview: Eaves Boutique

EavesAnother day, another peek at what you can add to your shopping lists at Philly Mag Shops on Sunday. Today we’ve got Eaves, one of my fave reasons to head out to Wayne. Susan Ahn’s airy shop is stocked with top labels that toe the line between beachy-breezy and urban luxe. Think: Antik Batik side by side with Rag & Bone. See what I mean?

Last year, Eaves had one of the best-designed pop-up shops at Philly Mag Shops. Expect nothing less this year (in fact, Susan gave me a glimpse into the labels that’ll be lining her racks, and it might be even better than last year).

Let’s dive in.

Rag & Bone ahead.

Philly Mag Fashion Project: Today Is Your Last Day To Vote For Your Favorite Designer!


Which is your favorite?

Remember our eight fashion designers who created those insane exclusive pieces for our September issue? (No? See them all here, and be inspired.) Well, today is officially your last day to vote for your favorite. (A refresher: The winner receives $1,000 and a window display at Knit Wit‘s Rittenhouse location—talk about exposure.)

You’ve got until 5pm today to log your vote. (And yes, you can only vote once a day, so make it count!) Go here to vote, and then be sure to show up this Sunday for Philly Mag Shops. Our very own Project Runway winner, Dom Streater, will be announcing the overall winner.

Philly Mag Shops Store Preview: Element Six

We'll take one of each, please.

We’ll take one of each, please.

The countdown is on! We’re officially five days out from the best warehouse shopping event in Philly—if we do say so ourselves. For today’s Philly Mag Shops preview, we’re featuring the effortlessly cool, eco-conscious Wayne boutique, Element Six. The socially responsible shop favors classic pieces with a fun punch (think: interesting textures, prints, and color schemes) and are sure to be a fan favorite.

Keep reading to learn how to score 40 percent off.

Win Two Tickets To Philly Mag Shops! (CONTEST CLOSED)


Looking for something to do this weekend? I’ve got your plans, and they include champagne, cocktails, freebie beauty treatments, and insane shopping. It’s called Philly Mag Shops, and it goes down this Sunday, October 5th, from 12pm to 3pm.

Think of it as the ultimate shopping mall—all of Philly’s best boutiques, all gathered in one spot, and all selling their latest clothing, accessories, jewelry, and gift-y goods at ridiculously discounted prices, for one day only.

Interested? Of course you are.

The Details: 

  • Sunday, October 5th, from 12-3pm, at Crane Arts, Philadelphia
  • Over 30 of Philly’s top boutiques and local designers
  • 40% off ALL boutique clothing
  • 30% ALL accessories (think: belts, bags, shoes, scarves, home goods)
  • 25% ALL jewelry (we’ve got TownHome, Concrete Polish, John Wind, Menagerie and Bario Neal coming!)
  • Food, cocktails, and all the freebie beauty treatments you could want (including nail art and a braid bar!)

Tickets are $25 ($35 at the door), and then it’s all the shopping you could ask for! Even better, we’re giving you a shot to win two free tickets. To win, be the first to email Josh Middleton, at jmiddleton@phillymag.com, with the subject line “I want to go Philly Mag Shops-ing!”

Don’t want to test your luck? Get tickets here, and I can’t wait to see you there!

Philly Mag Shops Store Preview: Third Street Habit


Time for us to peel back the curtain on Philly Mag Shops and give you another sneak peek of what you’ll find during our biggest, most fabulous shopping event of the year. This time, we’ve got Old City’s Third Street Habit, quite possibly one of Philly’s most beloved shops.

If you haven’t been to Third Street Habit, think of it as sort of like Free People, but a way more grown-up, luxe version. (More Isabel Marant, less feather earrings.) Last year, their pop-up space was jam-packed; I scored a faux-fur-and-knit muff that I’m still obsessed with.

This year, they’re bringing the good stuff again—all new fall clothing at 40 percent off, all jewelry at 35 percent off, and everything else at 30 percent off. (So, yeah, pretty insane discounts for three hours only.) I chatted with Liz, one of my fave shopgirls in the city, to get the inside scoop on what they’ll have.

Start your shopping lists … now!

Monday Obsession: Concrete Polish Jewelry


This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Concrete Polish, Angela Monaco’s line of sculptural jewelry that’s all made right here in Philly. I’m an unabashed fangirl of the collection—yep, I even added her gold spike ring to my wedding stack. I got that ring at Philly Mag Shops last year, and I plan on getting another one (perhaps in rose gold?) this year.

Why I love it: The Concrete Polish collection spans knuckle-dusters to more delicate pieces (those tiny rose-gold cluster earrings above!), and the prices are fantastic. You’re looking at $45 for a pair of studs, $160 for a cluster ring (see it on the top right corner, above), $130 for a cool fox ring, and $215 for the snake bangle. Other pieces—those sculpted around gems and minerals—can run you a bit more, but it’s all totally worth it.

And they all get a bit more wallet-friendly this Sunday, October 5th, as every piece will be 25 percent off at Philly Mag Shops. Cheer!

Click here for how to get the discounts.

Philly Mag Shops Store Preview: TownHome

TownHomeAnyone who lives in Philly and wears jewelry knows of TownHome, Dana Bank’s teensy-tiny jewelry boutique on Walnut Street. (Oh, and if you haven’t been in in a while, go. Dana just redesigned the interior and it is gorgeous.) Her collection of baubles is small enough so that it’s not overwhelming, but large enough to encompass some of the most sought-after brands around.

Well, guess what? Dana—and her endlessly covetable collection—will be just one of the many boutiques we have coming to Philly Mag Shops, our annual warehouse-style shopping event on October 5th. Here’s what you can expect at her space (which, last year, was packed).

Jennifer Meyer discounts ahead!

Philly Mag Shops Store Preview: Style Camp


See the custom quilted skirt? It’s brand-new for fall, and it’s 40 percent off on Oct. 5th only. (You won’t believe the price.)

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.

Click here for details.

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