11 Local Memorial Day Sales to Shop This Weekend

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Memorial Day Weekend is almost upon us, which means cookouts, shore trips, and quite possibly the first time you’ve been in a bikini in 100 years. (If that thought makes you sweat instantly, we’ve got you covered.) It also means local shops are having blowout sales to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. Here are 11 awesome local Memorial Day sales to shop this weekend in between ice cream cones and dips in the pool.  Read more »

Skirt Boutique Wants to Wash Your Car for Free

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Your car could be this shiny, too. | Pekic/iStock.com.

Suburbanites, this one’s for you: We’ve got the details on how to score a free car wash today (and it involves shopping).

Today, head to the car wash right next to Skirt‘s Bryn Mawr location; it’s called Bryn Mawr Car Wash. The attendants will scrub your car to a sparkling sheen, and then park it for you in Skirt’s lot, all while you shop. (Think of it as a tricked-out valet service.) Show your Skirt receipt at the car wash checkout and Skirt will pick up the bill. Best reason to shop ever? We think so.  Read more »

This Weekend’s NoLibs Spring Cleaning Sale You Can’t Miss

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Treasures await. | Images via Ritual Ritual and Art Star.

In our humble opinion, it’s time to ditch the fast-fashion spring merchandise—i.e. seven variations of the floral romper, “hippie” fringe jackets and, frankly, other items we think need to go during your spring cleaning frenzy—and start shopping the collections at Philly’s finest indie boutiques. The Northern Liberties Spring Cleaning Sale is no April Fool’s joke, and you need to carve out some free time this weekend check it out. The stores have everything to update your wardrobe and home, at discounted prices that’ll make you want to replace everything you own. (You’re not alone.) Read more »

You Need to Shop This Massive Tibi Sample Sale Right Now

Tibi Sample Sale banner

Savings are just an email entry away, shoppers. | Image via Tibi.

Remember how we’re always going on about how fast-fashion is the worst, save your money and invest in lifelong, quality garments, blah, blah, blah? If you don’t have the luxury of shopping for designer goods and paying your rent, I understand how this message could fall on deaf ears. (Solidarity, my friends). However, every so often, the wardrobe gods smile upon us, blessing us with things like this gigantic online Tibi sample sale happening right now. Read more »

4 Ways to Warm Your Cold, Dead Heart This Weekend

Warm up your cold, dead heart, why don't you? | iStock/Erik Khalitov.

Now, isn’t this cozy? | iStock/Erik Khalitov.

Whether you welcome Valentine’s Day with an armful of red roses or a sigh and an eye roll, the holiday is upon us. Here are four ways to celebrate it – or totally ignore it – this weekend. Ahead: Free drinks! Live music! #Houseporn! Shopping! Have at it, you crazy  kids.
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OpenInPHL: Rittenhouse Spa Offering Huge Discounts on Saturday Treatments


Snow day pampering. | Image via The Rittenhouse Spa.

Your pre-snow day checklist: Stock up at Whole Foods tonight  (they’re closed tomorrow!), prepare a Netflix binge-watch list, move your car if it’s parked on a snow emergency route, get your shovels and snowblowers ready, and then book yourself a freaking massage. Seriously: The Rittenhouse Spa is open tomorrow, and it’s offering snowed-in locals 20 percent off massages, facials and body treatments all day.

My advice? Do some preliminary shoveling early on in the day, and then soothe tired muscles with a massage. See? Your snow day just got a whole lot better. Read more »

This Weekend: The Furniture and Home Accessories Warehouse Sale of Your Dreams


Cella Luxuria’s Chestnut Street flagship. | Emily Goulet.

Scratch your weekend plans to make room for this: Cella Luxuria is kicking off a four-day warehouse sale on Saturday morning. In short: You should be there. The home store – which has two locations (a cavernous Chestnut Street flagship, which skews more Restoration Hardware/industrial, and a South Street outpost, which houses modern, apartment-friendly pieces) – has taken over a 6,000-square-foot Northern Liberties warehouse to unload merchandise. If my recent visit to the South Street outpost is any indication, it’s shaping up to be the sale of the season. (Seriously, half of the shop’s second level was empty, as all furniture was already transferred to the warehouse.) Read more »

Attention Late-Night Shoppers: Erdon’s Midnight Madness Sale Is Tonight


Images via Erdon.

Unless it’s Black Friday, there are far and few opportunities to plan an after-dark retail adventure. (Note to Philly shops: Please consider staying open later!) Lucky for you, Shoppist is here to provide one worth the 25-minute drive: Erdon is having a Midnight Madness sale tonight at the Moorestown Mall that you just don’t have any excuse to miss. 

Here’s the skinny: From 5pm to midnight, get up to 70 percent off on their fall/winter collection. We’re talking store-wide deals on avant-garde designs from coveted international brands like Ivan Grundahl, MM6 Maison Margiela, and Moyuru, so expect layer-perfect asymmetrical tunics, stylish Japanese lounge pants, and unique statement footwear. Plus, you’ll have the chance to preview apparel and accessories from Erdon’s incoming spring collection before anyone else.  Read more »

The Super Bowl of Sales: Joan Shepp’s Blowout Basement Sale Starts Tomorrow


Joan Shepp’s minimal interior. | Emily Goulet.

My ultimate shopping secret is this: Every January, Joan Shepp holds a sale. But it’s not your average end-of-season sale, where things like droopy scarves and deflated puffer jackets are half-off. This is the Super Bowl of sales, one that sees discount racks lined with Balenciaga and Dries van Noten. It is, in a word, heaven.

Here’s what to expect: All fall merchandise is marked up to 75 percent off (it’s often organized by discount level), and the good stuff goes quickly. So make a point to take an early lunch tomorrow to nab terrific picks from the likes of Ann Demeulemeester, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Maison Margiela. The sale kicks off on Wednesday, January 13th, at 10am, and lasts through Sunday, January 17th, though items that don’t sell are usually still available afterwards. So … I’ll see you there?  Read more »

5 Stylish Reasons to Give Netflix a Break This Weekend

Weekend Shopping Report

Images via Third Street Habit, Occasionette and Eaves (by Carolina Palmgren).

You made it! Happy almost-weekend! While I won’t blame you if your plans for the next two days include nothing but an interminable Netflix binge (it’s been a long week), might I also suggest taking advantage of some of the awesome post-holiday sales that are kicking off this weekend? (I’ve even got details on where to find free yoga while shopping!) Here are the shopping events that should be on your radar.  Read more »

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