One of my favorite vintage shops in the area, Malena’s Vintage, is tucked on a corner of semi-sleepy West Gay Street in West Chester. I’ve found some incredible pieces there, like this studded leather jacket and this crinoline slip; owner Malena has a great eye and, if you’re lucky, she’ll take you into her next-door showroom, where she stocks pieces that haven’t yet made it onto the store floor. Tomorrow, though, she’s opening up this secret showroom to the public — and discounting everything.
Because everybody loves a deal, and no one knows how to sniff them out like we do. Here is your guide to the deals, steals and secrets of shopping Philly on the cheap, and how to nab the city’s best freebies. And hey, it’s not all clothing and accessories here. We’ve got tech, culture and fitness classes in the mix, too. Keep reading and then flex your savvy shopping muscles. Read more »
The sale to shop now: Mushmina‘s major summer discount rack, where you’ll now get an extra 10 percent off globally sourced goods (tops, dresses and, my fave part, baskets), all already discounted up to 60 percent off. While you’re there, check out the brand-new selection of fringed and embossed leather bags and hand-loomed Moroccan carpets. It’s all the perfect way to indulge summer wanderlust.
The Details: 164 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne.
The first email to ding into our inboxes this morning — at 12am sharp — was from Philly-based jewelry brand Geography 541. You’ve probably read about the brand on our blog (if not, check this out!); we’re huge fans of Madeline Tolle’s gypset-style, year-old line of accessories, each one handmade in Philly, featuring handwoven textiles, colorful tassels and antique brass. And, thanks to the early-morning email, we know that today only, in honor of Madeline’s birthday, everything on the site is 40 percent off. (Use code BDAY.)
I’ve scrolled through the collection several times today. Here’s what’s currently in my shopping cart: Read more »
There are so many great sales happening now, so it was a tad hard to whittle them down to the best. But I’ve done it, and they’re all right here in one handy list. Whether you’re looking for furniture, shoes, letterpress or apparel, I’ve got you covered. Happy shopping, friends. Read more »
If you find yourself wandering Rittenhouse — specifically, the 1600 block of Walnut Street — this week, here’s a tip: Pop into TownHome. The jewelry store is very tiny, very lovely, and very air-conditioned. It’s also very much in summer sale mode.
This week, every single piece is up to 50 percent off. While they can’t name-drop, I can tell you this: The sale is storewide, and they carry brands like Dana Rebecca, Me+Ro, Jamie Kole and Jennifer Zeuner. So you do the math.
The Details: TownHome, 1616 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-972-5100.
The latest in Shore store news: Per Lei is shuttering its Sea Isle location. The boutique, which also has locations in Media and Avalon, is clearing out stock now (read: hefty sales).
Right now, get up to 50 percent off all clothing and accessories at the Sea Isle location (home and baby goods are not discounted). It’s first-come, first-serve: The store doors will close once all merch is cleared out. Read more »
This Thursday marks Amazon’s 20th anniversary (feel old yet?). The e-tailer announced earlier this month that it would celebrate with a massive, major, better-than-ever sale called “Prime Day,” during which Amazon Prime members can shop exclusive sales and enjoy “more deals than Black Friday.” They told us to mark our calendars — Prime Day kicks off this Wednesday at midnight — but stayed relatively mum on the rest of the details.
Lauren Boggi (yep, that’s her on our July cover) has amassed a cult-like following of women who will sign up for wait lists in the hopes of nabbing a coveted spot in one her heart-poundingly hard Lithe Method fitness classes. January Bartle has amassed a cult-like following of women who will drop anything and hightail it to her Old City boutique, Third Street Habit, in the hopes of nabbing a coveted new-season piece of Isabel Marant. So who better to team up for a one-week sale?
Now through Thursday, July 16th, all Lithers (you know who you are) will get 15 percent off purchases. Simply say code ‘hiphabit15′ in store — or use it online — to score the sale. Go here for a peek at Lauren’s favorite things from the shop.
This weekend, take refuge from steaming temps in air-conditioned shops. It’ll be worth your while: Right now, stores are clearing out fall merch with mega-markdowns. Prepare accordingly and BYOB (bring your own water bottle) to stay hydrated during some serious retail therapy. Better than the beach? We think so.
Atelier: The Rittenhouse boutique is closing, so get your last glimpse of the gorgeous space while checking out the blowout sale. Get up to 75 percent off past seasons’ merchandise (apparel and accessories), 30 percent off of new pre-fall arrivals (when will you ever be able to get new Cushnie et Ochs styles on sale again?) and 10 percent off select works of art. 1921 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-266-7272.
Club Monaco: Farewell, stress-inducing sale racks! The back sale room in Club Monaco is actually quite inviting, attracting both seasoned and new sale hunters alike. Get an extra 30 percent off on all in-store sale items, like $59 cashmere sweaters and $69 straw summer hats. 1503 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-567-7071.
Joan Shepp: You have until Sunday to take advantage of Joan Shepp’s basement sale. Snag up to 70 percent off on clothes, shoes and bags. We have our eye on booties from Balenciaga (now $470 from $1,175). 1811 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-735-2666. More sales here!