Where to Shop in Philly on Black Friday


Grab your girls, and get your shop on. And bonus points if you go out shopping looking like this. | Shutterstock.

As I say every single year, Black Friday is to Shoppist what the Super Bowl is to a football fan. Our whole year of sleuthing out the best shops, steals, deals and trends comes down this – the sale day of all sale days, the bargains to end all bargains. But while less-than-savvy shoppers might line up at big-box spots like Best Buy and Target, we know that the real deals are found in our incredible local shops.

Here are the less-publicized (read: less-crowded) but equally fantastic sales taking place on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Because you can always find another TV on mega-sale. But that covetable Maison Scotch sweater at that insane price won’t come around again. Happy shopping! (And keep checking back! We’ll be updating this list throughout the week as more deals come in.)  Read more »

The 5 Sales I’m Shopping This Weekend (And So Should You)


Some of Occasionette’s on-sale goods. | Images via Instagram.

It’s Friday! You’ve made it! Three cheers, a slap on the back and a glass of wine for you! Now let’s talk about weekend plans, which – if you’re smart – should revolve around these sales. Here are the spots I’m hitting up this weekend for furniture, Christmas gifts (so that I feel very together and organized), and clothes to wear to the 47 holiday parties I know lurk in the near future. Let’s get this party started, shall we?  Read more »

There’s a Semi-Secret Vintage Furniture Warehouse Sale Happening Today


A glimpse at the warehouse. | Photos via Maggpie.

Over here at Shoppist, we’re total fangirls of Maggie and Jason, the duo behind Maggpie Vintage Rentals, a Port Richmond-based company that rents incredible vintage furniture and decor for events and photoshoots. Their colossal warehouse is the stuff of vintage lovers’ dreams: one whole floor of chairs in all shapes and sizes, fantastically weathered tapestries, weird-but-wonderful wicker pieces, and everything else you’d ever want to put in your home.

A while back, they started selling some of their stuff, a one-off piece here and there on Instagram. And then they launched an e-store, where you can find everything from china and flatware to dining tables and upholstered chairs. And now, today until 5pm, they’re hosting a huge warehouse sale. Which means this: Sneak out of work early and goRead more »

The Sale You Need to Shop Right Now

Toggery Sale

Prime finds: knit tweed joggers and boyfriend blazer, and a soft scarf. | Images via Toggery.

I get it: Basics aren’t particularly fun to buy. It’s why I have two pairs of blue fur shoes and only one black long-sleeved tee. (This conveniently has a hole in it.) But these wardrobe workhorses, as I call them, are necessary – the perfectly slouchy white tee, the simple turtleneck, the scoop tank. And, if you buy the right ones, they can also be incredibly stylish. Case in point: Toggery’s luxe staples, all designed right here in Philly and now, all 50 percent off.  Read more »

6 Must-Own Fashion Buys on Major Sale Right Now


Your dream closet. | All images via stores/designers.

Because it’s Friday (and who really wants to work on a Friday?), I spend more time than I should have scouring the interwebs to bring you, dear reader, the absolute best things on sale – like, have-they-lost-their-minds sale – right this very moment. Go! SHOP!  Read more »

Weekend Shopping Report: 6 Can’t-Miss Columbus Day Sales

Weekend Sale

Weekend sales featuring Tibi and Barneys Warehouse.

Whether you’re a fan of Columbus or not (in which case, you might be happy to know that some states are changing it to ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’), you can’t argue that the controversial holiday does give the excuse to hit up some sweet sales before the incoming chaos of Black Friday. Like always, we’ve selected the best local sales and events going on this weekend for your inner explorer to discover. Read more »

Weekend Shopping Report: 6 Must-Hit Sales and Events

Weekend Sale

From left: Melete bags at Egan Day this weekend; Meadowsweet Mercantile in Old City.

Forget Joaquin. This weekend has a ton of great shopping in store, from trunk shows and vintage pop-ups to antique sales and fall festivals. Here are six of the best sales and events going on this weekend. (Plus: Where to find Shoppist’s pop-up market!) Read more »

Major Fall Sale Alert: Knit Wit’s “Secret Sale Room” Is Officially Open

Knit Wit

Great goods. | Images via Knit Wit.

If our most recent Behind the Buy has inspired you to get in gear for the fall season, then we have great news: Knit Wit just kicked off a major end-of-season sale at its Bryn Mawr outpost. And we’re not just talking about a few scattered racks; there’s an entire room devoted to major designer deals.

Here’s what you’ll find. (A.L.C. and Phillip Lim ahead!)

10 Must-Shop Labor Day Weekend Sales


Treat yo’self. | Shutterstock.


Happy long weekend! (You’re so close.) In honor of Labor Day, reap the fruit of your labors with a little (or large) splurge. We scouted out the best Labor Day sales in the city, which — bonus! — include a few discounts exclusive to Shoppist readers (we love it). Here are the six boutiques helping you shop smart over the holiday, and some online sales to check out if you’re headed out of town.  Read more »

There’s a Huge, Must-Shop Vintage Sale Tomorrow


Vintage heaven. | Image via Malena’s Vintage Boutique.

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. 

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