Let an Artist Custom-Paint a Pair of Chucks For You Tonight at Ubiq

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Andy Warhol’s works of art. | Converse.

A pair of Chucks will arguably never go out of style, especially when they’re works of art. Kick off your holiday weekend by taking a spin over to Ubiq for its final custom Converse event.

Here’s the deal: From 6pm to 10pm tonight, the sneaker boutique is hosting four local artists — Martha Rich, Thom Lessner, Hawk Krall and Andrew Jeffrey Wright — who will create custom designs for shoppers who purchase a new pair of Chucks. Along with music, food and drinks, there’s also a heat press machine on hand, so you can stamp and sign the tongue of your old pairs of Converse. And while you’re there, enjoy 50 percent off select styles (the sale lasts through Monday).  Read more »

Your Weekend Sale and Shopping Roundup

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Image via Shutterstock

It’s Friday, everyone! And in order to celebrate the glorious impending weekend, we rounded up the best sales and shopping events going on in Philly and the ‘burbs. The best part? Some of them make killer Mother’s Day outings.  Read more »

Your Insider Guide to the Best Vendors at Art Star Craft Bazaar

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Prime picks (from left): Emiko Shinozaki jewelry, Zola wall planters, Christina Kosinski ceramics, Fount bags and Marcella Kriebel illustrations.

If you haven’t yet been to one of Art Star’s beloved Craft Bazaars, make a point to go there this weekend. (Tip: It could make for a fun mother-daughter outing for Mother’s Day!) Now in its twelfth year, the juried outdoor market features over 150 local and national artisans.

The selection is impressive —but also a tad overwhelming, especially for first-time shoppers. So who better to be your guide than one of the bazaar’s founders? I got Art Star co-founder Megan Brewster to give me the skinny on the 10 vendors she’s most excited to see and shop this time around. Keep reading for her picks, and then shop them this weekend at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza (11am to 6pm both days, rain or shine; get more details here). Happy bazaar-ing!  Read more »

5 Things We’re Excited For This Month

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From left: Madewell, Todd Shelton, Clover Market.

Talk about spring renewal. Right now, we seem to be in the midst of a flurry of store openings (Lululemon! Meadowsweet Mercantile!), and we’re smack-dab in the middle of spring flea market season. Here are the five things on my radar this May, from a brand-new open-air market to the future of men’s tailoring. Bring on spring!

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Your Must-See Weekend Sale and Shopping Guide

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Your weekend shopping guidebook. | Adorn, South Street Spring Festival, Malena’s Vintage.

Happy May! And what better way to kick off the month than with a sunny Friday and a bevy of weekend shopping events? I’ve rounded up some of the best events happening around town. It’s one of the most packed weekends of the spring, so plan wisely. Happy shopping, and I’ll see you out there!  Read more »

Your Plans for Tonight: 4th Friday at South Street Headhouse District

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Bus Stop boutique is participating in the event. | Image via Style Maniac.

Ready for your Friday night plans? Head to the South Street Headhouse District from 5pm to 9pm tonight for a neighborhood-wide celebration. Dozens of stores are participating with refreshments and sales — trust me, it’s worth breaking out your cozy sweaters for the event.

Some of the top shops to visit tonight: men’s store Armour (10 percent off select spring merch), Bus Stop ($25 gift card with a shoe purchase), brand-new 4th Street shop Steel Pony (uber-artsy handmade goods and refreshments), and Wilbur Vintage (20 percent off everything in the store, plus cocktails).  Read more »

How to Buy PMA-Backed Photography at Atelier Tonight

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The luxe shop’s storefront and interior | Images via Instagram

Frequent visitors of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are familiar with its biannual art photo competition. It attracts a host of standout submissions with the winning works then featured in the PMA. Previously, you had to visit the museum to see the photos, but as of tonight, you’ll be able to own one. Yep, you can buy PMA-backed art for your home at Atelier Rittenhouse tonight.  Read more »

Introducing Your Favorite New Home and Gift Shop: HOME + Occasionette

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Occasionette + Home’s new storefront.

Remember when we told you that home decor shop HOME was moving in with gift shop Occasionette? Well, the move-in is finally complete, and the duo is celebrating with a party on Saturday from 5pm to 8pm. It’s a grand reopening fete for HOME and a second anniversary celebration for Occasionette.

Head to East Passyunk — the whole stretch is celebrating Second Saturday as well — to check out the new boutique. Both shops will have a bigger-than-ever selection of goods and gifts (reminder: Mother’s Day is May 10th!), plus cocktails and snacks (save room for ice cream sandwiches from Weckerly’s).

Congrats, guys! Love, Shoppist. 

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Sophy Curson is Hosting a Book Signing and Trunk Show with Patricia Underwood Today

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Image via Preservation Alliance

Listen up, Shoppists; we’re going to make this quick. Famed local retailer Sophy Curson is hosting a book signing and trunk show with the equally revered and stylish Patricia Underwood. To celebrate 40 years as a mainstay in the fashion industry, the milliner is debuting her book, Patricia Underwood: The Way You Wear Your Hat (otherwise available in May). Attendees will be able to receive a signed copy of the text as well as shop a selection of drool-worthy toppers. The event is going on from 11am to 4pm today at the Rittenhouse shop, so move quick.  Read more »

Joan Shepp Is Having a Major Shopping Event All Day Today

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Joan Shepp’s eponymous store on Chestnut Street.

Ready for an all-day blowout? Today until 9pm, Joan Shepp is having a huge fashion celebration. Right now, head there for a portrait session with local fashion artist Denise Fike. At 3pm, models will be showing off top spring looks for men and women. But the party really starts at 5pm, when the cocktails are served and Rittenhouse’s most famous shopgirl, Tuesday Gordon, will school shoppers on how to mix and match prints. (PS: It’s her birthday, so there will be cake, too!)

The shopping — and sipping — continues until 9pm. The fine print: Shoppers can enter to win a pair of designer sunglasses or sneakers of their choice, and 10 percent of the day’s proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

See you there?  Read more »

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