Retail News: Shop for CHOP Starts Tomorrow

closeup-of-hand-with-shopping-bagsLooking for a reason to indulge in a little retail therapy this weekend? Here are two:

1. It’s finally, blessedly, temperate out (we won’t dare say warm just yet, but a few of us doffed our coats this afternoon! Progress).

2. Tomorrow kicks off the first-ever Shop for CHOP, a three-day event during which 20 local, independent retailers will be donating 20 percent of proceeds to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The participating shops are all heavy-hitters in the local boutique world (which means you’ll be able to find amazing things), but even better, you’ll be helping raise funds for the hospital. Win-win!

Click here for a list of participating retailers.

Market Report: Here Are Your Pictures From Last Night’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

  • Market ReportSee photos from lingerie’s biggest night before the CBS broadcast on December 10th and feel yourself go from awe to jealousy to despair.  [Popsugar]
  • Rumors have it that Lady Gaga is the new face of Versace. This isn’t too shocking given the duo’s longtime love affair, which resulted in this. [WWD]
  • Kate Spade is celebrating its new Suburban Square store with a party tonight from 5pm to 7pm. Head there for drinks, snacks and 25 percent off your purchase. Welcome to the neighborhood, Kate.
  • And it’s here! Isabel Marant for H&M hits the Walnut Street store today! Better head there now (it’s at 1725 Walnut Street). You know how quickly these designer collab collections go. View the collection here.
  • Tonight, West Elm on Chestnut and Broad streets hosts a holiday workshop with Jen Ramos, the blogger behind Made By Girl. Go there to personalize a holiday mug (sounds cheesy, totally isn’t). [West Elm]
  • Sa Va is holding a massive sample sale right now. Stop by the Sansom Street shop, go straight to the second floor and score samples and clearance merchandise priced between $29 and $39.
  • Today, Trove General, a Shoppist top spot, is donating a percentage of all purchases to the Devon Horse Show‘s nonprofit foundation. Head to their Paoli store for light bites and drinks, plus a chance to win a pair of Dubarry boots. Can’t make it out there? Support the cause by shopping online, using code DEVON at checkout.
  • Deal of the Day: Vegan leather cutout skirt. Was $69, now $34.97 at Piperlime. You know we have a penchant for shiny things, and this scalloped, faux-leather skirt would look dashing paired with a simple black sweater and boots.

The 28 Best Photos From
Philly Mag Shops


On Sunday, October 6th, we hosted our first-ever Philly Mag Shops, a one-day-only warehouse sale featuring over 30 of the best boutiques and designers in the area. When we were planning the event, the idea was simple: Let’s create a shopping event we’d actually want to go to, featuring shops we actually want to shop in, at prices we can actually afford (and, hey, let’s have some lust-worthy pieces in there, too). Then we dreamed about what other stuff we’d want there: the best beauty treatments in the city (and let’s make them free, we said!), cool local designers we might not know about, cocktails, food, some cool-looking lounge areas. Oh, and major sales.

Click here to see how it all turned out.