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 »

UPDATE: This Weekend: Shoppist’s Pop-Up Market at the Midtown Village Fall Festival


Your Saturday plans. | Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia.

UPDATE: Due to the weather forecast, we’ve made the decision to cancel our Shoppist Pop-Up Market at tomorrow’s Midtown Village Fall Festival. (Sadly, tables of small gift goods and 40mph winds is not a good combination.) The good news? The Midtown Village Fall Festival is still on! Stay tuned for more Shoppist events coming soon.


Dear Shoppists: Don’t even think about wasting the weekend in a Netflix binge-fest. The best way to ring in fall is Saturday’s Midtown Village Fall Festival, an annual event, now in its tenth year, that brings together the best food (all of the 13th street stalwarts, plus countless food trunks), drinks (um, four beer gardens) and shopping.

More on that last part: While you’ll be able to shop goods from the neighborhood’s coolest shops, like Open House, Duross & Langel and Verde, you’ll also get the chance to shop some of the city’s other retail gems at Shoppist’s Pop-Up Market, located in a big tent on the corner of 13th and Chestnut. The market was curated by yours truly, and it features some of my favorite shops in the city: Omoi Zakka ShopOccasionette, Aoki Boutique and Philadelphia Independents. Click for more details.

Philly’s First Rooftop Flea Market Happening Saturday at Whole Foods


A Whole Foods storefront. | Image via Whole Foods Market.

Clear your Saturday afternoon because a local flea market for a good cause  is coming to a rooftop near you. Whole Flea, aptly named as it takes place atop Whole Foods South Street, will feature over forty vendors selling hand-crafted jewelry, body products, home goods, art, antiques, ceramics, food, clothing and more.  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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Shopping Heaven: Egan Day Is Having a Flea Market This Weekend


Egan Day is easily one of my favorite shops in the entire city. First, just look at it. Everything in it is gorgeous, from the fine jewelry (much of it tucked under simple glass cloches) to the furniture (the long display table is a custom piece by Philly-based BDDW) to the assorted objets d’art that are sprinkled about. It’s all very elegant, with a distinct sense of curation, something you don’t normally associate with most flea markets, which can have a sort of jam-packed-treasure-hunt feel to them.

Until now. This weekend Egan Day is hosting a two-day flea, during which the basement of the shop (finally, you can see where that narrow circular staircase leads!) and the sidewalk will be chock-full of discounted items, mostly home accessories and gently used display pieces. (In short, it’s the most glam flea ever.)  Click here for what to expect.

Flea Market Preview: 10 Best Vendors at This Weekend’s Clover Market


Prime picks (clockwise from top left): Zoet Bathlatier, joeyfivecents, Laura K. Murdoch Fine Art, Diament Jewelry and Threet Ceramics.

One of my fave flea markets rolls into town again this weekend. Clover Market — an outdoor marketplace for vintage and handmade treasures — comes to Bryn Mawr this Sunday (go here for a map of the location; it’s from 10am to 5pm, rain or shine), and brings with it its usual array of handpicked vendors (more than 100 of them). But the vast selection can be overwhelming, so I’ve found your perfect guide — Janet Long, Clover’s fearless founder.

I got Long to give me the skinny on her favorite vendors, and she didn’t disappoint. Keep reading for her expert picks, and then prepare to hit those booths first. Happy hunting!  Read more »

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


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

Image via Shutterstock

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


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


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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