Remember when we told you about Frey, the Exton boutique that opened up a fab second location in Ocean City, New Jersey? (If you don’t, you can read all about it here.) Turns out they’ve got even more cool stuff up their sleeve.
Despite what the window displays look like, IT’S STILL SUMMER. (Seriously, fall doesn’t begin until September 23rd!) Luckily, Free People understands and is celebrating our still very-present summer with an awesome event filled with music, henna tattoos and sweet treats tomorrow night.
There are sales and then there are celebrations. And Ritual Ritual’s 3rd anniversary event is definitely a celebration. Aside from the anniversary, they have plenty to be excited about including a website launch and a new move slated for later next month.
So here’s the scoop, tomorrow night, head to Ritual Ritual between 6 and 8 to shop secret sales, enter raffles, and meet designer Laura Busony who will be showcasing her dreamy jewelry collection LAB by Laura Busony. And as if that’s not enough…
The shopping events that are always a must-visit for us are any one of HelpUsAdopt.org‘s fetes, which always take place at fab spots. The nonprofit assists families with adoption grants; they’ve helped 91 families finance the adoption process by awarding $770,000 since 2007. Support the cause tonight at Intermix on Walnut Street from 6pm to 8pm.
How to emulate those always immaculately dressed street-style stars? Start by paring down your closet. Eliminate all the stuff you no longer like/doesn’t fit, pack ‘em all into plastic trash bags, and then donate, donate, donate. Here’s how: Starting tomorrow and continuing through Saturday, May 17th, drop off two or more bags of gently used clothing to benefit Our Closet, an organization that provides free clothing to those in need. In exchange, you’ll score a 20-percent discount at Main Line retailers like Barbara Ellick and Ella’s Grove.
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!
- See 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.
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.