It’s no secret that we love the Clover Market – how could we not? It combines all the greatest things our society has to offer: artisan goods handmade with love, hearty food truck delights, and flowing cocktails. Does a Saturday or Sunday get any better? We’ve got the scoop on the coolest vendors, food and booze, plus how to score first dibs on everything at this weekend’s market. Read more »
Scratch your weekend plans to make room for this: Cella Luxuria is kicking off a four-day warehouse sale on Saturday morning. In short: You should be there. The home store – which has two locations (a cavernous Chestnut Street flagship, which skews more Restoration Hardware/industrial, and a South Street outpost, which houses modern, apartment-friendly pieces) – has taken over a 6,000-square-foot Northern Liberties warehouse to unload merchandise. If my recent visit to the South Street outpost is any indication, it’s shaping up to be the sale of the season. (Seriously, half of the shop’s second level was empty, as all furniture was already transferred to the warehouse.) Read more »
Unless it’s Black Friday, there are far and few opportunities to plan an after-dark retail adventure. (Note to Philly shops: Please consider staying open later!) Lucky for you, Shoppist is here to provide one worth the 25-minute drive: Erdon is having a Midnight Madness sale tonight at the Moorestown Mall that you just don’t have any excuse to miss.
Here’s the skinny: From 5pm to midnight, get up to 70 percent off on their fall/winter collection. We’re talking store-wide deals on avant-garde designs from coveted international brands like Ivan Grundahl, MM6 Maison Margiela, and Moyuru, so expect layer-perfect asymmetrical tunics, stylish Japanese lounge pants, and unique statement footwear. Plus, you’ll have the chance to preview apparel and accessories from Erdon’s incoming spring collection before anyone else. Read more »
My ultimate shopping secret is this: Every January, Joan Shepp holds a sale. But it’s not your average end-of-season sale, where things like droopy scarves and deflated puffer jackets are half-off. This is the Super Bowl of sales, one that sees discount racks lined with Balenciaga and Dries van Noten. It is, in a word, heaven.
Here’s what to expect: All fall merchandise is marked up to 75 percent off (it’s often organized by discount level), and the good stuff goes quickly. So make a point to take an early lunch tomorrow to nab terrific picks from the likes of Ann Demeulemeester, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Maison Margiela. The sale kicks off on Wednesday, January 13th, at 10am, and lasts through Sunday, January 17th, though items that don’t sell are usually still available afterwards. So … I’ll see you there? Read more »
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: 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 Shop, Occasionette, Aoki Boutique and Philadelphia Independents. Click for more details.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »