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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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 »

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