The Ultimate Spring Style Shopping Guide

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Fringe, ’70s and denim. | Photos courtesy of Proenza Schouler, Saint Laurent and Michael Kors.

Each new season brings with it a whirl of new trends, textures, silhouettes and patterns. (Farewell, pajama dressing! Hello, power suits! So long, cut-outs! Welcome back, sheer panels! Bye, kitten heels!  Bring on … platforms?)

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Here Is a Guide to Every Comic Book Shop in Philly

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Here at Shoppist, we—unsurprisingly—cover all things shopping-related in Philly. And sometimes that means comic book stores. Lucky for me (because I know very little about comic book stores), Jake Blumgart for Flying Kite Media does, and he wrote a super-handy roundup of all the best comic book shops in Philadelphia.

Embrace the resurgence of classic characters and splashy art at these local posts. Go on, read up and be met with the inevitable realization that all those Hollywood blockbusters raking in a bajillion dollars originated in print—and they’re better for it.

Click here for the guide.

12 (Male!) Philly Mag Editors Shop the Barneys Warehouse Clearance Sale — and Here Are Their Picks

Yesterday I sent the women of Philly Mag shopping. Each was tasked with checking out the Barneys Warehouse Clearance sale online and choosing her favorite thing. (I ended up buying mine, and our Wedding editor pulled the trigger on four items). Today, thanks to the outcry of stylish male readers, it’s the men’s turn.

Some bristled at the challenge (one editor, cough, Jason Sheehan—the resident foodie of the group—proclaimed that he’d wear nothing on the site. Even the models made him angry), while others showed off their shopping prowess. Here are the 10 top men’s picks of the sale. And yes, in the end, even grouchy Jason found something to love.

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10 Philly Mag Editors Shop the Barneys Warehouse Clearance Sale—and Here Are Their Picks

Earlier this morning, I sent around an email to the girls on our editorial staff with this request: Go to this site, comb through it all, and tell me what you’d buy and why. (And then, if you actually do buy it, come and show me when it comes in!)

Here’s the deal: The Barneys Warehouse Clearance Sale is always chock-full of insane deals, but it all goes quickly. So while this list represents the varied style of some of our staff members, we can’t be held responsible for those items that might no longer be available by the time you read this. And just so you understand the magnitude of the discounts, remember this: The price you see listed on Barneys website? Take an extra 60 percent off of that.

So here is our very scientific sale research. Go forth, my friends, and shop.

See our picks here.

The Best Time of Year to Buy Everything to Score the Best Price

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What to buy and when to buy it. | Shutterstock.

Everyone has a pretty good idea of the best times to buy certain things. Coats are generally the most expensive just before the winter season, swimsuits are the most costly in springtime, and everyone knows to look out for Black Friday deals. But what about cars? Luggage? Lingerie? Kitchen goods?

This handy infographic from Business Insider breaks it all down for you, and some of the tips are very insightful. For example, February is the best time to buy electronics as stores try to clear out older products to make room for new models from the Consumer Electronics Show (which takes place in January).

See the most interesting—and surprising—ones here.

Weekend Sale Guide: 15 Of the City’s Best Fashion Sales

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The circle of retail life: Stores bring in glorious fall/winter stock; stores don’t sell it all; stores start to bring in spring/summer merchandise; stores run out of room; stores make room by seriously discounting the fall/winter stuff. Savvy shoppers have been waiting for these deals, and we pounce.

Here are the best places to pounce this weekend, with sales creeping up past the 80 percent mark. (That’s huge.) Happy shopping.

15 great sales ahead.

10 Best Fashion Buys On Sale Right Now

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You thought Black Friday was your last chance to score major deals? Think again—the weeks following the holidays are prime shopping time. Nearly everyone is holding some sort of blowout post-holiday sale, which means you can buy everything you didn’t get right now. Or, you know, start next year’s holiday shopping really, really early. (Joking.)

I’ve sifted through some of my favorite online shopping haunts and found the best deals out there now—Aquazarra! McQueen! Thakoon! In the process, I also impulsively bought this. (Oops.) It will be arriving at the Philly Mag offices in 3-5 business days. (Squeal.) Hey, all in the name of research, right?

Click here for prices and where to buy.

The Look: 7 Ways To Rock Fur This Winter

Fur is everywhere this season, popping up in unexpected places: the back of a heel, the cap sleeves of a sweater, an entire skirt. Whether you prefer yours in poufs or full pelts, here are the best ways to move beyond mink this winter.

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Images via Neiman Marcus; Elie Saab; Farfetch.com; Bcbgmaxazaria; Neiman Marcus; Eugenia Kim; Vince; Saks Fifth Avenue.

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10 Amazing Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

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Dear procrastinators: You’ve put it off long enough. It’s crunch time. But don’t panic—you can still pull off a spectacular gift without paying an arm and a leg for overnight-like-right-now shipping. Here are 10 gift ideas that feel thoughtful, even if you’ll be wrapping them in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve. Even better? We’ve even found some places that will wrap it for you, other places that will do the actual gift-picking for you, and a few gifts you don’t even have to leave the house to buy. Ready to do this?

Let’s shop.

What To Wear: How To Rock Maxi Skirts Right Now

 

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Maxi skirts need not be limited to warm weather and sandal pairings when there are so many festive sequined, ribbed knit, and silk organza varieties to don during the holiday party season. Go formal—and even black tie!—with a bell-style skirt and a collared crop top (that doesn’t reveal too much), or dress a slinky sequin number down with a slouchy cashmere turtleneck. Plus, if you pair the look with a stiletto, your legs will look mile-long. Either way, winter’s maxi skirt is a toasty alternative for a holiday look.

Love these looks? Click here for store and price details.

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