You Loved It: Our Photo Director’s Poop Emoji Shoes


Our photo director makes smiling heaps of poo look fantastically chic.

I first posted about the collaboration between Edie Parker and Del Toro back in March. Luxury e-tailer Moda Operandi had just opened its pre-order list to score the line, called M’Oticons, which featured velvet slippers and acrylic clutches emblazoned with emojis. The emails between my fashion-minded colleagues and me flew back and forth with relentless abandon:

“These are amazing.”

“OMG, they have the red dancer lady!”

“I want the monkeys.”

“I wish they weren’t $340. Sigh.”

And then our photo director, Jess, chimed in:


Yep. The poop ones.

Field Guide: 5 Best Shops and Sights in Princeton

The house-made goods at Brick Farm Market in Hopewell.

The house-made goods at Brick Farm Market in Hopewell.

Come summer, Princeton’s collegiate crowd clears out, making this the perfect time to enjoy the area’s quaint, brainy charm. Here’s where to go first.

Brick Farm Market
With a juice bar, a cheese­monger, house-dried sausages and polished-concrete floors, this lofty market feels more Brooklyn than Jersey. But in fact, Brick Farm Market has rather bucolic roots: It was founded last year by Robin and Jon McConaughy, owners of the nearby Double Brook Farm, as a place to sell the many sustainable products that come from their acres. The pair are somewhat new to the agro biz — they had one of those life-changing Michael Pollan moments a decade ago — and their fresh perspective is what makes this place so memorable. Just 15 minutes from downtown Princeton, it’s worthy of a stop for a snack, a meal, or ingredient-gathering on your way back to Philly.
Go here for: A hip twist on a country farm stand. 65 East Broad Street, Hopewell.

Read more here.

The Lingerie Line We Love: For Love and Lemons at The Geisha House


The most beautifully sexy lingerie ever. |Images via Instagram.

Recently, the pics above swept by as I skimmed through my Instagram feed. I was instantly besotted. They’re from an LA-based line called For Love and Lemons (an appropriate name, as the gossamer-thin bras are most certainly not made for those of us endowed with more melon-sized chests).

Read on for where you can find it in Philly.

The Ultimate Bathing Suit Guide — From Most Modest to Most Risqué


It’s never been cooler to forgo the itty-bitty bikini and opt for more full-coverage suits. Sophisticated maillots, retro high-waisted two-pieces, and athletic touches like rashguards and mesh cutouts are all having their moment in the sun. But chic styles still abound for those who still like to bare serious skin. Start at the top and snake your way through our roundup of 16 of the season’s coolest swimwear options. I promise, there’s one for every body type (and wallet)!

Click here for style details, prices and where to buy.

How to Wear All Black in the Summer

We at Shoppist have a love affair with the color black. (Also everyone else, ever.) The inky shade matches with everything and just looks so damn chic—we can’t get enough of it. But what happens when the temps start rising and an effortlessly cool black sheath starts to feel more like a solar panel? It might seem like the only option is to store away your black clothing until fall or opt for pastels for the next three months, but it’s not true! We rounded up the best ways to don your blackest blacks and still look and feel cool this summer.

Shopping details ahead!

McQueen! Marni! Missoni! 5 High-End Designer Sales to Shop Now


The best closets we know aren’t busting at the seams. Instead, they have a curated mix of high quality designer pieces alongside requisite Zara and J.Crew buys. We call these designer pieces Wardrobe Makers. We get it: It’s not realistic to have a closet full of Wardrobe Makers like McQueen and Missoni, but it is reasonable to sacrifice a few lower-quality purchases throughout the year in lieu of one of these fabulous picks that’ll last a lifetime. Plus, a 30 percent discount might sound puny when buying, say, a pair of $50 jeans, but when it’s on a $2,500 dress, that’s $750 off. And we can think of a lot of ways to spend that spare change. Think about it like this: These are the pieces you’ll pass down to your kids; might as well get a deal.

Click here for 18 of our picks!

Field Guide: 8 Best Shops in Fishtown


The most shoppable salon in Phily is The Parlour, which pairs luxe brands with some of their own housemade miracle-workers. | Photo by Courtney Apple.

The shopping here is less of a neat cluster and more of a slowly unfurling trail of gems that leads you all the way up Frankford Avenue to the edge of Kensington. Sure, there are barren pockets along the way, but these speak less to what’s missing and more to the neighborhood’s possibilities. And if what comes along is anything like the fantastically motley collection already here — from the festival-ready baubles and fringed moccasins at Adorn (1314 Frankford Avenue) to the acclaimed selection of antique furniture at 20th Century by HFKA (1311 Frankford Avenue) — we can expect big things.

Coming up next, a La Colombe flagship cafe and distillery next to The Parlour, and rumors of a boutique hotel. Whether this increases foot traffic or just makes parking a nightmare remains to be seen. For now, make a beeline to this brimming retail corridor, where you’ll find everything from an incredible atelier to some of the best vintage shopping in the entire city.

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Field Guide: 7 Best Shops in Midtown Village


Globally sourced antique necklaces at Bella Turka. Photo by Courtney Apple.

You think of 13th Street and think first of the Marcie Turney and Val Safran foodie empire: Grocery, Barbuzzo, Lolita. But also notable, and perhaps more impressive, are the duo’s two boutiques. After all, to get chef-obsessed Philadelphians to celebrate a restaurant is one thing; to get them to clamor over a shop is another. Home atelier Open House (107 South 13th Street) and gift shop Verde (108 South 13th Street) paved the way for others to come.

Here, the other must-visit shops that make Midtown Village a shopping destination, including a gem-hunter’s paradise, soaps that smell so good you want to eat them, and one of the city’s best vintage troves.

Get your shop on.

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