The Best Places to Shop for Swimwear in Philly

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When I think about what makes a great womenswear store, I think about curationa strong aesthetic, a refined point of view, a smart mix of designers. When I think about think about what makes a swimwear store great, well, curation goes out the window. Here, it’s all about selection — sizes, styles, prices, add-ons — and these stores have the best of it all.  Read more »

Philly’s Spring and Summer Flea Market Calendar

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Sunny browsing at Clover Market. | Carrie Hill Photography.

With warm weather comes what I consider to be best shopping time of the year: flea market season! Here’s where to get your flea on this spring and summer. But first, some flea-ing tips: Bring cash, don’t be afraid to haggle (but don’t be a jerk about it), wear comfortable shoes and bring a small cross-body bag to keep hands free. Ready? Let’s do this.

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Shoe Sale Madness! 11 Fabulous Shoes On Sale Now

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So. Many. Shoes.

Another week into January and the sales have intensified, meaning this is the ideal time to invest in shoes that are one or all of the following: practical (we’ve got some low-heeled, wear-everywhere knee-high boots for you), fantastical (that would be those blue-and-orange lace-ups), futuristic (metallic lizard boots!), sexy (hello, black pointed-toe booties), sweet (check out that be-poufed suede pair) or downright cool (Chloé’s Susanna flats will always be in style).

Here are 11 of the most drool-worthy pairs out there—on sale!—right now. Snag ‘em soon; they won’t last long. You’re welcome.

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Monday Obsession: Style Camp Canvas Calendars

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We’re officially five days into 2015, and in addition to the obligatory New Year’s tasks like resolution-making and closet cleaning, we hope you’re also in the market for a sparkly new calendar. To begin properly ticking off the days of 2015, we suggest scooping up one of these Ige Design canvas wall calendars at Style Camp. The Chestnut Hill shop is currently stocking a variety of the coolly practical beauties including the gilded, frame-worthy variety and scroll style pictured above. And let’s be honest: They easily trump the feline-a-day flip calendar you got as a gag gift.

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6 Best Gifts To Buy At Nordstrom’s Gift&Go Pop-Up Shop

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Nordstrom‘s constantly evolving “pop-in” shop series has quickly become a favorite for limited-edition, super-exclusive goods and collabs (remember Rag & Bone and Poketo?). So you can imagine our anticipation for December’s announcement. And, unsurprisingly, their Gift&Go pop-up, modeled to look like a giant opened box (with bows, wrapping paper and the like), does not disappoint. It’s got all the festivity of Santa’s Village but, well, with Clare V. clutches and whimsical onyx cat rings.

Up Next: The gifts you need to add to your list.

The Shoppist Gift List, Day Two: Waltzing Matilda Boots

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Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

A fellow editor described these boots at the “cooler, locally made version of Red Wing Boots,” and I agree. They are by Waltzing Matilda, a leather goods company based in Wayne.  The hand-sewn Horween leather boots feature seven eyelets, rawhide laces, a rugged Christy sole and—the best part—a (very unobtrusive) hand-stitched logo at the heel. It’s craftsmanship at its very best.

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The Shoppist Gift List, Day One: Hermès Soaps

 

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Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

When it comes to gift boxes, only a few manage to make your heart skip a beat: Tiffany blue, Cartier red and Hermès orange. How to gift the latter without blowing your budget? Spring for this addition to the Hermès  lineup, a trio of soaps perfect for gift-giving. At less than $60, they telegraph luxury without breaking the bank.

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10 Coolest Things You’ll Find at This Year’s Franklin Flea Market

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Your insider’s guide to shopping Franklin Flea this weekend.

Everyone’s favorite vintage shopping event, Franklin Flea, kicks off its holiday market tomorrow at 10am. As any avid flea-marketer knows, timing is everything. You’ve got to get there early, and—if you’re really angling for top-notch deals—you’ve got to come with a game plan. And who better to be your guide than Franklin Flea’s founder, Mark Vevle?

First, the nitty-gritty stuff: The holiday vintage market takes place from 10am to 5pm every Saturday through December 20th, which will be the last winter market. It’s located in the historic Strawbridge’s building at 801 Market Street (yep, its new neighbor is Century21!). For more information, click here.

Now on to the fun part, which includes Fendi jewelry, the cutest-ever holiday cards and some seriously cool antiques.

Click here for Mark’s favorite things on sale tomorrow.

Your Guide To This Weekend’s Shopping Events

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It’s cold out there. Let’s shop. | Shutterstock.

It’s finally Friday, Shoppists! We know it’s one of the first chilly bone-chillingly frigid nights of the season, but resist the urge to don a Snuggie and shop from your couch, and pencil in one of these fantastic shopping events happening in Philly. From antiques and British pop music to a cheese expert and cider, this is the fall-worthy fun you’ve been waiting for all season.
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