The 6 Most Ridiculous Things in Free People’s Home Collection (Including a $68 Stick)

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These sticks are for sale. | Free People.

Every summer, my style veers off into bohemia, probably the last vestiges of my semi-hippie college self. It’s when I wear the two Free People items of clothing I own — a high-neck, sheer wisp of a dress and a lacy slip I layer with everything. But even though I can appreciate the store’s dreamy, summer-perfect clothes, I cannot forgive them their absolutely insane home collection, which seems like a huge joke they’re playing on us, laughing in their Navy Yard offices while we spend $28 on a bag of nails. Here are the six most ridiculous items in their decor lineup.  Read more »

10 Amazing Local Sales to Shop This Weekend

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It’s shaping up to be a rainy Saturday, so you might as well abandon beach plans for retail therapy. Here’s where to get your shop on this weekend, including sales at Third Street Habit, Terrain, Boyds and Joan Shepp. Happy shopping!

Third Street HabitThe Old City boutique just kicked off its bi-anual sale. Why to go: 40 to 60 percent off the spring 2015 collection, all past seasons, and accessories. 153 North 3rd Street, Old City.

Terrain: Get up to 75 percent off at the garden emporium’s annual sale. (Our pick: This vintage-looking garden bench, now $150 from $600.) 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills. More sales here.

10 Sales You Must Shop This Weekend

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From left: Erdon goods and Third Street Habit finds.

Happy Friday! Let’s kick things off with a guide to all the sales going on this weekend. (Because it’s going to rain on Sunday, so you might as well get your shop on.)  Read more »

This App Will Tell You All the Promo Codes That Apply to Your Order

The easiest way to rack up discounts. | Honey

The easiest way to rack up discounts. | Honey

Confession: I never purchase anything online without Googling ‘[Insert store name] promo codes’ beforehand. With e-tailers constantly doling out percentages off and free gifts with purchase, it’s a five-second move that can save you a few bucks or at least the shipping fees. Now, a new shopping app for Chrome called Honey will do the legwork for you.  Read more »

We Found Your Perfect Planters for a Dreamy, Vintage-Inspired Floral Display

Pile your crate high with gorgeous florals. | Shutterstock; Three Potato Four

Pile your crate high with gorgeous florals. | Shutterstock; Three Potato Four.

Now that it’s May 12th and a balmy 85 degrees, we hope you’re well into your gardening phase (the “pollen tsunami” suggests you are) of spring. But for those of you who are less about sowing an eight-by-eight foot plot in your backyard and more inclined to simply observe your beauteous blooms from afar, lemonade in hand, we found the fuss-free planters you’ve been searching for. Read more »

Reese Witherspoon Launched a Southern-Inspired Clothing Line

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I’m probably as skeptical as they make ’em when it comes to celebrity fashion lines and lifestyle brands. (I’m still disappointed by and slightly terrified of Blake Lively’s Preserve.) So when word got out that Reese Witherspoon was debuting a lifestyle brand, Draper James, I approached the prospect with the trepidation usually reserved for a wolverine. Or a snapping turtle.

But lo and behold, I’m back from the trenches and can report that a lot of the collection is actually quite cute. Read more »

Peter Kate Now Offers FaceTime Personal Shopping and Styling

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Shop this spot virtually. | Image via Peter Kate.

Everyone can empathize with being strapped for time, trekking out to a boutique only to either: A) not find what you’re looking for, or worse, B) learn they don’t have your size. To combat this all-too-common dilemma, Peter Kate recently introduced a fabulous new FaceTime personal shopping and styling service.

They’re not the first to embrace the ultra-personalized shopping method. Last month, Erdon announced private shopping appointments in its Old City location. This retail shift accommodates Philly’s busiest shoppers, allowing for fast, efficient service from folks that actually know what they’re talking about (no more asking the gal in the fitting room next to you).

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The Edit: 9 Ways to Wear Tie-Dye Without Looking Childish

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Tie-dye gets a bad rap for evoking more memories of childhood summer camp than a fashion-forward print. But the new generation of tie-dye is anything but juvenile. It’s popping up in universally flattering indigo and in unexpected places like the elbows of sleeves and denim pencil skirts. As for that rainbow-hued Dave Matthews Band tee you’ve been holding onto? Well, maybe it’s best kept in your dresser. Read more »

These 8 Fashion Formulas Will Make Getting Ready in the Morning a Breeze

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Your morning routine just got a whole lot easier. | Shutterstock.

  • Streamline your morning routine by following these eight fashion formulas (think: how many rings to wear on each hand and how high you should cuff your jeans). [Refinery29]
  • Update your wardrobe with 30 spring-ready, budget-friendly bags under $300. [The Zoe Report]
  • Are these sandals the new Birkenstock? [Vogue]

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Market Report: 15 Biggest Fashion Faux Pas of 2015

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  • Here are 15 major — and modern! — fashion faux pas to avoid in 2015. (We’re looking at you, graphic tees.)  [Refinery29]
  • Blake Lively has teamed up with cult-fave denim line Rialto Denim Project for a handful of limited-edition hand-painted (and gorgeous!) jeans. [Vogue]
  • Some of pop culture’s biggest names (Pharrell, Katy Perry) own the Apple watch, but are fashion heavyweights buying in? Not quite. [Fashionista]

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