We Love These Billy Transport Co. Subway Station Tote Bags

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There are all types of Philly-centric goods and souvenirs out there—some good, some not so good. The goods ones we like to gift to out-of-towners, but it’s rare we see Philly souvenirs we want to sling ourselves. Because, ya know, we actually live here.

Then these subway totes by The Billy Penn Transport Co. landed in our email inbox. We squealed at their hometown glory charm, and then started forwarding the link to all our fellow commuting neighbors. It was love at first sight.

Here’s how to get ‘em.

Market Report: 15 Ways to Pull Off Flare Jeans

  • The flare jean is back and your skinnies might be on the way out. The 70s-inspired look might be trickier to pull off, but the payoff is huge: legs that appear to go on for miles and a super-defined waist. Sign us up! [Lucky]
  • Fashion month is almost over and, as always, there were some bizarre fashion collaborations (think: Richard Nicoll x Disney, and Barbie and, well, everyone). These are the nine that left everyone baffled. [Fashionista]
  • But they weren’t all strange! Here are three beauty collaborations to keep on your radar. [The Zoe Report]

Keep reading to find out the newest ways to utilize that monogram option for your clutch.

Score a Secret Club Monaco Discount On Friday

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Shopping by yourself is great and all, but I think it’s more fun to shop with others. And by others, I mean me. (Really, I’m brutally honest; I can show you how to wear that dress as a skirt/tunic/turban, and I can give you my top-secret tips for justifying almost any purchase, and how to then hide this purchase from your significant other. Note: Trunks are NOT safe places.) Did I mention that champagne is involved?

The lowdown: I’m hosting a shopping event at Club Monaco on Walnut Street this Friday, from 6pm to 8pm. The (amazing) team there has pulled out all the stops. We’ll have champagne, catering from Starr, and the cutest candy bar you’ve ever seen. But there’s more!

Find out how to also get a 20 percent discount.

Win Two Tickets to Philly Mag Shops!

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Philly Mag Shops is 11 days away! Are you ready? For those of you who aren’t familiar with the event, here’s the quick-and-easy rundown:

  • Over 30 of Philly’s top boutiques and designers
  • 40% off ALL boutique apparel (we’re talking brands like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Current/Elliott, Elizabeth & James, Cameo, Vince, Alexander Wang, Rebecca Taylor, Tibi, Pure Amici cashmere, and much, much more)
  • 30% ALL accessories (think: belts, bags, shoes, scarves, home goods)
  • 25% ALL jewelry (we’ve got TownHome, Concrete Polish, John Wind, Menagerie and Bario Neal coming!)
  • Food, cocktails, and all the freebie beauty treatments you could want (including nail art and a braid bar!)
  • Sunday, October 5th, 12pm-3pm, at Crane Arts, Philadelphia

You can buy tickets here, but it’s more fun to win things, right? Try your luck below. All you’ve got to do is sign up for the Shoppist newsletter (it comes straight to your inbox on Friday mornings so you can get all the shopping and sale scoop before the weekend!) between now and September 30th at 4pm, and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to Philly Mag Shops. Good luck, and can’t wait to see you there.

There’s an Actual Waitlist for This $1,750 Fendi Keychain

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Back in July, word started to spread about the elusive Karl Lagerfeld Fendi keychain. Ringing in at $1,750, it was über-exclusive, could only be scored at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, and had already amassed a several hundred person-long waitlist. That series of descriptors isn’t uncommon for limited edition designer duds, but this is a keychain—a very expensive mink and fox fur keychain—but a keychain nonetheless.

Keep reading for 5 better ways to spend your dough.

Refinery29 Is Coming to King of Prussia Mall This Saturday

Take the guesswork out of shopping.

Take the guesswork out of shopping.

Grab those calendars; Refinery29 is coming to King of Prussia Mall and we are majorly excited. Pop over to the Nordstrom Court this Saturday, September 20th, for a mashup of the lifestyle site and Simon, King of Prussia’s parent company, for a day of shopping, beauty and style. Basically, you’ll leave with a personal fall fashion game plan—and it doesn’t get much better than that.

Click here for the scoop.

6 Unexpected Places to Buy Cool Fitness Gear Right Now

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When it comes to shopping for fitness gear, Lululemon and Nike aren’t the only games in town anymore. While the ol’ standbys are going strong, of course, lots of new activewear brands and lines have been cropping up in some surprising places lately—stores and websites you wouldn’t necessarily think to shop for fitness gear.

Here are six of our favorites (with photos, of course).

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