Monday Obsession: Make This Your First Sweater Purchase

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While we’re all beginning to mourn the final weeks of summer, let’s not forget the light at the end of the season: September is in sight, which means crisp fall afternoons and — drumroll — sweater weather! (And yes, the prospect of a good cable-knit gets us very excited.)

Mark the beginning of the long-awaited season with an unexpected pullover that’s sure to be a cold-weather mainstay. The Alexander Wang sweater pictured comes from Princeton’s high-end designer haven Zoe. It’s available online, but we suggest visiting the brick-and-mortar and making a day out of it. (The soon-to-come fall foliage is to die for.)

Shopping details ahead.

You Can Now Design Your Dream Shoes at Stuart Weitzman

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We’ll take these, please. | Image via Stuart Weitzman

It’s with alarming frequency (and heavy hearts) that we find a shoe that’s almost-but-not-quite perfect. Whether the color is off, the heel is too high, or the foot bed is suffocatingly narrow, we’ve foregone several shoe purchases in pursuit of The Pair. That’s why we were thrilled when an email landed in our inbox proclaiming a limited edition design-your-own-shoes collaboration with Stuart Weitzman.

You know you’re interested.

Did You Know That There’s a Secret Anthropologie Clearance Center?

It's a far cry from Anthro's normal window displays | Images via Effortless Anthropologie.

It’s a far cry from Anthro’s normal window displays, but we’ll take it. | Photo via Effortless Anthropologie.

Thanks to a tip from Racked Philly, we got word that there’s a sort-of-secret warehouse in Georgia that stocks the likes of  Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, and Urban Outfitters for up to 95 percent off. Ninety-five percent off. Start packing up your cars now, Shoppists; you can hit up WaWa on the way.

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Main Line Retail News: Menagerie Boutique is Opening a Second Location

Image via Menagerie

Image via Menagerie

The ‘burbs just got better. We just got word that Wayne mainstay Menagerie Boutique is slated to open a second location in Haverford Square on September 1st.

We love the girly boutique for its selection of luxe lines like Claire Vivier, Karen Walker, Calypso, and LemLem—remember our favorite coverup?—so a secont boutique is just another way to get your shopping fix.

Keep reading for details!

8 Fashion Buys to Get You Through the Rest of Summer

Summer-BuysA coworker of mine complained this morning about all the fall promotions happening right now. And she’s right: Stores are stocking leather jackets, grocery aisles are filled with Halloween candy, and—worst of it all—I saw my first back-to-school commercial on TV. DEATH. But lest we forget, we’ve still got a few more weeks of summer here, and amidst the cable-knits and candy corn, there are still buys out there begging to be trotted out during these dwindling summer days. Here are eight of the best ones to buy now—all are available at local shops!—wear now, and then store until you can break ‘em out next summer.

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This is What Happens When You Buy Something From Blake Lively’s Preserve

Those earrings are  cute | Image via Preserve

Those earrings are mighty tempting. | Image via Preserve

Remember all the hubbub over Blake Lively’s gloomily-designed lifestyle site Preserve? Criticisms were extensive: ranging from slamming $7 ketchup to, well, the lack of preserves. But we have to be honest, with a site that claims to champion “the goods, makers and legends that instill meaning inside the moments of our lives” we were curious how these Anthro-esque goods would be delivered. Surely folded into Made in the USA, hand-embroidered tissue paper and wrapped in twine by the goddess Blake Lively herself, right? Well, not quite.

Here’s what happened when a shopping editor made a Preserve order.

The Edit: 9 Sweet Buys Under $100

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Shoppists, August is a month of shopping confliction—email inboxes filled with “IT’S FALL” announcements (it’s not) and a weatherman telling you it’ll be 85 degrees all week. For now, dissuade yourself from any premature fall purchases, and quell your retail craving by snatching up some of these under-$100 buys. They’re easier on your wallet and will carry you through mid-September.

Keep reading for shopping deets.

There’s a Sample Sale and Clothing Swap at Toile Atelier Tonight

Image via Facebook.

Image via Facebook.

If you’ve been hitting up the seemingly endless summer sales we’ve been posting here at Shoppist, your closet might be looking a little, well, stuffed. This is probably even more likely if you conveniently skipped spring cleaning this year. (We don’t judge.) So if you’re looking to maximize closet space for those last-minute summer purchases, and pre-fall wish list items, Toile Atelier has you covered. The Fishtown boutique is having a clothing swap, as well as a sample sale featuring Toile’s own designers. Count us in.

Click here for the details!

Market Report: You Can Finally Buy Black Clothing at Abercrombie & Fitch

  • For the first time ever, you can buy black clothing from Abercrombie & Fitch. Looks like infamous CEO Mike Jeffries is loosening the reins… [Refinery 29]
  • Hey guys, are you shaving properly? (Hot water? Lukewarm? Against the grain?) Here’s the scoop on getting the best shave ever from a master barber himself. [Equinox]
  • Learn how to keep your pristinely white summer sneakers, well, pristinely white. Hey, it’s harder than it looks. [Fashionista]

Keep reading for more fashion and beauty news.

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