Store opening alert: Frey Boutique is opening in Newtown Square on October 24. The shop will be housed at 3555 West Chester Pike and after seeing how each shop reflects the local area’s flair (see: their Ocean City location), we’re positively giddy to see what they’ll do with the space. Really, the addition of brands like Rag & Bone, Equipment and Vince is just the icing on the cake.
It goes without saying that sweaters are the wardrobe workhorse of fall. To prevent rampant outfit repetition or a sky-high dry cleaning bill, we suggest adding a few new cozy pullovers into the mix—without breaking the bank. Here are 14 sweaters under $150 to hold you over until spring. (Psst: Most of them are actually under $100, but we couldn’t resist that cashmere DVF or Theyskens’ Theory.) Happy shopping!
We understand the urge to toss on floppy knit beanies—Shoppist editor Emily has a bedazzled highlighter yellow one we all adore—but with all the whimsical prints and chunky knits that went down the runway, a well-shaped cap can be just the dose of structure your outfit needs to pull your look together. Resist the knit and opt for one of these eight wool and felt toppers. Plus, now that Goorin Bros. is open, it only takes a quick trip to Walnut Street to get bedecked. You’re welcome.
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) October 8, 2014
What are people around the United States thinking about Philadelphia today? Well, we’re a cold-blooded bunch who will not let a little thing like a stabbing at the supermarket get in the way of buying our Count Chocula. (Yes, presumably while also eating a cheesesteak.)
That’s courtesy of the above tweet, sent last night by NBC 10 and retweeted a few hundred times, and the related story. On Tuesday, a man in the Pathmark at 840 Cottman Avenue in Burlhome confronted another shopper, police say, and stabbed him in the face and neck with a kitchen knife.
The victim was taken to Jeanes Hospital and later transferred to Temple Hospital due to his worsening condition, but he is expected to survive.
Shoppists, if there’s ever been a time to band together and use your powers for good, this is it. Beloved Media online shop (and occasional warehouse sale throw-er) Three Potato Four is the only Pennsylvania finalist in West Elm’s competition for a small business grant. Owners Stu Eli and Janet Morales are in the running for $25,000 and the potential to get their goods in West Elm. The shop is currently in third place out of 21 finalists, and we’re positive we can get ‘em to number one.
All right, guys: We’re almost there! Crazy-awesome lounges are being designed, dressing rooms are being built, and Philly’s best stores are loading up their newest and most fabulous fall merchandise to bring.
In case you don’t know the details, here you go, in one very small nutshell:
- Sunday, October 5th, from 12-3pm, at Crane Arts, Philadelphia
- Over 30 of Philly’s top boutiques and designers
- 40% off ALL boutique clothing
- 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!)
But here’s the really important part: Tickets are limited (we want it to be fun, not a jam-packed madhouse). Now through Saturday night at 10pm, you can buy tickets online for $25. We’ll also be selling tickets at the door for $35. Either way, you’ve gotta get ‘em.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Shearling is a material usually reserved for the insides of your favorite cold-weather clothes. But this time around, it’s popping up as the focal point of statement pieces (like the killer emerald coat pictured above) and on unexpected pieces like purses and heels. (How great are those gold chain accents?) A more subdued version of all-out fur, the texture can be paired with all your fall closet staples like wools and knits. And the best part? It makes classic pieces unbelievable cozy. You’ll never have an excuse to wear Uggs again. (Seriously, just throw them out.)
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.
- 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]