Exciting News: Temporary Location for Lululemon Walnut Street Announced

Photo via Lululemon/Facebook

Photo via Lululemon/Facebook

If you’ve been dying to spend the Lululemon gift card you got for Christmas, looks like you’ll be able to do it in-store sometime soon. Lululemon announced on Facebook that they’ll be temporarily relocating the Walnut Street store to 1422 Walnut Street, where Kenneth Cole (which closed at the end of January) used to be. The temporary location is just a hop, skip and a throw from their 1527 Walnut Street location, which has been closed for the past few weeks after the store’s roof unexpectedly collapsed.

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The Edit: 13 Metallic Pieces to Jump-Start Your Spring Wardrobe


If you’re deeply in need of a spring fashion fix, we suggest metallics. From traditional golds and silvers to out-there florals and blues, major sheen is having a major moment. The best part? Though we included some aspirational warm-weather pieces (hello, jacquard shorts!), metallics are largely transitional. Try layering a sleeveless oxford atop a turtleneck or switching out a carryall for a rose gold clutch. Read more »

Your First Look at Stuart Weitzman’s Spring Shoe Collection

Images via Stuart Weitzman

The Legwrap shoe. | Images courtesy of Stuart Weitzman.

Though I love fall/winter for its coats (I have a serious coat addiction), spring/summer wins for its footwear. To get you through the next few days (which — warning! — are going to be brutally, painfully cold), here is a look at some of the most gorgeous warm-weather shoes I’ve seen yet, all from Stuart Weitzman‘s spring 2015 collection, which is hitting stores soon.

Here, some of my favorite looks from the collection, and the ones I’m sure you’ll be seeing on red carpets (in fact, the MySlide mule, shown below, is already a favorite of the red-carpet set).

See the best of spring 2015 shoes here.

The Edit: 12 Throw Pillows to Instantly Transform a Room

With the onslaught of spring collections arriving at local retailers, it’s a tricky time to think about buying clothes. Here at Shoppist HQ, we’ve found an alternative: Instead of sprucing up your closet, trick out your family room/den/living room — really, wherever there’s a chair — with a throw pillow. The more textures, patterns and colors, the better. The best part? You can just sub ‘em out when you get bored.

All 12 pillows ahead.

Urban Outfitters in Trouble for Selling Tapestry Resembling Holocaust Suit Worn By Gay Prisoners

Are you serious, Urban Outfitters? After being called out numerous times for selling merchandise that has offended everyone from the depressed to those victims of school shootings, the clothing retailer has struck again. This time it’s under fire for selling a tapestry that resembles the jumpsuit worn by gay Holocaust prisoners. I’m talking the stripes and the upside-down pink triangle—the whole shebang.

The Business Insider was all over the news:

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Pretty Soon You’ll Be Able to Buy Madewell at Nordstrom and Net-a-Porter


Fans of Madewell, J.Crew’s edgier, denim-centric little sister, are likely aware that the brand is basically only sold in Madewell stores and online. However, come February 24th, these restrictions will be a thing of the past. Fashionista reports:

“As early as Feb. 24, over 70 Madewell pieces will go on sale at Nordstrom.com, followed by arrivals in 15 Nordstrom stores on March 6. On Feb. 25,  Net-a-Porter will begin selling 50 Madewell products. International shipping will be available on Madewell.com sometime before year’s end. The first shipments to both retailers have focused heavily on denim.”

Big changes are coming, friends.

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How to Give the Prettiest Flower Arrangements in Philly in 3 Easy Steps

Image via Sullivan Owen

Image via Sullivan Owen

We’re about to make Valentine’s Day easy. How easy? Allow me to break it down for you:

1. Call Old Kensington-based floral designer Sullivan Owen.

2. Choose from the classic champagne or marsala palettes. (There are only two—see pictures of both options below—so it’s super-straightforward.) Or, do as owner and floral mastermind Sullivan Owen suggests and ask for a combination of both colors for a dreamy, romantic color scheme.

3. Tell ‘em when and where to deliver it, and that’s it!

Get Owen’s pro tips here.

Skirt’s One-Week Exchange Program Pays You To Bring Back Your Clothes

Image via Skirt

Image via Skirt

If you own, well, basically anything from Skirt, this news is important. The Bryn Mawr boutique just announced a generous exchange program that runs this week only. From today through Saturday, January 24th, shoppers can bring in any item they’ve bought at Skirt (seriously, it can be from several days or several years go). Items can be gently worn or tagless. In return, shoppers can receive up to $150 in store credit. Then, all items exchanged will be donated to Our Closet. Not bad, right?

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The Amazing At-Home Alternative To a Gel Manicure


maniFull disclosure: I am not on the gel manicure bandwagon. But before you summon the lynch mob, hear me out: It’s not that I’m not enticed by the prospect of a hard-as-nails, two-week mani—believe me, I am. I’m simply irked by tinfoil-wrapped nails, the obligatory soak to remove the polish and the $30-a-pop price tag.

However, as someone who nearly always has her nails painted and is a regular user of base coats, top coats and the like, an at-home mani that lasted longer than five days without chipping continued to elude me despite my best efforts. That is, until my lovely mother, a reformed salon devotee, gifted me Sephora’s Formula X System for Christmas, a set she swore rivaled any salon manicure. Turns out, she was irrefutably correct; when you use the polishes altogether, you get a super-affordable and long-lasting alternative to pricey gel versions. Call me a convert.

These polishes are a game changer.

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