THE SALE REPORT: Summer Saling

Philly’s stores are gearing up for fall with oodles of sales on warm-weather clothes

Leehe Fai: Finders Keeps Sale, Round 2
This trendy Center City boutique is continuing with its Finders Keepers sale — they’re marking down current spring and summer styles, and pulling out lots of still-fab pieces from seasons past — and marking down them down between 50 and 80 percent off the original price.
Through August

Vivi G. Shoes: Second location and Sale
This fave accessories boutique has just opened a brand-new location at 369 Lancaster Avenue in Haverford (610-645-7718), and is marking down spring and summer styles here and at their current location — find savings of 50 percent off on shoes, and 35 percent off on bags from names like Tory Burch, Pour La Victoire, Loeffler Randall, and more.

Per Lei Boutique: Special Deals
Starting this Thursday and extending through the 29th, this fashionable boutique along Media’s main drag is offering a Spend Now Save Later promotion: Spend between $250 and $350, and you’ll receive a $50 gift card to be used by September 30, 2009; between $351 and $500, get a $75 card; between $501 and $1,000, get a $125 card; between $1,001 and $2,000 get a $175 card; between $2,001 and $3,000 get a $225 card, and more than $3,001, get a $300 card.

Arcadia: Summer Sale and Break
Starting on Tuesday, this eco-chic NoLibs boutique is marking down its already on-sale spring and summer styles by an extra 50 percent (meaning savings of over 85 percent in some cases!); everything else in the store will be marked down by 25 percent. (The store will then be closed between August 24th and September 7th for a summer break.) Plus, check out their $9 canvas totes featuring the work of local artist Gretchen Diehl — bring it back to the store to be re-used, and you’ll get 10 percent off any one item for the rest of the year.

Duross & Langel: Special Promotion
Starting on Thursday, our favorite local savonniers are creating and featuring hand soaps, bar soaps, and lip balm in a special El Vez Orange Margarita to celebrate owner Steve Duross’s 20th-of-August birthday. Look for special deals all week long and a celebration with El Vez on Thursday evening.

ADAM: Special Promotion
You’ll get a free, soft, long-sleeve tee at Bryn Mawr’s ADAM store when you purchase fall merchandise between the 17th and 31st.

Bus Stop Boutique: Sale
This Queen Village shoe shop is still celebrating their Summer Madness sale with discounts of more than 50 percent off on all of their spring and summer shoe styles. Plus, while you’re there, check out the new shipment of Toms Shoes, available in a ton of colors, for $44.

Matthew Izzo: Furniture Sale
Find lots of furniture styles (Gus sofas and chairs, and other modern pieces) discounted by 20 percent at this Old City clothing and home shop.

Knit Wit: Trunk Show
The Margate location of this Philly-area mainstay is holding a Diane von Furstenberg trunk show — we’re in love with her fall line! — this entire weekend, from Friday to Sunday.