Your Guide To This Weekend’s Shopping Events

The who, what and where (wear?) in retail.


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It’s finally Friday, Shoppists! We know it’s one of the first chilly bone-chillingly frigid nights of the season, but resist the urge to don a Snuggie and shop from your couch, and pencil in one of these fantastic shopping events happening in Philly. From antiques and British pop music to a cheese expert and cider, this is the fall-worthy fun you’ve been waiting for all season.

Style Camp: Tonight from 5pm to 9pm, pop by the Chestnut Hill boutique for all the fall charm you can get your hands on. That means: warm cider, after-hours shopping, and new styles and goods (like these amazing gift boxes from Zoet Bathlatier). 8433 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill, 215-242-3108.

Duke & Winston: Remember when we posted about Duke & Winston’s new antique section, Duke’s Library? Well, the preppy-cool shop is celebrating its grand opening tonight. Tonight from 6pm to 9pm, head over for a DJ spinning British pop music, light drinks and food, and—get this—antique party favors. Swoon. 1822 Chestnut Street, 267-639-5594.

Kevin O’Brien Studio: The textile company is hosting its first-ever sample sale at its South Philly studio. The pop-up shop kicks off today and will stay open until December 23rd. You’ll find super-luxe scarves, pillows, curtain, fabric and bedding at up to 75 percent off. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm; Saturday, November 15th and Saturday, December 20th, from 11am to 5pm. 1412 South Broad Street, Center City, 215-923-6378.

Beke Beau: From 9am to 6pm today, the beauty genius behind Beke Beau Makeup Studio will be celebrating America Recycles Day by inviting you to clean out your makeup bag (you know you need to) and drop off used, unwanted, or empty makeup and cosmetic containers. In exchange, she’ll use her practiced hands to apply faux eyelashes you can wear out tonight. 892 County Line Rd, Bryn Mawr, 610-220-0042.

Occasionette: This event pretty much speaks for itself: Cheese. Party. Stop by the Pinterest-worthy shop tomorrow night between 6pm and 8pm for a free tasting of local cheese, wine, and beers. Bonus: Cheese expert and author Sue Miller of Birch Run Hills Farm will be signing copies of her book—gift alert! (Psst: Pick up some of Occasionette’s dreamy wrapping supplies to wrap it. Done and done. 1825 East Passyunk Avenue, 215-465-1704.

Knit Wit: The stalwart’s major flash sale starts today and goes through Sunday (at all three locations—Rittenhouse, Bryn Mawr and Margate). What you’ll get: 20 percent off everything in the store, and all coats 50 percent off. Go! Run! 1729 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse; 905 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr; and 8001 Ventnor Avenue, Margate.

Frey Boutique: Today and tomorrow, get 40 percent off select outerwear. We call this a major incentive to check out the shop’s new Newtown Square digs. 3555 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, 484-872-8826.

Head Start Shoes: The corner shoe boutique is slashing prices on Fiorentini + Baker boots to make room for new inventory. Select styles and colors are on major clearance. 126 South 17th Street, 215-567-3247.