Weekend Shopping Report: 6 Can’t-Miss Columbus Day Sales

Where to get your shopping on this weekend.

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Weekend sales featuring Tibi and Barneys Warehouse.

Whether you’re a fan of Columbus or not (in which case, you might be happy to know that some states are changing it to ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’), you can’t argue that the controversial holiday does give the excuse to hit up some sweet sales before the incoming chaos of Black Friday. Like always, we’ve selected the best local sales and events going on this weekend for your inner explorer to discover.

Local Happenings

Shop Sixty Five Grand Opening: Last month, we spilled all the details on Shop Sixty Five’s move from the Main Line to a new Rittenhouse space, and now you get a chance to see things for yourself. Head there tonight for a Grand Opening Party, complete with a DJ, complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a special prize raffle. Friday, October 9th, 6pm-10pm. 1921 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse, 267-239-5488.

Mushmina Flash Sale: This Wayne boutique is the authority on fair-trade fashion inspired by the co-founder’s global travels. They’re having an in-store and online weekend flash sale with up to 70 percent off apparel. Check out the sale section of their online shop to find uniquely embroidered baskets and handwoven cotton scarves appropriate for the fall. Starts 8am on Saturday, October 10th until midnight on Sunday, October 11th. 164 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, 610-293-8089.

Old City Fest: This weekend, over 100 of Old City’s talented artists, boutiques and vendors showcase their best wares at this all-day festival. Expected to draw thousands, this year’s lineup includes an afternoon runway show on Third and Cherry Street featuring fall collections from MADE Studios students, awesome looks from mobile boutique Smak Parlour, and fashion co-op US*U.S. And, of course, there’s plenty of time for shopping at our favorite Old City boutiques, like Lost + Found, Sugarcube, and Third Street HabitSunday, October 11th, 12pm-6pm. Along North 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Call 215-592-7929 for more information.

Philadelphia Fashion Alliance SS16 Launch Event: Update your Sunday brunch plans to include a little retail R&R at the Philadelphia Fashion Alliance’s launch event. The alumni group is featuring seven ready-to-wear collections by independent (and awesome) Philadelphia designers, such as the bold and inspiring Terese Sydonna and boho-fabulous Senpai + Kohai. Attendees will get a complimentary champagne brunch and have a chance to meet the designers and preview their upcoming Spring 2016 collections. Be sure to peep PFA’s Facebook event for more information and RSVP here for a chance to win fashion sketches and accessories by the designers. Sunday, October 11th, 1pm-4pm. 251 South 18th Street at the Wetherill Mansion, Rittenhouse. 

Don’t Miss Out On These Online Deals
Barneys Warehouse Columbus Day Sale: Too busy to hit the streets this holiday weekend? Head online: Barneys Warehouse is taking an extra 30 to 40 percent off all clearance items, men’s and women’s apparel and shoes until Monday. And this isn’t just leftover summer inventory. We’re talking coveted fall jackets, shoes and accessories by the likes of Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, and Ann Demeulemeester.
Tibi’s Online Sample Sale: Save up to a whopping 80 percent off online. There’s a great selection of fall staples to be found here — cozy pullover knits, stately kimonos and chic leather mules at their final price reduction. Though the sale continues for another five days, you’d best jump on it ASAP before they sell out.