The 5 Sales I’m Shopping This Weekend (And So Should You)

Furniture, clothing, accessories and gifts.


Some of Occasionette’s on-sale goods. | Images via Instagram.

It’s Friday! You’ve made it! Three cheers, a slap on the back and a glass of wine for you! Now let’s talk about weekend plans, which – if you’re smart – should revolve around these sales. Here are the spots I’m hitting up this weekend for furniture, Christmas gifts (so that I feel very together and organized), and clothes to wear to the 47 holiday parties I know lurk in the near future. Let’s get this party started, shall we? 

For Holiday Gifts: Occasionette
It’s the first time this gem of a gift shop has ever done this, which means it might be the last, so get in while you can: This Saturday, from 11am to 8pm, every single thing in the store is 15 percent off. Go there for jewelry, calendars, tea towels (the cutest ones you ever did see), boxed holiday cards, games, accessories, candles and anything else you could possibly want to give (or maybe just keep for yourself). 1825 East Passyunk Avenue, South Philly.

For Clothes Because It’s Time to Treat Yo Self: Knit Wit
Right now, the entire store is 20 percent off. Yep, everything, from A.L.C. and Elizabeth & James to 3.1 Phillip Lim and Tanya Taylor. Go. Now. 1729 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse, 905 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr; 8005 Ventnor Avenue, Margate.

For Clothes Because It’s Time to Treat Yo Self, Part 2: Shop Sixty Five
Right now, select styles from IRO, Helmut Lang, Haute Hippie, Ramy Brook and Raquel Allegra are 30 percent off. That’s a steep discount on crazy stylish clothes you’ll want to wear out of the store. 1921 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.

For Furniture You Won’t Find Anywhere Else: Trove Warehouse Sale
You might remember this from my blog post about the sale last week, and it’s going on again tomorrow, from 10am to 2pm. Head there for vintage furniture and decor – some reupholstered and reimagined by the Trove ladies in painfully stylish ways – in what’s turned out to be one of my favorite vintage warehouse sales of all time. 53 German Avenue, Newtown. 

For Pillows, Bedding, Scarves and Throws: Kevin O’Brien Studio Pop-Up Shop
This Philly textile and design studio hosts occasional pop-up shops throughout the year, the best one happening right now. It’s open now through December 23rd (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4:30pm; and two Saturdays: tomorrow, November 14th and December 19th, 11am to 4pm). Head there for 70 percent off retail prices on super-luxe bedding, pillows, curtains, throws, fabric remnants and scarves. 1412 South Broad Street, Point Breeze.