basement sale

it’s that time of the year! philadelphia’s most well-known designer boutique  is having their basement sale. the wednesday-saturday sale will be a great time where you can look, try on, and maybe even buy some high end, highly coveted items. the sale runs during their normal store hours, so be sure to set aside some time during your lunch break to stop by!

Joan Shepp: 1616 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19103


Punk Rock Flea Market… TOMORROW!

If you aren’t already familiar with R5 Production’s biannual “PUNK ROCK” Flea market, it’s about time you get informed. A zillion vendors selling everything. Literally everything. Come shop and support R5, local artists/bakers/crafters/vintage sellers/junk hoarders.

No matter what you are looking for for the holidays.. you’ll find it here. You’ll also find a ton of stuff you didn’t even know you wanted.

petulia’s folly sale

hello world! i apologize (again) for the delays in between posts. sarah and i have a ton of excuses, but mostly it’s gotten very cold and dreary , which is a serious impediment to outdoor shopping. HOWEVER! one of the stores on my window shopping route by my office is changing their stock, and having a major sale that i thought i’d share with you all.

petulia’s folly is switching things up and as of tuesday, november 9 they will only be selling housewares and furniture. that means their well-edited collection of t by alexander wang, 3.1 phillip lim, and nicholas k is on sale. starting tomorrow (11/6) you can take an additional 20% off already reduced prices– either in store or online with code byebye20 at checkout. the original sale has been going on for some time, but with this new extra discount…

…go wild!

What’s for Fall

long time no blog!  for me, summer has been a time for vacation, sleep, and not much shopping.  the oppressive weather is also no good for fashion, as there comes a point when everyone just tries to dress to stay cool and that can mean compromising style and even matching.  HOWEVER we are eagerly looking forward to fall– jackets, cardigans, tights: all great things! Fall also means our first philadelphia fashion week and even more exciting, our first philadelphia designers market.

The market is an “independent fashion marketplace” created by local designers, artists and shoppers who are all advocates for independent designers their markets. The physical market is set up to provide a direct shopping experience between the designers and the customer, skipping the retail middle man who usually raises the prices to sustain a profit.  This environment can foster relationships between the two parties and help generate exposure.

I know we have a few weeks but I wanted to let it be known!

304050 sale at Sugarcube®!

Old City boutque, Sugarcube is having a special 3 day long 30/40/50 sale. The sale will run Today through Friday, July 30th. Make good use of the bargains (and the extended store hours) and get 30, 40 or 50% off of select seasonal inventory and vintage wares.

For more information about what’s on sale and how to get it into your closet, stop by the store. I’ll be there rifling through the APC and Steven Alan.

124 North Third St., Old City
10am – 8pm (today through Friday)
Website – Blog //  Yelp

Tank Top Talk ft. Print Liberation and Fresh Meltwater

Philadelphia is buzzing with summer fun. Soaking up rays in the parks, chugging margaritas, trips down the shore, block parties, back yard bbqs… All of which require less clothing than usual. Tank tops are a bit of a necessity in this heat so why not shop local and support Philadelphia based designers?

Here are a few of my favorites from Fresh Meltwater

and from Print Liberation‘s collab with artist Lizzy Janssen

Stay cool, everyone.

A Look Inside: Sugarcube

Many boutiques line the historic streets of Old City, but Sugarcube has truly found a way to stand out. Upon entering you’re most likely to be in awe of the warm and inviting vibes that stem directly from the layout and decor.

There is a mix of designer items and carefully chosen vintage to scour. As soon as you start browsing the merchandise you will automatically get a sense of what kind of people are hand picking the items, and who they are picking them for. There is a genuine thought process behind all of the stock choices. None of the garments are purely trendy pieces, but instead are a mix of current and classic contemporary styles.

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