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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


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!

SA VA LOVE fashion show

On a blistering saturday evening i rushed over to LOVE park to watch the fashion show of SA VA fashion’s most recent collection.  SA VA is a boutique right by my office that carries primarily original women’s designs as well as a small selection of international brands.  The original designs by store owner Sarah Van Aken are what make it unique, but what’s even better is that her designs are purposeful and made locally from natural, sustainable fabrics.

Here are some photos of the set-up:

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Philadelphia Independent Retail Week!

it has been a while!

this upcoming week (june 14-20) is independent retail week at boutiques throughout philadelphia.  created by nolcha, “a leading business platform for independent fashion designers and retailers”, this week is filled with contests, shopping events, and an umbrella drive (you donate old umbrellas that get recycled into ethical designs) at boutiques in center city, old city, and manayunk. i have a busy week in store but i hope that some readers will take advantage.

the main even that i’m looking forward to is the SA VA LOVE fashion show in love park on satruday 6/19 (6pm-8pm).  SA VA is known for it’s functional, sustainable collections designed by sarah van aken and the store carries other locally made apparel as well.  fashion shows are rare in this city, but a fashion show with a focus on fostering the sustainable econmy and culture of philadelphia is even more rare and i think, since it’s an outdoor event, attendance will raise awareness and draw attention to these elements of fashion.

goodie bags and shopping guides, and city maps can be picked up all week long at:

Sioux Zanne Messix, 54 ½ North 3rd Street
Joan Shepp, 1616 Walnut Street
Latitudes Gallery, 4325 Main Street

i will try to take pictures wherever i go and post a review of what i had a chance to see next weekend.  i think this is a great idea that should achieve the goal of however many “philadelphia fashion weeks” that we have: highlighting participants in the local fashion industry through trunk shows, contests, special events, and partnerships.  remember to support and attend as many events as possible so there will more of these!

visit for a full list of events

Reward’s First Friday

In Philadelphia and I’m sure in many other cities, the first Friday of every month is a time when gallery shows open, and art spaces host open-door events with light refreshments.  These First Fridays have become an anticipated evening with the arrival of every month.  You can easily spend an evening walking, browsing, and snacking. 

What’s great about it in Philly, though, is that retails stores participate as well.  Reward, one of my favorite shops in the city, create special Frist Friday markdowns, and debut collections from new and upcoming designers on these Fridays evenings.  What makes it even better is that the store is located at 55 N 2nd Street, in the middle of Old City and all the galleries and art studios that take part in the traditional First Friday.  Reward’s elaboration on this tradition is a great idea– you can shop, enjoy the art, and usually enjoy the great weather as you spend the evening walking from door to door.

This Friday, they will be supporting a local indepdendent label and debuting BANDIT, which features comfortable, simple, and easy-to-wear separates.

First Friday reception is from 6-9pm on May 7th!  I will sadly be out of town but as a huge fan of Reward and their objective to host innovative and creative labels in Philadelphia without sales intimidation I can’t help but try to spread the word!