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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


A comprehensive guide to Philadelphia

Illustration by Julia Rothman

I’m pretty happy to say that I couldn’t have done it better myself. Amazing home interior and lifestyle blog design*sponge has compiled a great list of places to eat, shop and be merry in Philadelphia with the help of Kevin Derrick. Kevin runs the blog DESIGN PHILADELPHIA.

The selections are broken down by neighborhood. You’ll see some of your old favorites.. and perhaps a few spots you didn’t know about.

Make sure to take a look at the guide HERE.

Upcoming fashion related events for your calendar

My co-blogger already told you about the seemingly fabulous first Friday event that will be taking place at Reward in old city. Here are some other fashion related events that are happening this weekend.. and next… so you can properly prepare yourself.

Friday, May 7th

Bus Stop boutique @ Sugarcube! (12-8 pm)
124 North 3rd St. | Old City

Stop by Sugarcube on Friday between 12-8 to take part in the special event of Sugarcube and Bus Stop combining their forces. Complete head to toe goodness. There will be a selection of men’s and women’s shoes from Bus Stop available at Sugarcube for one night.

Bandit Launch Party & Reward (6-9 pm)
55 N. 2nd St. | Old City

I won’t do a write up.. just read the previous entry!

Saturday, May 8th

Younglove’s GRAND OPENING party (5-10pm)
5011 Baltimore Ave. | West Philadelphia

Celebrate the grand re-opening of Younglove’s in West Philadelphia. There will be vintage clothes, records new and old and musical equipment for sale… along with festivities that include BBQing, Drinks and Performances by U.S. Girls, Serpents of W.I.S.D.O.M. and Akasha Blade. There will also be some special DJ’s spinning good stuff for your ears. This already sounds like a lot… but no. There’s more! Photography by Molly Landergan will be displayed. Sounds like a great afternoon/evening of music, shopping and fun to me.

2nd Saturday Celebrations at Sweet Jane ft. Canoe Crafts (6-10 pm)
1742 E Passyunk Ave | South Philadelphia

As part of the monthly celebrations of 2nd Saturday on Passyunk Ave. Sweet Jane will be featuring a line of locally made jewelry by Canoe Crafts. The current line features items made with leather scraps, found items, beadwork and semi-precious stones. As always there will be an assortment of complimentary snacks and beverages.


May 15th & 16th

Fashion Weekend @ The Piazza
2nd St. & Germantown Ave. | Northern Liberties

This event is going to feature 150 designers and boutiques.  Each designer/boutique will have 2 looks to walk down the “piazza runway.” We have no clue what this means, but it could be fun!


Some of you might’ve spotted these good looking tote bags while wandering around Urban Outfitters, but you might not know anything about Warsaw.

Warsaw is a line of bags, jewelry and home goods designed by a Philadelphia resident named Elsa Shadley. Elsa teamed up with screen printing/graphic design sensations Print Liberation to create the Warsaw logo that appears on the popular tote bags and her other products.

Oddly enough I stumbled upon Elsa’s blog after seeing an amazing image somewhere else that credited her. When I clicked on the store link I was overwhelmed with want. Between the jewelry, quilts and hand waxed duffle bags… I was in love.

This beautiful, hand-waxed, handmade duffle is a serious rival for Alexander Wang’s Coco & Rocco Duffles. Utilitarian and feminine all at once. Ridiculously adorable AND practical.

There is something so charming and natural about everything Elsa creates.

Be sure to check out the various goodies on the Warsaw website. There is a great variety of bags, one of a kind jewelry creations and also… be sure to take a look at the blog. Even if you’re not into the bags.. the blog is sure to delight you. I can’t wait to see more from this local designer. I also can’t wait to purchase one of the 10 things I desperately need.

Website – FacebookEtsy


“Fashion Week”

i have had the privilege of meeting with production companies involved in the various fashion weeks in this city. two groups produce fashion shows that go on for 2-3 evenings and call it “philadelphia fashion week.”  yet they are pretty different– one is focused on couture and extravagant settings, the other on simplicity and local boutique collections– but both claim to be a display of philadelphia fashion identity eventhough their shows are primarily non-philadelphian designers.  this does not coincide with people’s expectations when they hear “fashion week”, or their philadelphia-centric mission.  if they want to make it akin to other metropolitan city fashion weeks, their intentions need to be adjusted, and if they want to make it a spotlight on philadelphia, the expectations and designers need to be edited.

it turns out that city representative melanie johnson kind of agrees with this.  in a recent inquirer article, there was a generous review of the latest shows, mention of the other fashion week, and they revealed melanie johnson’s plan to bring together all of the fashion week agents to create a cohesive week of clothing. it’s my hope that the city finds this blog and asks me and sarah to help because respectfully, all of the people involved have an insular view of what should be done.

Warehouse Sale

i was very excited when i heard about sugarhabit– the combined warehouse sale of old city boutiques sugarcube and third street habit:

as you can see in the flyer, it was an all-day warehouse sale with 50-90% off past season items at an empty space in rittenhouse.  i actually made sure to go to bed at a decent hour and get there relatively early because i have been to both stores and liked the stock, especially in third street habit (which sells contemporary and a selection of vintage items).  i arrived at around 11am to find this:

“warehouse sale” was meant in the figurative, not literal sense.  i was hoping to show up to find a larger space.  not like a barney’s warehouse sale, but still larger than what it was.  a lot of the traffic were passersbys, since it was so close to the park and it was a gorgeous day out.  but i wonder how many shoppers showed up at 10am when the doors opened, and what the opening selection was like.  the price discrepancies of the items made me wonder if it had all been picked over already or if the deals just weren’t that great.  while they did have dunderdon, a.p.c., steven alan, isabel marant, etc. a lot of what was on sale was in lager sizes.  seeing as how this was one of the first of what i hope will be many more warehouse sales, it was a good start, but i hope in the future i wake up earlier.

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