By now, every woman in Philadelphia should be familiar with local jewelry designer Sarah Lewis, owner of Adorn Boutique in Fishtown (1314 Frankford Ave.). If not, you seriously need to get with the program, especially since Lewis has just launched a photo contest giving you a chance to win a $100 gift card.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Purchase one of Lewis’ amazing pieces of handcrafted jewelry, whether it’s one of her signature crystal necklaces, sterling silver feather ring, moonstone drop earrings or patchwork chain bag. Any item will do. If you already own one, you can skip to step two….
2. Take a photo of said jewelry either by itself or with you/a friend wearing it. Be as creative as possible.
3. Upload your photo to either Adorn’s Web site or Facebook page.
4. Tell your friends, family, coworkers, lovers, complete strangers, etc. to vote for your photo because the one with the most votes wins.
Pretty simple, huh? The hardest part is going to be selecting which of the collection’s functional, timeless pieces you absolutely must have. Only 11 people have entered thus far, so you’re chances are looking pretty good. And although the contest doesn’t end till January 1, the sooner you submit the photo, the longer it has to receive votes.
For those of you who didn’t attend elementary school, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions of American workers. So while everyone else in this city is on or around the Parkway, why not spend some time celebrating good ole American consumerism?
Oh, and be sure to be extra nice to any salespeople you come across. After all, they’re the ones stuck working on their own damn holiday.
Arcadia: Although their stores are closed for the holiday, online they’re taking 20 percent off EVERYTHING with the code LABORDAY20. (Ends Monday)
GAP: Find select styles now up to 40 percent off at all GAP locations as part of their “Red, Bright & Blue” event. (Ends Monday)
Steve Madden: Get 20 percent off all orders with code BOOT20 as well as free shipping on orders over $75. (Thru Tues/4)
KHOL’s: Get $10 KOHL’s Cash for every $50 you spend either online or in-store. There’s also various deals storewide including, 30-45 percent off select dress and casual shoes for the family. Enter code GB2P8LM online to save an additional 25 percent off. (Thru Tues/4)
7 for All Mankind: Receive up to 50 percent off denim, sportswear, footwear and accessories, plus free shipping on all orders. (Ends Monday)
Nine West: Get an extra 25 percent off select sale styles & free shipping over $50. Discount applies at checkout. (Ends Monday)
Old Navy: Save up to 75 percent off of clearance items both online and in-store.In stores, buy a regular-priced NFL apparel item and get $10 Supercash (up to $30) to be redeemed at a later date. (Ends Monday)
Bloomingdale’s: As part of the department store’s “Big Brown Bag Sale,” shoppers can save up to 40 percent both online and in stores with select home items and jewelry up to 50 percent off. (Ends Monday)
Urban Outfitters: Both in stores and online, prices have been slashed on a plethora of items, including a “2 for $24” deal on select basic women’s tees and tanks. (Ends Monday)
Claire’s: Clearance items now up to 75 percent off. There’s also a special “10 for $10” deal on select items storewide. (Ends Monday)
Nicole Miller: take 20 percent off sale styles with promo code LABOR20 (Ends Monday)
Adorn by Sarah Lewis: Receive 30 percent off EVERYTHING using the online checkout code: LABORDAY or mentioning this offer in store. (Thru Mon/3)
Macy’s: various deals on select items throughout the store including women’s dresses, shoes, handbags, jewelry, bedding, furniture and cookware. Online, you can also receive an extra 25 percent off clearance items. (Thru Mon/3)
Bath & Body Works: Take 20 percent off your online order with code: ADBBWAUG OR get 30 percent off $30 or more with code: F126497. (Thru Tues/4)
Three Sirens Boutique: All summer styles now 50 percent off including clothes, scarfs, hats, bags and jewelry. There will also be a $20 clearance been featuring additional markdowns. (Fri/31-Mon/3)
American Eagle: Receive 15 percent off everything with code: 86277041. (Thru Fri/31)
Omoi Zakka Shop: Peruse a whole bunch of new fall merch and take 15 percent off all 2013 planners in store only. For online shoppers, they’ll be offering free shipping throughout the weekend. (Thru Tue/4)
Target: Monday only, enjoy big savings on outdoor items like grills, grill accessories, heating and lighting. There’s also a few sales running through the weekend on patio furniture, bedding, bath and home décor. The best sale: buy one, get one 50 percent off all boots. (Thru Mon/3)
H&M: Print online Labor Day coupon to get 20 percent off an item of your choice. (Thru Mon/3)
ModCloth.com: The online retailer is bidding summer adieu by taking 70 percent off hundreds of amazing women’s fashions, accessories and home décor.
Lord & Taylor: Get 20 percent off regular-priced items and 25 percent off clearance items with code: LDAY) Use code: DAYPLUS for an additional 10 percent off the above discount. (Thru Tues/4)
Ikea: Let’s face it–when you go in Ikea, you’re in there for half the day. That’s why this weekend they’re going to make sure you get some food in ya, deducting your restaurant receipt total from any home furnishing purchase of $100 or more. (Sat/1-Mon/3)
Armani Exchange: get an extra 40 percent off all sale items as well as free shipping on orders $100 or more.
Last Call by Neiman Marcus: Enjoy an additional 50-60 percent off summer apparel and accessories Aug. 29-Sept. 3 OR an additional 30 percent off everything else (sales cannot be combined). (Thru Mon/3)
HBO Store: A special “buy more, save more” deal with code LABORDAY. (Fri/31-Tues/4)
Best Buy: Take 10-25 percent off all major appliances. (Monday only)
Franklin Mills: Several stores will be offering even bigger discounts (just look for a “Super Sale” sign in their window). Participating retailers include Banana Republic Factory Store, Old Navy Outlet, Last Call, Ann Taylor Factory Store and Kenneth Cole Company Store. (Thru Mon/3)
Whether you’d like to admit it or not, chances are you’re one of the millions of women who don’t apply their makeup correctly. I mean, I know mine definitely isn’t flawless. Fortunately, there’s professionals like Aleksandra Ambrozy. One of the most sought after makeup artists in the city, Ambrozy will be instructing women on the proper way top apply makeup as well as which products and tools to use and how to achieve that “professional makeup effect.” The class will be conducted in a very chill, all girl atmosphere with light food and mimosas served. Ambrozy has just knocked $15 off the ticket price so RSVP ASAP. Only ten women will be allowed to take part and you definitely don’t want to lose out on a spot. Sunday, 12-4pm. $60. @ Soiree Philadelphia (305 Cherry St.)
On the market for some beautiful, traffic-stopping designer jewelry? Well, Judith Ripka has plenty of it and today only, you’ll be able to score 50-70 percent off her 18K gold and silver collections. That includes this 18K yellow gold vertical Oasis ring with full cut diamonds, pink mother-of-pearl and pink sapphire which may be one of the most beautiful creations I’ve ever laid eyes on. Friday, 10am-5pm. Free. @The Rittenhouse Hotel (210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.)
All this weekend, a style extravaganza will be sweeping the King of Prussia Mall. It kicks off tonight with a “Trends & Friends Night,” during which you’ll have a chance to connect with your favorite retailers through interactive demonstrations like hand-graving stations at Tiffany & Co., “make-unders” from Bare Escentuals and mini spa sessions from Aveda. There will also be a fashion show. For day two, runway presentations will be held every hour showcasing seasonal styles from Coach, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and more along with “style shops,” offering shoppers in-depth beauty and style demos. Friday, 6-8:30pm. Saturday, 1-6pm. Free. @ King of Prussia Mall (160 N. Gulph Rd.)
Enjoy art, music, food, drinks and lively conversation while checking out apparel and accessories from five emerging local brands: Kenneth Zane, Adorn by Sarah Lewis, Duke & Winston, Haight Ashbury and SPLURGHE. Kembrel will even be extending its 20 percent discount. They have several events lined-up at their Rittenhouse pop-up location so be sure to check back next week! Sunday, 5-9pm. Free. @ Kembrel (1822 Rittenhouse Sq.)
Just in time for Mother’s Day, TownHome is inviting Heather B. Moore to showcase her customizable and incredibly charming jewelry line. All of Moore’s designs feature hand-pressed engraving, which can include anything you want—monograms, mantras, names, dates, ect. If you have siblings, consider pooling your money together and having each of your birthdays engraved. Not only will that make it more affordable, but extra special. Saturday, 9am-7pm. Free. @ TownHome (1616 Walnut St.)
If you’re doing it right, shopping can be a pretty intense workout. With that in mind, Three Sirens Boutique is inviting you to come and shop their feminine fashions while checking out the boutique-style fitness studio, Nawrocki Fitness. New spring styles by Press, RD Style and Gracia will be showcased as well as handbags and accessories from Urban Expressions and their Hardtail workout gear collection. If you’re a student, bring your ID along and receive 10 percent off. As an extra incentive, 10 percent of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Moss Rehab. Sunday, 12-4pm. Free. @ Nawrocki Fitness (1500 Locust St., Suite 1419)
Come and watch as I attempt to walk down a runway sporting a bold new do given to me by the cutting-edge, award-winning stylists at Sigatures du Mei. I’ll be joined by 20 other amateur models showcasing the salon’s summer hair and makeup collection. The show will feature both an “exotic” and “summer” theme and models will be adorned with jewelry and accessories from SWAG Boutique. Should for some reason you want to meet a PW Style blogger in the flesh, just keep your eyes peeled for a half-woman/half-cheetah. PYT will be providing tents in case it rains so my spots should remain intact. Sunday, 3:30pm. Free. @ PYT (1050 N. Hancock St.)