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Father’s Day Gift Guide: Over $50


Gentleman Arthur Ties, $50-$75 each / Kembrel (1822 Chestnut St.)


Farmhaus “Gurt Blöc in Sapele Cutting/Serving Board,” $65  / Art Star (623 N. Second St.)


Philadelphia Phillies Pennant Race Windbreaker, $54 / Mitchell & Ness (1201 Chestnut St.)

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Hortense B. Hewitt Glass Tankard with Personalization (Set of 2), $59.95 / Scarlett Alley (241 Race St.)


Trifold Luxe, $58 / Fabric Horse (1737 E. Passyunk Ave.)


Tokens & Icons Antique Golf Club Bottle Opener, $75 / Boyd’s Philadelphia (1818 Chestnut St.)


Sperry 2 Eye Neon Red Top Sider Shoes, $100 / South Moon Under (1731 Chestnut St.)


Jack Spade Duffle Bag, $295 / Art in the Age (116 N. Third St.)


Mainline Package (choice of tie, polo and tee), $123.75 / Duke & Winston (633 N. Second St.) 

Show off your favorite Art Star Craft Bazaar purchase

art_star_cutesy_but_not_cutesyIf you attended The Art Star Craft Bazaar two weeks ago, then most likely you walked away with something awesome. Perhaps it was a humorous onesie for your niece, a beautiful handmade beaded necklace or a really cool art print.

Whatever it was, the Art Star gals wanna see it.

At some point over the next week, snap a photo on your phone of your favorite item purchased at the bazaar in use and/or displayed inside your home, then upload it to Instagram using the hash tag: #ascbSCORE. Oh, and make sure you’re actually following Art Star on Instagram first.

Next Friday, June 7, they’ll be selecting one lucky winner to receive an Art Star Craft Bazaar tote bag with a special gift inside. Meanwhile, several of the best shots will also get a shout out in an upcoming blog post.

For those who already use Instagram religiously, this should be a pretty simple assignment. So far, the one to beat is @catiethekittycat, who posted the above photo of her dog rocking a Cutesy but not Cutesy hoodie.

Now, whip out your phone and see if you can top it!

10 Last Minute Local Mother’s Day Gifts


Eiffel Tower Tea Set, $50 / Omoi Zakka Shop (1608 Pine St.)


Rebecca Minkoff ‘Craig’ Camera Bag, $195 / South Moon Under (1731 Chestnut St.)

ten_thousand_book Hidden Secrets Book Box, $24 / Ten Thousand Villages (1122 Walnut St.)


Kembrel Jewelry, Allie Necklace (Pink/White), $24 / Kembrel (1822 Chestnut St.)


Farmhaus “Firewood” Candle Holder, $32 / Art Star (623 N. Second St.)


Floral Blazer by Rehab, $68 / Aoki Boutique (115 S. 22nd St.)


Imported Italian and Scottish Soaps, $12-$24 / Stadler-Kahn (1724 Sansom St.)


Trois Petits Lockets, $89.95 / Scarlett Alley (241 Race St.)


Hand Embroidered ‘Relax’ Pillow, $90 / Mushmina (1540 South St.)


Large Gift Set, $65 / Duross & Langel (117 S. 13th St.)

Shop Under The Sun This Weekend


Crafty Balboa April Showers

While 25 of the finest restaurants along East Passyunk Ave. are serving up samples of their signature dishes and drinks as part of the Flavors of the Avenue event, over at the Singing Fountain (Tasker & Passyunk), you’ll find an array of handmade goods from more than 45 local artisans. A few of my own personal faves: MadeByLiddy (handmade gifts and repurposed paper art), Rogue Theory (functional tech sleeves and cases), Pupcakes, Bits & Pieces (super adorable dog clothes and treats), Masters of None (laser cut housewares and accessories), Joey Five Cents (reclaimed vintage jewelry), Phea Jean (accessories and clothing) and many, many more. (Saturday, 11am-5pm.)


NoLibs Spring Sidewalk Sale

Nine of some of the finest indie shops and boutiques in town—Arcadia Boutique, Art Star, Bloom, Casa Papel, Concrete Polish, Duke & Winston, Framing Philadelphia, Once Worn Consignment and SWAG Boutique—will be offering two straight days of sidewalk savings. Ranging anywhere from up to 75 percent off and varying from store to store, the best markdowns are likely to be found outside somewhere in the sea of racks and tables lining N. Second St. Meanwhile, inside each of the participating stores, you’ll find even more specials, as well as refreshments. (Sat., 11am-7pm. Sun., 12-5pm.)

Gifts For Her (Under $50)

That’s right–there’s great gifts out there for the ladies that don’t cost an arm and a leg. If you haven’t already, check out PW’s 2012 Giving Guide and return to this here blog next week as I shall be unleashing plenty more gift ideas.

Gifts For The Gals (Under $50)

Black pantyhose

H&M pointed toe pumps
$40 -

Beach tote bag

Nila Anthony crossbody handbag

Cotton bag

Cuff bracelet


Tech accessory


Gift sets kit

Manicure tool

House of Light

Diamond Portable Speaker

Color block clutch

Tube scarve

Ornate Picture Frame

Gifts For Him (Under $50)

For the first installment of PW Style’s 2012 Gift Guide, I figured I’d start with the fellas for a change. Most of the featured items are local with a few non-local items thrown into the mix for the sake of convenience (you know you’re going to probably wait till the last minute anyway).

I tried to take dudes of all types and ages into consideration, so whether you’re shopping for sports-loving father, your rocker boyfriend or you nerdy brother, here’s a few affordable gifts to consider.

Gifts For The Fellas (Under $50)



Harry K Men’s Tee

Beatles Monopoly Board Game

Cyberoptix Aw Shoot Tie


Star belt


Vinyl Record Coasters

Bike Chain Frame

Cyber Monday Deals


And the post-Thanksgiving sales continue…

Concrete Polish: Splurge on one of designer Angela Monaco’s stunning jewels before midnight and you’ll save 15 percent off. This deal can be redeemed online (code: TURKEYLOVE) or in-store. Either way, be sure to RSVP to the sale’s Facebook event page as you will then receive a special gift with your purchase in addition to free gift-wrapping. (716 N. Third St.)

South Moon Under: Shop online and take 20 percent off everything using the code CYBER20. You’ll also receive free shipping.

Adorn Boutique: Till midnight tonight, Sarah Lewis is offering 30 percent off her entire selection of jewelry. You can either stop by her tiny Fishtown treasure chest or shop online (code: cybermonday). (1314 Frankford Ave.)

Express: Save 40 percent on everything site-wide and receive free shipping.

Kembrel: Receive 40 percent off either in stores or online with the checkout code KEMCYBER. (1822 Chestnut St. & 1219 Locust St.)

Urban Outfitters: Today is the final day the retailer will be slashing prices on hundreds of items in stores and online. The deals vary.

Victoria’s Secret: Today only, receive two “Secret Rewards Cards” with any online purchase of $10 or more. Just enter the code MONDAY at checkout and the secret bonus reward will be added to your order once the code is applied.

Steve Madden: Get free shipping and 30 percent off site-wide with the code HOLIDAYS30.

Sephora: For a limited time, you can score a free mystery gift with any online purchase with the code UNDERWRAPS. This gift is a little black bag containing a secret assortment of their favorite holiday beauty items.

Art Star: Enter code CyberMon at checkout and save 15 percent off your total, excluding the cost of shipping. Tons of items site-wide are on sale today only including a selection of tees for $9.99 while over 200 prints and canvases are now 25 percent off. Spend $49 or more for free shipping.

Joan Shepp: Today is your last day to save 20 percent on any of Shepp’s designer coats. And while I would highly recommend going to her fabulous Rittenhouse boutique, you can shop online (code: COATS20). (1616 Walnut St.)

Paper Source: In addition to select sales on an array of holiday gifts, including 25 percent off custom stamps, online shoppers who spend over $75 will get free shipping today only using the code THANKS75 at checkout.

Charlotte Russe: In addition to taking 20-50 percent off everything sitewide, shoppers who spend $50 or more will receive $10 off their purchase and free shipping.

Macy’s: Enjoy various deals on items site-wide including an extra 25-40 percent off clearance items. At checkout, you’ll receive an additional 15 percent off your purchase using the promo code CYBER as well as free shipping if your order is $75 or more.

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