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Gifts For Her (Over $50)

gifts for her over $50

Vintage top

Alpaca Button Cape

Dv by dolce vita

Blue handbag

Long necklace


Nicole miller

The Body Shop body shop

Mad Knit Earwarmer

Desu Army Bag Black Leather

Tiffany’s Tools

Pirate Girl Pillow


Universal Bugaboo Footmuff

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

Moon & Arrow Is Back!


When local jewelry designer and vintage connoisseur, Chelsea Pearce first opened her awesome Fabric Row boutique, Moon & Arrow last fall, I immediately went to check it out. I then documented my glowing first impressions on this here blog. Back then, I had no idea that the store was only a pop-up so by the time I went to retrieve the umbrella I left there, the place was empty and Bus Stop Boutique was moving in.

I’ve spent the past year wondering whatever happened to Chelsea and morning the loss of yet another great local indie boutique. Or at least that was until about three weeks ago when I happened to spot an even bigger storefront at 4th & Fitzwater Sts. being renovated with the Moon & Arrow sign the window.

Tomorrow will officially marks the boutique’s resurrection and to celebrate, all are welcome to stop by and enjoy drinks, food and tunes from 6-10 p.m. Guests who make a purchase during the bash will receive a free custom-made screen-printed tote bag and while I’ve yet to see the new digs myself, I assure you it won’t be hard to find something you like.

Creating a unique shopping atmosphere with all sorts of eclectic pieces of décor—from terrariums housed in recycled fish tanks to hanging air plant sculptures stuffed with turkey feathers and horsehair—the new location boasts an even larger stock of vintage housewares as well as men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, all curated by Pearce herself. Meanwhile, Moon & Arrow’s Bohemian-chic jewelry can be found draped from antique mirrors or meticulously arranged on shelves alongside chucks of quartz.

Perhaps a pretty good indication that boutique is here to stay, Moon & Arrow has recently partnered with the local founders of Territory Hard Goods, offering retail presence to their supply of “rediscovered” vintage furnishings and home accents. Having found success on Etsy as well as through sales on sites like and, THG will now run their upholstering studio, workshop and office in the same space.

If you’re not familiar with Moon & Arrow, check out their Facebook page and Etsy store then become reacquainted tomorrow night.


Etsy-delphian of the Week: Nicole Kelner Designs

geometric_smart_purseBack in the day (as in like 2010), PW Style use to regularly spotlight local crafters/designers/artists selling their handmade wares on Etsy. I’m not sure exactly why we ever stopped, but with Philly having such a huge art/craft scene, it seems about time we revive the feature.

Anyway, this week we kick things off with 19 year-old Nicole Kelner of Nicole Kelner Designs.

You may remember that I actually first wrote about the Bucks County native’s line of tech-friendly purses, clutches, wristlets, wallets and tablet/e-reader cases back in July. Having now had a solid month to test out my jumbo crossbody “SmartPurse,” I felt she was deserving of another shout out.

All of Kelner’s creations are marked by her signature clear plastic “SmartPocket,” which allows you to use all the capabilities of a touch-screen device while it remains safely secured in your bag.

That’s right, you can text, answer calls, check the time, surf the web and listen to music without having to constantly retrieve your phone from your purse or keep it in your hand. Just make sure that the clear pocket is always facing you and not showcasing your mobile device to every potential mugger you pass.smart_studded_purse

Since my previous post, the Penn State sophomore has also added a “SmartStrap” to several of her designs, which basically allows you to run your headphones from your mobile device, up through the strap and straight into your ear.

Though her store has plenty of options to choose from, Kelner will customize any style of bag with your desired fabric. For an extra $1, she’ll even waterproof it so that rain and random splashes glide right off.

For the ladies out there who don’t exactly travel light, you’re better off getting one of the “jumbo” accessories.

smart_clutchNot only does my jumbo purse accommodate the essentials (cash, credit card, ID, chapstick, keys, tampons), but I’m even able to fit one or two not-so essential items, whether it be my iPod, sunglasses or a corkscrew. And while I was initially worried that the thin strap would eventually rip given the additional weight, so far it’s held up just fine.

Yet, most importantly, not once since using the purse have I had one of those all too common “OMG, I can’t find my phone!” momentary panic attacks. That alone makes Kelner’s “Smart” accessories worth the investment.

As an additional incentive, the budding young designer is now donating a portion of her proceeds to THON, Penn State’s student-run philanthropy event benefiting pediatric cancer.

Kitty Love: Housewares

For the final installment of our “Kitty Love” series, we offer all you cat enthusiasts out there a roundup of some practical and oh-so adorable items for your home. WARNING: they might make your real cat jealous.

Kitty Home Decor

Tech accessory

Cat Toothbrush Holder

Zigzag Cat Mug

Vintage Tally Cat Mug

Diego The Cat Pillow


Animal Clothes Hanger

Cavallini Cat Magnets

Kitty Love: Apparel

If your clothes are already covered in cat hair, you might as well go ahead and profess your kitty love to the world with cat-covered ensemble. Here’s some of the most stylish/bizarre/hilarious  feline-centric apparel out there:

Kitty Adorned Apparel

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