Joan Shepp: For once, you might actually be able to afford something inside this chic Rittenhouse shop. Now through Saturday, shoppers will receive up to 70 percent off ALL fall merchandise, including designer labels like Balenciaga, Yohji Yamamato, Rick Owens and Givenchy. (1616 Walnut St.)
Hope Chest: Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the store is offering 20 percent off any one piece of their sexy lingerie at full price. The sale also applies to their not-so sexy, everyday garments. You have until Feb. 28 to advantage of the deal. (1937 Chestnut St.)
Nicole Miller: All sale styles are now 70 percent off so perhaps it’s time to stock up on cute spring dresses. Their Semi-Annual Sale ends Jan. 31. (Bellevue: 200 S. Broad St. Manayunk: 4249 Main St.)
Arcadia Boutique: For the remainder of this month you can receive an extra 30 percent off all sale merchandise as well as 40-60 percent off all fall and winter favorites. (No Libs: 819 N. Second St. Rittenhouse: 265 S. 20th St.)
H&M: Though the retailer seems to be having an awful lot of sales lately, this “Holiday Weekend Sale” is especially enticing. All this weekend, select garments will be up to a whopping 80 percent off while already reduced accessories will be an additional 50 percent off. Boy, I guess H&M really likes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Check out all the items you can save on.
Club Monaco: Starting today, the shop is offering 30 percent off all reduced merchandise. If you’re a student, just bring your ID and you will also save 20 percent off on full priced items including items apart of Club Monaco’s new January Collection. (1503 Walnut St.)
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.
Threadless.com: 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.
As promised, here is your hand-dandy guide to some of this weekend’s most worthwhile Philadelphia Collection events.
Whatever you decide to go to, just keep in mind that come Monday, the Collection will really be kicking into full gear (i.e Phashion Phest, Rittenhouse Row Festival, Macy’s Fashion Show, ect.). In other words, take it easy on the free cocktails.
Check back on Monday to find out what the remaining days of the fashion and style extravaganza hold.
To celebrate the opening of their new all-female exhibition, Paradigm Gallery is joining forces with the Collection as well as several neighboring shops along Fabric Row to host a night of fashion, art and well, all things ladylike. For more details about the exhibit and the individual reception events, read this PW’s art feature this week. 5-9:30pm. Various locations along Fourth St. between South & Queen Sts.
Cultured Couture will be opening its Olde City gallery’s doors, giving locals a unique and equally awesome shopping experience: designer vintage clothing for ladies and gentlemen, fine art and eclectic home furnishings will all be available. 5pm. Cultured Couture, 240 Church St.
In addition to showcasing the stunning photographs of Justin-Julius Santos, there will be a trunk sale of men’s and women’s vintage designer fashion and mid-century/modern home décor. 7-10pm. Curated Goods, 421 Fairmount Ave.
No, it’s not an actual circus. The super chic, vintage inspired men’s clothing brand will be setting up shop at Art in the Age all this weekend and tonight, guests will have a chance to meet and mingle with the visionaries behind the brand (who one can only assume are all Don Draper lookalikes). Fri., 6-8pm. Sat., 11am-7pm. Sun., 12-6pm. Art in the Age, 116 N. Third St.
Join Rockers Closet as they showcase all sorts of amazing one-of-a-kind crafts and designs from a mix of local and international artists. All proceeds from the event will benefit Starr Garden. 1pm-dusk. Starr Garden, Sixth & Lombard Sts.
The tiny Rittenhouse gem, TownHome presents a special trunk show featuring the handcrafted beaded necklaces, earrings and “arm candy” from local designer Stephanie Newman’s line. Sky Jewels. Enjoy sweet treats and refreshments as you shop. 12-4pm. TownHome Jewlery & Boutique, 1616 Walnut St.
You can expect to be photographed quite a bit over the next week, so perhaps a facial in order. Meet one on one with one of L’Occitane’s skincare experts to find the perfect products for your skin and enjoy a free 20-minute mini-facial. Refreshments will be served and friends are welcomed but make sure to call and schedule an appointment to ensure there’s room. 12-5pm. L’Occitane, 1606 Walnut St.
Good news fellas: You can now officially shop new fall arrivals and classics from local clothing and accessory brand 611 at the iconic Rittenhouse boutique Joan Shepp. 10am-6pm. Joan Shepp, 1616 Walnut St.
If you’ve been thinking of a career in the fashion industry, this is one event you do not want to miss. A panel of industry vets will discuss what skills and tools are needed for fashion executives to get a competitive edge as well as where they think the future of the fashion industry is headed and what this will mean in terms of the type of jobs available. RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org. 12-2pm. Macy’s Greek Hall, 1300 Market St.
OK, so this may be the coolest Collection event this year. Backstory: in the early 60s, Mods and Rockers were two polar opposite British youth subcultures. Not surprising, rockers had a tough look (motorcycles, leather jackets) while the mods had a more sophisticated look (riding scooters, suits). What you probably didn’t know is that the two groups actually had running public battles, causing a media frenzy about the British youth. To finally decide which subculture is truly the most stylish, Scissor Candy is hosting an all-day battle that includes a scooter vs. motorcycle showdown, mod makeovers/rocker redos, battling DJs and a mod/rocker fashion show. There will also be vendors, drinks, food and a “Sexy Sixties Pinup Show.” 12-6pm. ScissorCandy, 1750 N. Front St.
Peruse the unique vintage finds from a baker’s dozen of the best local vintage vendors in town while enjoying the usual drink specials. Considering arriving early so you can make a sweet-ass dream-catcher as part of the bar’s Craft Sunday. 1-7pm. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.
Finally, the Philly fashion event of the year has arrived. For the next seven days, The Philadelphia Collection will celebrate the city’s ever-expanding fashion and design community with an array of events all over town—from runway shows, lectures and panel discussions to cocktail parties, film screenings and trunk shows.
Most of the 75 events scheduled are free and open to the public and speaking from experience, I highly recommend hitting as many as you can. I mean, how often do you get to see a live runway show or rub elbows with the most stylish folks in Philly? You’d also be surprised just how many fun, not-so fancy schmancy events they have planned.
Tomorrow, we’ll be giving you a rundown of some of the must-see weekend events. In the meantime, here’s a few of the kick-off festivities going down tonight…
Girls Night Out: South Moon Under and Philadelphia Weekly are teaming up for a shopping bash equipped with drinks, appetizers, music and a beauty bar where ladies can enjoy mini makeovers and nail art. Should you make a purchase during the event, you’ll receive 20 percent off as well as a chance to win gift cards and several other prizes. 7-9:30pm. South Moon Under, 1731 Chestnut St.
Spruce Up Your Wardrobe: Shop, sip and socialize with the designers behind the Skai Blue Show showroom. Both designers and guests will be live tweeting and sharing photos throughout the evening and you might even pick up a few tips on what it takes to start your own fashion label. A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to The Spruce Foundation. 6-8pm. Skai Blue Media, 109 S. 13th St., Suite 119A
Carmelita Couture Trunk Show: CJ Shopping Tours and Carmelita Couture are joining forces to host a unique come trunk show in an even more unique venue with refreshments and some professional style tips. 12-8pm. Coca Cola House, 433 Spruce St.
A Day In Paris: Can you believe Joan Shepp is turning 40 this month? To celebrate the high-end Center City boutique showcasing such amazing French designers as Balenciaga, Cedric Charlier, Jean Paul Gaultier and Givenchy. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? Oh, and of course there will be French music, food and wine. 12-8pm. Joan Shepp, 1616 Walnut St.
Duke & Winston Showroom Grand Opening: From living room to showroom, the NoLibs showroom is now open to the public. This all-day open house will feature the brands new fall line. During the evening, guests will be treated to appetizers and cocktails. Duke & Winston, 633 N. Second St.
“Happily Ever After” Happy Hour: Walking down the isle any time soon? Best for the Best of Bridal Boutique will show you all their beautiful selection fashion accessories including jewelry, bags, hair, trousseau and lingerie. 4:30-7:30pm. Scarlett Alley, 241 Race St.
Designer Trunk Show & Celebrate Wine Tasting: In addition to a holiday preview of the affordable luxury lifestyle brand ellelauri, Pileggi Boutique will be hosting a trunk show from Cayetano Legacy Collection, a line of women’s jewelry and handbags marked by beautiful sourced materials from the Philippine Islands. Also, guests can explore an array of fine of wines by Celebrate Wine. 5-7pm. Pileggi Boutique, 715 Walnut St.
Dress & Design: Though the event described as simply “a collaboration of graffiti and art,” isn’t that all the description you really need? 6-8pm. Millésimé, 41 S. Third St.
Check the Philly Collection’s Web site for the complete list of events and follow them on Twitter for all the daily updates (@PhilaCollection)
As promised, here’s your second roundup of events going on around town this Thursday in celebration of Philly’s inaugural Fashion’s Night Out.
Click here for the other 12 or so events.
If you need some guidance as you hop from shop to shop on Thursday, be sure to follow Fashion’s Night Out Philadelphia on Twitter (@FNOPhiladelphia)
It may be hard, but we here at PW Style (@PWStyle) will do our best to tweet from all the glamorous events. If we figure out how to juggle a camera, phone and a cocktail, then we might even have some photos for ya come Friday.
Anyway, here’s wishing you all a very merry Fashion’s Night Out!
Aoki Boutique: In addition to hosting a trunk show by Couture Vulture, the store will be debuting the Ilsa Loves Rick for Aoki jewelry collection. Guests will have a chance to mingle with the locally-based designers of both brands while sipping on champagne and listening to music. The first 20 people to arrive will receive an exclusive free gift. RSVP recommended. (6-8pm; 115 S. 22nd St.)
Destination Maternity: Stephen Starr Events will be supplying sweet treats and mocktails while local moms-to-be shop the latest fall trends. The first 50 guests will also receive a gift card with a mystery value ranging from $10-$250. (6-9pm; 1615 Walnut St.)
BCBG: Snap a photo of yourself rocking one of the brands fall trends and post it on Instagram for a chance to win a $2,500 BCBGMAXAZRIA wardrobe or one of two runner-up prizes. Click here for more deets. (6-8pm; 1601 Walnut St.)
King Of Prussia Mall: More than 50 retailers throughout the mall will be celebrating FNO with everything from makeovers and giveaways to trunk shows and live entertainment. A free fashion show will also be held on the lower level of the Nordstrom Court with models showcasing the latest fall trends from several participating retailers including, Kate Spade, Eileen Fisher, Tommy Bahama, Wolford and more. (6-9pm; 160 N. Gulph Rd.)
Free People (KOP): Enjoy refreshments and a free candle from Candles with Love with any purchase while personalizing your favorite items during a studding DIY event. (6-9pm. 452 Mall Blvd.)
Free People (CC): Get a lesson in style from the store’s fashionable employees while enjoying sweets and light refreshments. (6pm; 1625 Walnut St.)
Urban Outfitters (KOP): The store will be hosting a free DIY workshop in which shoppers can immediately customize their purchase. Note: you must buy something during the event in order to take part (6-11pm; 640 W. DeKalb Pike).
Knit Wit: Walk the red carpet, mingle the designers of Skai Blue Show’s exclusive line-up of ready-to-wear brands and accessories, get styled by experts, knock a few glasses of champagne and relax to some smooth beats. Oh, and you might as well peruse Knit Wit’s fall offerings while you’re at it. (6-10pm; 1729 Chestnut St.)
Joan Shepp: This year, The Accessories Council, a national non-profit dedicated to stimulating consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessory products has decided to bring its annual FNO cocktail reception here to Philly. Promoting the Council’s new USAMade initiative, the shopping event will feature jewelry ranging anywhere from $20-$400 from several American designers, many of which will also be in attendance. (6-11pm; 1616 Walnut St.)
Govberg Jewelers: Sample exclusive whiskies and delectable cuisine amidst some of the finest Swiss timepieces during the store’s special “Whisky & Watches on Walnut” event. (6-11pm; 1521 Walnut St.)
Nicole Miller: Stop by either Nicole Miller’s Manayunk or Center City locations for an exclusive pre-fall shopping party, equipped with free drinks, food, live music and official FNO merch. RSVP recommended, see Web site for more info. (6-11pm; 200 S. Broad St./4249 Main St.)
Steve Madden: While supplies last, the store will be offering free studded iPad case with any purchase. (6-11pm; 1723 Walnut St.)
Ah yes, it’s that time again when broke ass locals can soak up all the cuisine and culture Baltimore Ave. for less than our hourly wage. In addition to live music and a few street performances, more than 25 businesses will be setting up shop on their stoops, offering a slew of awesome good for one measly Washington. Fill up on $1 samosas at Gojjo Restaurant and Bar, wash them with a refreshing $1 craft beer at Dock Street Brewery and finally, treat yourself to a $1 mini cupcake at Sweet Box. Once you’re done stuffing your face, pick up some $1 gifts for your furry friend at Baltimore Pet Shoppe or $1 “West Philly” notecards, stickers and patches from VIX Emporium. Thursday, 5:30-8:30pm. Free. @ Various locations along Baltimore Ave between 42nd & 50th Sts.
Don’t have thousands of dollars lying around to spend on designer fashion? Well then you’ve probably never shopped at Joan Shepp. Fortunately, for the next several days, us common folk might actually be able to afford something! Starting this Wednesday and ending July 30, the snazzy Rittenhouse boutique will be having a blowout sale, with spring and summer 2012 designer merchandise and items from previous seasons now 60-75 percent off. Wednesday, 10am-8pm. Through July 30. Free. @ Joan Shepp (1616 Walnut St.)
For any crafters out there in need of a little motivation/inspiration, this informal fiber and crafts social group invites you to come and work on a project in a fun, communal environment. While not intended to be an instructional space, all skill levels are welcomed and guests are encouraged to share tips and techniques. Who knows, maybe you’ll finally finish that project of yours and make a new friend in the process. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. Wednesday, 5:30-8pm. Free. @ Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut St., Suite 832)
OK, so we’ve been hyping up this event for over a week now. But that’s only because we’re really stoked about it and think local should be too. Not only will you have a chance to meet the five emerging designers and finally see their amazing clothes up close (probably for the first time), but you’ll actually get to buy said amazing clothes for well below their normal their normal retail value. Oh, and there’s going to be free wine and cheese. Seriously folks, it doesn’t get much better than that. Especially on a Wednesday night. Wednesday, 4-8pm. Free. @ Sofitel Philadelphia (120 S. 17th St.)
As an American, I don’t quite understand what the hell the Diamond Jubilee is exactly except that it entails several days of non-stop parties commemorating The Queen’s 60 year reign. I’m sold! Fortunately, fellow Brit and BUS STOP owner, Elena Brennan is bringing a taste of the royal celebration here to Philly. Guests will be treated to sponge cake and (spiked) Jubilee Punch while rocking out to ’50s tunes. Come donning your snazziest hat (perhaps the stunner you bought following the royal wedding) and receive 15 percent off any shoe purchase. You’ll even get to peek the boutique’s latest arrivals, including GOLA Union Jack shoes and hand-made Union Jack clutches by local design Conrad Booker. Friday, 5:30-8:30pm. Free. @ BUS STOP (727 S. 4th St.)
Coinciding with the various Fourth Friday festivities and art openings, the Jubilee celebration will actually be stretching all along Fabric Row. So once you’ve hit BUS STOP, head over to Paradigm Gallery (803 S. 4th St.) between 6-10 p.m. for a reception and sewing party in honor of local printmaker and instillation artist, Kay Healy’s latest exhibition, “Starter Home.” You also want to check out Urban Princess Boutique (750 S. 4th St.) where they too will be rewarding any hat-wearing customers with 15 percent off their in addition to serving cocktails and munchies from 5-8 p.m.
For anyone who isn’t familiar with this lovely little city shop, this weekend would be a good time to change that. Omoi has been around since 2006 and is chock full of unique goodies—a curated selection of Japanese design items mixed with brands from around the globe. We’re talking everything from stationary, books and gadgets to home décor, apparel and accessories. Not only is this annual sale their biggest but this year, owner Elizabeth Sieber is planning to totally clean house in hopes of making enough money to remodel the shop. For the first time ever, all apparel will marked down, along with a slew of other select merchandise now 40-70 percent off including, House of Harlow jewelry, deadstock sunglasses, SAGlife bags, and Japanese stationery. Fri.-Sat., 11am-7pm. Sun., 12-6pm. @ Omoi (1608 Pine St.)
Just in case you missed their first two local indie designer trunk shows, Kembrel is hosting a third installment. And considering the vast pool of talent there is in this city, they could seriously keep these going for a very long time. Co-curated by Skai Blue Media’s showroom division, guests will have the chance to peruse the awesome items from five eclectic, up-and-coming designers: Joanna Je, Lobo Mau, Tough Luv, Marina Makaron Moscow and Mel’s Bells. There will also be appetizers from Pure Fare and a selection of wine. Sunday, 5-9pm. Free. @ Kembrel (1822 Chestnut St.)
Be sure to make your way over to Knit Wit’s new Center City store today or tomorrow and check out the uniquely stunning jewelry of Lionette (and when I say “stunning,” I mean STUNNING). I’m officially obsessed with their necklaces in particular (most of which are under $200). Perhaps explaining the seemingly exotic look of the pieces, the brand is the brainchild of designer Noa Sade of Israel and China-born, NYC-raised, fashion guru Vanessa Lee (who you’ll have a chance to meet during the show). Fri. & Sat., 10am-6pm. Free. @ Knit Wit (1729 Chestnut St.)
In addition to showcasing the collection of funky hand-dyed dresses and apparel from Heyne Bogut (aka. Philly designers, Karen Heyne and Paul Bogut), the event will feature street art and indie music-inspired clothing. It just so happens that Joan Shepp’s “Amazing Sale” is also going on now, offering customers 40 percent off all shoes, clothing and a selection of Wolford hosiery, jewelry, and belts. Fri. & Sat., 12-6pm. Free. @ Joan Shepp (1616 Walnut St.)
For those who don’t normally venture to Manayunk, I think the largest outdoor, juried arts festival in the tri-state region is a pretty good incentive to make the short trip. As many as 300 thousand artists, collectors, buyers and designers from around the country will line Main Street for the two day event, selling and showcasing a plethora of one-of-a-kind, handmade items. In other words, imagine every arts/craft festival in the city combined…and then double that. Though the list of vendors is so long that it seems almost pointless to try and single out a few, I can recommend keeping an eye out for local apparel company, BreakAwayINK who will be selling items from their new summer line as well as doing an impromptu photo/video shoot. Sat., 11am-8pm. Sun., 11am-6pm. Free. @ Various Locations Along Main St. in Manayunk