We don’t care what a sale’s theme is as long as there are bargains. We’re not heartless, we appreciate the charming muse behind the discounts, but when percentages start coming off we get a bad case of tunnel vision. Can you blame us?
NoLibs is a hotbed of sales right now, right in the thick of the hood’s first annual Christmas in July. And just like on Dec. 25, there are ample opportunities to give and receive. The giving part is easy: Donate to Philabundance by dropping off canned and dry food to any of the event’s participating shops. Who’s on that roster, you ask? Curated Goods, Once Worn Consignment, Swag and Arcadia are just a few of the boutiques offering sales of up to 75 percent off. Merry Christmas, indeed. In those shops alone, you’ll get gorgeous vintage furniture, jewelry and a selection of eco-friendly fashions. If you need to refuel during your buying spree, PYT, Gunners Run and Soy Café will also be serving up some jolly-making deals.
After you’ve had your fill of holiday perks, sprint over to Queen Village’s BUS STOP Friday for its Olympic-themed savings. This is one our favorite haunts for shoes, and owner Elena Brennan never skimps on sales. Just the other week there were Bastille Day markdowns, and now this: Come in wearing gold jewelry and get 15 percent off your shoe purchases. And can we just talk about the shop’s Volley trainers (pictured) that are straight from the Down Under? The company designed marvelous, gold-detailed sneaks exclusively for the Australian Olympic team, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your paws on a pair of the brand’s regular kicks. Insider tip: BUS STOP is the only place in the city you’ll find them.