Neighborhood Watch looks for Philly’s most fashionable. This week, they spot two hotties enjoying froyo in the Gayborhood.
Jenna looking cute as a button in her mix-matched ensemble
While trying to beat the heat with a cup of froyo in Sweet Endings on 13th and Walnut, we zeroed in on Jenna (18), who was enjoying a mix of strawberry, watermelon and chocolate yogurt deliciousness. Her mix-matched Forever 21 outfit (skirt and oversized top) was a perfect mix of text and floral print, and accented with DSW sandals.
If you were too distracted by last weekend’s Fourth of July festivities to bargain-hunt, this weekend might be an even better chance to walk away with a cheap new wardrobe.
Hustle to the annual 13th Street Sidewalk Sale in Midtown Village as soon as possible! The sale started at 10 a.m. today, but even though fliers claim it ends at 3, our sources tell us the sale will go “till the last man standing.” Stop by the Gayborhood for deals on home goods from Open House, unique gifts from Scarlet Fiorella and wares from four other vendors. 13 Street between Spruce and Market, 13thstreetphilly.blogspot.com.
Knit Wit and its hip sister Plage Tahiti, both favorites of chic Philadelphia women, are hosting 50- and 60-percent-off sales, respectively. Down the shore this weekend? Never fear: You can still visit the Alexander Wang trunk show at Knit Wit’s Margate location. Knit Wit, 1718 Walnut St. and 8001 Ventnor Ave., Margate, N.J.; Plage Tahiti, 128 South 17th St.; knitwitonline.com.
Neighborhood Watch usually looks for Philly’s most fashionable. This week, however, Diana and Kelsey look for fashionistas while Fourth of Julying at the Shore.
Michaela sports her Fourth of July best
Michaela (18) was celebrating the Fourth outside of her rustic beach home in Avalon, New Jersey. This proud patriot was sporting a truly American outfit. Her blue and white striped dress was from Forever 21, her red bow and sandals were from American Apparel and her blue vintage earrings were from a local Philly thrift store.
This summer, Michaela is on the hunt for the perfect romper. When shopping she looks for the “three C's: comfy, cute and casual.” She also favors funky headbands and hair accessories.
Michaela told us that if her style were a summer getaway spot, it would be “a laidback and classy Grecian getaway with a Mediterranean panache.” She likes to pair boyfriend fit sweaters with tight fitting skirts, the perfect comfortable combo of transitional day to nightwear.
CP's Kelsey McGlynn embarks on a hood-specific summertime boutique crawl. This week, she points her browsers toward Northern Liberties.
Arcadia Boutique, 819 N. Second St., 215-667-8099
The moment I entered Arcadia Boutique, there was a sense of cool that surrounded me. The colorful wall arrangements of accessories and the eclectic assortment of shoes were an instant give away that this store was in style. Alex, an employee, was extremely helpful in guiding me around the shop. She shared that a typical Arcadia customer “definitely comes in looking for something no one else has.” Special to Arcadia, 80 percent of their clothing is made locally and organically. Arcadia is home to a clientele of neighborhood regulars, Alex explained, giving the boutique a hidden-gem feel.
Once a year, we like to pretend that grilling hot dogs, watching fireworks and driving five hours in traffic is what it means to be truly American. But let’s be honest: there’s nothing more patriotic than consumerism.
That’s why this weekend we should all quit the act and take advantage of the sales that make this country so great — just tell yourself you’re stimulating the economy. Here’s a rundown of what's not-to-miss this weekend.
Arcadia Boutique sells eco-friendly fashion, including delicate jewelry, feminine dresses and even some items for men and children but for a price — which is why I’m looking forward to the 20-percent discount off everything in-store and online, plus a $50 and under rack. Use code FIREWORKS at checkout at both store locations. 819 N Second St. and 265 S 20tt St.
After visiting Eastern Europe, I’ve come to appreciate the many opportunities that abound in America—and by that I mean the thirty-plus brands of jeans made in the USA available at Charlie’s Jeans. This weekend, everything in the store will be 25 to 50 percent off. Just don’t go overboard and try to pull off the whole jeans and jeans jacket look. 233-237 Market St. and 1735 Chestnut St.
Another beautiful thing about my country—when we get sick of our stuff, we import. Omoi is adorable, chalk full of Japanese pop-culture clothing, accessories and wacky home goods like surfboard-shaped incense burners and shot glasses shaped almost too realistically like wild moose and rabbits. The summer clearance lasts through this weekend, with 40- to 70-percent off many items. 1608 Pine St.
Kelsey McGlynn embarks on a hood-specific summertime boutique crawl. This week, she peruses Old City.
Lost & Found, 133 N. Third St., 215-928-1311
When I walked into Lost & Found, the colorful display of scarves and handbags immediately captured my gaze. I was greeted warmly by Jenny, an L&F employee, who explained, “We are a true boutique, we have everything you need.” And they did! The store is filled with a fabulous selection of user-friendly clothing and accessories at great prices.
This one-stop shop features an impressive array of both women’s and men’s clothing, accessories and jewelry. Lost & Found has a vintage-meets-modern style that exhibits colorful, trendy merchandise.
Neighborhood Watch looks for Philly’s most fashionable. This week, Diana and Kelsey look for trendsters in the Gallery at Market East
Sharon models her funky shorts in The Gallery
While window-shopping in The Gallery at Market East, we found Sharon (28) grabbing a last-minute iced coffee before catching a train. After talking to her about her ensemble, we learned that she pulls her influences from the likes of Jessica Alba and the Olsen twins.
Her outfit was from some of her favorite stores (printed shorts from Century 21, shirt from French Connection and necklace from Forever 21), but the key to her heart lies in her petite Marc Jacobs bag. We loved her Urban Outfitter’s shoes as well, but Sharon told us she wished she was "wearing different shoes, these are so old and worn!”
Neighborhood Watch looks for Philly’s most fashionable. This week: Diana and Kelsey catch up with a birthday girl with an affinity for tube tops and an inner hippie who channels Stevie Nicks for fashion inspiration.
Birthday girl Maria poses on South Street
We caught Maria (19) on a South Street corner celebrating her birthday in a tube dress accented with a chunky turquoise necklace. She was sporting full Forever 21 attire, excluding her boots, which were Steven Madden.
Neighborhood Watch looks for Philly’s most fashionable. This week, Diana and Kelsey chat up two ladies who have an affinity for pricey trinkets — and puppies.
Megan strikes a pose in Market Blooms
We spotted Megan (23) meandering through Reading Terminal Market toting a fab Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, which, she proudly told us, was paid for by taking on extra hours at work. “I feel much classier when I have it on," she said. The California native is a gallery director at a jewelry store in Rehoboth Beach. She often shops for clothes at J-Crew and Anthropologie, which mirrors her fashion inspirations like Reese Witherspoon and Maggie Gyllenhaal. She assures us, however, that the West Coast is her greatest influence. This summer Megan is on the prowl for “flouncy, lacey tops, and a-symmetrical patterns.” If her current taste in fashion was a popsicle, she says she'd describe it as "mango-chocolate" because of her obsession for mustard yellow teamed with brown.
Neighborhood Watch looks for Philly’s most fashionable. This week, our newest style team, Diana Campeggio and Kelsey McGlynn, braved the heat in search of this summer’s most popular trends — and they worked on their tans in the process.
Philadelphians have a way of putting their own spin on style and with this week's heat wave, the term “less is more” is more fitting than ever. Case in point: Lauren, who we stopped on South Street after spotting her unique style from a block away. She told us she spends most of her time shopping in thrift stores and converting her winter clothes into cropped tops and shorts. She says she looks forward to “wearing less clothes and more bikini tops” this summer.
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