After the clusterfuck of holiday shopping, we could all use a little pick-me-up. Enter Outpost, a shopping event hosted by Manayunk's "vintage and modern treasure" haven Three Potato Four.
In keeping with the shop's weathered and sophisticated style, nine local vendors will bring a variety of goods ranging from rustic to stylized. Take, for example, the upcycled wares of Margaux and Walter Kent, the husband-and-wife team behind Peg & Awl. With a bent for all things old and unrefined, these texture-philes use waxed canvas and antique leather to create merch so smooth it'll have your fingertips tingling with ecstasy. They're also the minds behind those fetching leather book necklaces, robust with rich, natural fibers and killer craftsmanship.
On an entirely different style spectrum, you'll find the designs of The Heads of State. Together, Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers create graphic designs that pop off the page — or T-shirt. We're partial, of course, to the artists' travel series, which includes a Philadelphia print in brilliant red and saturated blue. The series, along with new tees and totes, will be available at Outpost. As for future endeavors? "We have a few exciting things in the works that we can't get into too much detail about," says Kernevich. "Though I will say there will be more vintage travel items and book-nerd stuff." Book-nerd stuff? From these two? Keep talking!
Fri., Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Three Potato Four, 376 Shurs Lane, 267-335-3633, threepotatofourshop.com.