Not only does the NoLibs Holiday Shopping Spree (Sat.-Sun., Dec. 3-4, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 215-238-1557, atthepiazza.com) have a name we can get behind, it also provides a challenge we can get down with — strategic bargain-hunting. Here's how it works: Ten of the hood's boutiques are participating in a weekend of endorphin-producing sales that are based on the age-old proverb, "The more you shop, the more you save." You'll get 10 percent off at the first participating shop, 15 at the second, 20 at the third and 25 at each spot following that. To help you plan your most effective course of action, we put together this helpful little map:
You might want to begin your journey at Bloom in the Piazza. Here you'll find organic-shape and natural-texture-inspired jewelry and threads for your trendy new girlfriend or eccentric bestie.
Get your second helping at Art Star. Use your 15-percent savings on adorable plates detailed with row homes by Dovetail Ceramics, or Folded Pigs' creepy-but-fab brain bowls — perfect gifts for your sister's new digs.
Next, pick up an armful of slick duds for your beau. Dress him in Duke & Winston to see him transform into a sharp-dressed, swagged-out dude. Or if it's your four-legged boy toy that you prefer, snag one of the store's signature plush doggie beds.
And when you've checked off all the good kids from your list, be naughty and save the 25-percent coupon for yourself. Sneak into Concrete Polish for some tough-girl jewelry. We've got our eyes all up on their bad little "Loaded with Love Uzi" (pictured) rings. Hint, hint.