Blink and You'll Miss It: Special One-Night-Only Events at J.Karma and Art in the Age
J.Karma Boutique's Summer Shoe Blow-Out Event is Thursday, June 23, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. The Old City boutique is readying itself for a downsize by phasing out its inventory of footwear by Big Buddha, Jeffrey Campbell, Clarks, and more -- shop the sale before shoes disappear from the boutique for good. Shoes and sandals will be marked down by as much as 75 percent, while select handbags and jewelry will be 20 percent off during the event. Further sweetening the deal, J.Karma will be doling out complimentary cupcakes and summery cocktails.
Old City's Art in the Age is hosting a free Natural Dye House Workshop on Thursday, June 23, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The founders of Blueredyellow, a Philadelphia-based design and natural dye house, will demonstrate natural dyeing techniques; event-goers will be invited to dip-dye their own handkerchief into a naturally-fermented vat of indigo dye. The workshop is free to attend, but space is limited -- R.S.V.P. to Daniel[at]artintheage.com.
Less Than Five Pairs of These Discounted Designer Denim Shorts Remain at Art in the Age
Make a beeline to the sale rack at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, and you'll find a great deal on Lauren Moffatt's Roebling Denim Short (Moffatt is an Abington native and a graduate of Chestnut Hill College). Originally $208, the 100 percent cotton shorts have been marked down to $98. But hurry: we only spotted four pairs remaining, a size two, a size six, and two size fours.
For more Philly deals and promos, view The Feast/Shop's latest Salescast.
The Weekend Guide
Philadelphia Events and Diversions
Not just another manic Monday.
Sustainable Terrariums Workshop
What: Louis Cook and Dave Seator demonstrate how to plant tiny gardens in recycled Root and Snap bottles.
Why: A simple way to add some green to the backyard you lack.
When: Tonight, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, 116 N. Third St. (215-922-2600). R.S.V.P
Don't Leave Home Without It: Peek Into Philly Shop Owners' Summer Suitcases
From sunscreen and sunglasses to popsicles and personal effects, Philly's hottest names in retail and design reveal their must-pack summer essentials.
See what they'll be bringing along with them to this season's warm weather weekend getaways, and learn what the boutiques recommend you purchase this summer via the stores' "Shop Picks."
Shop Pick from Sonia Grasse, shop buyer for Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction : Phosphorescence Sunglasses ($250), which are handmade and shield eyes from 99% of UV rays.
Grasse's Summer Travel Must-Have: MCMC roll-on perfumes
Thu., May 26, 6 p.m., free, Art in the Age, 116 N. Third St.
Once you've polished off the last delicious drop of ROOT, it's hard to say goodbye to that bottle — it's just so damn pretty. Art in the Age — purveyors of the aforementioned bespoke liqueur and its gingerbready sister, SNAP — has concocted a clever means to keep those ROOT remnants around without turning your living room into a bottle-lined frat house. Dave Seator and Louis Cook encourage Earth-friendly artistry with their Sustainable Terrariums workshop, in which they'll teach reduce/reuse/recyclers how to make tiny ecosystems inside those aesthetically pleasing empties.
Thu., May 26, 6 p.m., free (RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org), Art in the Age, 116 N. Third St., 215-922-2600, artintheage.com, daveseator.com.