The festivities of Memorial Day weekend are behind us, but there's plenty to look forward this weekend. Here, Racked Philly's Julie Davis presents a roundup of the weekend's special shopping-related happenings, from parties to pop-ups.
1) Old City: Starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Franklin Square will showcase portraits from Philly-based painter Katherine Fraser. The event promises a DJ, free beer and special discounts on the boutique's inventory of women's clothing, accessories and handmade jewelry.
Art in the Age will join the First Friday fun with an opening reception for an in-house exhibition featuring Grain Surfboards. During the entire month of June, AITA will display eco-friendly creations from the Maine-based surfboard manufacturer. If that's not enough to get your foot through the door, the event will offer complimentary refreshments from Naragansett Beer and Spodee Wine.
On Sunday, neighboring boutique Kaleidoscope will host a trunk show featuring luxury shapewear from the Main Line-based company Cass. Replace your worn-out Spanx with a new shaping cami or slip, score sweet giveaways, and take 15 percent percent off the boutique's entire inventory during the event. What's more, a dress by celeb-coveted designer Mandalay will be raffled at the conclusion of the trunk show.
2) Manayunk: This Friday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., stop into Main Street's Little Apple and take in artwork from mixed media artist Kristen Solecki. Sip free refreshments while perusing the gift boutique's selection of jewelry, scarves and vintage-inspired housewares.
3) Ardmore: More than 100 vendors are on board for Sunday's Clover Market, peddling everything from screenprinted tea towels and letterpress stationery, to vintage clothing and antique home furnishings. The popular outdoor bazaar is a must for any admirer of handcrafted, locally sourced goods, so don't miss out: Sunday marks Clover Market's last market day until September.
4) Devon: The annual Devon Horse Show and Country Fair concludes its 116th year this Sunday, June 3. Don your favorite fancy hat and browse more than 60 pop-up shops on the fairgrounds. Not exactly an equestrian? Fret not, you'll find more than horse tschotskes. For instance, Paoli's Trove General has brought along a selection of its heritage label apparel. Expect cool, summery finds for men and women from labels like Belstaff, Pendleton, Saint James, Filson, Blundstone and Dubarry.