Weekend shopping picks: Spring flings, Rent the Runway in Center City

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Rent the Runway is an online company that allows consumers to borrow, for a fee, designer clothes and accessories. Rent the Runway co-founders Jennifer Hyman, left, and Jenny Fleiss. (AP Photo / Rent the Runway, Philippe Rohdewald)

Spring shopping events are blooming across the city this weekend. View our picks below:

Spring Fling
Monogrammed sweaters, anyone? C. Wonder in King of Prussia is holding an event at its relatively-new store from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday night. Guests will enjoy beverages, raffle prizes, treats, and special discounts (20% off if you spend $100, 25% off if you spend $150 or more). Interested? RSVP to events@cwonder.com.


Pay It Forward
Through 5 p.m. Thursday, Eaves Boutique (105 N. Aberdeen Ave., Wayne, PA) is hosting a "Spring Forward" event. Guests can shop new seasonal arrivals with stylists as they enjoy appetizers and mimosas. The best part of this opportunity is 10% of all sales from the day will be donated to Scholar Academies, an organization that looks to advance education equality by providing resources to the city's most under-served schools in Philly and D.C.


Retail around Rittenhouse
If you plan to flee the cold for a tropical setting this month, South Moon Under (1731 Chestnut St.) is offering 15% off all swimwear, including swim trunks, suits and bikini separates.

Lacoste (1424 Walnut St.) is also offering 20% off purchases of $150 or more from now through Sunday, if you want to stock up on short-sleeved polos and preppy pieces perfect for warmer days.


Rent the Runway pops up in Center City
Need a dress for a wedding next month? How about prom? With gala season in full swing, there's a way for fashion-conscious locals on a budget to look designer-ready, without dishing out thousands for a couture gown: Rent.

From Friday through Sunday, Rent the Runway partners with LivingSocial to host its first-ever pop-up showroom located in the Arts Ballroom (1324 Locust St). Interested customers must visit this link in advance to purchase a $6 ticket and secure an appointment time slot with a Rent the Runway stylist. The ticket cost includes a 20 percent discount and a souvenir tote bag.

Hours: Friday, March 22: 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, March 23: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, March 24: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.