Pull on those flats and pull out those wallets, Philadelphia. Vintage designer pop-up boutique Fashionaires is descending on the Hotel Palomar (117 S. 17th Street) this Thursday, and the offerings are red hot. Like the soles of Louboutins which will also be included in the sale.
Locals unfamiliar with the online consignment boutique and pop-up shop that's swept New York City should know that Fashionaires was founded seven years ago by Drexel alum Tara Destribats and her sister-in-law Tracey. Tara's well-trained eye for vintage finds comes from her experience as a former buyer for Bergdorfs, Saks and Chanel. Tracey, on the other hand, worked in PR, an industry that frequently overlaps with fashion. Based on their luxury ties, the two were able to create a business centered on vintage designer goods.
Here's a preview of what to expect: Starting at noon, shoppers can sift through an array of vintage offerings including RTW clothing, handbags, shoes (omg!), and more. The following designer duds will be available: Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Louboutin, Oscar de la Renta, and vintage Vuitton! Attendees are encouraged to bring a lightly worn, unused clothing donation to go to Dress for Success. In return for each item, the philanthropic-minded will receive a complimentary swag bag.
See some of the offerings below.
Event details: TYNG Room, Hotel Palomar, 117 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA; Thursday, May 16, noon-7 p.m.