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Archive: May, 2013

Madewell to open in Rittenhouse

Friday, May 31, 2013, 11:08 AM
Madewell, the younger, hipper sister brand of J. Crew, confirmed Friday that it will make its Center City debut on Walnut Street this fall. A rep told me the store is slated to open on Sept. 24, just in time to stock up on nifty boots, flannel selections, chunky sweaters, and Madewell's denim offerings... Read more

Weekend shopping picks (5/31): Brooklyn, beauty and more

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 3:42 PM
Our weekend shopping picks in the Philadelphia region. Read more

Woman sues MAC Cosmetics, alleges she contracted herpes from lipstick at pop-up shop

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 12:03 PM
From RiRi Woo to RiRi ew. A Harlem woman is suing MAC Cosmetics after she allegedly contracted herpes from a lipstick that a MAC representative applied to her at a pop-up shop earlier this month. The NY Daily News reports Starkeema Greenidge attended a Rihanna concert on May 7 at the Barclays Center... Read more

Camper expected to open in Philadelphia

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 9:43 AM
Minimalist shoe brand Camper is expected to open in the city by year's end, WWD reports. The company was conceived in Majorca more than three decades ago, and there are currently more than 300 Camper stores worldwide. Locals can find the brand's shoes at Benjamin Lovell Shoes (119 S. 18th St.) and... Read more

Is Kate Upton 'furious' with Victoria's Secret for publishing her photos in latest catalog?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 4:08 PM
Multiple reports indicate supermodel Kate Upton is not-too-happy with Victoria's Secret for re-publishing images of her from 2011 in its latest catalog. Upton, who catapulted to fame after appearing on the cover of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, in addition to being featured in multiple... Read more

Summer's here: Pick up these cool shades from local boutiques

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 12:16 PM
A few weeks ago, I spent a day hitting up the local eyewear boutiques Philly has to offer. I started my search in Center City in Rittenhouse Square stopping into Blink and Eyesite, then headed over to Modern Eye over in Midtown. Margot-Camille in Old City was my last stop, where I received some European... Read more

Prosecutor requests Dolce & Gabbana get some jail time

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:23 AM
Could two of the world's most successful designers go from concocting couture creations for stars like Madonna, to wearing orange jumpsuits? Last month, Italy's Tax Commission slapped Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce with a whopping fine of €343.40 million (about $440 million at current exchange)... Read more

Meet Molly Sims at the opening of Ulta Beauty

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:02 AM
The three-floor beauty store slated to open this Friday is marking its Center City debut with celebrity appearances. Supermodel, actress and mom Molly Sims will join Ulta executives for the opening of the new Rittenhouse-based store (1619 Walnut St.) along with Devyn, the new winner of Oxygen Network's... Read more

Asos recalls radioactive, potentially cancer-causing belts

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 9:19 AM
A cluster of black, studded, peplum belts offered by high street online retailer ASOS were recalled in January because the items, it turns out, contained radioactive materials. The news, however, went unnoticed until the Guardian published this report Monday. An internal investigation commissioned... Read more

Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding gown to be auctioned

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 10:39 AM
Though her marriage to Conrad "Nicky" Hilton, Jr. was short-lived, Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding gown lives on. Christie's announced this weekend that Elizabeth Taylor's iconic gown created by legendary costume designer Helen Rose will be auctioned off next month. Taylor, who was 18 at the time... Read more
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