With one more weekend left to go before Young Professionals Preview Night on February 14, and Benefit v.13 on February 15, you might find yourself panicking over what to wear. But with the crowds sporting anything from ripped jeans to black tie, there’s much more emphasis on ‘dress to express’ than ‘dress to impress.’
So while you’re busy complimenting your inner Oscar Wilde with the right pair of shoes, don’t forget to express your love for Philadelphia by snagging a few accessories at local boutiques:
Located in Old City, Three Sirens Boutique specializes in contemporary women’s fashion and accessories. Pick up a cocktail dress this Saturday, and then swing by the Benefit for your chance to bid on a $50 gift certificate, with a starting bid of $20.
Three Sirens Boutique 134 N. Third Street Store Hours Sunday – Monday, noon – 5 pm Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm
With two locations in NoLibs and Rittenhouse, Arcadia Boutique works with sustainable designers to provide you with unique fashion choices. They’ll also be offering a $50 gift certificate.
Arcadia Boutque 819 N. Second Street Store Hours Monday – Tuesday, noon – 6 pm Wednesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm Sunday, noon – 5 pm
265 S. 20th Street Store Hours Monday – Tuesday, noon – 6 pm Wednesday – Friday, 11 am – 7 pm Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
Another Old City favorite, snag some affordable accessories from Lost + Found Boutique, before bidding on a sterling silver talisman, made of reclaimed silver cast in a 19th century seal.
Lost + Found Boutique 133 N. Third Street Store Hours Monday – Friday, noon – 7 pm Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm Sunday, noon – 6 pm
Nicole Rae Styer Boutique offers the best way to avoid the ultimate fashion party foul: making a grand entrance, only to spot someone else wearing your outfit. Sport one of Nicole’s one-of-a-kind designs, embellished with vintage lace, while bidding on the leather clutch she’ll have up for auction.
Visitors and veterans to Philadelphia alike are familiar with Rittenhouse’s Sophy Curson. The red leather handbag they’ll have up for auction might be the perfect last-minute addition to your little black dress.
Sophy Curson 19th and Sansom Streets Store Hours Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Saturday, 9:30 am – 5 pm