Retail Events

A.C. Moore: Crayon Collection for The Crayon Initiative, through July 27
Join A.C. Moore and The Crayon Initiative (TCI) to recycle unwanted crayons into unlimited possibilities! TCI recycles unwanted crayons into new ones and provides them to children’s hospitals throughout the country. Donate any unwanted crayons at A.C Moore’s Center City location this summer. Click here to learn more.
A.C. Moore, 100 South Broad Street, 215.278.8028,

State and Liberty Pop-Up, through August
Warm weather is here! If you’re looking to upgrade your summer work wear, turn to State and Liberty. The e-commerce brand specializes in athletic fit performance fabric dress clothes for men. The brand’s signature offerings are the athletic fit performance dress shirts, designed with more room in the upper body and a slim waist to show off “V” body shapes. The proprietary athletic performance fabric is moisture wicking, wrinkle-free and machine-washable. Fewer trips to the dry cleaner means more time to enjoy summer in Center City. Shop State and Liberty’s Philadelphia pop-up shop open now through August.
State and Liberty, 1702 Walnut Street,

Nicole MillerA Philadelphia Store-y: 25 Years of Nicole Miller Philadelphia exhibit at Drexel University, through August 30, 2019
The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is presenting a retrospective exhibition highlighting work by renowned fashion designer Nicole Miller. The exhibition A Philadelphia Store-y: 25 Years of Nicole Miller Philadelphia pays tribute to the retailer’s contributions to fashion and philanthropy in the city. The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9am – 3pm in the URBN Center at 3501 Market Street. For more information, click here.

The Bourse: Breakfast Bootcamp Series, Saturdays through Labor Day
This summer, The Bourse and SWEAT Fitness have teamed up to launch Breakfast Bootcamp. On Saturday mornings from 9AM-10AM, enjoy yoga on The Bourse’s patio followed by a complimentary brunch item from one of The Bourse’s vendors. Each workout is $5 to join and all proceeds will go toward a rotating local charity. Tickets for the first four classes can be purchased online here- proceeds support Morris Animal Refuge and participants will receive a sticky bun and 16-ounce coffee from Barry’s Buns. Tickets for the remaining sessions can be purchased the Monday before the class. Please remember to bring your own yoga mat.
The Bourse, 111 S. Independence Mall E., 215.625.0300,

STORY at Macy’s: Outdoor, through September
In collaboration with DICK’s Sporting Goods and Miracle-Gro, this adventure-filled offers an outdoor-inspired playground that places an editorial focus on entertaining, bringing the outdoors indoors, as well as recreational activities. Explore the theme through inspired, exclusive merchandise that brings the splendor of nature to your indoor spaces. Shop a range of plants, indoor gardens and curated products from over 70 brands.
Macy’s, 1300 Market Street, 215.241.9000,

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Target: Teacher Prep Event, July 13 – 20
For the second year in a row, Target will offer teachers a weeklong 15% off discount on select items. In addition to supplies for the classroom, this year, teachers can stretch their back-to-school dollars on an expanded assortment of items to get ready for the upcoming school year. Click here to see what’s included and how to sign up.
Target, multiple locations,

Williams Sonoma: Ice Cream Week, July 15 – 21
July is National Ice Cream month and Williams Sonoma is celebrating with a week all about ice cream. Visit Williams Sonoma inside the Shops at the Bellevue for free ice cream demonstrations and tastings. Plus, enter to win a Breville Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker!
Williams Sonoma, 200 S. Broad Street, 215.545.7392,

The Shops at Liberty Place: Rhythm in the Rotunda with Music Monkey Jungle, ongoing
Every Monday, starting July 15, the Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place will transform into a center stage for interactive music performances for children. From 10:30AM – 11:00AM, Music Monkey Jungle will sing and dance for little ones. Stop by for free summer fun and shopping in a one-of-a-kind retail destination in the heart of downtown Philadelphia.
The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, 215.851.9055,

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Paper Source: Kids Art Camp, ongoing
Looking for a creative way for your kids to spend their summer days? These week-long experiences are perfect for your junior crafters. During each week, kids will be encouraged to discover, design, and create with a variety of materials and will come away with several finished projects. See projects and class times for Kids Art Camp below.

  • July 15 – July 29: Explorer Stationary, Shrink Art Accessories, Mobile, and Handstitched Journals. Classes run for two hours every Monday through Friday in the morning and afternoon.
  • July 22 – July 26: Recycled Stationary, Handprinted Journals, Dream Boards, and Clay Creations. Classes run for two hours every Monday through Friday in the morning and afternoon.
  • July 29 – August 2: Personal Stationary, Accordion Memory Book, Zippy Pouches, and Paper Mache Animals. Classes run for two hours every Monday through Friday in the morning and afternoon.

Paper Source, 1628 Walnut Street, 215.732.2324,

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Paper Source: Watercolor Workshop, July 20
Unleash your inner artist at the Watercolor Workshop! Learn different watercolor techniques, paint patterns, create watercolor collages and more at this beginner-level class. The techniques will be used to create a mix of stationary and frame-able art. Click here to register and find more information.
Paper Source, 1628 Walnut Street, 215.732.2324,

PetSmart: Reptile Roundup, July 20
From desert-dwelling dragons and sun-loving snakes to nocturnal geckos and invertebrates, PetSmart has plenty of pet reptiles and supplies. During the Reptile Roundup from 12PM-2PM, meet a bearded dragon, create a mini habitat & more! Plus, get 40% off all Zoo Med products.
PetSmart, 1112 Chestnut Street, 215.282.6951,

Sephora: IT Cosmetics Exclusive In-Store Event, July 20
From 1PM-7PM, discover and try the latest products and trends from IT Cosmetics. Developed with leading plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics creates clinically proven, innovative, problem-solving color cosmetics and skin care products. The brand’s award winning products are formulated with cutting edge anti-aging technologies and high performance, skin-loving ingredients.
Sephora, 1714 Chestnut Street, 215.563.6112,

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P.S. & Co: Sunday Funday with Pups!, July 21
On Sunday, July 21, stop by P.S. & Co for vegan goodies and furry friends. From 3PM-6PM, find adoptable dogs from the Pennsylvania SPCA in the secret garden and stock up on cold-pressed juices, smoothies, guiltless desserts, and your favorite organic, plant-based, gluten-free dishes- 20% of sales will donated to the Pennsylvania SPCA.
P.S. & Co, 1706 Locust Street, 215.985.1706,

Godiva: National Ice Cream Day, July 21
On National Ice Cream Day, bring a friend to Godiva in the Shops at Liberty Place for a sweet treat- BOGO 50% soft serve and parfaits!
Godiva, 1625 Chestnut Street, 215.963.0810,

Anthropologie: Big Chill Ice Cream Social, July 21
Chill out at Anthropologie’s Rittenhouse location for National Ice Cream Day from 1-3PM. Celebrate summer with your favorite sweet treats by Weckerlys.
Anthropologie, 1801 Walnut Street, 215.568.2114,

Bassett’s Ice Cream: Eat and Run 5K, July 21
Celebrate National Ice Cream with America’s oldest ice cream company. This year, Bassett’s annual Eat and Run 5K returns to the home of Philadelphia’s greatest sporting events- the Philadelphia Stadium Complex! The 5K run starts and ends at the Mike Schmidt Statue with a pint of ice cream at the halfway point. Click here to sign-up and find more information about the competitive, non-competitive and kid-friendly events. Just interested in the ice cream? Visit Bassett’s in the Reading Terminal Market for sweet scoops all year round.
Bassetts Ice Cream, 45 North 12th Street, 215.864.2771,

Madewell: Get the Scoop on National Ice Cream Day, July 21
The coolest day of the year is here and Madewell is serving up the sweet stuff. Check out the latest arrivals plus free KOKOS ice cream (while supplies last). Brain freeze included.
Madewell, 1716 Walnut Street, 215.772.1213,

Little Baby’s Ice Cream: National Ice Cream Day, July 21
Subscribe for ice cream! Little Baby’s Ice Cream is celebrating National Ice Cream Day with an exclusive treat for email subscribers. Sign up for Little Baby’s email newsletter before the end of the day on Friday, July 19 to get a secret offer in your inbox on Saturday plus, the latest ice cream news, promotions and more.
Little Baby’s Ice Cream, 19 S 12th Street, 267.239.0463,

STORY at Macy’s: Flower Press Nature Journaling Workshop, July 24
Creativity is in bloom! Get in touch with nature during this floral pressing workshop and botanical journaling lesson from 6:30PM-8:30PM. Learn how to use nature as a means of self-expression and press flowers like a pro. RSVP to this free workshop here.
Macy’s, 1300 Market Street, 215.241.9000,

Shakespeare & Co.: Creative Non-Fiction Memoir and Essay Writing Workshop, July 24
Calling all writers! Join local writer and writing trainer Susie Perloff for a free creative writing session (adults only) at Shakespeare & Co. from 4PM – 6PM. Susie Perloff is a widely published writer who has taught adults how to write since 1988 and has more than 150 by-lines in The Inquirer. To participate, please bring up to 750 words of a manuscript and eight copies (to share) typed double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman. For more information, visit
Shakespeare & Co., 1632 Walnut Street, 215.486.2106,

Rescue Spa: Valmont “Body 24 Hour” Launch Event, July 24
Since 1985, Valmont, the Swiss anti-aging expert, creates unique skincare products and daily rituals to enhance your beauty. On Wednesday July 24 from 1-6PM, visit Rescue Spa and be one of the first to experience Valmont Body 24 Hour!
Rescue Spa, 1601 Walnut Street, Floor 3, 866.772.2766,

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Athleta: Athleta Takeover at CKO Boxing, July 27
Join Athleta Walnut Street for an hour long cardio intensive workout from 9AM – 10AM at CKO Boxing in Rittenhouse Square. Combinations on banana-style heavy bags will be broken up by functional body weight exercises to supercharge calorie burn while strengthening and toning your whole body.
CKO Boxing, 1616 Walnut Street, Suite B2, 215.732.1000,

STORY at Macy’s: Herb Garden Planter Customization with Miracle-Gro, July 31
Roll up your sleeves and create your own, customized mini herb garden at this hands-on workshop from 6:30PM-8:30PM. Choose your own edible herbs, decorate your pots using paint, tape, and chalk and take home your own mini garden. 3 herbs + pots will be provided for each guest. RSVP to this free workshop here.
Macy’s, 1300 Market Street, 215.241.9000,