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THE GOOD SHEPPARD

One of my favorite stores in Philadelphia is Joan Shepp. I actually much prefer this store to Barneys. It's a 2-story gem on 16th & Walnut and they have the best selection of Dries Van Noten, Comme Des Garcons, Y-3, Martin Margeila, Ann Demeulemeester, Givenchy, etc. The associates there are very sweet, very fashionable, and so helpful and accommodating. I was in there today since I was in Center City anyway. An awesome woman named Elaine helped me. I had been eyeing this huge Givenchy bag and a very pretty Ann Demeulemeester duster that would look nice once I'm further along in pregnancy. However, once Elaine showed me this Comme Des Garcons coat:



... I quickly forgot about the Givenchy bag. And at such a fabulous markdown, I had to have it. This is such an incredible coat. It has dramatic asymmetrical draping and is constructed out of the most durable Army-Navy material. Elaine also showed me how the outer layer can be buttoned in the back and it turns into a really incredible lightweight long vest for spring. I love this coat and it's definitely coming with me on tour. I'll try to take photos with it on before we leave ... it looks incredible.

Since I also needed a good, durable bag that would fit my Macbook for tour, I also picked up this huge black leather tote by Jas M.B. With it I also bought a smaller clutch with a removable strap. The little bag can be used as a clutch or worn as a belt so you don't have to fuss with it. Great for traveling; I'll post photos soon.

Any of you Philly natives or anyone visiting Philly needs to stop by Joan Shepp, because you CANNOT walk out of there empty-handed! If you won't be in Philly anytime soon, they also have a great web shop. They have a pretty incredible Margeila selection also, and there's a pair of net booties I'm eyeing for when we come home from the tour. Do Margeila shoes run small on anyone else? I size up a full size when buying Margeila footwear.

Have a great evening!

7 comments:

Amanda said...

omg i'm dying to go to joan shepp. i can't believe i've never been. i need to pass through philly next time i go home to baltimore. that coat is going to look so good on you- green and blonde hair always looks good

Style Scientist said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! This coat is awesome. I tried it on, too. I like it, but decided to get the utility jacket and another runway cape with print on the front. I can't believe you have the Proenza boots from your last post! I just got them a few days ago from a local boutique. Aren't they awesome? We have similar taste in clothes and shoes, indeed :-).
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M said...

Hi Hal, I just corresponded with you on myspazz abt a CD recently. Your blog is cool, I love Comme Des Garcons although I don't tend to wear fashion clothing myself since I dress up all of like once a year - I like to look at pictures tho! The jewelry posts are great as well - I have a certification in metalwork that I have no time to use right now, but someday...Would it be OK if I syndicated you over on HellJ so I can keep track over there? My own blog is inactive but I use it to keep track of feeds. Peace out!

Anonymous said...

That's adorable Hal. Congradulations on the baby sweetie, couldn't be happier for you and Bobby. Miss you : ( let's plan to get coffee soon? Or tea for you ? Haha. <3Megg

Ganymede Girl said...

That coat is PERFECTION, what I would do for any one of those amazing Comme des Garcons coats...I love the layers, the asymmetry and I bet you look amazing in it too!

Gnarlitude Jen said...

Fuck yeah dude Joan Shepp always gets the best pieces in, especially from Ann. The CDG coat is sick, hope to see you in it at the show!

Jenny Cindy said...

Wow that coat is AMAZING!!