Holding On to Spring Fever

Winter temps aren’t exactly going easily, but these spring fashion specials should keep us moving forward.

When the Main Line was basking in the glorious 70-degree weather on March 19, I was wearing a racerback tank with a lightweight ruffle cardigan—and the cardigan was only necessary because racerback tanks aren’t exactly office-appropriate.

This morning, I pushed aside my beloved spring clothes and reached for a cozy sweater, scarf and wool jacket. I’m not very happy about the return to the “blah” winter temps, but as every day passes, I know we’re that much closer to the long days of warmth and sunshine.

So, have you done your spring wardrobe shopping yet? Here are some deals on warm-weather items, plus sales on winter inventory. Post a comment below to let me—and all our fellow fashionistas—know your favorite spring trends.

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Sales, Sales, Sales
ViVi G. Shoes in Glen Mills and Wayne has slashed the prices of its winter merchandise. All winter shoes are an astounding 60 percent off and, with those savings, you’ll have enough money left over to treat yourself to a winter handbag. Who could resist, with prices at 50 percent off? 503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-6732; 587 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, (610) 459-5848; vivigshoes.com.

Trunk Shows
Badgley Mischka's Mark + James white romper ($355)The crew at Per Lei Boutique is gearing up for a busy, busy spring season. If you’re in need of some fashion inspiration, here are a couple of must-attend events.

March 26-March 27: Check out Trina Turk’s fabulous spring collection. It’s 20 percent off and, as an added bonus, you receive a free gift with purchase. That’s what we call spending incentives.

April 9-10:
View Suzi Roher’s spring collection, which will also be on sale for 20 percent off.

April 16-17: The boutique highlights the Mark + James collection by Badgley Mischka. Yes, this label will also be 20 percent off—so make sure you don’t miss out.

2 E. State St., Media, (610) 566-1254, perleiboutique.com.

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Where I’m Shopping This Week …
I can’t wait to check out the fitness wear Lululemon Athletica in Wayne—finally, they have a suburban location—and Origin & Ash’s new home store in Bryn Mawr. Stay tuned for all the details. Visit lululemon.com and originandash.com.
Sad News
Amanda Barton announced this month that she’s closing her Bryn Mawr boutique, State of Grace, after three years. Stop by and patronize her “Everything Must Go” store-closing sale, where fashionable items from jeans to spring dresses are 40 to 80 percent off. We’re sad to see you go, State of Grace! 1029 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-0100, stateofgraceboutique.com.

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